Saint of the day

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Date 21 November

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. 

B. Mary of Jesus Good Sheperd, Foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth

Born into the Polish nobility in the late 19th century, Franciszka Siedliska overcame poor health and her father’s plans for her to marry, in order to become a nun. In religion, she took the name Maria of Jesus of the Good Shepherd. In 1873 she founded the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.