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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, December 16th, 2015: St. Ado of Vienne


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St. Ado of Vienne

An archbishop and scholar, Ado was born in Sens and educated at the Benedictine abbey of Ferrieres. Abbot Lupus Servatus, an outstanding humanist of the time, trained Ado, and was impressed with the … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015: St. Bibiana


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St. Bibiana

St. Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr (Feast day – December 2nd) Other than the name, nothing is known for certain about this saint. However, we have the following account from a later tradition. In the … continue readin

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, November 25th, 2015: St. Catherine of Alexandria


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St. Catherine of Alexandria

St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr whose feast day is November 25th. She is the patroness of philosophers and preachers. St. Catherine is believed to have been born in Alexandria of a … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, November 18th, 2015: St. Rose Philippine Duchesne


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St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin (Feast day – November 18) Born in Grenoble, France, in 1769, Rose joined the Society of the Sacred Heart. In 1818, when she was forty-nine years old, Rose was … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, November 11th, 2015: St. Martin of Tours


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St. Martin of Tours

When Sulpicius Severus first met Martin of Tours he was stunned. Not only did the bishop offer him hospitality at his residence — a monk’s cell in the wilderness instead of a palace — but Martin … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, November 4th, 2015: St. Charles Borromeo


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Charles was the son of Count Gilbert Borromeo and Margaret Medici, sister of Pope Pius IV. He was born at the family castle of Arona on Lake Maggiore, Italy on October 2. He received the clerical … continue readin

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 21st, 2015: St. Hilarion


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St. Hilarion

Abbot and disciple of St. Anthony the Great, companion of St. Hesychius. He was born in Tabatha, Palestine, and was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. He stayed with St. Anthony in the desert there … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015: St. Padre Pio


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St. Padre Pio

Francesco, named in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, was born to Giuseppa and Grazio Forgione, peasant farmers, in the small Italian village of Pietrelcina on May 25, 1887. From his childhood, it was … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, August 5th, 2015: St. Addal


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St. Addal

A disciple of Christ sent by St. Thomas to the court of King Abgar the Black, the second century Osroene ruler. Legendary accounts claim Abgar wrote to Christ asking Jesus to cure him of an … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 : St. Paternus


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St. Paternus

St. Paternus.The first 5th century saint. He followed his father’s path by becoming a hermit in Wales. He founded the monastery at the great church of Paternus, and became a bishop of that region. He … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 8th, 2015: St. Julie Billiart


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St. Julie Billiart

St. Julie (Julia) Billiart was born in 1751 and died in 1816. As a child, playing “school” was Julie’s favorite game. When she was sixteen, to help support her family, she began to teach … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, April 1st, 2015: St. Hugh of Grenoble


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St. Hugh of Grenoble

Benedictine bishop of Grenoble, France, patron of St. Bruno. He was born in the Dauphine region and became a canon of the cathedral in Valence. In 1080, while attending a synod in Avignon, Hugh was … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 11th, 2015: St. Constantine


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St. Constantine

Constantine was king of Cornwall. Unreliable tradition has him married to the daughter of the king of Brittany who on her death ceded his throne to his son and became a monk at St. Mochuda monastery … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 29th, 2014: St. Narcissus