All posts tagged "Franciscan"

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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Francis of Assisi



Feast Day: October 4 Canonized: July 16, 1228 Two events changed Francis Bernardone. First, enemy soldiers captured him and put him in prison. Second, he met a leper. Francis had been born to wealthy parents in Assisi, Italy, in 1181….

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Clare of Assisi



Feast Day: August 11 Canonized: September 26, 1255 Clare’s parents wanted a good life for their daughter, who was born in Assisi in Italy in 1194. But what they wanted for Clare was not what Clare had in mind. At…

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Junípero Serra



Feast Day: July 1 Beatified: September 25, 1988 Venerated: May 9, 1985 The party of missionaries had far to go, and the sun was setting fast. Junípero Serra and his friends thought they would have to sleep on the plains…

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Anthony of Padua



Feast Day: June 13 Canonized: May 30, 1231 Anthony of Padua felt that God called him to try many new and different things. As he felt the tug of God’s love, he gave up one job to work at another….

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Mary Bernard Bütler



Feast Day: May 19 Canonized: October 12, 2008 Beatified: October 29, 1995 Verena Bütler had a very happy childhood in Switzerland. She loved nature and learning. When she made her First Communion in 1860 at the age of 11, her family…

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Paschal Baylon



Feast Day: May 17 Canonized: October 16, 1690 Beatified: October 29, 1618 As a young shepherd, Paschal was so honest that he once offered to give farmers money to repay any harm done when his sheep walked through their crops….

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