Saints related to Patron-against-the-death-of-parents

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  • St. Angela Merici
    St. Angela Merici started her religious life as a Franciscan tertiary, but soon she found her vocation in instructing young girls, teaching them the truths of the Faith. She established a school and founded the Ursuline sisters, an order of teaching nuns, the first of its kind.
  • St. Colette
    St. Colette was born on 1380 in Picardy, France. She established seventeen convents of strict Poor Clares, called the Colettines, while working to reform existing Poor Clare monasteries.
  • St. Dymphna
    St. Dymphna was a seventh century Irish virgin martyr. She was 15 (in about 620) when she lost her life spurning the incestuous advances of her father who insisted on marrying her to replace her deceased mother. St. Dymphna is the patroness of those with mental and neurological afflictions.
  • St. Edith Stein
    St. Edith Stein was born into a Jewish family in 1891 at Breslaw, Germany. She converted to Catholicism, eventually becoming a Carmelite nun. Although her order tried to save her from the Nazis, she was taken and died in the concentration camps at Auschwitz.
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
    The first saint born in America, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was born in New York City in 1774. After the death of her husband, she converted to Catholicism. She began educating children, founding a free Catholic school. She also founded the Sisters of Charity, the first American religious community for women.
  • St. Gemma Galagani
    St. Gemma Galgani was born in 1878 near Lucca, Italy. Prevented from joining a convent because of her poor health, St. Gemma became a third order Passionist instead. At home she lived a highly mystical life, receiving the stigmata and frequently conversing with Our Lord, Our Lady and her guardian angel.
  • St. Germaine
    St. Germaine Cousin was born near Toulouse in 1579. After the death of her mother, her father remarried and St. Germaine was treated harshly. She worked as a shepherdess and was made to sleep in the stables. She died at the age of 22 her body was later found to be incorrupt.
  • St. Jane de Chantal
    St. Jane was born in Dijon, France in 1572. She was the wife of the baron of Chantal, but after his death she devoted her life to God. Together, with St. Francis de Sales, she founded the order of the Visitation and established several convents in France.
  • St. Maria Goretti
    St. Maria Goretti was born Oct. 16, 1890 at Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy. She was stabbed repeatedly during a rape attempt when she refused to submit. In the hospital, St. Maria forgave the young man before dying of her wounds. She died on July 6, 1902, before her twelfth birthday.
  • 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.