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St. Antony of Padua

In 1221 St. Francis held a general chapter at Assisi; when the others dispersed, there lingered behind, unknown and neglected, a poor Portuguese friar, resolved to ask for and to refuse nothing. Nine months later, Fra Antonio rose under obedience … Continue reading

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St. Bernardine of Siena

In 1408, St. Vincent Ferrer once suddenly interrupted his sermon to declare that there was among his hearers a young Franciscan who would be one day a greater preacher than himself, and would be set before him in honor by … Continue reading

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St. Paschal Baylon

From a child Paschal seems to have been marked out for the service of God. . . . At the age of twenty-four he entered the Franciscan Order, in which, however, he remained, from humility, a simple lay-brother, and occupied … Continue reading

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St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen

Fidelis was born at Sigmaringen in 1577, of noble parents. In his youth he frequently approached the Sacraments, visited the sick and the poor, and spent moreover many hours before the altar. For a time he followed the legal profession, … Continue reading

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