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St Peter of St Joseph Betancurt (April 25), born in Tenerife, ministered to the poor in Guatemala City

St Bernadette (April 16) grew up in the direst extremes of poverty

St Magdalen of Canossa (April 10)

St Vincent Ferrer (April 5) believed that Jews should be rooted out of Spain. His anti-Semitic sermons sparked riots that killed thousands

St Joseph Oriol (March 23) sought obscurity and self-abnegation but ended up being celebrated throughout Barcelona

St Nicholas Owen (March 22) was tortured horribly but did not give up any compromising information

St Gregory of Nyssa (March 9) had nine siblings, and four of them have been declared saints

St Gabriel Possenti (February 27)

Fra Angelico (February 18) believed it was impossible to create a Christian image without living a Christian life