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The Law Professor Who Became a Saint

Few law students would think of any of their professors as saints. Nevertheless, one such professor did attain the status of sainthood. His name was Turibius of Mogrovejo, and he was born in Spain to a prominent family in 1538. … Continue reading

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Ambrose of Milan: From Lawyer and Governor to Bishop and Saint

Those who have heard of Saint Ambrose of Milan most probably remember two or three things about him. First, they may recall that he was responsible for the conversion of Saint Augustine, who came to the Faith after years of … Continue reading

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Saint John Roberts: Law Student, Priest, Martyr

One of the Forty Saints of England and Wales canonized in 1970 by Pope Paul VI bore the same name as the current Chief Justice of the United States. This earlier John Roberts was a Welshman, born and raised as … Continue reading

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Francis de Sales: Lawyer, Reformer, Saint

Francis de Sales (1567-1622) was one of the leading figures in the Catholic Reformation. In his book,¬†True Reformers: Saints of the¬†Catholic Reformation, on which I have drawn extensively for this post, Jerome Williams characterizes de Sales as “an accomplished and … Continue reading

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Saint Cajetan: Protector of the Sick and the Poor

Gaetano del Conti di Tiene, better known as St. Cajetan, was born in 1480 in Vicenza, in the Republic of Venice in Italy. His parents were members of the local nobility and Cajetan received an excellent education, culminating in a … Continue reading

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LAWYERS WHO BECAME SAINTS: A NEW SERIES

Lawyers have not fared very well in most English translations of the Bible. We find, for example, this denunciation in the Gospel of Luke: “Woe … to you lawyers! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you … Continue reading

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