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Saint Angela Merici
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Saint Angela Merici

Saint Angela Merici was a courageous woman who saw a need and answered it even though society may not have been ready for her solution. Women teaching outside the convent, and what we call today a secular institute, were new forms of living and ministering which proved very beneficial to the Church.

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Painting of Saint Scholastica

Saint Scholastica

Family ties and religious obligations may affect one another, but they are not necessarily opposed. Saint Scholastica’s relationship with her brother Saint Benedict, is a good example.

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Statue of Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes

Devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes runs deep in the hearts of the faithful as a sign of God’s care and healing. The mediation of Mary, his mother, is a real consolation to those who suffer any ill.

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Engraving of Saint Apollonia

Saint Apollonia

Saint Apollonia is the patron saint of dentists because her teeth were knocked out by an angry mob. Hardly the way we would wish a dentist to extract our teeth, but Saint Apollonia certainly evidenced great courage in her defiance of those who were attacking Christians.

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Sketch of Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph

Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph

Simple, humble persons can sometimes be powerful in their effect on and work with the people of God. Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph was such a man. Giles Mary was loved on the streets of Naples for his goodness born of prayer.

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Statues of Saints Cyril and Methodius

Saints Cyril and Methodius

Often missionaries face the difficulties of language and culture. Saints Cyril and Methodius were no exceptions. But they faced the difficulties by writing the foreign language in a new alphabet and translating the liturgy for the local people.

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Statue of Saint Claude de la Colombière

Saint Claude de la Colombière

Saint Claude de la Colombière met Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque and eventually became her confessor. Together they advanced devotion to the Sacred Heart at a time when God’s mercy needed emphasis. God raises the right people at the right time to keep his Church on the right path.

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