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Saint of the day

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Date 22 May

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. Rita of Cascia, Agostinian

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The Church remembers Saint Rita on 22 May. She is known as patroness of lost causes. First a wife and exemplary mother, then an Augustinian nun, she asked Christ to share His Passion with her, and had the sign of a thorn on her forehead. Her remains are lodged in the Basilica of Cascia.  

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St. Julia, Virgin and Martyr of Corsica

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Patron of Corsica, Julia was one of the young Carthaginians that a slave merchant wanted to sell in Gaul. She was kidnapped in a port of Corsica. True to her Christian faith, she refused to sacrifice to pagan gods. She is commemorated on May 22.  

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