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Saints related to Patron-of-youth

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  • St. Gabriel Possenti
    St. Gabriel was born in 1838 and grew up in Piedmont, Italy. Although he was very worldly in his youth, resolved to become a Passionist, in fulfillment of a promise he had made when he was seriously ill. After entering the monastery, he quickly reached a high degree of sanctity, before he died of tuberculosis at age 24.
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  • St. John Berchmans
    Born in 1599 and dying at the age of 22, St. John Berchmans became a great saint through fidelity to everyday duties. As a youth, St. John was an alter server and he later became a Jesuit, practicing perfect observance of the Rule.
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  • St. John Bosco
    St. John Bosco was born Becchi, Italy in 1815. After having been ordained a priest, he began to work with the street urchins in Turin. Having lived in poverty himself, he treated them with the greatest kindness and compassion. He opened schools and provided shelters for the homeless boys.
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  • St. Maria Goretti
    St. Maria Goretti was born Oct. 16, 1890 at Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy. She was stabbed repeatedly during a rape attempt when she refused to submit. In the hospital, St. Maria forgave the young man before dying of her wounds. She died on July 6, 1902, before her twelfth birthday.
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  • St. Philomena
    St. Philomena was a Greek princess in the 3rd century who was martyred at a young age. She refused Emperor Diocletian and was subject to torture. She was eventually decapitated. Her tomb was discovered in the nineteenth century.
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  • St. Raphael the Archangel
    St Raphael is one of the three Archangels mentioned in Sacred Scripture, along with Gabriel and Michael. His best known appearance is in the Old Testament book of Tobit. During this book, he does several works of healing. He is traditionally attributed as the Angel in John who stirred the waters of Bethsaida.
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  • St. Valentine
    St. Valentine was a priest who worked diligently to protect Roman Christians under the persecution of Claudius II. He was martyred in 269 A.D..
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