Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Joseph_Husband_of_Mary-250x300 Solemnity: March 19
Feast of St. Joseph the Worker: May 1
Feast (Armenian): October 29
Feast (Coptic): July 20

The Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John tell us everything we know about Joseph, the husband of Jesus’ mother, Mary. But the importance of Joseph’s part in God’s plan is first found in the Book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. Through the prophet Isaiah,...
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Turibius of Mogrovejo

Turibius Feast Day: March 23
Beatified: July 2, 1679
Canonized: December 10, 1726

Imagine how your life would change if you had to move to an unknown land more than 6,000 miles away! That’s what happened to Turibius of Mogrovejo, born in 1538. He was a respected judge and law professor Spain. One day, King Philip II, who was head of the Church in Spain, appointed him Archbishop of Lima, Peru. Turibius told the...
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Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès

Feast Day: March 23
Venerated: February 11, 1982
Beatified: November 17, 1985
Canonized: June 10, 2001

Rafqa was born in Lebanon in 1832. She was an only child. Her mother died when Rafqa was seven years old, and her father sent his daughter to work as a servant in a private home when she was 11 years old.

When Rafqa was 15, her father remarried, but Rafqa never got along with her...
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Óscar Arnulfo Romero

Canonized: October 14, 2018
Beatified: May 23, 2015
Venerated: February 3, 2015

Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was born in the small town of El Salvador known as Ciudad Barrios in 1917. His father trained him to be a carpenter, but from a very early age Óscar knew he wanted to be a priest. He left home at the age of 14, traveling by horse to the large city where he could study....
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Margaret Clitherow

Feast Day: March 25
Venerated: December 8, 1929
Beatified: December 15, 1929
Canonized: October 25, 1970

Margaret was born in 1555 in England. She was raised as a Protestant, a member of the Church of England, but after her marriage to John Clitherow, she made the decision to become Catholic. It was a brave decision, because Margaret lived during the...
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