June 10: St. Landericus

St. Landericus was a good imitator of his master Lord Jesus in loving and caring for the poor and the lowly. He worked so hard to provide food and shelter for the poor of his Diocese He built the first hospital in the city which he dedicated to Saint Christopher....

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June 8: St. Medard

Born: 457 in France Died: Between 551 and 561 This saintly pastor of the God had an outstanding option for the poor. He was an eloquent preacher and an exemplar of the faith. He experienced several persecutions but bore them silently and patiently. He was also a counselor of both...

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May 24: Blessed Louis-Zéphirin Moreau

Louis-Zéphirin Moreau was born in Béancour, Quebec in 1824. The fifth of 13 children, Louis-Zéphirin was educated in the seminary but was initially rejected for the priesthood because of his frail health.  His desire was strong, however and his persistence resulted in his ordination in 1846. He soon became secretary...

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May 21: St. Eugène de Mazenod

Charles Joseph Eugène de Mazenod was born in France in 1782.  Ordained in 1811, his religious experience led him to minister to the poor and the young. Interested in popular missions, Eugène founded a missionary institute of priests and lay brothers in 1826, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, whose particular...

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May 4: St. Gothard (Godehard)

Born: 960 in Bavaria Died: 1038 Saint Gothard as a promising young man had worn the attention of archbishop Fredrick of Salzburg who after his education ordained him a priest. That notwithstanding, he desired a more austere life and in 990 when Benedictine Rule was restored, he received the monastic...

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May 2: St. Athanasius

Bishop and Doctor of the Church Born: about 296 at Alexandria. Died: MAY 2, 373 Saint Athanasius was popularly known as the “the Great Champion of faith.”  He inherited this faith from his Christian parents. He has his mentor bishop Alexander from his native city. He made a constant progress in...

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