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Who is the father of modern education?

Saint Jean Baptiste

Also known as the “father of modern education,” Jean Baptiste de La Salle was born at Reims in April, 1651 to a wealthy French family. He was deeply involved with his Catholic faith early on: at age eleven he received the tonsure (the shaving of some or all of the hair off the scalp as a form of religious devotion or humility) and became the Canon of Reims Cathedral at sixteen. De La Salle was ordained a priest when he was 27 and then received a doctorate in theology two years later.

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Follow Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph Sale

Today is the Feast of Saint Joseph! The adoptive father of Christ, Saint Joseph is one of the most well-known and beloved saints. His role as a carpenter and worker is important, but as a father he stands alone. Saint Joseph’s role as the adoptive father of Christ was so important that he was given two feast days, one celebrating ...

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Five things you should know about Saint Patrick

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Today is the Feast of Saint Patrick! One of the best known and most beloved saints, Saint Patrick is the patron of Ireland and the subject of many stories. He was influential in evangelizing the island of Ireland and became a bishop. He was born in Britain to Roman citizens, but captured by Irish slavers. After escaping, he became a cleric and eventually returned to Ireland to continue God's work.

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What You Don’t Know About the Assumption

Feast of the Assumption

On August 15th we celebrate the Assumption of Mary, a feast that has been celebrated as far back as the fifth century. In the East the feast is also called "The Dormition" which means "Falling Asleep". This isn't to say that Mary didn't die, both the East and West agree that she did physically die.

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What do you know about St. Ignatius?

Triumph of St. Ignatius

The Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola is here! As we celebrate his life, we should recognize the unbelievable importance and influence Saint Ignatius had on the current state of Catholicism in the world, and especially in the United States.     Born in Spain in 1491, Saint Ignatius underwent a spiritual conversion after being injured in battle against the French-supported ...

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Exclusive First Communion Rosary From Aquinas and More

Blessed Imelda

Blessed Imelda Lambertini was born in Bologna in 1322. She desired to become a nun from an early age and was sent to a Dominican convent for school. While there she had visions of Mary, St. Agnes. She miraculously received her First Communion at age eleven on the Feast of the Ascension after which she died in ecstasy. Pope Pius X named ...

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