Category: Saint of the 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 […]

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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/  

First Martyrs of the Church of Rome
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First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

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The First Martyrs of the Church of Rome were Christians martyred in the city of Rome during Nero’s persecution in 64. The event is recorded by both Tacitus and Pope Clement I, among others. They are celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church as an optional memorial on 30 June. This feast first came into the […]

Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
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Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

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PETER was of Bethsaida in Galilee, and as he was fishing on the lake was called by Our Lord to be one of His apostles. He was poor and unlearned, but candid, eager, and loving. In his heart, first of all, grew up the conviction, and from his lips came the confession, “Thou art the […]

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor
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Saint Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop and Doctor

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ST. CYRIL became Patriarch of Alexandria in 412. Having at first thrown himself with ardor into the party politics of the place, God called him to a nobler conflict. In 428, Nestorius, Bishop of Constantinople, began to deny the unity of Person in Christ, and to refuse to the Blessed Virgin the title of “Mother […]

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St. John the Baptist
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St. John the Baptist

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THE birth of St. John was foretold by an angel of the Lord to his father, Zachary, who was offering incense in the Temple. It was the office of St. John to prepare the way for Christ, and before he was born into the world he began to live for the Incarnate God. Even in […]

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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 […]

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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Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor
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Saint Anthony of Padua, Priest and Doctor

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IN 1221 St. Francis held a general chapter at Assisi; when the others dispersed, there lingered behind, unknown and neglected, a poor Portuguese friar, resolved to ask for and to refuse nothing. Nine months later, Fra Antonio rose under obedience to preach to the religious assembled at Forli, when, as the discourse proceeded, “the Hammer […]

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
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The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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St. Margaret Mary’s parents, Claude Alacoque and Philiberte Lamyn, were distinguished less for temporal possessions than for their virtue, which gave them an honorable position. From early childhood Margaret showed intense love for the Blessed Sacrament, and preferred silence and prayer to childish amusements. The death of her father and the injustice of a relative […]

St. Barnabas, Apostle
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St. Barnabas, Apostle

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WE read that in the first days of the Church, “the multitude of believers had but one heart and one soul; neither did any one say that aught of the things which he possessed was his own.” Of this fervent company, one only is singled out by name, Joseph, a rich Levite, from Cyprus. “He […]

St. Ephrem
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St. Ephrem

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ST. EPHREM is the light and glory of the Syriac Church in the 4th century. A mere youth, he entered on the religious life at Nisibis, his native place. Long years of retirement taught him the science of the Saints, and then God called him to Edessa, there to teach what he had learned so […]

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Feast of Corpus Christi
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Feast of Corpus Christi

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Catholics don’t just go to church on Sunday, like other Christians.  They go to Mass.  Christmas, New Years, weddings, funerals.  It seems that we just can’t seem to do anything important without this ceremony which some regard as a sacrifice and others as a fellowship meal and still others as “the real presence.” So which […]

St. Norbert, Bishop
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St. Norbert, Bishop

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Saint Norbert was born in Xanten on the left bank of the Rhine, near Wesel, in the Electorate of Cologne. He grew up there and was also educated there. His father, Heribert, Count of Gennep, was related to the imperial house of Germany and the House of Lorraine. His mother was Hedwig of Guise. Ordained […]

St. Boniface, Bishop, Martyr
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St. Boniface, Bishop, Martyr

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ST. BONIFACE was born at Crediton in Devonshire, England, in the year 680. Some missionaries staying at his father’s house spoke to him of heavenly things, and inspired him with a wish to devote himself, as they did, to God. He entered the monastery of Exminster, and was there trained for his apostolic work. His […]

Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs
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Saints Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

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Charles Lwanga (also known as Karoli Lwanga) (1860 or 1865–June 3, 1886) was a Ugandan Catholic catechist martyred for his faith and revered as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. He was born in the kingdom of Buganda in the southern part of modern Uganda, and served as a page in the court of […]

Sts. Marcellinus and Peter
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Sts. Marcellinus and Peter

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Little is know about these Saints, except that they died c. 304, during the persecution of the Roman Emperor, Diocletian.   Marcellinus was a priest and Peter an exorcist. Pope Damasus I, the oldest source, claimed that he heard the story of these two martyrs from their executioner who became a Christian after their deaths.

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