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St. Isidore, day laborer
Isidore started his day with Mass before going to work as a day laborer on a farm. Although tired, he often brought hungry people home to feed them.
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St. Thomas More, laywer
The English attorney and statesman lost his head (literally) when he objected to his boss Henry VIII's self-proclaimed annulment of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon.
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St. Gianna Beretta Molla, doctor
The Italian pediatrician and mom of four was dedicated to helping the young and the elderly, and refused life-saving surgery for herself in order to save her unborn child.
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St. Louis Martin, watchmaker
The devout father of St. Thérèse de Lisieux made a good living making and repairing timepieces. He later sold his business to join his wife's lacemaking shop.
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St. Zelie Martin, artisan & business owner
While giving birth to 9 children, the mother of St. Therese ran a successful business as a lacemaker. She died at 44 when St. Thérèse was just 4 years old.
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St. Gemma Galgani, housekeeper
The stigmatic and mystic with a deep love of Christ, who was too ill to become a nun, worked as a housekeeper until her early death.
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St. Clelia Barbieri, educator
Devout from an early age, Clelia started as an assistant teacher and went on to found a religious institute.
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St Joseph Moscati, scientist
The pious doctor and researcher dedicated his professional life to serving the sick, often relying on faith and the sacraments to aid in his treatments.