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October 31, 2019

Saint Raphael Kalinowski

Joseph Kalinowski was born in Vilna, Russian Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania). Raised as a devout Catholic, he was educated at home and then at the local College of Nobility. He felt called to the priesthood but chose to go to university first.… More

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October Saints

Saint Maria Soledad

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

September Saints

Blessed Maria Vittoria Strata of Genoa

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

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

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