Ste. Thérèse D’Avila

Ste. Thérèse D’Avila (Ste. Thérèse de Jésus) est né à Avila le 28 mars 1515, de parents nobles et chrétiens.  Dès l’âge le plus tendre, un fait révéla ce qu’elle devait être un jour.  Elle avait dès lors une grande dévotion à la Sainte Vierge. Chaque jour elle récitait le rosaire. Ayant perdu sa mère, …

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St. Francis de Sales

Saint Francis de Sales was born in 1657 in Southeast France.   He excelled in every subject in school. His intellectual gifts, holiness, and engaging personality made him an ideal candidate for the priesthood and eventually the episcopacy. He was appointed the bishop of Geneva, a generation after John Calvin, a former future priest, had turned …

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St. John of the Cross

Saint John of the Cross was born in 1542  to a poor family.  His father died at a young age and he was raised by his mother and the Church.  He had solid formation in Catholic doctrine and ardent love for the Lord Jesus.  St. John was ordained a priest for the Carmelites in 1567 …

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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. 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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St Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Ávila was born in Spain on March 28, 1515.   She came from a middle-class pious family and one was one of 9 children.  Her mother died when she was 12 years old.  She always dreamed of being a martyr, or a hermit, and constantly repeated  the words “forever and ever and ever.”   …

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