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Why did St. Martin give half of his cloak, and didn't give the whole? The only thing St. Martin could give this beggar was half his cloak! But in doing so, St. Martin had to practice the virtue of prudence at the same time. Having lived in the region of Tours for over a decade and after having the privilege of visiting his tomb in Tours itself, I can ...


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St. Catherine of Alexandria is very much a recognized saint by the Catholic Church. She was taken off the the General Liturgical Calendar in 1970 due to many legends surrounding her life. But she is very much still recognized as a saint. In fact she is still listed as such in the Roman Martyrology, the official catalogue of saints and blesseds recognized by ...


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Who was Saint Raynerius of Beaulieu? St. Raynerius was Benedictine monk. He served at Beaulieu, near Limoges, France and died in 967. His feast day is celebrated on February 22. The above information is about the most you will be able to glean off the internet. One source has this to add: Let me introduce you to the Blessed Rainer. Rainer’s cult ...


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Are there any saints and/or mystics who had vision of hell and based on that made a judgment about have many people are in hell? The majority of mystics and saints who have had visions of Hell, believe that the majority of souls go to Hell. But this is neither absolute or known and is often based on their personal interpretation of their visions. The truth ...


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Why is Mary Magdalene the patron saint of hairdressers and when was the first time she was assigned this role? Historically speaking we do not know when St. Mary-Magdelene became the patron saint of hairdressers. But it can be reasonably assumed that it came about during the Middle Ages. As to why St. Mary-Magdelene is the patron saint of hairdressers is a ...


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