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St. Michael Febres Cordero

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Feastday: February 9
Birth: 1854
Death: 1910
Beatified: October 30, 1977 by Pope Paul VI
Canonized: October 21, 1984 by Pope John Paul II

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Ecuadorian de Ia Salle Brother, the first native vocation there. A teacher, he was honored with membership in the great Academie Francaise. Michael died near Barcelona in Spain after teaching for many years and serving as a model of prayer and charity. In 1936, his intact body was returned to Ecuador. Pope John Paul II canonized him in 1984.

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