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Our Lenten Journey, March 22: St. Dymphna

You may have heard it said that St. Dymphna is the patron saint of the "insane." But did you know the tragic circumstances that...

Our Lenten Journey, March 21: St. Bernadette of Lourdes

Anyone who has seen the classic movie "Song of Bernadette," will remember the dramatic conflict when church authorities did not believe the poor peasant...

Our Lenten Journey, March 20: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

With her auspicious beginnings in protestant early America, one would never suspect that Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton would become the founder of a religious...

Our Lenten Journey, March 19: St. Virginia

In this time of modern pandemic, meet a little-known saint who came from nobility, but led a life serving the sick and the poor. Virginia...

Our Lenten Journey, March 18: St. Theodora Guerin

She was weakened physically by smallpox, but it couldn't keep her strong spirit from accomplishing great things. Meet French-born American Saint Theodora Guerin, the...

Our Lenten Journey, March 17: St. Brigid of Kildare

Like the pooka and the kelpie, St. Brigid of Kildare may have been a mythical Celtic creature -- or she may be one of...

Our Lenten Journey, March 16: St. Therese of Lisieux

She spent most of her life in an area of France less than 50 miles big. She lived in cloister, devoting her time to...

Our Lenten Journey, March 15: St. Louise de Marillac

More than 300 years ago, the daughter of a rich and connected French family became the founder of a religious order that focused on...

Our Lenten Journey, March 14: St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Gianna Beretta Molla was a model of the successful twentieth century woman: She had an advanced degree and was a working mother. She loved...

Our Lenten Journey, March 13: St. Marianne of Molokai

Most Catholics have heard of Father Damien of Molokai and his work with the lepers in Hawaii. But did you also know about his...

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