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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, September 30th, 2015: St. Jerome


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St. Jerome

St. Jerome, who was born Eusebius Hieronymous Sophronius, was the most learned of the Fathers of the Western Church. He was born about the year 342 at Stridonius, a small town at the head of the … 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 Monday, September 21st, 2015: St. Matthew


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St. Matthew

St. Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, is the author of the first Gospel. This has been the constant tradition of the Church and is confirmed by the Gospel itself. He was the son of Alpheus and was … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 16th, 2015: St. Stephen the Great


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St. Stephen the Great

St. Stephen the Great (977-1038), was the son of the Magyar chieftain Geza, Stephen succeeded him as leader in 997. Already raised a Christian, in 996 he wed the daughter of Duke Henry II of Bavaria … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, August 2nd, 2015: St. Eusebius of Vercelli


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St. Eusebius of Vercelli

Christians who breathed a sigh of relief when Constantine proclaimed Christianity the state religion, believing this would end the bloodshed and martyrdom. But it was all too short a time until they … continue readin

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Saint of the Day for Tuesday, July 14th, 2015: St. Kateri Tekakwitha


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St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin, was canonized on 10/21/2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Kateri was born near the town of Auriesville, New York, in the year 1656, the daughter of a Mohawk warrior. She … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Monday, July 6th, 2015: St. Maria Goretti


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St. Maria Goretti

Born in Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy, on October 16 1890; her farmworker father moved his family to Ferrier di Conca, near Anzio. Her father died of malaria and her mother had to struggle to feed her … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, June 13th, 2015: St. Anthony of Padua


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Saint Anthony was canonized (declared a saint) less than one year after his death. There is perhaps no more loved and admired saint in the Catholic Church than Saint Anthony of Padua, a Doctor of … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, May 30th, 2015: St. Joan of Arc


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St. Joan of Arc

St. Joan of Arc is the patroness of soldiers and of France. On January 6, 1412, Joan of Arc was born to pious parents of the French peasant class, at the obscure village of Domremy, near the province … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Friday, May 22nd, 2015: St. Rita


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Saint of the Day for Sunday, May 17th, 2015: St. Paschal Baylon


 

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St. Paschal Baylon

Franciscan lay brother and mystic. Born to a peasant family at Torre Hermosa, in Aragon, on Whitsunday, he was christened Pascua in honor of the feast. According to accounts of his early life, … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Tuesday, May 12th, 2015: Sts. Nereus & Achilleus


Saint of the Day for Sunday, May 3rd, 2015: St. James the Lesser


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St. James the Lesser

St. James the Less, the author of the first Catholic Epistle, was the son of Alphaeus of Cleophas. His mother Mary was either a sister or a close relative of the Blessed Virgin, and for that reason, … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Monday, April 20th, 2015: St. Marian


St. Marian

When St. Mamertinus was Abbot of the monastery which St. Germanus had founded at Auxerre, there came to him a young man called Marcian (also known as Marian), a fugitive from Bourges then occupied by … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, April 19th, 2015: St. Alphege


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St. Alphege

Archbishop and “the First Martyr of Canterbury.” He was born in 953 and became a monk in the Deerhurst Monastery in Gloucester, England, asking after a few years to become a hermit. He received … 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 Saturday, April 11th, 2015: St. Marguerite d’Youville


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St. Marguerite d’Youville

Foundress of the Sisters of Charity, the Grey Nuns of Canada. St. Marguerite D’Youville was born at Varennes, Quebec, on October 15, Marie Marguerite Dufrost de La Jemmerais. She studied under the … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Monday, April 6th, 2015: St. William of Eskilsoe


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St. William of Eskilsoe

Missionary. Born at Saint-Germain, France, circa 1125, he served as a canon at the church of St. Genevieve, Paris, under the great Abbot Suger until about 1170, when he was sent to Denmark with the … 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 Tuesday, March 31st, 2015: St. Benjamin


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St. Benjamin

St. Benjamin, Martyr (Feast Day – March 31) The Christians in Persia had enjoyed twelve years of peace during the reign of Isdegerd, son of Sapor III, when in 420 it was disturbed by the indiscreet … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, March 29th, 2015: St. Berthold


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St. Berthold

Considered by some historians to be the founder of the Carmelite Order. He was born in Limoges, France, and proved a brilliant student at the University of Paris. Ordained a priest, Berthold joined … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Friday, March 27th, 2015: St. Rupert


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St. Rupert

Bishop and missionary, also listed as Robert of Hrodbert. A member of a noble Frankish family, he was appointed bishop of Worms, Germany, and then dedicated himself to spreading the faith among the … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Monday, March 23rd, 2015: St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo


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St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo

Bishop and defender of the rights of the native Indians in Peru, Born in Mayorga, Spain, he studied law and became a lawyer and then professor at Salamanca, receiving appointment-despite being a … continue reading

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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 Tuesday, March 17th, 2015: St. Patrick


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St. Patrick

St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints. Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Monday, March 16th, 2015: St. Abban


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St. Abban

Abbot and Irish missionary. An Irish prince, Abban was the son of King Cormac of Leinster. He is listed as the nephew of St. Ibar. Abban founded many churches in the old district of Ui Cennselaigh, … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, March 15th, 2015: St. Louise de Marillac


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St. Louise de Marillac

Louise de Marillac was born probably at Ferrieres-en-Brie near Meux, France, on August 12, 1591. She was educated by the Dominican nuns at Poissy. She desired to become a nun but on the advice of her … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, March 14th, 2015: St. Matilda


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St. Matilda

Matilda was the daughter of Count Dietrich of Westphalia and Reinhild of Denmark. She was also known as Mechtildis and Maud. She was raised by her grandmother, the Abbess of Eufurt convent. Matilda … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Friday, March 13th, 2015: Bl. Agnello of Pisa


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Bl. Agnello of Pisa

The founder of the English Franciscan province, Blessed Agnello, was admitted into the Order by St. Francis himself on the occasion of his sojourn in Pisa. He was sent to the Friary in Paris, of … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, March 7th, 2015: † Sts. Perpetua and Felicity †


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Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

With the lives of so many early martyrs shrouded in legend, we are fortunate to have the record of the courage of Perpetua and Felicity from the hand of Perpetua herself, her teacher Saturus, and … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 : St. John Theristus


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St. John Theristus

Benedictine monk, called Theristus or �Harvester.� He was of Calabrian lineage, born in Sicily. His mother was a slave of the Saracens. John escaped at a young age and became a monk. continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 : St. Margaret of Cortona


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St. Margaret of Cortona

Margaret of Cortona, penitent, was born in Loviana in Tuscany in 1247. Her father was a small farmer. Margaret’s mother died when she was seven years old. Her stepmother had little care for her … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, February 21st, 2015 : St. Severian


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St. Severian

Bishop and martyr. The bishop of Scythopolis in Galilee. He attended the Council of Chalcedon (451) and took part in the complete triumph of the orthodox Christian cause against the heretics of the … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Monday, February 16th, 2015 : St. Daniel


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St. Daniel

Died in 309, He and four companions, Elias, Isaias, Jeremy and Samuel were Egyptians who visited Christians condemned to work in the mines of Cilicia during Maximus persecution, to comfort them. … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, February 14th, 2015 :St. Valentine


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St. Valentine

Click Here for St. Valentine Prayer’s Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 : St. Paschal


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St. Paschal

Paschal was the son of Bonosus, a Roman. He studied at the Lateran, was named head of St. Stephen’s monastery, which housed pilgrims to Rome, and was elected Pope to succeed Pope Stephen IV (V) on … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Monday, February 2nd, 2015: St. Joan de Lestonnac


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St. Joan de Lestonnac

St. Joan de Lestonnac was born in Bordeaux, France, in 1556. She married at the age of seventeen. The happy marriage produced four children, but her husband died suddenly in 1597. After her children … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, January 29th, 2015 Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea


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Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea

Two martyrs, brother and sister, who were put to death at Edessa during the persecutions of Emperor Trajan. Sarbelius, also called Sharbel, was a high priest at Edessa, in Mesopotamia. They were … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 Image of St. Fabian


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St. Fabian

Eusebius, born just a few years after Fabian’s death, tells us how Fabian came to Rome after Pope Anteros died in 236. A layperson, and not a very important one, he may have come for the same reason … continue reading

 

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, January 18th, 2015: St. Volusian St. Volusian


Saint of the Day for Friday, January 16th, 2015: St. Fursey


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St. Fursey

Irish monastic founder, the brother of Sts. Foillan and Ulan, praised by St. Bede. Fursey was born on the island of Inisguia en Lough Carri, Ire�land, as a noble. He founded Rathmat Abbey, now … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 Image of St. Felix of Nola


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St. Felix of Nola

Felix was the son of Hermias, a Syrian who had been a Roman soldier. He was born on his father’s estate at Nola near Naples, Italy. On the death of his father, Felix distributed his inheritance to … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Friday, January 9th, 2015: St. Adrian, Abbot


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St. Adrian, Abbot

Born in Africa, Adrian became abbot of the monastery at Nerida, near Naples. He declined an appointment as archbishop of Canterbury, but accompanied St. Theodore to England when the latter was … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, December 31st, 2014: St. Sylvester


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St. Sylvester

St. Sylvester, born in Rome, was ordained by Pope St. Marcellinus during the peace that preceded the persecutions of Diocletian. He passed through those days of terror, witnessed the abdication of … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Tuesday, December 30th, 2014: St. Anysia


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St. Anysia

Martyr of Greece. She was a wealthy woman of Salonika, in Thessaly, who used her personal funds to aid the poor. A soldier accosted her in the street and tried to drag her to a pagan sacrifice. … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 28th, 2014: St. Anthony the Hermit


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St. Anthony the Hermit

Anthony was born about circa 468 at Valeria in Lower Pannonia. When he was eight years old, his father died and he was first entrusted to the care of St. Severinus. After the death of Severinus, an … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 25th, 2014: Image of St. Eugenia


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St. Eugenia

There definitely was a Roman martyr named Eugenia but the rest of her story is a romantic fictitious legend. According to it she was the daughter of Duke Philip of Alexandria, governor of Egypt … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Sunday, December 21st, 2014: St. Peter Canisius


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St. Peter Canisius

In 1565, the Vatican was looking for a secret agent. It was shortly after the Council of Trent and the pope wanted to get the decrees of the Council to all the European bishops. What would be a … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, December 20th, 2014: St. Dominic of Silos


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St. Dominic of Silos

Benedictine abbot and defender of the faith. Born in Canas, Navarre, Spain, circa 1000, he entered the Benedictines at San Millan de Ia Cogolla. King Garcia III of Navarre challenged him when he … continue reading

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, December 17th, 2014: St. Olympias


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Olympias born into a wealthy noble Constantinople family. She was orphaned when a child and was given over to the care of Theodosia by her uncle, the prefect Procopius. She married Nebridius, also a … continue reading

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