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St. Eusebius

St. Eusebius was born of a noble family, in the island of Sardinia, where his father is said to havedied in prison for the Faith. The Saint’s mother carried him and his sister, both infants, to Rome. Eusebius, having been ordained, served the Church of Vercelli with such zeal that on the episcopal chair becoming vacant he was unanimously chosen, by both clergy and people, to fill it. The holy bishop saw that the best and first means to labor effectually for the edification and sanctification of his people was to have a zealous clergy. He was at the same… Continue Reading

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St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587 – 1651)

Widower, Virginia Centurione Bracelli was born on April 2, 1587, in Genoa, into the family of Giorgio Centurione, duke of the Republic of Liguria in the year 1621-1622, and Lelia Spinola. Both of them were of the ancient noble origin. She was baptized two days after her birth, and received her first religious and literary formation from her mother and private tutor. She soon felt the need for a cloistered life but she had to succumb to her father’s strong will and marry Gaspare Grimaldi Bracelli on December 10, 1602. Gaspare’s family was both illustrious and wealthy, but he was… Continue Reading