St. Margaret

Saint MargaretSt. Margaret, called by the Greeks, Marina, was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia under Emperor Diocletian at the end of the Third Century. Devotion to her became very popular in Rome during the Middle Ages, and many chapels and churches were dedicated to her. She is invoked, especially, by those who are about to become mothers.

(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)

St. Jerome Emiliani

2_8_emilianiIn the Sixteenth Century God raised up a number of saints who by prayer, teaching and good works combated the influence of the pagan Renaissance. Among these was St. Jerome Emiliani, who spent himself in the care of orphans and the poor. He instituted homes for orphan children, and founded the Congregation whose object was to educate orphans.

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