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Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 10th, 2015: Pope Saint Gregory III


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Saint of the Day for Thursday, November 26th, 2015: St. John Berchmans


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St. John Berchmans

Eldest son of a shoemaker, John was born at Diest, Brabant. He early wanted to be a priest, and when thirteen became a servant in the household of one of the Cathedral canons at Malines, John … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, November 12th, 2015: St. Josaphat of Polotsk


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St. Josaphat of Polotsk

Josaphat, an Eastern Rite bishop, is held up as a martyr to church unity because he died trying to bring part of the Orthodox Church into union with Rome. In 1054, a formal split called a schism … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, October 22nd, 2015: St. Pope John Paul II


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St. Pope John Paul II

Karol J. Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from Cracow, on May 18, 1920. He was the second of two sons … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, October 15th, 2015: St. Teresa of Avila


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St. Teresa of Avila

Teresa of Avila was born Teresa Ali Fatim Corella Sanchez de Capeda y Ahumada in Avila, Spain. Less than twenty years before Teresa was born in 1515, Columbus opened up the Western Hemisphere to … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, July 2nd, 2015: St. Bernardino Realino


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St. Bernardino Realino

St. Bernardino Realino was born into a noble family of Capri, Italy in 1530. After receiving a thorough and devout Christian education at the hands of his mother, he went on to study medicine at the … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, May 7th, 2015: St. Rose Venerini


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St. Rose Venerini

Blessed Rose was born at Viterbo in 1656, the daughter of Godfrey Venerini, a physician. Upon the death of a young man who had been paying court to her, she entered a convent, but after a few months … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 30th, 2015: St. Pius V, Pope


Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 23rd, 2015: St. George


 

Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

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St. George

Pictures of St. George usually show him killing a dragon to rescue a beautiful lady. The dragon stands for wickedness. The lady stands for God’s holy truth. St. George was a brave martyr who was … continue reading

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Sfântul Mare Mucenic Gheorghe, purtătorul de biruință (23 aprilie), icoană pictată de Părintelui Arsenie Boca

Sfîntul Mucenic Gheorghe s-a născut în Capadocia, din părinţi creştini. A trăit în vremea împăratului Diocleţian (Secolul al IV-lea). Datorită vitejiei şi victoriilor sale, ajunge conducător de armată.

În anul 303, împăratul Diocleţian va începe lupta împotriva creştinilor. Au fost dărîmate lăcaşuri de cult, interzise adunările creştinilor, arse cărţile sfinte, iar cei ce refuzau să aducă jertfă zeilor erau ucişi. În faţa acestei situaţii, Sfîntul Gheorghe nu se fereşte să-şi mărturisească credinţa în Hristos, motiv pentru care va fi întemniţat. Va fi supus la diverse chinuri: loviri cu suliţa, tras pe roată, îngropat în var, lespezi de piatră puse pe piept etc., dar nici o tortură nu l-a făcut să renunţe la credinţa sa.
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Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 16th, 2015: St. Bernadette


Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 19th, 2015: St. Joseph


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St. Joseph

Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends about him. We know he was a … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 12th, 2015: St. Fina


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St. Fina

St. Fina or Seraphina, Virgin A.D. 1253 The old town of San Geminiano in Tuscany treasures with special veneration the memory of Santa Fina, a young girl whose claim to be recognized as a saint lay … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, February 19th, 2015 : Bl. Alvarez of Corova


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Bl. Alvarez of Corova

Alvarez was born in either Lisbon, Portugal, or Cordova, Spain. He entered the Dominican convent at Cordova in 1368. He became known for his preaching prowess in Spain and Italy, was confessor and … continue reading

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