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ST. GUNDLEUS (WOOLO): March 29

St. Gundleus kidnapped Gwladys, daughter of Brychan of Brecknow, who refused to allow their marriage.  Together they led a riotous life of violence and banditry.  St. Cadoc, their first son, convinced them to follow a religious life together at Newport, Mommouthshire.  Later they lived as hermits, separately.  Woolo is the Anglicized version of Gundleus. FEAST Read More →

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ST. JOHN OF CAPISTRANO: March 28

St. John of Capistrano was born in 1386 in Capistrano, Abruzzi, Italy.  He studied law and was appointed governor of Perugia in 1412 and was married there.  During imprisonment he changed his life.  Despite his marriage, he obtained a dispensation to enter a religious order and publicly repented of his sins.  He was ordained in Read More →

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ST. JOHN DAMASCENE – DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH: March 27

St. John was born around 675 to a wealthy Christian family in Damascus.  He spent all his life under Mohammedan rule.   A brilliant monk named Cosmas, provided his education.  Cosmas was captured in a Mohammedan raid on Sicily and John’s father, Mansur, purchased him.  John defended the practice of venerating images and soon became a Read More →

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ST. LUDGER – BISHOP: March 26

St. Ludger was born in the Netherlands and studied under St. Gregory.  He went to England to continue his studies for three and a half years.  He worked as a missionary on his return to Utrecht.  He was ordained in 777 at Cologne and was a missionary in Friesland for seven years.  The Saxons invaded Read More →

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ST. DISMAS – THE GOOD THIEF: March 25

St. Luke’s Gospel tells us of the two thieves who were crucified with Christ.  The one thief asked “Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingly power.”  Jesus replied “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise”. (Lk 23:39-43)  Christians gave the good thief the name, Dismas, about the Read More →

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ST. GABRIEL, THE ARCHANGEL: March 24

St. Luke’s Gospel tells us that Gabriel told Zechariah, the priest, that his wife would have a son and he was to name him John.  He announced to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she was to bear the Christ Child, our Savior.  Gabriel appears to the prophet Daniel, according to the Old Testament Book of Read More →

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ST. TURIBIUS DE MONGROVEJO – BISHOP: March 23

St. Turibius was born in 1538 at Majorca, Spain.  He was a Professor of Law at the University of  Salamanca and was appointed president of the court of the Inquisition at Granada.  In 1581 he was named Archbishop of Peru despite his objections.  He was still a layman.  He was ordained and consecrated and sent Read More →

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ST. NICHOLAS OF FLUE: March 22

St. Nicholas of Flue was born in Switzerland on March 21, 1417.  When he was thirty years old, he married Dorothy Wiss, a farmer’s daughter.  They had ten children.  He fought in the war with Zurich in 1439.  He was a captain in the occupation of the Turgau in 1453.  He served as a magistrate Read More →

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ST. BENEDICT- FATHER OF WESTERN MONASICISM: March 21

Born around 480 in Nursia, Italy, Benedict was educated in Rome.  Because of the vices of the city, he fled to Enfide.  He decided to live the life of a hermit and settled in a cave in mountainous Subiaco for three years.  The community at Vicovaro asked him to be their Abbot.  Because of his Read More →

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ST WULFRAN – BISHOP: March 20

Wulfran was in the court of King Clotaire III for some years.  In spite of the seductions of the world, Wulfran practiced virtue.  His father was an officer in the court of King Dagobert.  Wulfran was ordained and consecrated Archbishop of Sens.  After two and a half years, he resigned his position because of the Read More →

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