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Saint Marcelino Champagnat

Saint Marcelino Champagnat was born on 20 May 1789 at Hameau du Rosey, Lyon, France. He entered the seminary at age 16. Student with Saint John Marie Vianney. Ordained a Priest in 1816. Founded the Little Brothers of Mary in 1817 mainly involving boys in their late teens with a great devotion of Our Lady who wanted to teach and help bring the Word to other young men.
 
Saint Marcelino died 6 June 1840 and made venerable on 22 June 1920 by Pope benedict XV, beatified 29 May 1955 by venerable Pope Pius XII and canonized on 18 April 1999 by Pope John Paul II.

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This Relic is a Piece of his clothing.

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"Saint Marcelino announced the Gospel with an ardent heart. He was sensitive to the spiritual and educational needs of his time, especially the prevailing religious ignorance, and the abandonment which youth were experiencing....he was a model for all parents and educators to help them look upon youth with hope, to encourage them with total love, which will make a true human, moral and spiritual formation possible."    -  Pope John Paul II

"If it were only a question of teaching human knowledge to the children, there would be no need for Brothers, since lay teachers can do this work. If we are to give only religious instruction, we would be content to be simply catechists, and to bring the children together for only one hour a day. But we want to do more than this - we want to educate the children, that is, to give them an integrated education... To do this, we must be educators, we must live with the children, and they must spend a lot of time with us. "                  -Saint Marcelino

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