All posts tagged "USA"

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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Solanus Casey



Feast Day: November 3 Venerated: July 11, 1995 As one of 16 children growing up on a farm in Wisconsin, Barney Casey learned about the importance of sharing. This virtue shaped his life and ministry. Bernard Francis Casey was born in…

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Kateri Tekakwitha



Feast Day: July 14 Canonized: October 21, 2012 Beatified: June 22, 1980 Venerated: January 3, 1943 An orphan is a child whose mother and father have died. That is what happened to Kateri Tekakwitha. More than 300 years ago, around…

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Pierre Toussaint



Died: June 30, 1853 Venerated: December 17, 1996 Pierre Toussaint was born a slave in 1766 in the French colony of Saint Domingue, which is modern-day Haiti. His great-grandmother had been born in Africa and sold into slavery in the Caribbean. Pierre…

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Damian de Veuster



Feast Day: May 10 Canonized: October 11, 2009 Beatified: June 3, 1995 Venerated: July 7, 1977 Damien was born Joseph de Veuster in Tremelo, Belgium, in 1840. When he was only 13 he had to quit school to work on…

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Katharine Drexel



Feast Day: March 3 Canonized: October 1, 2000 Beatified: November 20, 1988 Venerated: January 26, 1987 Katharine Drexel was born to a well-known Philadelphia family in 1858. Her mother died just a few weeks after her birth, but her father…

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Marianne Cope



Feast Day: January 23 Canonized: October 21, 2012 Beatified: May 14, 2005 Venerated: April 19, 2004 Do you remember the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:29-37? Mother Marianne of Molokai brought Jesus’ story to life in her ministry…

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