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The Great Cloud of Witnesses

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The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

Between 1225 and 1227 in the city of Florence, Italy, seven cloth merchants from the city's prominent families joined the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. They desired to live a penitential life dedicated to her title of Mother of Sorrows. Our Lady appeared to the seven men on the feast of the Assumption in 1233, asking them to live a life of seclusion and prayer. They obeyed and...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 134
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