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Saints related to Patron-of-france

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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. Dennis
    St. Dennis (Denis) lived around 200AD and was sent from Italy as a missionary to Gaul (modern day France). He became the first bishop of Paris and was later martyred by beheading.
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  • St. Joan of Arc
    When St. Joan of Arc was 16, heavenly voices revealed to her that God wanted her to save France. She courageously led French forces to a number of victories over the English in the Hundred Years War. Eventually, the English took her prisoner and tried her for heresy. She was convicted on false evidence and burned as a heretic. It wasn't until 500 years after her death that she was finally canonized.
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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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  • St. Remigius of Reims
    St. Remigius, born in 437 A.D., was ordained as the Bishop of Reims, France at age 22. He earned the title of Apostle of the Franks for his zeal for the conversion the Frankish people. St. Remigius died in Reims in 533.
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  • St. Therese of Lisieux
    St. Therese of Lisieux was born January 2, 1873, in Alençon, France. She entered the convent taking the name Sr. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. She was asked by her superior to write her story, which became a book, published after her death, entitled "Story of a Soul".
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