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Saint of the day

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Date 21 July

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. Lawrence of Brindisi, Capuchin and Doctor of the Church

Lawrence entered the Capuchin order when he was only 16. He was entrusted with important missions by Popes as well as secular princes. He died in Lisbon in 1619, and was canonized by Leo XIII in 1881. In 1959, St John XXIII declared St Lawrence a Doctor of the Church.  

St. Praxedes, Martyr in the Church she founded on the Esquilino

S. Ezechiel, Prophet