All posts tagged "Blest Are We"

John the Apostle



Feast Day: December 27 Canonized: Pre-Congregation John is sometimes called “the beloved disciple” or “John the Evangelist.” He was the only one of Jesus’ apostles who did not leave him during his crucifixion and death. In the gospel Jesus even…

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John of the Cross



Feast Day: December 14 Canonized: December 27, 1726 Beatified: January 25, 1675 Born in 1542, John was raised in Spain by a widowed mother who could barely provide for her sons. At a young age, he worked in a hospital…

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Lucy of Syracuse



Feast Day: December 13 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Lucy lived so long ago that many details of her life are unknown to us. We do know that she came from the island of Sicily and that she died in the year 304….

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María Maravillas of Jesús



Feast Day: December 11 Canonized: May 4, 2003 Beatified: May 10, 1998 Venerated: December 17, 1996 María Maravillas Pidal y Chico de Guzmán was born into an important royal family in Madrid, Spain, in 1891. Her father was also Spain’s ambassador…

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Juan Diego



Feast Day: December 9 Canonized: July 31, 2002 Beatified: April 9, 1990 Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin was born in Mexico in 1474. Everyday, he rose before dawn and walked 15 miles to Mass in what is today Mexico City. On December 9,…

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Francis Xavier



Feast Day: December 3 Canonized: March 12, 1622 Beatified: October 25, 1619 The Catholic Church calls Saint Francis Xavier “the Apostle to the Indies” and “the Apostle of Japan.” The word apostle means “one who is sent.” Jesus sent his…

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Charles de Foucauld



Feast Day: December 1 Beatified: November 13, 2005 Venerated: April 24, 2001 Charles was raised by his grandfather in Strasbourg, France, after his parents died in 1864, when he was six. He was baptized and made his First Communion, but…

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