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Feast of St. Anthony of Egypt

Associated with the beginnings of monasticism, Anthony gave his inherited lands and wealth in Egypt to the poor.

Feast of St. André Bessette

Born in Canada and orphaned at the age of 10, André worked for three years in the United States as a weaver and manual laborer.

Feast of St. John Nepomucene Neumann

Named for St. John Nepomucene, patron saint of his native of Bohemia, John entered the seminary and was nearing ordination when he departed for the United States to become a missionary.

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Raised Episcopalian in colonial New York City, Elizabeth married William Magee Seton, a merchant. The couple had five children.

Former slave’s priestly story comes to life across diocese

His name wasn’t even mentioned on his baptismal record. No U.S. seminary wanted him. Now he's on his way to sainthood with his story coming to Valley stages.

Feast of St. Catherine Labouré

Born Zoe Labouré, this visionary lived simply and anonymously for 45 years as a Sister of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris.

Feast of St. Thomas Becket

A London-born clerk to Archbishop Theobald of Canterbury, Thomas studied canon law abroad and was ordained a deacon.

Feast of St. Dominic of Silos

As a youth Dominic tended sheep on the foothills of the Pyrenees where he learned to appreciate solitude. He then pursued the quiet life as a monk.

Feast of Blessed Mary Frances Schervier

The daughter of a wealthy German manufacturer, 13-year-old Frances began running their household when her mother and older sister died.

Feast of St. Lucy

This saint, venerated by Christians since her own time, likely was martyred in Sicily, probably during the persecutions of Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruled 284-305.