1) Luigi Orione
Joined the Franciscans at Voghera, Italy as a young man, but developed severe health problems and returned to his family. Studied under Saint John Bosco at Turin, Italy, was present at Saint John's death, and was cured of his illness during Saint John's funeral.
Studied at the seminary in Tortona, Italy. While still a layman and student, he opened San Luigi House at San Bernardino in 1893, a home for the poor, homeless and abandoned. Ordained on 13 April 1895.
Founded the Hermits of Divine Providence congregation, the Ladies of Divine Providence, and an orphanage in Rome in 1899. Under the patronage of Pope Saint Pius X, he founded the Little Missionaries of Charity. Constructed the Marian shrine at Tortona, a site that became a rallying point for people during times of political unrest. To administer the houses of his congregations, Luigi travelled the world, visiting houses in Wales, Brazil, the United States, and throughout Italy.
Born 23 June 1872 at Pontecurone, Allessandria, Italy
Died 12 March 1940 at San Remo, Imperia, Italy of natural causes; boyd found intact when exhumed in 1965; interred at the shrine of Our Lady of Safe Keeping, Tortona, Italy
Abbot of Fahan (Othan Mor), appointed by Saint Columba. Friend of King Hugh of Ireland. Spiritual teacher of Saint Laserian. Member of the O'Neill clan. Writer, including a rhymed life of Saint Columba. In the ruined church of Saint Mura at Fahan is a beautiful Irish cross, and nearby is Saint Mura's Well.
Born c.550 in County Donegal, Ireland
Died 645 of natural causes; relics include his crozier at the National Museum, Dublin, Ireland, and his bell-shrine at the Wallace Collection, London, England
Born poor, and through she stayed that way, she still found ways to help those in worse shape that herself. A pretty girl, she lived as a hermit in her home, doing chores, giving to the poor when she could, spinning, sewing, and praying through the nights. Her father died when she was very young. Soon after, she was stricken with a condition that made any movement painful; she had to be carried everywhere on a board. She lived the rest of her life in constant suffering, and neglect, which she turned over to God in her constant prayers. Never joined an order but lived her life under Benedictine rule. Devoted to Saint Gregory the Great who suffered from a condition like hers. She received a vision from Saint Gregory who foretold the date of her death.
Born at San Geminiano, Tuscany, Italy
Died 12 March 1253 of natural causes