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Friday, September 17, 2010

SEPTEMBER 20
Blessed Mark of Modena
FRIAR AND PRIEST
Blessed Mark was born in Modena, Italy, shortly after the beginning of the fifteenth
century. He entered the Order in his native city and made rapid progress in holiness and learning. He became a renowned preacher throughout northern Italy and for many
years served as prior at Pesaro where he died on September 21, 1498.




Also SEPTEMBER 20
Blessed Francis de Posadas
FRIAR AND PRIEST
Blessed Francis was born at Cordoba, Spain, in 1644 of very poor parents. In 1663 he
fulfilled the desire of his early youth and entered the Order at the priory of Scala Caeli in
Cordoba. His zealous preaching and hearing of confessions were such that he was
considered to be another Saint Vincent Ferrer. He was noted for his profound
compassion for the poor and the imprisoned; often he would give his own clothing to
relieve their needs. He died at Cordoba on September 20, 1713.

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