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St Benedict Joseph Labre

(1748—1783)


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(1748–83),

pilgrim and mendicant saint. Born near Béthune, he was rejected by the Trappists and the Carthusians as unsuitable for community life and found his vocation in a life of solitude and pilgrimage. He visited most of the leading sanctuaries in Europe. Feast day, 16 Apr.

Subjects: Christianity.


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