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April 1, 2019

Blessed Karl I of Austria

In 1916, Archduke Karl, after a strict Catholic, aristocratic and military upbringing, inherited the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was still only twenty-nine, handsome, popular, and charming, married to a lovely young woman, Zita of the royal house of Bourbon-Parma.… More

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March Saints

Saint Katharine Drexel

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Katharine Drexel was the second daughter of Francis Anthony Drexel, a well-known banker and philanthropist. Her parents instilled in their daughters the idea that their wealth was simply on loan to them and was to be shared with others.… More

February Saints

Saints Francisco & Jacinta Marto
(d. 1919, 1920)

Francisco Marto was born in June 1908 and his sister, Jacinta, two years later. They were the youngest children of their parents and typical of Portuguese village children of that time. They were illiterate but had a rich oral tradition on which to rely.… More

January Saints

Blessed Candelaria de San Jose

Susana Paz-Castillo Ramírez was born in Altagracia de Orituco, Venezuela. Her father died when Susana was seven. Her mother was a pious woman, and a hard and honest worker. Till her death in 1887, she dedicated her life to giving her children the best education she could afford and instilled in them Christian faith and values.… More

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