All posts tagged "Priest"

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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John Damascene



Feast Day: December 4 Canonized: Pre-Congregation John was born in 676 and raised in Damascus. His father worked for the Muslim government which controlled the city, but John’s family were faithful Christians and respected in the community. John inherited his…

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Francis Xavier



Feast Day: December 3 Canonized: March 12, 1622 Beatified: October 25, 1619 The Catholic Church calls Saint Francis Xavier “the Apostle to the Indies” and “the Apostle of Japan.” The word apostle means “one who is sent.” Jesus sent his…

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Dominic de Guzman



Feast Day: August 8 Canonized: July 13, 1234 Since the beginning of the Church, some people have preached false beliefs. The Church calls these people heretics. It calls their beliefs heresies. One such heresy spread through southern France in the…

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John Mary Vianney



Feast Day: August 4 Canonized: May 31, 1925 Beatified: January 8, 1905 Venerated: July 26, 1896 John Vianney was born a peasant in Dardilly, France, in 1786. As a youth, John shepherded sheep on his father’s farm. It was during…

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Columba of Iona



Feast Day: June 9 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Columba (521-597) was born of a royal family in Donegal, Ireland, but he is best known as one of the most famous Scottish saints. He became a monk at an early age and founded…

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Philip Neri



Feast Day: May 26 Canonized: March 12, 1615 Beatified: May 11, 1615 In the Mass on St. Philip Neri’s feast day, we pray, “Lord, keep us always cheerful in our work for the glory of your name and the good…

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