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Saint Peter Chrysologus

Saint Peter Chrysologus July 30th — Feast Day Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint of Imola, Italy, invoked against fever and mad dogs Ravenna, Italy during the 400s and 500s was thriving and enjoying the benefits of imperial largess, with the building of palac­es, churches, and mau­soleums. It was during this time that Saint Peter was appointed archbishop in  425 A.D. He served in this capacity for twenty-five years. Saint Peter preached his inaugural sermon to the empress at the time and was even shown in a contemporary mosaic next to …
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Saint Apollinaris

Saint Apollinaris July 20th — Feast Day Liturgical Color: Red Patron Saint of Ravenna, Italy, and invoked against gout and epilepsy Saint Apollinaris is the patron saint of Ravenna, Italy, and those who are afflicted by gout and epilepsy. On the 20th of July, we celebrate his feast day. According to some traditions, Saint Apollinaris was a follower of St. Peter, who then made him the bishop of Ravenna in the late second century. Because of the miracles he performed in this city in Italy, along with his preaching, many …
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Saint Paul of the Cross

Saint Paul of the Cross October 20th — Feast Day Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint of Ovada, Italy, and founder of the Passionists Saint Paul of the Cross is the patron saint of Ovada, Italy, and the founder of the Passionists. He was born on January 3, 1694, as Paul Daneo. On October 20, we celebrate his feast day.. After his brief time as a soldier, he began living a life of solitary prayer. This inspired him to establish a congregation dedicated to Christ’s passion in 1720, which he had …
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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; …