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Ven. Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 2/04/23

Ven. Samuel Charles Mazzuchelli

Short Bio — Great for social media or in your bulletinVenerable Father Mazzuchelli was one of the fist Catholic missionaries to the Great Lakes region traveling the vast area via horseback, canoes, and on foot. He worked alongside new immigrant settlers and native tribes to ... Read More »

Ven. Nelson Baker

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 1/28/23

Ven. Nelson Baker

Short Bio — Great for social media or in your bulletinA Union veteran of the civil war, Father Baker later donated his life savings to support the outreach institutions he ran. He created the Our Lady of Victory Association uniting Catholics around the USA in support ... Read More »

St. Marianne Cope | January 23

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 1/21/23

St. Marianne Cope | January 23

Short Bio — Great for social media or in your bulletinSt. Marianne Cope immigrated to the USA from Germany when she was a child. A gifted leader, she oversaw schools, hospitals, and missions during her long life. Most notably, she volunteered to provide ... Read More »

Ven. Frederic Irenaeus Baraga

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 1/13/23

Ven. Frederic Irenaeus Baraga

Short Bio — Great for social media or in your bulletinKnown as the Snowshoe Priest, Venerable Bishop Frederic Baraga, was a lifelong missionary to the Native American people of the upper Midwest. He loved the people he served, knew their languages, and even published the ... Read More »

Servant of God Leonard LaRue 

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 1/06/23

Servant of God Leonard LaRue 

Short Bio — Great for social media or in your bulletinSaving over 14,000 Korean refugees during the Korean war in what is still the largest marine rescue in the history of the world, Servant of God Leonard LaRue’s bravery and love of the Lord ... Read More »

St. John Neumann | January 5

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/31/22

St. John Neumann | January 5

Short Bio - St. John Neumann, patron saint of educators, immigrants, and sick children, was the first male saint to be canonized from the USA. An immigrant himself, he expanded Catholic education in his region from 2 schools to 100 & ministered in ... Read More »

St. Stephen | Feast Day December 26 - Saint John the Apostle | December 27 - St. Thomas Becket | Feast Day December 29

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/20/22

St. Stephen | Feast Day December 26

The Acts of the Apostles tells the story of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. A man filled with grace and power, he worked great wonders among the people. Some Jews debated with St. Stephen but could not match his wisdom and ... Read More »

St. Peter Canisius | Feast Day December 21 and Saint John of Kanty | December 23

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/16/22

St. Peter Canisius | Feast Day December 21

Born in Holland, St. Peter Canisius (May 8, 1521 – December 21, 1597) was a preacher, teacher, and writer throughout his whole life. At the age of 19, he received a master’s degree from the university at Cologne. Soon afterwards, St. ... Read More »

Saint Damasus | December 11

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/11/22

Saint Damasus | December 11

Saint Damasus served as bishop of Rome for 18 years as Pope Damasus I (366-384). He had to endure significant controversy early in his pontifical reign when a factional group of bishops insisted that their chosen claimant, Ursinus, was the true pope. Both sides ... Read More »

Saint Ambrose | December 7

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 12/04/22

Saint Ambrose was born to an aristocratic Roman Christian family in 339 in what is now Trier, Germany. One popular legend tells of a swarm of bees alighting on the infant Ambrose’s face and leaving behind a drop of honey which his father took as a sign that ... Read More »