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Feastday: May 11

Birth: 1739

Death: 1822

Beatified By: Pope John Paul II


Saint Anthony of Saint Ann Galvăo was a Brazilian friar of the Franciscan Order. One of the best-known religious figures in Brazil, renowned for his healing powers, Galvăo was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on May 11, 2007, becoming the first Brazilian-born saint. Overall, he is the second Brazilian saint, after Italian-born Saint Paulina, canonized in 2002.


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