Blessed Simon of Cascia, priest

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Simon was born in Cascia, Italy, toward the end of the 13th Century, of the distinguished Fidati family. Initially, he dedicated his energies to the study of the natural sciences, but with a change of heart decided to embrace religious life and to pursue the science of holiness. He entered the Augustinian Order at about […]

Blessed Christine of Spoleto

Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe

Agostina Camozzi was the daughter of a well-known doctor in Ostenso in the Italianprovince of Como. A graceful and attractive young woman, she married at an early agebut within a short time was left widowed. In a second relationship she suffered the lossof her only child, a son. A subsequent marriage left her widowed again, […]

Blessed Anselmo Polanco, bishop and martyr

Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe

Anselm was born in Buenavista de Valdavia (Palencia), Spain, on April 16, 1881. Hejoined the Augustinians at Valladolid, professing vows in 1897. He was ordained priestin 1904 and served as a teacher of theology and formator of young religious. In 1922 hewas named Prior at Valladolid and in 1932 was elected Provincial of the Province […]

Blessed Stephen Bellesini, priest

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Luigi Bellesini was born in Trent, Italy, on November 25, 1774. He entered the Order atthe monastery of San Marco in his native city, taking the name Stephen, and making hisprofession on May 31, 1794. Following studies in Rome and Bologna, he was forced toreturn to Trent during the government suppression of religious houses and […]