All posts tagged "Italy"

Sylvester I, Pope



Feast Day: December 31 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Born in Rome toward the end of the third century, Pope Sylvester was the leader of the Catholic Church at a great turning point in the Church’s history. For the first time in nearly…

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Lucy of Syracuse



Feast Day: December 13 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Lucy lived so long ago that many details of her life are unknown to us. We do know that she came from the island of Sicily and that she died in the year 304….

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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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Leonard of Port Maurice



Feast Day: November 26 Canonized: June 29, 1867 Beatified: June 19, 1796 Leonard was born in 1676 in Port Maurice, on the cost of northern Italy. His father was a ship captain. Because he was a gifted student, he was…

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Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi



Feast Day: November 25 Beatified: October 21, 2001 Luigi Beltrame Quattrocchi was born in 1880 in Italy. He went to school to become a lawyer. By the time he retired, he was the attorney general of Italy. He was friends…

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Frances Xavier Cabrini



Feast Day: November 13 Canonized: July 7, 1946 Beatified: November 13, 1938 Venerated: November 21, 1937 Problems defeat some people. But problems make heroes of others. Problems made St. Frances Xavier Cabrini a hero. Throughout her life, she turned problems…

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Leo the Great, Pope



Feast Day: November 10 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Only two popes in history have been given the title “the Great.” Pope Leo is one of them. Leo was born in Tuscany in Italy around the year 400 and served as an advisor…

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