All posts tagged "Dominican"

Albert the Great



Feast Day: November 15 Canonized: 1931 Albertus Magnus was interested in everything. He was fascinated by the relationship between faith and science. He studied astronomy and biology and loved logic and math. He pored over maps and hiked in the…

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Martin de Porres



Feast Day: November 3 Canonized: May 6, 1962 Beatified: October 29, 1837 Some people do good no matter what happens to them. Martin de Porres did. His mother was an African or Indian from Panama, a former slave. His father…

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Dominic de Guzman



Feast Day: August 8 Canonized: July 13, 1234 Since the beginning of the Church, some people have preached false beliefs. The Church calls these people heretics. It calls their beliefs heresies. One such heresy spread through southern France in the…

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Margaret of Castello



Feast Day: April 13 Beatified: October 19, 1609 Margaret was born in Florence, Italy, in 1287. She was a great disappointment to her wealthy parents. She was born blind and with very serious spine and leg problems. Her parents were…

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Vincent Ferrer



Feast Day: April 5 Canonized: June 3, 1455 Vincent Ferrer, the most gifted preacher of his time, often gave his sermons outdoors because no church could hold the huge crowds that came to hear him speak about God’s love and…

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Thomas Aquinas



Feast Day: January 28 Canonized: July 18 ,1323 Thomas was born in Italy around 1225 or 1227. He was  Thomas of Aquino, the region in which he was born, but this has become Thomas Aquinas since that time, and that…

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Raymond of Penyafort



Feast Day: January 7 Canonized: 1601 Raymond was born near Barcelona, Spain, in 1175. He was such a gifted student that he was already teaching philosophy at the university by the time he was 20. He went on to earn…

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