While cleaning out my room recently, I came across an essay I wrote in sixth grade!
The sixth grade students of my school participated in a Diocesan wide essay contest. Each student was asked to research a saint or prominent Catholic of African ancestry and compare the person’s values with someone we knew.
Below is my article. I’ll explain why I’m sharing it with you at the end of the post.
Saints are men and women whose souls have reached heaven. The Catholic Church has a specific process for declaring men and women as saints and over 10,000 have been canonized! There are also many holy men and women who have not been officially canonized.
Below is information about four saints with feast days in February: Blaise, Agatha, Amata, and Thalelaeus. You may have heard of all, some or none of these saints.
Each has a unique story and personality, just like you and me. Each has something valuable to teach us about being a faithful disciple of Christ.
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Today, January 24th is the feast day of St. Francis de Sales.
In my first post — First Post, First Blog! — I mentioned this saint. Those who have been following from the beginning may remember that I prayed a Novena to him for guidance, and the fruit of that prayer was this blog.
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