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Prayer wall at Santuario de Saint Teresa of Los Andes
Saint of the Day

Saint Teresa of Los Andes

A long life is not necessary for holiness, as Saint Teresa of Los Andes proves. Not quite 20 years old when she died, she left a legacy rich in virtue—rich enough for her to be considered a saint.

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Stained glass window of Saint Stanislaus

Saint Stanislaus

Saint Stanislaus, the bishop of Kraków, was martyred for denouncing political and social corruption. He became the patron saint of Poland, and remains a popular saint throughout Eastern Europe.
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Statue of Saint Magdalene of Canossa

Saint Magdalene of Canossa

Saint Magdalene of Canossa worked in hospitals and among the poor, opened her home as a lodging for girls, started a school, and founded two religious communities. She accomplished all of this without the support of her family.
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Portrait of Saint Julie Billiart

Saint Casilda

Saint Casilda grew up as a Muslim. Facing a serious illness as a young woman, she journeyed to a shrine in Spain where she was cured. As a result, she embraced Christianity.
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Saint Julie Billiart

Saint Julie Billiart

Saint Julie Billiart spent many years suffering from incapacitating ailments, but she never lost her drive to work for the Kingdom of God. Her desire to educate led her to help found the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
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Statue of Saint John Baptist de La Salle

Saint John Baptist de La Salle

Probably best known as the patron of many Christian Brothers’ schools, Saint John Baptist de La Salle originally had no intention of working with youth or founding a religious community. He saw himself as a comfortable diocesan priest. But God ...
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Stained Glass window of Saint Crescentia Hoess

Saint Crescentia Hoess

The story of Saint Crescentia Hoess is a twist on the story of rags to riches. Born into material poverty, she eventually rose to true spiritual wealth. But not without many obstacles, including a number of physical ailments.
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