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The Great Cloud of Witnesses

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St. Jerome Emiliani

Gerolamo Emiliani (Italian: Gerolamo Emiliani (1486 – 8 February 1537), was an Italian humanitarian, founder of the Somaschi Fathers, and saint. He was canonized in 1767 and is the patron saint of orphans. Jerome was born in Venice, the son of Angelo Emiliani (popularly called Miani) and Eleonore Mauroceni. His father died when he was a teenager and Gerolamo ran away at the age of 15 to...
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