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Saint of the day

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Date 21 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. 

St Peter Damian, Bishop of Ostia and Cardinal, Doctor of the Church, camaldolese

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St Peter Damian is among the saints we meet in “Paradise”, in Dante’s “Divine Comedy”. A reformer and Doctor of the Church, he fought the simony and corruption that was spreading among the clergy of his time. His feast-day is celebrated on February 21st.  

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