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Feastday: July 9
Patron of Diabetics
Birth: 1865
Death: 1942
Beatified By: October 18, 1991, Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil by Pope John Paul II
Canonized By: May 19, 2002, Rome, Italy by Pope John Paul II

Saint Paulina, born Amabile Lucia Visintainer (December 16, 1865 -- July 9, 1942), was a Brazilian nun of Italian origin which became the first Brazilian citizen to be canonized when proclaimed a saint on May 19, 2002, by Pope John Paul II. Saint Paulina suffered from diabetes for much of her life and is considered by some to be the Patroness of diabetics.

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