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St. Francis of Assisi

Born:  1181 or 1182 in Assisi, Duchy of          Spoleto, Holy Roman Empire, IT

Died: 3rd October 1226 (44 years old)

Assisi, Umbria, Papal States, IT

Feast day: 4th of October  

Patron Saint: Animals and Ecology

He is venerated as Saint Francis of Assisi, also known in his ministry as Francesco, was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon, mystic, and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of St. Clare, the Third Order of St. Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land.

Francis is known for his love of the Eucharist. In 1223, Francis arranged for the first Christmas live nativity scene. According to Christian tradition, in 1224 he received the stigmata during the apparition of a Seraphic angel in a religious ecstasy, which would make him the first person in Christian tradition to bear the wounds of Christ's Passion(Wikipedia)



St. Dominic Savio

Born:  2 April 1842 in Saint John, a         frazione of Riva presso Chieri,                 Piedmont, Kingdom of Sardinia, IT

Died: 9 March 1857 (14 years old)

Mondonio, frazione of                                     Castelnuovo  d'Asti Piedmont,                    Kingdom of Sardina, IT 

Feast day: 6 of May  

Patron Saint: Choirboys,  falsely 

accused, juvenile delinquents  

He was an Italian adolescent student of St. John Bosco. He was studying to be a priest when he became ill and died at the age of 14, possibly from pleurisy. He is the only person of his age group who was declared a saint not on the basis of his having been a martyr, but on the basis of having lived what was seen as a holy life. He was noted for his piety and devotion to the Catholic Faith, and was eventually canonized. (Wikipedia)

Beloved Saints 
of  Blessed Carlo Acutis 

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St. Luigi Gonzaga, SJ

Born: 9 March 1568, Castiglone delle

Stiviere, Italy          

Died: 21 June 1591 (23 years old)

Rome, Italy 

Feast day: 21 June  

Patron Saint: Plague Victims,

Aids sufferers and their caregivers,  

Christian Youth

St. Luigi was an Italian aristocrat who became a member of the Society of Jesus. While still a student at the Roman College, he died as a result of caring for the victims of a serious epidemic.


In 1729, Pope Benedict XIII declared Aloysius de Gonzaga to be the patron saint of young students. In 1926, he was named patron of all Christian youth by Pope Pius XI. (Wikipedia)



St. Tarcisio

Born:  263 AD in Rome Italy             

Died:  275 AD in Rome, Italy

Feast day: 15 August  

Patron Saint: Altar servers and first 


 St. Tarciso was a martyr of the early Christian church who lived in the 3rd century. The little that is known about him comes from a metrical inscription by Pope Damasus I, who was pope in the second half of the 4th century. (Wikipedia)


St. Francisco Marto

St. Jacinta Marto

Born:  Francisco: 11 June 1908

Jacinta: 11 March 1910              

Aljustrel, Fatima, Ourem,  


Died:  Francisco: 4 April 1919 (age 10)

Aljustrel, Fatima, Ourem, Portugal  

Jacinta: 20 February 1920 (age 9)

Feast day: 20 February  

Patron Saint: Bodily ills, Portuguese 

Children, Captives, People, Ridiculed for their piety, Prisoners, Sick people, Against sickness          

Both Saints Francisco and Jacinta are siblings from Aljustrel, a small hamlet near Fátima, Portugal, who with their cousin Lúcia dos Santos (1907–2005) witnessed three apparitions of the Angel of Peace in 1916 and several apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Cova da Iria in 1917. The title Our Lady of Fátima was given to the Virgin Mary as a result, and the Sanctuary of Fátima became a major centre of world Christian pilgrimage.(Wikipedia)


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St. Bernadette Soubirous 

Born:  7th January 1844              

            Lourdes, France

Died: 16 April 1879  (44 years old)

           Nevers, France

Feast day: 16 April  

Patron Saint: Bodily illness, Lourdes 

                          France, shepherds,


                          Against poverty,

                          People ridiculed to their


Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, was the firstborn daughter of a miller from Lourdes (Lorda in Occitan), in the department of Hautes-Pyrénées in France, and is best known for experiencing Marian apparitions of a "young lady" who asked for a chapel to be built at the nearby cave-grotto at Massabielle. These apparitions are said to have occurred between 11 February and 16 July 1858, and the woman who appeared to her identified herself as the "Immaculate Conception."

After a canonical investigation, Soubirous's reports were eventually declared "worthy of belief" on 18 February, 1862, and the Marian apparition became known as Our Lady of Lourdes. Since her death, Soubirous's body has remained internally incorrupt. The Marian shrine at Lourdes (Midi-Pyrénées, from 2016 part of Occitanie) went on to become a major pilgrimage site, attracting over five million pilgrims of all denominations each year. On 8 December 1933, Pope Pius XIdeclared Soubirous a saint of the Catholic Church. Her feast day, initially specified as 18 February – the day Mary promised to make her happy, not in this life, but in the other – is now observed in most places on the date of her death, 16 April. (Wikipedia)

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