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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 21, 2014

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St Hilarion

So many were his temptations and so various the snares of demons night and day, that if I wished to relate them, a volume would not suffice. How often when he lay down did naked women appear to him, how often sumptuous feasts when he was hungry! (Jerome, Life of St Hilarion, 7)

Raised in a pagan family and converted to Christianity while studying at Alexandria as a teenager…

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.