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17th Sunday, Ordinary Time
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17th Sunday, Ordinary Time

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St. Sharbel Makhluf
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St. Sharbel Makhluf

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St. Sharbel Makhluf (1828-1898).  Ordained in Lebanon in 1862, he lived as a hermit from 1875 until his death.  His body was examined and determined to be incorruptible in 1950.  Many miracles have been associated with his grave site.  Canonized in 1977.

St. Apollinaris
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St. Apollinaris

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ST. APOLLINARIS was the first Bishop of Ravenna; he sat twenty years, and was crowned with martyrdom in the reign of Vespasian. He was a disciple of St. Peter, and made by him Bishop of Ravenna. St. Peter Chrysologus, the most illustrious among his successors, has left us a sermon in honor of our Saint, […]

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Ferial Day
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Ferial Day

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

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Not only among members of the Carmelite Order but also among increasing numbers of the laity is today’s Feast held in great honor.  According to old records, it commemorates an incident in the life of St. Simon Stock. In 1251 at Aylesford in England, the holy friar was privileged to witness an apparition of Our […]

St. Kateri Tekakwitha
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St. Kateri Tekakwitha

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Statue of St. Kateri Tekakwitha on the outside of the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, near Quebec City. Born in 1656 at Ossernenon, Iroquois Confederacy. Died April 17, 1680, at Kahnawake (near Montreal) Canada. Beatified June 22, 1980, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II Canonized October 21, 2012, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI

St. Benedict
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St. Benedict

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ST. BENEDICT, blessed by grace and in name, was born of a noble Italian family about 480. When a boy he was sent to Rome, and there placed in the public schools. Scared by the licentiousness of the Roman youth, he fled to the desert mountains of Subiaco, and was directed by the Holy Spirit […]

The Seven Brothers, Martyrs, and St. Felicitas, their Mother
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The Seven Brothers, Martyrs, and St. Felicitas, their Mother

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THE illustrious martyrdom of these Saints happened at Rome, under the Emperor Antoninus Pius (reigned AD 138 to 161), one of the so-called good emperors. His son, Marcus Aurelius, is likewise listed among the good emperors by secular historians, notwithstanding that he too was a persecutor of Christians. The seven brothers were the sons of […]

Ferial Day
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Ferial Day

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St. Augustine Zhao Rong and companions.
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St. Augustine Zhao Rong and companions.

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The 120 martyrs honored on this day died in China between 1648 and 1930; they were canonized in Rome on Oct. 1, 2000. Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese solider ordained as a diocesan priest and martyred in 1815.  He was associated with Bishop John Gabriel Taurin Dufresse (Paris Foreign Mission Society) who was martyred […]

St. Thomas More
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St. Thomas More

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Thomas More was born in London, 1478. Upon the completion of humanistic studies at Oxford, he studied law in London and became a renowned attorney. He was for a time very seriously perturbed about his vocation in life, having felt and attraction toward both the Carthusians and Franciscans. He had no assurance of a calling […]

Ferial Day
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Ferial Day

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St. Pantænus, Father of the Church
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St. Pantænus, Father of the Church

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THIS learned father and apostolic man flourished in the second century. He was by birth a Sicilian, by profession a Stoic philosopher. His esteem for virtue led him into an acquaintance with the Christians, and being charmed with the innocence and sanctity of their conversation, he opened his eyes to the truth. He studied the […]

St. Peter of Luxemburg
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St. Peter of Luxemburg

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PETER OF LUXEMBURG, descended both by his father and mother from the noblest families in Europe, was born in Lorraine, in the year 1369. When but a schoolboy, twelve years of age, he went to London as a hostage for his brother, the Count of St. Pol, who had been taken prisoner. The English were […]

St Bertha, Widow, Abbess.
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St Bertha, Widow, Abbess.

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BERTHA was the daughter of Count Rigobert and Umana, related to one of the kings of Kent in England. In the twentieth year of her age she was married to Sigefroi, by whom she had five daughters, two of whom, Gertrude and Deotila, are Saints. After her husband’s death she put on the veil in […]

Ferial Day
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Ferial Day

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St. Thomas, Apostle
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St. Thomas, Apostle

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ST. THOMAS was one of the fishermen on Lake Galilee whom Our Lord called to be His apostles. By nature slow to believe, too apt to see difficulties, and too prone to look at the dark side of things, he had withal a most sympathetic, loving, and courageous heart. Once when Jesus spoke of the […]

St. Heliodorus, Bishop
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St. Heliodorus, Bishop

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THIS Saint was born at Dalmatia, St. Jerome’s native country, and soon sought out that great Doctor, in order not only to follow his advice in matters relating to Christian perfection, but also to profit by his deep learning. The life of a recluse possessed peculiar attractions for him, but to enter a monastery it […]

Ferial Day
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Ferial Day

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Blessed Junipero Serra
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Blessed Junipero Serra

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1713-1784.  Founder of many California missions.  Buried in the mission of St. Charles Borromeo at Carmel. http://www.carmelmission.org/museum/  

St. Ladislas, King
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St. Ladislas, King

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LADISLAS the First, son of Bela, King of Hungary, was born in 1041. By the pertinacious importunity of the people he was compelled in 1080, much against his own inclination, to ascend the throne. He restored the good laws and discipline which St. Stephen had established, and which seem to have been obliterated by the […]

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St. Prosper of Aquitaine, St William of Monte-Vergine

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ST. PROSPER was born at Aquitaine, in the year 403. His works show that in his youth he had happily applied himself to all the branches both of polite and sacred learning. On account of the purity and sanctity of his manners, he is called by those of his age a holy and venerable man. […]

St. Romuald, Abbot
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St. Romuald, Abbot

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IN 976, Sergius, a nobleman of Ravenna, quarrelled with a relative about an estate, and slew him in a duel. His son Romuald, horrified at his father’s crime, entered the Benedictine monastery at Classe, to do a forty days’ penance for him. This penance ended in his own vocation to religion. After three years at […]

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