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  • St. Dominic
    Born in Spain in 1170, St. Dominic de Guzman founded the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans. He worked as a missionary in southern France, preaching against the notorious Albigensian heresey.
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  • St. Dominic Savio
    Dying at age 15, St. Dominic is one of the younger saints of the Church. Born in Italy in 1842, he was known for his piety even as a young child. He attended the school run by St. John Bosco and achieved sanctity in a short time by heroically living his vocation as a student.
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  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
    St. Elizabeth of Hungary was born in 1207, daughter of the King. She was happily married and was known for her generous acts of charity towards the poor and sick. At the death of her husband, she devoted her life fully to prayer and works of charity.
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  • St. Gerard
    Born near Naples in 1726, St. Gerard Majella was a Redemptorist lay brother. He is also known as the patron saint of pregnant women. St. Gerard was once falsely accused of fathering the child of a pregnant woman; only much later was his good name cleared. After that, many miracles surrounding pregnancy were attributed to him.
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  • 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.
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  • St. Matilda
    Saint Matilda was the wife of King Henry I, and served as ruler of the Saxon Ottonian dynasty for a time. She was often caught between the politics of her two sons, Henry and Otto, both of whom criticized her due to her generous alsmsgiving. She constructed many churches and monasteries. She died in 968 A.D.
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  • St. Raymond
    St. Raymond was delivered by Caesarian in 1204. His mother died during the birth. St. Raymond joined the Order of Mercy and, following St. Peter Nolasco in Barcelona, was their chief ransomer for Christian hostages. After his money ran out, he gave himself in exchange for the prisoners, and endured many tortures. St. Peter Nolasco gave his ransom and upon his release, St. Raymond was made a Cardinal. He died the next year in 1240.
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  • St. Roch
    St. Roch was born in 1295 with a red cross birthmark on his chest. After being orphaned at age 20, he made a pilgrimage to Rome where he cared for plague victims. He fell to the plague himself, but recovered with the aid of a dog. Upon his return to Montpellier, Roch was accused of being a spy and imprisoned. He never revealed that he was the son of the former governor. Whether his identity was discovered before or after his death depends on the story.
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