SAINTS OF THE MONTH: LISTING

Anne and Joachim

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Feast Day: July 26
Canonized: Pre-Congregation

Joachim and Anne were the parents of Jesus’ mother, Mary. We don’t know many details about their lives because they are never mentioned in the New Testament. Everything we know about them comes down through tradition—the stories people told about them.

We believe that they were respected members...
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Andrew of Phuù Yeân

Feast Day: July 26
Beatified: March 5, 2000
Venerated: January 27, 2000

Jesuit missionaries came to Andrew’s Vietnam village to preach the Gospel in 1640, when he was 15 or 16. Andrew began to study with the priests so that he could understand what it meant to be a follower of Christ. He was baptized later that year and was eager to begin sharing his faith.

Andrew became a catechist, helping others to learn about Jesus’ life, death, Resurrection, and Ascension into heaven. He taught with such joy and deep faith that he was an inspiration not only to his students...
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Titus Brandsma

Titus_Brandsma-221x300 Feast Day: July 27
Beatified: November 3, 1985
Venerated: November 9, 1984

Titus came from a Catholic family in the Netherlands that encouraged the children to actively serve the Lord. Three of Titus’ sisters became nuns, and a brother became a Franciscan priest. Titus was ordained a Carmelite priest in 1905, when he was 24 years old.

Titus taught theology at the...
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Ignatius of Loyola

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Feast Day: July 31
Canonized: March 12, 1622
Beatified: July 27, 1609

When he was 30, Ignatius turned from working as a soldier to working as a missionary for God. He had been born in 1491 to a noble family in the Basque country of Spain. He was the youngest of 13 children and was only seven when his mother died.

When he was 29 and fighting against the French...
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