All posts tagged "Turkey"

John the Apostle



Feast Day: December 27 Canonized: Pre-Congregation John is sometimes called “the beloved disciple” or “John the Evangelist.” He was the only one of Jesus’ apostles who did not leave him during his crucifixion and death. In the Gospel Jesus even…

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Nicholas of Myra



Feast Day: December 6 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Every year at Christmas, children await Santa Claus. When they get older, they think he is just make believe. But Santa Claus really lived—long, long ago. His generosity is based on a saint who…

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Apollinaris of Ravenna



Feast Day: July 20 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Tradition tells us that St. Apollinaris, who lived in the first and second centuries, was born in what was then Antioch in today’s country of Turkey. He was made Bishop of Ravenna in Italy…

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Paul of Tarsus



Feast Day: June 29 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Does it surprise you that a man who once wanted to put Christians to death became one of the Church’s greatest saints? That man is Saint Paul. Paul, who was named Saul, was born…

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