Saint of the Day – St. Albert Chmielowski

Feast Day: June 17 Patronage: Painters, Servants of the Poor, Sisters Servants of the Poor, Franciscan tertiaries, Soldiers, Volunteers, Harvests, Travellers, Puławy, Diocese of Sosnowiec Birth: 20 August 1845 Igołomia, Małopolskie, Congress Poland Death: 25 December 1916 (aged 71) Kraków, Kingdom of Poland Beatified: 22 June 1983, Kraków, Poland by …

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Saint of the Day – St. Lutgardis

Feast Day: June 16 Patronage: birth; blind people; blindness; childbirth; disabled people; handicapped people; physically challenged people; Flanders; Flemish National Movement Birth: 1182 Tongeren, Prince-Bishopric of Liège (now Belgium) Death: June 16, 1246 Aywières, Prince-Bishopric of Liège (now Belgium) Attributes: as Christ shows her His wounded side; blind Cistercian abbess; …

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Saint of the Day St. Germaine Cousin

Feast Day: June 15 Patronage: abandoned people; abuse victims; against poverty; disabled people; girls from rural areas; illness; impoverishment; loss of parents; shepherdesses; sick people; unattractive people; physical therapists Birth: 1579 Pibrac, France Death: 1601 Pibrac, France Beatified: 7 May 1864 Canonized By: 29 June 1867 by Pope Pius IX …

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Saint of the Day St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas Feast Day: June 11 Birth: unknown Cyprus Death: reputedly 61 AD Salamis, Cyprus Canonized By: Pre-Congregation Attributes: Pilgrim’s staff; olive branch; holding the Gospel of Matthew Patronage: Cyprus, Antioch, against hailstorms, invoked as peacemaker Life: Barnabas (English: bɑrnəbəs; Greek: Βαρνάβας), born Joseph, was an early Christian, one of …

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Syrian Catholic priest from India among sainthood causes advanced by pope

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2018 / 11:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has approved the advancement of the causes of eight Servants of God, all priests and religious, including Fr. Varghese Payyappilly of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, based in Kerala, India. The pope met with the prefect of the Congregation …

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