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  • St. Catherine of Alexandria
    Because of her great wisdom, St. Catherine of Alexandria is the patron saint of philosophers. According to tradition, she converted following a vision and denounced the emperor, Maximinus. She successfully debated the pagan philosophers and converted many to Christianity. She was beheaded around the year 305 A.D, dying a virgin martyr.
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  • St. Genesius
    St. Genesius was an actor in the third century in Rome. As he was performing a play that made fun of Christians for the Emperor Diocletian, St. Genesius was given the grace of conversion and instantly declared himself a Christian. The emperor became enraged and handed him over to be tortured and martyred.
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  • St. John of Capistrano
    St. John was born in Capistrano, Italy in 1385. He began his career as a lawyer, but joined the Franciscans after a failed attempt at peacekeeping left him time to reflect in prison. He became a disciple of St. Bernadine of Siena and preached penance throughout much of Europe.
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  • St. Joseph
    Most people recognize St. Joseph for his role in the Christmas story, as the husband of the Virgin Mary as well as the foster father of Jesus. Because of his blessed death, assisted by the Child Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Joseph is the patron of a happy death.
    Typically shown as a robed and bearded man. Often shown with carpentry tools, a lily and the child Jesus.
  • 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. Mark
    St. Mark the Evangelist, sometimes referred to as John Mark, was the author of the second Gospel, written through St. Peter's eyes. St. Mark did missionary work with St. Barnabas and St. Paul in Cyprus, and proclaimed with St. Peter and St. Paul in Rome. According to the Coptic Church, he was martyred in 68, but other sources say he died c. 74-75.
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  • St. Nicholas
    St. Nicholas dedicated his life to serving God as a priest, and then as a bishop. One of the best known stories of St. Nicholas is one where he saved three girls from slavery by paying their dowry. His legends led way to his being associated with Santa Claus.
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  • St. Raymond of Penafort
    St. Raymond of Penafort was born in 1175 near Barcelona, Spain. He taught philosophy and studied law. He joined the Dominicans and helped create new Church law at the request of the pope. He died in 1275.
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