Chiara Luce Badano

Feast Day: October 29
Beatified: September 25, 2010
Venerated: July 3, 2008

In 1971, after praying and hoping for a baby for more than 10 years, Ruggero and Teresa Badano of Sassello, Italy, welcomed a little girl whom they named Chiara.

Even at the age of four, Chiara seemed aware of the needs of others. She would sort through her toys to give some to...
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Michael McGivney

Father McGivney 300

Veneration: 2008

Born: August 12, 1852

Died: August 14, 1890


Michael McGivney was born into a poor family in Connecticut in 1852. His parents were immigrants from Ireland. People in their community treated them harshly...
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Carlo Acutis

Beatified: October 10, 2020

Born: May 3, 1991

Died: October 12, 2006

“I can die happy, because I haven’t wasted even a minute on things that aren’t pleasing to God.” These wise words came from a teenager of the millennial generation.

As a young child in Italy, Carlo surprised his parents by his love for Jesus and the Eucharist. Carlo went to Mass every day from the day he received his first Communion. He wanted to receive the Eucharist as often as possible. He also deeply loved Mary and prayed the Rosary every day. Carlo’s prayers and faithfulness led his mother...
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