All posts tagged "Virgin"

Lucy of Syracuse



Feast Day: December 13 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Lucy lived so long ago that many details of her life are unknown to us. We do know that she came from the island of Sicily and that she died in the year 304….

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Justa and Rufina



Feast Day: July 19 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Justa and Rufina were sisters who lived in Seville, Spain, about 200 years after Jesus’ life, death, Resurrection and Ascension into heaven. We believe that they became Christians after hearing missionaries preach about Christ….

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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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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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Scholastica of Nursia



Feast Day: February 10 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Way back in 480, twins were born in Nursia, Italy. Their parents educated Scholastica and Benedict. Together they learned about their world and about God. Together they played and prayed and worked. Later, Benedict…

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Josephine Bakhita



Feast Day: February 8 Canonized: October 1, 2000 Beatified: May 17, 1992 Venerated: December 1, 1978 In 1869, a little girl was born in Sudan in Africa. As a child she was kidnapped into slavery. This experience was so frightening…

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Agatha of Sicily



Feast Day: February 5 Canonized: Pre-Congregation During the first three centuries of the Church, Rome persecuted Christians. Roman emperors sent out letters and told Roman governors to force Christians to deny their God. The governors then arrested known Christians. But…

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