Saints


Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham

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Our Lady of Walsingham is England's national Marian shrine. According to legend, Our Lady appeared in Walsingham to the Saxon noblewoman Richeldis de Faverches, in 1061. In three visions, Richeldis was taken by Mary to be shown the house in Nazareth where Gabriel had announced the news of the birth of Jesus. Mary then asked her to build an exact replica of that house in Walsingham...

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St Padre Pio

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Capuchin priest. Mystic. Padre Pio is one of the most loved figures in the Catholic church of the 20th century. He spent nearly all his life in the Italian town of San Giovanni Rotondo. Born in 1887, Francesco was one of eight children of Grazio and Maria Forgione. A very devout child, from an early age he felt drawn to the priesthood. He became a Capuchin novice at the age of sixtee...

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St Sergius of Radonezh

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Patron of Moscow and all Russia. Born in Rostov of a noble family in 1315, about 100 years after the Tartars conquered Russia. His family lost everything when he was 15 years old, in the civil war between Moscow and Rostov. Forced to flee, they settled at Radonezh, living as poor peasants 50 miles north of Moscow. After the death of their parents, Sergius and his brother Stephen went to ...

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