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St. Clotilde
This saint from Lyon (in modern-day France) married a pagan king, Clovis of the Francs, at the end of the 5th century. Their union produced five children, whom Clotilde was determined to see raised as Catholics. After much persuasion she managed not only to baptize her kids, but also to convert her husband to Catholicism. She used her position to help spread Catholicism throughout western Europe. Once widowed, she dedicated herself to founding churches and monasteries.

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