All posts tagged "Be My Disciples"

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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Stephen the Martyr



Feast Day: December 26 Canonized: Pre-Congregation On Christmas Day, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The next day we celebrate the birth of Stephen. But this is a different kind of birth. It is the birth of Stephen into eternal…

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Frances Schervier



Feast Day: December 15 Beatified: April 28, 1974 Venerated: January 30, 1969 When Mary Frances Schervier was 16, her mother and sisters died from tuberculosis, a highly contagious disease at the time. So when Frances told her father she wanted…

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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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Nicholas of Myra



Feast Day: December 6 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Every year at Christmas, children await Santa Claus. When they get older, they think he is just make believe. But Santa Claus really lived—long, long ago. His generosity is based on a saint who…

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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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