Saint of the day

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Date 17 February

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. 

Sts. Seven Fonders of the Order of the Servants of Mary among whom St. Alessio Falconieri

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Also called Septem Viri or Septem Fratres, they founded the Order of Servants of Mary. All seven were born in Florence in the 13th century. They were wealthy merchants who chose to live a life of prayer and contemplation. Their feast-day is celebrated on February 17th, the day the last one died.   

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