Sainte Joséphine Bakhita

Sainte Joséphine Bakhita Esclave soudanaise puis Sœur Canossienne Joséphine (Giuseppina) Bakhita naît au Soudan en 1869, dans une famille nombreuse : elle eut 4 sœurs et 3 frères. Alors qu’elle n’avait que 9 ans, elle fut enlevée par des négriers : vendue à plusieurs reprises sur les marchés africains, elle connut les atrocités d’un esclavage …

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Blessed Carlos Acutis

Carlo Acutis was born in London on May 3, 1991.   His family moved to Milan when he was very young and he attended an Italian Catholic school.  He developed an interest in computers and became an amateur programmer. He was diagnosed with leukemia early in his teenage years.   He had a love for the …

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St. Faustina

Saint Faustina was born in Poland in 1905, the third of 10 children to a poor and religious family. She felt her calling to religious life when she was 7 and regularly attended Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.   She wanted to enter the convent immediately after finishing school, but her parents would not allow her. She …

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St Therese of Lisieux

Ste Thérèse of Lisieux was born on January 2, 1873, to Louis and Zelie Martin in Alencon, France.     Both her parents were fervent Catholics who attempted to enter religious life.   She had 4 sisters who all became nuns.   Her parents were canonized in 2015 and her sister, Celine, is on the road to sainthood.   Her …

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St. John Paul II

St. John Paul II was born 0n May 18, 1920, in Poland.  He was raised by his father, a lieutenant in the army after he lost his mother when he was eight years old.   His father engaged him in the faith and he regularly attended and assisted at the church adjacent to his home. …

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta

  Saint Teresa of Calcutta was born on August 26, 1910, in Kosovo.  She received her First Communion at 5 1/2 and was confirmed in 1916.  At an early age, she had a love for souls was within her.     Mother Teresa lost her father at a young age and decided to become a …

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St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

St. Pio Of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) grew poor and uneducated in a village near Naples, Italy, in 1887.  He came from an illiterate family who owned farmland.   He worked on the land as a boy.  His family was deeply religious, celebrated the saints, feast days.  They participated in devotions, processions, fasts, the Mass.   Padre …

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