Saints related to Patron-against-temptations

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  • St. Catherine of Bologna
    Born in 1413, St. Catherine of Bologna left court at a very young age, in order to become a Franciscan lay member. Because of her profound mystical writings, she was appointed Superior of the Poor Clare convent at Ferrara by Pope Nicholas V.
  • St. Gemma Galagani
    St. Gemma Galgani was born in 1878 near Lucca, Italy. Prevented from joining a convent because of her poor health, St. Gemma became a third order Passionist instead. At home she lived a highly mystical life, receiving the stigmata and frequently conversing with Our Lord, Our Lady and her guardian angel.
  • St. Margaret of Cortona
    St. Margaret of Cortona was born in 1247. She eloped with a nobleman after her father remarried. Her lover died nine years later, and she and her son took refuge with the Franciscan Friars in Cortona. She became a Franciscan tertiary and cared for the sick poor, later forming a congregation of Tertiary Sisters known as le Poverelle and founding a hospital. She died in 1297.
  • St. Michael the Archangel
    St. Michael is one of the best loved of all saints in the Catholic tradition because of his strength and dedication to God. Many people make a daily practice of praying the “Saint Michael Prayer,” which asks St. Michael to be a defender and protector. St. Michael is the patron of numerous things, including police officers and those in the military.
    Winged angel typically in roman centurion garb, holding a sword. Often shown standing with his foot on the Devil's head