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Feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

In 1946, Mother Cabrini was the first U.S. citizen to be canonized; she is the universal patron of immigrants. She was born in Italy, the youngest of 13 children, and became a schoolteacher.

Pope recognizes martyrdom of U.S. Christian Brother

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982.

Feast of St. Charles Borromeo

Though Charles suffered all his life from a speech impediment, his intelligence and zeal made him an outstanding figure of the Catholic Reformation.

Bishops to consider endorsing sainthood cause of Sister Thea Bowman

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops will consider endorsing the sainthood cause of Sr. Thea Bowman, the granddaughter of slaves and the only African-American member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who transcended racism to leave a lasting mark on Catholic life in the United States in the late 20th century.

Feast of St. Martín de Porres

Initially a weaver like his father, Anthony became a secular priest in 1835 but hoped to join a religious order. He became a Jesuit novice in Rome, but failing health prompted his return to Spain.

Feast of St. Anthony Mary Claret

Anthony Claret was born in Spain in 1807 and like his father, he was a weaver by trade. In his spare time, he studied Latin, and at the age of 22, he entered the seminary, and was ordained in 1835. He became a Jesuit novice in Rome, but failing health prompted his return to Spain.

Valley faithful venerate relics of St. Padre Pio

Nancy Rossiello recalls her days as a girl in San Giovanni Rotundo, the small southern Italian town and home to the monastery where St. Pio of Pietrelcina, OFM Cap., served God.

Feast of St. John Paul II

When Pope St. John Paul II died, crowds in St. Peter’s Square chanted “santo subito (sainthood now).”

Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist

Early historians said this author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles was born to a pagan family in Antioch (Turkey) and converted to Christianity.

Actress says film captured St. Romero’s humanity, inner struggle, courage

SAN DIEGO (CNS) — Over the years, Ana Alicia has seen her past television and film work rebroadcast, introducing the actress to new generations of fans.