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Monday, September 17, 2012

Saint Robert Bellarmine - September 17

Saint Robert Bellarmine
September 17
"If you are wise, then know that you
have been created for the glory of God
and your own eternal salvation.
 This is your goal; this is the center of your life;
this is the treasure of your heart
."  Saint Robert Bellarmine

Today’s Saint, Robert Bellarmine was born in 1542 in the town of Monte Pulciano in Tuscany.  He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was elected to the College of Cardinals and named bishop of Capua. He died September 17, 1621, was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1930, and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1931. He is the patron saint of catechists. 

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