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Sisterhood of Saints: Thérèse of Lisieux

January 2, 1873–September 30, 1897 When we think of Thérèse, we think of her “Little Way,” the practice of offering up even the most commonplace tasks to God’s glory. But the Little Way came no more easily to its originator than it does to us. 
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Sisterhood of Saints: Hildegard of Bingen

1098–September 17, 1179 Surely you have heard of Hildegard, the medieval mystic, composer, author, poet, and playwright who, in October 2012, became the thirty-fifth Doctor of the Church—and the fourth female Doctor. 
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Sisterhood of Saints: Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

October 12, 1891–August 9, 1942 Teresa Benedicta of the Cross may be one of the best known Catholic converts of the twentieth century. She was born Edith Stein on Yom Kippur and was raised Jewish, but she abandoned a faith life at an early age. 
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Sisterhood of Saints: Kateri Tekakwitha

  1656–April 17, 1680 Kateri, called the “Lily of the Mohawks,” had virtually no traditional family support on her Christian journey. By some reports, her Algonquin mother was a Christian, educated by French missionaries. 
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Sisterhood of Saints: Joan of Arc

January 6, 1412–May 30, 1431 The conflicts known as the Hundred Years’ War had been going on for seventy-five years by 1412. All told, it’s estimated that 3.5 million people died in the battles between Britain and France.
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Sisterhood of Saints: Catherine of Siena

March 25, 1347–April 29, 1380 Some of our most beloved saints wouldn’t take no for an answer. Catherine of Siena, a Doctor of the Church and one of the most influential women in Catholic history, is one of those saints.
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Sisterhood of Saints: Bernadette Soubirous

January 7, 1844–April 16, 1879 We all know the story of how Mary appeared to Bernadette, a simple girl of fourteen, at Lourdes. But what sometimes gets lost in the story is Bernadette’s strong faith. Her statements were challenged over and over again by Church officials and local authorities who attempted to catch her in lies and contradictions.
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Sisterhood of Saints: Katharine Drexel

November 26, 1858–March 3, 1955 The wealthy Drexel family of Philadelphia was socially conscious, donating large amounts of money to help the less fortunate. Indeed, three days a week, Katherine’s stepmother would welcome people in need into their home; there was plenty of food, clothing, and financial aid to share, and Katharine and her two sisters would teach the children about Jesus.
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Sisterhood of Saints: Clare of Assisi

July 16, 1194–August 11, 1253 Louise de Marillac and Vincent de Paul. Paula and Jerome. Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. It’s not unusual for women saints to have had non-romantic ministry or spiritual instruction relationships with men also honored by the Church. But many would agree the best known of such partnerships is that of Clare and Francis of Assisi.
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Sisterhood of Saints: Maria Goretti

October 16, 1890–July 6, 1902 She was an obedient child by all accounts, taking care of her siblings and the housework so that her widowed mother could work in the fields, hoping against hope to bring in the crop that would keep her little brood together. 
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