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Saint John Eudes (1601-1680) was a priest who bravely tended the sick during a time of plague. In order not to infect fellow priests who lived in the monastery, John made his home in a huge wine cask in the  eld. From there he set out each day to bring spiritual and medical help to plague victims.
Saint Rose of Lima (1586-1617) set up an in rmary in a room of her parents’ house. There she cared for the elderly, homeless children, and the sick.
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Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus (1873-1897), also known as Thérèse of Lisieux and the Little Flower, wrote the religious bestseller of the twentieth century, The Story of a Soul.
Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), the great saint of poverty, came from a rich family and was known in his youth as a well-dressed, free-spending man about town.
Saint Theresa of Jesus (1515-1582), also called Teresa of Avila, became so engrossed in prayer that sometimes she would rise up into the air. This pheno- menon annoyed and embarrassed her so much that she told her sisters to hold her down if ever they saw her begin to drift upward.
Saint Luke (1st century) is credited as the author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. There is evidence that he was a physician, a companion of Saint Paul in his travels, and that he may even have painted a portrait of Jesus and Mary.
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September 27 Saint Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) was on a ship in the Mediterranean when it was attacked by pirates. He was sold to a master in Tunisia, where he spent two years as a slave until he escaped and made his way back to France in a rowboat.
September 30 Saint Jerome (345-420) made a lifelong friend and companion of a lion by removing a thorn from its paw.
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