All posts tagged "Venerable"

Catherine McAuley



Feast Day: November 11 (Ireland) Venerated: April 9, 1990 Catherine Elizabeth McAuley was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1778. From the time she was a young child, Catherine saw her parents living their Catholic faith through service to the poor….

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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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Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli), Pope



Feast Day: October 9 Venerated: December 19, 2009 Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli was born in Rome, Italy, in 1876. His father hoped that Eugenio would follow in his footsteps as a canon lawyer. As Eugenio studied the legal system…

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Matt Talbot



Feast Day: June 19 Venerated: October 3, 1975 Matt was born in 1856 and to a poor family with 12 children in Dublin, Ireland. His father and several of his brothers were alcoholics. Matt  began working as a messenger boy…

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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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