Category: Saint of the Day

Lenten weekday
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Lenten weekday

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St. Casimir, King
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St. Casimir, King

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CASIMIR, the second son of Casimir III., King of Poland was born A. D. 1458. From the custody of a most virtuous mother, Elizabeth of Austria, he passed to the guardianship of a devoted master, the learned and pious John Dugloss. Thus animated from his earliest years by precept and example, his innocence and piety […]

St. Katharine Drexel, Foundress
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St. Katharine Drexel, Foundress

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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. on 26 November 1858, Katharine was the second daughter of Francis Anthony Drexel, a wealthy banker, and his wife, Hannah Jane. The latter died a month after Katharine’s birth, and two years later her father married Emma Bouvier, who was a devoted mother, not only to her own daughter Louisa […]

2nd Sunday of Lent
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2nd Sunday of Lent

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St. Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr
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St. Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr

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ST. POLYCARP, Bishop of Smyrna, was a disciple of St. John. He wrote to the Philippians, exhorting them to mutual love and to hatred of heresy. When the apostate Marcion met St. Polycarp at Rome, he asked the aged Saint if he knew him. “Yes,” St. Polycarp answered, “I know you for the first-born of […]

Ash Wednesday.  Lent Begins.
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Ash Wednesday. Lent Begins.

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Man, drawn from the dust, must return to it.  All that he does meanwhile is but corruption and vanity, with the exception of what good he may achieve.  The good alone survives. Such are the truths which the Church wishes to engrave in the memory, but still more in the hearts of her children, by […]

Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
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Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

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The Servite Order was founded in 1233 AD, when a group of cloth merchants of Florence, Italy, left their city, families and professions to retire outside the city on a mountain known as Monte Senario.  There they pursued a life of poverty and penance. In 1888 they were canonized by Pope Leo XIII. The seven […]

Ferial Day
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Ferial Day

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St. Valentine, Priest and Martyr
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St. Valentine, Priest and Martyr

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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 sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith ineffectual, commanded him to be beaten with […]

Ferial Day
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Ferial Day

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Our Lady of Lourdes
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Our Lady of Lourdes

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In 1858 our Lady appeared eighteen times to St. Bernadette at Lourdes France.  Many miracles have been verified since the Blessed Virgin Mary’s first apparition on February 11th. Click here for more, including an audio.

St. Scholastica, Abbess
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St. Scholastica, Abbess

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OF this Saint but little is known on earth, save that she was the sister of the great patriarch St. Benedict, and that, under his direction, she founded and governed a numerous community near Monte Casino. St. Gregory sums up her life by saying that she devoted herself to God from her childhood, and that […]

Ferial Day
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Ferial Day

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St. Paul Miki & Companions
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St. Paul Miki & Companions

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Paul Miki was born into a wealthy Japanese family in 1562. He was educated by the Jesuits, and joined the Society of Jesus as a Brother.  He became a well known and successful preacher, gaining numerous converts to Catholicism. The Japanese daimyo, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, fearful of the Jesuit’s influence and intentions began an anti-Catholic persecution. […]

St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
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St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

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ST. AGATHA was born in Sicily, of rich and noble parents—a child of benediction from the first, for she was promised to her parents before her birth, and consecrated from her earliest infancy to God. In the midst of dangers and temptations she served Christ in purity of body and soul, and she died for […]

Ferial Day
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Ferial Day

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St. Blase
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St. Blase

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ST. BLASE devoted the earlier years of his life to the study of philosophy, and afterwards became a physician. In the practice of his profession he saw so much of the miseries of life and the hollowness of worldly pleasures, that he resolved to spend the rest of his days in the service of God, […]

Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)
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Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas)

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THE law of God, given by Moses to the Jews, ordained that a woman, after childbirth, should continue for a certain time in a state which that law calls unclean, during which she was not to appear in public, nor presume to touch anything consecrated to God. This term was of forty days upon the […]

Ferial Day
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Ferial Day

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St. John Bosco
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St. John Bosco

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This apostolic priest of modern times is hailed as the patron of youth.  He was born in Castelnuovo, Italy, on August 16, 1815.  As a youngster, he was employed for a time as a shepherd, and this leisurely work gave him opportunity for prayerful union with God, which was so evident in the years of […]

St. Thomas Aquinas
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St. Thomas Aquinas

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ST. THOMAS was born of noble parents at Aquino in Italy, in 1226. At the age of nineteen he received the Dominican habit at Naples, where he was studying. Seized by his brothers on his way to Paris, he suffered a two years’ captivity in their castle of Rocca-Secca; but neither the caresses of his […]

St. Angela Merici
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St. Angela Merici

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Angela Merici was born in 1474 at Desenzano, in the territory of Venice.  From her earliest years, she kept the strictest guard over the lily of her virginity, which she had resolved should never be taken from her.  Hating all feminine adornments, she made a point of making the beauty of her features and her […]

Sts. Timothy and Titus
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Sts. Timothy and Titus

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TIMOTHY was a convert of St. Paul. He was born at Lystra in Asia Minor. His mother was a Jewess, but his father was a pagan; and though Timothy had read the Scriptures from his childhood, he had not been circumcised as a Jew. On the arrival of St. Paul at Lystra the youthful Timothy, […]

St. Francis de Sales
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St. Francis de Sales

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FRANCIS was born of noble and pious parents, near Annecy, 1566, and studied with brilliant success at Paris and Padua. On his return from Italy he gave up the grand career which his father had marked out for him in the service of the state, and became a priest. When the Duke of Savoy had […]

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