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Holy Quotes from Franciscan Saints

In my book, The Franciscan Saints, I selected more than a hundred Franciscans—many, but not all, drawn from the long list of official Franciscan saints.  Beginning with the founders, Francis and Clare and their first generation of followers, they include friars, women religious, and the diverse family of tertiary or Third Order Franciscans, a company comprised of laypeople, clergy, and even popes.
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Surrounded by Saints

Outside in my garden is a statue of Saint Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. I also have a few items depicting Saint Fiacre, the patron of gardeners. But if you were to ask me who the real patron saint of my garden is, I would have to say that it’s my Aunt Ellie.
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Father Stanley Rother: First American Martyr

Many men and women have served the peoples of the United States and have been declared saints by the Catholic Church. People like Saints John Neumann, Francis Xavier Cabrini, Junipero Serra (who was canonized by Pope Francis in 2015), Marianne Cope, and Damien de Veuster of Moloka’i to name just a few.
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