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Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict July 11th — Feast Day Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint of Europe, students, and monks Born in approximately 480 A.D, Saint Benedict is the patron saint of Europe, students, and monks. His feast day is July 11, with white as his liturgical color. Coming from a noble family, Saint Benedict went to Rome to study literature and law. Uncomfortable with the people’s pleasure-centered lifestyle and the difficult political situation in Rome at that time, Saint Benedict chose to live a quiet life in a small village. Later, he …
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Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena April 29th — Feast Day Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint against fires and illness Saint Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, was born in Italy on March 25, 1347 and died on April 29, 1380. She is one of the most influential figures in Catholic history, revered as the Patron Saint of several areas across the globe, protecting against fire and bodily ills. Her feast day is April 29, and her liturgical color is white. Saint Catherine was a lay member of the Dominican Order; …