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Saint of the day

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Date 04 January

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church and featured in the Vatican calendar. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith. 

St. Angela of Foligno, Franciscan

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She is one of the greatest mystics in the history of the Church whose spirituality inspired giants of faith such as Teresa of Avila and Elizabeth of the Trinity. Saint Angela of Foligno, whose memory recurs on January 4, was canonized by Pope Francis in 2013.  

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St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, Foundress, Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph's

A widow with 5 children, St. Elizabeth was a convert to Catholicism from Episcopalianism, who founded the first religious Congregation for women in the country. She dedicated herself to the service of the poor and promoted the nascent parochial school movement.