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January Saints

St André Bessette (1845-1937) “When things get tough, the tough get going” could be the motto applied to many saints who retained their vision for doing God’s work despite almost overwhelming odds. Alfred Bessette was born in Mon-Saint-Grégoire, Quebec, the ninth of 13 children, four of whom died in infancy. His father, a lumberman, died tragically […]

January Saints

Saint Paula of Tuscany (347-404) Born in Rome of a noble family, Paula married Toxotius, and the couple had five children. They were regarded as an ideal married couple, and on his death in 379, she renounced the world, lived in the greatest austerity, and devoted herself to helping the poor. She met St. Jerome […]

January Saints

Blessed Lojze Grozde (1923-1943) Lojze Grozde was born, an illegitmate child, on 27 May 1923 in the village of Gorenje Vodale, Slovenia. When he was four, his mother married, but his stepfather kept the boy away from his mother as much as he could. Because Lojze was a good pupil at school, the stepfather changed […]