Saints


St Liberalis of Brive

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Bishop. Saint Liberalis was born at the end of the ninth century in Brive, in southwest France. Little is known about his early life. As a young man he sought a life of solitude and prayer and went to live in the mountains as a hermit near the city of Embrun. The clergy and people there came to recognize his great humility, his holiness and other virtues, and he was eventually chosen to ...

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St Edmund

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King of East Anglia. On Christmas Day 855, at the age of 14, Edmund was declared King of Norfolk by the ruling men and clergy. In the following year, Suffolk also declared him to be their king. For the next 15 years he ruled over East Anglia with Christian dignity and justice. Edmund was noted for his piety and often recited the psalms during Masses. When the Great Army of the Viking...

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St Cecilia

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Roman martyr, patron saint of music. According to legend, St Cecilia was a Roman Christian from a patrician family who lived in the 2nd or 3rd century. She had decided to remain single and devote her life to God, but was forced into an arranged marriage. While the wedding guests danced at her wedding, she sat apart singing only the psalms. Valerian, her husband, turned out to be very understand...

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