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September 29, 2019

Saint Maria Soledad
(1826-1887)

Antonia Bibiana Manuela was born in Madrid, Spain. Even as a child, she was distinguished by her love for the Blessed Virgin Mary and for prayer. 

At age 25, Antonia asked to be admitted into the new Institute of the Servants of Mary that Father Michael Martinez had founded for the purpose of caring for the sick in their own homes.… More

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September Saints

Blessed Maria Vittoria Strata of Genoa
(1562-1617)

Maria Vittoria De Fornari was born in Genoa, the seventh of nine children.

Maria married Angelo Strata on 21 March 1579 and bore six children. In late 1587 her husband fell ill and died not long after, leaving her pregnant with her last child.… More

August Saints

Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice
(1762-1844)

Edmund Rice was born in Callan, County Kilkenny, Ireland. He received a good education and, at age 17, joined his uncle in Waterford supplying ships for long trips. When he was 23, he married Mary Elliott but, less than four years later, Mary died giving birth to a disabled daughter, Mary.… More

July Saints

Saint Paulina do Agonizante de Jesus
(1865-1942)

Amabile Lucia Visintainer was born in Italy in 1865 of poor, practising Catholic parents. In 1875, her family emigrated to the State of St Catherine in Brazil.

On 12 July 1890, Amabile and a friend took care of a woman suffering from cancer, and laid the foundations of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, with the approval of the local bishop.… More


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