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St. Colette Boylet - March 6

A number of miracles were attributed to this French abbess who, through a series of dreams and visions, felt the need to reform the Franciscan Second Order and eventually founded the Colettine Poor Clares. Living in extreme poverty, the order prescribed fasting, abstinence, and even walking barefoot. Under this order 18 monasteries were founded. With a name meaning "victorious" or "necklace," your little Colette would have a more unusual French name.

St. Felicity - March 7

The 3rd-century saint was a Christian martyr, killed alongside Perpetua and other companions. The pregnant slave was being schooled in Christianity at a time when conversion to the faith was forbidden. Though not yet baptized, she was imprisoned for her faith, and finally executed at the military games in honor of Emperor Septimius Severus's birthday. Meaning "happiness," Felicity is a beautiful choice for any baby girl.

St. Frances of Rome - March 9

The life of this Italian noblewoman was extraordinary. Her only desire was to become a nun and help the poor but she was forced to marry. Through her determination and ability to follow God's plan for her, she managed to serve the poor, convert others to her way of thinking, and even offer up her son as a sacrifice -- luckily he was spared. Meaning "free one," the name is perfect for any girl with a strong will to do good.

St. Fina - March 12

This beautiful saint from Italy lived much of her short life in agony due to illness. She never complained and always gave thanks to God. Bedridden, she chose to spend years resting on a plank, instead of the comfort of a bed. She was greatly devoted to St. Gregory the Great and sought his intercession in her suffering. She eventually died on the anniversary of his death. A pretty name for any girl and can be adapted to "Seraphina."

St. Matilda - March 14

The first Ottonian queen certainly achieved a lot in her life: from employing diplomatic skills with her warring sons that led to the restoration of the Holy Roman Empire in 962, to great works of charity. Widowed for 32 years, she eventually died in one of the convents she founded. Her name, meaning "strength" and "battle," suited her character, and would be a great option for any modern girl.

St. Lea - March 22

This 4th-century Italian widow abandoned her wealth to enter consecrated life. Although little is known about her, accounts of her deep devotion and humility were shared by St. Jerome who used her life as an example of needing to focus on spiritual and not earthly wealth. She is a great inspiration for any little girl.

St. Theodosia - April 2

This 17-year-old Lebanese martyr was in Palestine when she came across a group of Christians awaiting execution for refusing to make pagan sacrifices. Stopping to talk to them, Theodosia was herself captured, tortured, and thrown into the sea for also refusing to make sacrifices. With this unusual and beautiful name meaning "given by God," maybe your own little "Dosia"  will grow up with similar courage.