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Saint of the Day - Alphabetical

Blessed John Duns Scotus

Nov 8 Saint of the Day
Blessed John Duns Scotus was one of the most influential Franciscans in the worlds of philosophy and theology. He is probably best known for his defense of the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Scotus served on the faculties of both Oxford University and the University of Paris.

Blessed John Francis Burté and Companions

Sep 2 Saint of the Day
Victims of the French Revolution, these blesseds witnessed to their faith by refusing to take a civil oath which amounted to a denial of their faith. On a single day in Paris, 185 people were martyred.

Blessed John of Fiesole

Feb 18 Saint of the Day
Blessed John of Fiesole, a Dominican Friar, is also known as Fra Angelico. Famous for his devotional artwork John used his talents to praise God through paint. All talents can be used to praise God.

Blessed John of Parma

Mar 21 Saint of the Day
Blessed John of Parma lived at a crucial time in the Franciscan Order and the Church. Saint Francis’ followers were in need of reorganization and the Church was in schism. Blessed John helped with both issues.

Blessed Jolenta of Poland

Jun 12 Saint of the Day
Blessed Jolenta of Poland and her husband assisted many from their means. Once widowed, and with two of her three daughters married, Blessed Jolenta and her third daughter entered the Poor Clares. She eventually became an abbess.

Blessed Jutta of Thuringia

Jun 25 Saint of the Day
Blessed Jutta of Thuringia, a noble woman with children, became a widow at a young age. She used her means to provide for the children, but once they were grown, she disposed of her wealth, became a Secular Franciscan, and lived a life of austerity.

Blessed Luke Belludi

Feb 24 Saint of the Day
Was Blessed Luke Belludi just at the right place at the right time, or was there something more at work in his happening to meet Saint Anthony and become his protégé? We would all agree that this is how the Lord works─through convenient happenstances.

Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher

Oct 13 Saint of the Day
When Marie-Rose Durocher was 29, Bishop Ignace Bourget became bishop of Montreal. He faced a shortage of priests and sisters and a rural population that had been largely deprived of education.

Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska

Jan 30 Saint of the Day
Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska founded the Felician Sisters as a result of a conversion experience she had while convalescing from an illness. At the age of 44 she was forced to resign due to ill health. She lived however, into her '70s.

Blessed Mary Frances Schervier

Dec 15 Saint of the Day
Blessed Mary Frances Schervier founded the Sisters of the Poor of Saint Francis, devoted to caring for the poor of this world. To this day they run hospitals and homes for the aged in the United States and around the world. Blessed Mary Frances died in 1876.