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August 1, 2018

Saint Jeanne-Antide Thouret

Jeanne Antide Thouret was born on the 27th November at Sancy-le-Long, France, the fifth child of eight children. Her mother died when Jeanne was 15, leaving her to care for her father and siblings.

In 1787, at the age of 22, Jeanne entered the congregation of the Daughters of Charity, hoping to live a life of prayer, community life and service to the poor.… More

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July Saints

Blessed Teresa Manganiello (1849-1876)

Teresa Manganiello was born in Montefusco, southern Italy, in January 1849. The youngest of eleven children, she never went to school. Like many peasant children of her time, she worked in the home and in the fields.… More

June Saints

Saint Teresa of Portugal (1178-1250)

Born a princess, Teresa was the oldest daughter of King Sancho I. She was married to King Alfonso IX of Leon of Spain and mother of three children. Several years into the marriage, it was dissolved by the Vatican upon the revelation that Teresa and Alfonso were cousins. … More

May Saints

Saint Ursula Ledochowska  (1865-1939)

Guilia Ledóchowska was one of a large family.  Professed at age 24, Guilia took the name Maria Ursula of Jesus and spent her whole life working to fulfil the desire she expressed at that time, “If only I knew how to love, to burn and consume myself in love.”

In the convent at Krakow, she became known as a talented teacher, sensitive to the needs of children in the changing social, political and moral conditions of the time. … More

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