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Patrons of Europe

St.Benedict of Nursia
He was born about 480 in the middle of Italy (today’s Norcia), came from aristocratic family, and got first class education in Rome. During the Gothic occupation he studied in Groaning Rome.

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St.Bridget of Sweden
She was born about 1303 in Uppsala, died in 1373 in Rome. Her feast day is celebrated on 23rd July. She was a mystic and founder of her order. After her husband’s death under an influence of her visions she moved to a convent. On October 1st, 1999, she was announced by pope John Paul II as co-patron saint to Europe.
Cyril and Methodius...
 both entered the monastery and after the call of Radislav, the prince of Morva, they began to convert in Morva. From the Greek alphabet Cyril created suitable for Slavic language so called Cyrillic letters. This became a base for Slavic language liturgical texts editions. They spread the Gospel in Pannonia, went to Zala castle and Nitra.

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St. Edith Stein
She was born as a child of a Jewish family in 1891 in Breslau. In 1922 she converted by reading the works of St Theresa of Avila, she becomes a Carmelite sister. In 1942 she died in Auschwitz in the gas chamber. Pope John Paul II announced her as Blessed and in 1998 as Saint and registered her as patron saint of Europe.

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St. Catherine of Siena
She was born in Siena on March 25th, 1347, as a twenty fifth child of Jacob Benicas, wool painter. She was a beautiful child. Everyone called her by her nickname, and adored her. However her desires were heavenly. . Already as 6 years old girl she had a vision of Jesus and the Apostles over a Dominican church.

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