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Saint of the day

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Date 02 April

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

St. Francis of Paola , Hermit, founder of the Order of Minims

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Founder of the Order of the Minims, patron saint of Calabria and of the Italian seafarers, he is venerated as a thaumaturge and protector of the poor, who in the Kingdom of Naples ruled by the Angevins, suffered from serious neglect and injustice.  

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St. Mary of Egypt (Saint Mary Aegyptica), Penitent

Born in Alexandria, at the age of 12 she ran away from home and became a prostitute. When she reached Jerusalem at the age of 29, an inner voice kept her from entering the Basilica. She repented and went to the desert, where she wandered for 47 years and received the Eucharist from the monk Zosimus.