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October 22, 2014

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St John Paul the Great

Few men have made such an impression on history as St John Paul the Great. Having lost his entire immediate family at a young age, lived under Nazi occupation and communism in Poland, and later suffering many years with Parkinson’s Disease, St John Paul knew what it was to suffer…

October 21, 2014

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St John of Bridlington

Augustinian prior and patron of women who face difficult labors.

Augustinian prior and patron of women who face difficult labours. He was born John Thwing in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England, in 1319, and became a student at Oxford.

October 20, 2014

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St Paul of the Cross

He reached the conclusion that God wished him to establish a congregation in honor of the Passion of Jesus Christ.

After receiving a vision, and while still a layman, he founded the Congregation of Discalced Clerks of the Most Holy Cross and Passion (Passionists) in 1721 to preach about Jesus Crucified.

October 19, 2014

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St Peter of Alcantara

Spanish Franciscan priest, reformer, and mystic. Died in 1562.

Born of noble parents at Alcantara in Spain, Peter entered the Order of Friars Minor when he was sixteen. He showed himself a model of