All posts tagged "Germany"

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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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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Ambrose of Milan



Feast Day: December 7 Canonized: Pre-Congregation God gave many talents to Saint Ambrose. He used them to keep the Church true to God’s Word. In 340 AD, Ambrose was born in Trier, one of Germany’s oldest cities. His father served there…

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Gertrude the Great



Feast Day: November 16 Canonized: 1677 There are several saints who have the words “the great” after their names, but St. Gertrude the Great is the only female to have that honor. Gertrude of Helfta was a Benedictine nun, a mystic,…

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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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Bernhard Lichtenberg



Feast Day: November 5 Beatified: June 23, 1996 Venerated: July 2, 1994 Bernhard Lichtenberg was a Catholic priest who served the people of Berlin at St. Hedwig’s Cathedral during a time of great crisis. Born in 1875 in the Prussian…

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Francis Seelos



Feast Day: October 5 Beatified: April 9, 2000 Venerated: January 27, 2000 Francis Xavier Seelos was born in Fussen, Bavaria, in Germany in 1819. He was named after St. Francis Xavier, the famous Jesuit missionary. When he was a little…

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