All posts tagged "Mystic"

John of the Cross



Feast Day: December 14 Canonized: December 27, 1726 Beatified: January 25, 1675 Born in 1542, John was raised in Spain by a widowed mother who could barely provide for her sons. At a young age, he worked in a hospital…

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Marguerite Marie Alacoque



Feast Day: October 17 Canonized: May 13, 1920 Beatified: September 18, 1864 It’s hard to imagine spending five weeks in bed, let alone five years. But in 1657, when Marguerite Marie Alacoque was 10, she became very ill with a…

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Pio of Pietrelcina



Feast Day: September 23 Canonized: June 16, 2002 Beatified: May 2, 1999 Venerated: December 18, 1997 Francesco Forgione was born in Pietrelcina, Italy, in 1887. His family and the people of his town were very religious. They celebrated festivals to…

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Hildegard of Bingen



Feast Day: September 17 Canonized: May 10, 2012 Beatified: August 26, 1326 Hildegard of Bingen is believed to have been born in 1098 in Germany. At a young age Hildegard had a very holy teacher named Jutta. From her teacher,…

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Rose of Lima



Feast Day: August 23 Canonized: April 2, 1671 Beatified: April 15, 1668 Even as a baby, Isabel de Flores so pretty that she was called “Rose,” the most beautiful of all the flowers. Growing up in Lima, Peru, where she…

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Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc)



Feast Day: May 30 Canonized: May 16, 1920 Beatified: April 11, 1905 In May of 1429, a young woman clothed in white armor rode her horse onto the battlefield at Orleans. Behind her marched hundreds of French soldiers. Following her…

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Julian of Norwich



Feast Day: May 13 Venerated: Popular Devotion In the 14th century, a number of English men and women withdrew from the world. They lived alone as hermits, or anchorites. Their hermitage, or cell, was a small room attached to a…

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