All posts tagged "France"

Odilia of Alsace



Feast Day: December 13 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Odilia, also known as Odile, was born in France in the seventh century. Her father was the Duke of Alsace. When she was still an infant, her parents realized that she was blind. Her…

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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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Catherine Laboure



Feast Day: November 28 Canonized: July 27, 1947 Beatified: May 28, 1933 Venerated: July 19, 1931 Tradition tells us that at the moment Zoe Laboure was born in France in 1806, church bells rang to remind everyone in the village…

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Rose Philippine Duchesne



Feast Day: November 18 Canonized: July 3, 1988 Beatified: May 12, 1940 Venerated: March 17, 1935 Rose Philippine Duchesne was born in 1769 in Grenoble, France. Against her parents’ wishes, she entered the convent at age 19. During the French…

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Théodore Guérin



Feast Day: October 3 Canonized: October 15, 2006 Beatified: October 25, 1998 Venerated: July 22, 1992 On the French seacoast of Brittany, Anne-Thérèse Guérin was born in 1798 to a French naval officer and his wife. When young Anne made her…

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Thérèse of Lisieux



Feast Day: October 1 Canonized: May 17, 1925 Beatified: April 29, 1923 Venerated: August 14, 1921 In 1873, Thérèse was born in the small French town of Alencon and was raised in a large loving family with her four sisters….

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Vincent de Paul



Feast Day: September 27 Canonized: June 16, 1737 Beatified: August 13, 1729 Born in 1581 in France, Vincent de Paul became a priest at the early age of 19. He became famous for his kindness and generosity. As a young…

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