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Stained Glass window of Presentation of the Lord
Saint of the Day

Presentation of the Lord

Being an observant Jewish couple, it stands to reason that Mary and Joseph went to the Temple for Mary’s purification—as prescribed by Mosaic Law—40 days after Jesus’ birth. The blessing of candles and the procession of light were added to this feast, giving it the popular name “Candlemas.”

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Fresco of Saint Blaise

Saint Blaise

Popularly known as the saint who protects from ailments of the throat, Saint Blaise was a bishop and martyr of the fourth century. We know little else about him, except that he suffered persecution even after the Edict of Toleration was to have freed the Roman world for worship.

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Painting of Saint Joseph of Leonissa

Saint Joseph of Leonissa

Saint Joseph of Leonissa was known for his austerity of life and single-minded commitment to preaching. Arrested and warned to change his ways, Joseph returned to his former behavior and was re-arrested and condemned to die. He escaped, however, and continued a life of preaching.

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Sketch of Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha

One of the four virgin martyrs celebrated in the Catholic calendar of saints, Saint Agatha was arrested during the persecution of Decius in 251. Tortured for her beauty and tempted to violate her chastity, Agatha was eventually martyred.

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Martydom of Saint Paul Miki and Companions

Saint Paul Miki and Companions

A Jesuit Brother and native of Japan, Saint Paul Miki was crucified, along with 25 other Catholics, for preaching his belief in Jesus.

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Statue of Saint Colette

Saint Colette

Saint Colette is known as a reformer of the Order of Saint Clare. Known as the Colettine Poor Clares, these nuns follow a more primitive rule of Saint Clare and are known for their austerity.

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Stained Glass window of Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Kidnapped at the age of nine and being too terrified to remember her name, Josephine acquired the name “Bakhit” which means “fortunate one.”

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