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Saints related to Patron-against-poverty

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  • St. Anne
    St. Anne, or Ann, is the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. She was married to St. Joachim and according to tradition, the holy couple was childless for many years, before they received the Blessed Virgin Mary in answer to their prayers.
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  • St. Bernadette
    At the age of fourteen, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Bernadette several times, with a message of prayer, penance, and a request that a shrine be built at Lourdes. Because of the apparitions, St. Bernadette was ridiculed and even harassed by the police, but she remained constant despite such difficulties.
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  • St. Germaine
    St. Germaine Cousin was born near Toulouse in 1579. After the death of her mother, her father remarried and St. Germaine was treated harshly. She worked as a shepherdess and was made to sleep in the stables. She died at the age of 22 her body was later found to be incorrupt.
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  • St. Giles
    While there is not much known about Saint Giles, he was a popular saint during the Middle Ages. Born in the seventh century somewhere in Greece, he became a hermit in France, seeking solitude in the woods. Later some disciples joined him and they formed the monastery of St. Gilles. He is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
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  • St. Julie Billiart
    St. Julie Billiart was born in to French peasant farmers in 1751. She took a private vow of chastity when she was 14. In 1803, Saint Julie Billiart devoted her lifework to the education of young girls and began the Institute of Notre Dame.
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  • St. Lucy
    St. Lucy lived in Syracuse in the early fourth century and was a virgin martyr of the Diocletian persecution. Refusing to marry a pagan, St. Lucy was turned over to the governor and she was tortured and killed. According to legend, as part of her tortures, her eyes were put out.
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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. Martin of Tours
    St. Martin of Tours was born a pagan in 316. During his time in the Roman army, he saw an old man shivering in the cold and gave the old man half his cloak. He converted to Christianity after seeing a vision of Christ that night, wearing the half of his cloak and telling his angels the story.
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