Saints of the Month: Listing

Damian de Veuster

Feast Day: May 10 Canonized: October 11, 2009 Beatified: June 3, 1995 Venerated: July 7, 1977 Damien was born Joseph de Veuster in Tremelo, Belgium, in 1840. When he was only 13 he had to quit school to work on...
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Julian of Norwich

Feast Day: May 13 Venerated: Popular Devotion In the 14th century, a number of English men and women withdrew from the world. They lived alone as hermits, or anchorites. Their hermitage, or cell, was a small room attached to a...
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Matthias the Apostle

Feast Day: May 14 (Roman Catholic) Canonized: Pre-Congregation If you were running for election, what qualifications would you have to offer to voters? Why should they elect you? The Apostles faced the same questions. After Jesus returned to his Father...
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Isidore the Farmer

Feast Day: May 15 Canonized: March 12, 1622 Beatified: May 2, 1619 The other farmhands thought Isidore was lazy and caused them extra work. Like them, Isidore was a day laborer on a wealthy estate in Madrid, Spain, about a...
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Paschal Baylon

Feast Day: May 17 Canonized: October 16, 1690 Beatified: October 29, 1618 As a young shepherd, Paschal was so honest that he once offered to give farmers money to repay any harm done when his sheep walked through their crops....
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