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Saints related to Patron-of-lacemakers

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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. 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. Francis of Assisi
    St. Francis was born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone in 1181 to a wealthy cloth merchant. He was headed to war when he received a vision from God, so he devoted his life to preaching about God while living in poverty.
    Appearance: In artwork, St. Francis is usually pictured wearing the brown robes, often with patches, symbolizing his life of poverty. Many times he is accompanied by animals, particularly birds and a wolf, recalling events in his life.
  • St. Luke
    St. Luke the Evangelist was born a Greek and a Gentile and is believed to have been a physician prior by profession. A convert to Christianity, he followed Saint Paul and wrote the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles.
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  • St. Regis
    St. John Francis Regis was born at Languedoc, France on Jan. 31, 1597. He joined the Society of Jesus at age 18 and was ordained at age 33. St. Regis traveled throughout France educating and converting the poor, hearing confessions, and collecting food and money for the unfortunate. He died of pneumonia in 1640.
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  • St. Sebastian
    St. Sebastian was a captain of the Praetorian Guard during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. He secretly brought supplies to persecuted Christians. Emperor Diocletian had Sebastian tied to a tree and shot with arrows. The arrows failed to kill him. He later died as a result of blunt trauma.
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  • St. Teresa of Avila
    Saint Teresa of Avila was born on March 28, 1515 in what is now Spain. At 17 she left home without informing anyone and entered a Carmelite house. Saint Teresa is best known for her extensive writings on the Counter Reformation and prayer life. She died on October 4, 1582.
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