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  1. St. John of Damascus
    John_Damascus_(arabic_icon)John was born into a wealthy family at Damascus and spent his entire life under Mohammedan rule. The ancestors of John, according to his biographer, had alone remained faithful to Christianity when Damascus fell into the hands of the Arabs. They commanded the respect of the conqueror, and were employed in judicial offices of trust […]
  2. St. Francis Xavier
    shutterstock_57417379Francis was born at the family castle of Xavier in the Basque area of Spanish Navarre on April 7, 1506. He studied at the University of Paris, received his licentiate in 1528 and while at the university, met Ignatius Loyola. He initially opposed Loyola’s ideas, but was soon won over and became one of the […]
  3. St. Bibiana
    Saint_Bibiana_by_BerniniAlthough we have no official date of birth and death for St. Bibiana, according to tradition, she lived in Rome. She was the daughter of Flavian, a Roman knight, and Dafrosa, his wife, who were both zealous Christians. In the year 363, Julian the Apostate made Apronianus Governor of Rome. This pagan governor soon had […]
  4. Saint Eligius
    640px-Petrus_Christus_003Eligius (also known as Eloi) was born to Roman-Gallo parents around 590 near Limoges in France. His father was a metalsmith and Eligius, learning this craft from him, became extremely skillful in the trade. Eventually he was appointed master of the mint under King Clotaire II of Paris. Eligius developed a close friendship with the […]
  5. St. Andrew
    456px-Lucas_van_Leyden_025Andrew, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, was the first disciple of our Lord. Prior to coming to Jesus, Andrew had been a follower or disciple of John the Baptist. One day while walking with John, Jesus passed by. St. John, seeing Jesus, pointed Him out to Andrew and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” Realizing […]