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JUNE 7: BLESSED FRANZ JÄGERSTÄTTER

(1907-1943) Blessed Franz is recognized in Rome as one of the 20th century martyrs for their faith. Born in Upper Austria, he lost his father during World War I. He […]

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JUNE 8: ST. WILLIAM OF YORK

(1090-1154) St. William’s life was like a telenovela. Born into a prominent 12th century English family, his uncle was next in line for the English throne. One would assume that […]

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JUNE 9: ST. EPHREM

(306-373) St. Ephrem is the only Syrian recognized as a Doctor of the Church (Cosma and Damian were doctors, born in Arabia, who practiced in Syria). You could say he […]

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JUNE 10: BLESSED JOACHIMA

(1783 – 1854) Joachima’s birth into an aristocratic family of Barcelona should have guaranteed an easy life, but fate saw things another way. Though she expressed a desire to become […]

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JUNE 11: ST. BARNABAS

(c. 75) You know that game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon?” One could easily play that with St. Barnabas. Though not one of the original Apostles, he was about as […]

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JUNE 12: BLESSED JOLENTA (YOLANDA)

(c. 1235–1298) The daughter of King Bela IV of Hungary, Jolenta was sent to Poland to supervise the education of her sister Kunigunde, who was married to the Duke of […]

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JUNE 13: ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA

(1195–1231) St. Anthony certainly does not need any introduction in our city, having a neighboring parish bearing his name. He often is invoked when someone searches for a lost item […]

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JUNE 14: ST. ALBERT CHMIELOWSKI

(1845–1916) Albert was born near Kraków, Poland. At 19 years old he lost a leg in the Polish revolt against Czar Alexander III. His handicap did not stop him from […]

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JUNE 15: ST. MARGUERITE D’YOUVILLE

(1701–1771) Marguerite hails from neighboring Varennes, Canada. Her hardships began very early in life, when at age 12 she left school to help her widowed mother. In 1725 she married […]

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JUNE 16: ST. JOHN FRANCIS REGIS

(1597-1640) St. John Regis, though born more than 400 years ago, was in many ways a man for our times. Pope John Paul II honored him in 1997 as an […]