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St. Athanasius was a 4th century bishop, Church Father, Doctor of the Church. He spent his life defending the Divinity of Christ against the dangerous Arian heresy which denied it. His refusal to tolerate this error brought him persecution & exile. Known as the "champion of orthodoxy," his efforts eventually succeeded in the formation of the Nicene Creed which states that Jesus Christ is "God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father."
St. Maximilian Kolbe: On July 31, 1941, in reprisal for one prisoner's escape in Auschwitz, ten men were chosen to die. Father Kolbe offered himself in place of a young husband and father. And he was the last to die, enduring two weeks of starvation, thirst, and neglect. He was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1982. His feast day is August 14th.
St. John (Don) Bosco, a 19th century Italian priest, was known for his love & labor for street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth. Called the "Apostle of Youth" for turning the hearts of poor young people to God, and for founding the Salesian Society to remedy their lack of education & opportunities. St. John Bosco, pray for our youth!