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Saints related to Patron-of-orphans

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  • St. Drogo
    St. Drogo was born in 1105 to Flemish nobility and lived primarily in France. He worked as a shepherd for several years before an extreme physical affliction drove him to live as a hermit. He spent the remaining 40 years of his life doing penance.
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  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
    One of 13 children, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini grew up in Lombardi, Italy. She worked with her family on a farm until a priest asked her to become a teacher. She began the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and later went to the U.S., to work with Italian immigrants.
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  • St. Ivo of Kermartin
    Born in 1253 in Brittany, St. Ivo of Kermartin was trained as a lawyer and appointed a judge in the Rennes diocese. He especially enjoyed working with the poor and often took their cases free of charge. He later became a priest and devoted the last 19 years of his life to his parish.
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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. Kateri
    The first Native American to be canonized, St. Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656, Baptized when she turned 20, Kateri lived a life of prayer with Indian converts in Canada. Referred to as "Lily of the Mohawks," she established ministries in North American Catholic churches.
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  • St. Philomena
    St. Philomena was a Greek princess in the 3rd century who was martyred at a young age. She refused Emperor Diocletian and was subject to torture. She was eventually decapitated. Her tomb was discovered in the nineteenth century.
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