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St. Sharbel Makhlūf

St. Sharbel was a Lebanese monk, born in a small...

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St. Bridget

Patron saint of Sweden, Bridget married a young prince and...

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Bl. Peter Vigne

Bl. Peter Vigne, a French priest, was beatified on October...

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St. John the Baptist

"Apart from the most holy solemnity commemorating our Savior's birth,...

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Immaculate Heart of Mary

In the midst of the second world war Pope Pius...

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus

"I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart...

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St. Columba of Iona, Abbot

St. Columba, or Columkill, apostle of the Picts, was of...

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Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Justin

St. Justin, apologist and martyr, was one of the most...

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St. Philip Neri

St. Philip Neri (1515-1595) was born in Florence and died...

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Pentecost

Easter is the feast of feasts, the unalloyed joy and...

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Our Lady of Fatima

In her motherly concern, the Blessed Virgin came here to...

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St. Catherine of Siena

Catherine Benincasa, born in Siena at a date that remains...

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Our Lady of Good Counsel

The devotion to our Lady of Good Counsel originated at...

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St. Apollonius

Historically today is the feast of St. Apollonius, the Apologist,...

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Jesus feeds the 5000

Today is a day filled with silence. Those who loved...

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St. Julius I

According to the Roman Martyrology, today is the feast of...

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St. Magdalena of Canossa

Magdalena of Canossa believed in the love of the Lord...

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Easter Sunday

Easter is the feast of feasts, the unalloyed joy and...

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Holy Saturday

Today is a day filled with silence. Those who loved...

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Easter Vigil

The Easter Vigil liturgy is the most beautiful liturgy in...

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Good Friday

As the Gospel story of Jesus’ passion unfolds today, we...

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Holy Thursday

Except for the resurrection on Easter, Holy Thursday is possibly...

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Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross, which follow the path of...

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Meditation – The Last Supper

After Jesus had said these things, he was deeply troubled...

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Meditation – Mary and Judas

"Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one...

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St. John of Egypt

Saint John of Egypt (? - 394), also known as...

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St. Dismas

Today is the historical feast of St. Dismas, the good...

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St. Catherine of Sweden

According to the Roman Martyrology, the feast of St. Catherine...

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St. Toribio de Mogrovejo

St Toribio, or Turibius Alphonsus Mogrobejo, a Spaniard, served God...

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Bl. Clemens August von Galen

Today is the optional memorial of Blessed Clemens August von...

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St. Photina

According to the Roman Martyrology, today is the feast of...

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Saint Joseph

St. Joseph, the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and...

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St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem, was banished from his see on...

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Saint Louise de Marillac

Born near Meux, France, Louise lost her mother when she...

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St. Gregory Narek

On February 2, 2021, Pope Francis decreed that St. Gregory...

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St. Alexander of Alexandria

Alexander was born around the year 250 in Alexandria, Egypt....

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St. Walburga

According to the Roman Martyrology today is the feast of...

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Blessed Thomas (Tommaso) Maria Fusco

Thomas Maria Fusco, the seventh of eight children, was born...

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St. Polycarp of Smyrna

St. Polycarp of Smyrna, was converted to Christianity by St....

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St. Isabel of France

Bl. Isabel was the sister of St. Louis and the...

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Sts. Francisco & Jacinta Marto

Franciso and Jacinta Marto were officially declared saints of the...

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St. Barbatus

St. Barbatus was born in the territory of Benevento in...

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St. Flavian

Flavian was elected Patriarch of Constantinople in 447. His short...

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Ash Wednesday

The time has now come in the Church year for...

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Shrove Tuesday

Tuesday before Ash Wednesday is a celebration marking the time...

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St. Claude de la Colombière

The Jesuit Priest St. Claude de la Colombière was the...

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St. Catherine de Ricci

According to the Roman Martyrology, today is the feast of...

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St. Benedict of Anian

St. Benedict was the son of Aigulf, Governor of Languedoc....

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Our Lady of Lourdes

Today marks the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary...

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St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica was the twin sister of St. Benedict, the...

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St. Apollonia

St. Apollonia was a young martyr of Alexandria. She was...

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St. Jerome Emiliani

St. Jerome Emiliani was born in Venice in 1486. He...

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St. Paul Miki and Companions

Paul Miki, a Japanese Jesuit, and his twenty-five companions were...

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St. Agatha

St. Agatha died in defense of her purity, in Catania,...

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St John De Britto

Saint John de Britto (also spelled Brito; Portuguese: João de...

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St. Blaise

St. Blaise enjoyed widespread veneration in the Eastern and Western...

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St. Jean-Théophane Vénard

St. Theophane was a French missionary born on November 21,...

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St. Brigid

Surnamed "the Mary of the Gael," St. Brigid was born...

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St. Martina

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Gildas the Wise

Historically today is the feast of St. Gildas the Wise,...

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St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas is the Dominican order's greatest glory. He...

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St. Angela Merici

St. Angela was born in northern Italy. In 1516, she...

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St. Timothy

St. Timothy, born in Galatia in Asia Minor, was baptized...

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St. Paul

St. Paul, named Saul at his circumcision, a Jew of...

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St. Marianne Cope

St. Marianne Cope was born in western Germany in 1838....

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St. Vincent

St. Vincent was archdeacon of the church at Saragossa. Valerian,...

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St. Agnes

St. Agnes (c. 304) like St. Cecilia, is to be...

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St. Sebastian

The name of Sebastian is enveloped in a wreath of...

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St. Canute

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Prisca

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Honoratus

Historically today is the feast of St. Honoratus who was...

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St. Paul, the first hermit

It was from St. Jerome (+ 420) that the west...

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Bl. Peter Donders

Peter Donders was born in Tilburg (Holland), on October 27,...

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St. Hilary

St. Hilary of Poitiers (310-367) was one of the great...

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St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

Today the Church in Canada celebrates the memorial of St....

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St. Theodosius

Today is historically the feast of St. Theodosius, abbot, born...

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Sts. Julian and Basilissa

Sts. Julian and Basilissa, though married, lived by mutual consent...

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St. Apollinaris

Claudius Apollinaris, Bishop of Hierapolis in Phrygia, was one of...

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St. Raymond of Penafort

St. Raymond devoted much of his life to helping the...

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St. Andre Bessette

St. André was born near Quebec, and entered the Congregation...

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St. John Neumann

John Neumann was born in Bohemia on March 20, 1811....

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Seton was born on August 28, 1774, of a...

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St. Gregory Nazianzen

St. Gregory was born near Nazianzus in Cappadocia about 330...

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

"Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork...

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Saint Sylvester

St. Sylvester was born in Rome toward the end of...

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Saint Sabinus and his Companions  

Saint Sabinus, Bishop of Spoleto, with Marcellus and Exuperantius, his...

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St. Thomas Becket

Today is the fifth day in the octave of Christmas....

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The Holy Innocents

The Holy Innocents saved the Child Jesus from death by...

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St. Stephen

Today is the second day in the octave of Christmas....

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Christmas Day

Today the Church celebrates the Birth of Jesus Christ, the...

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Christmas Eve

"Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you." But...

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St. John of Kanty

St. John was born at Kenty in Poland in 1390;...

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St. Ischyrion

ISCHYRION was an inferior officer who attended on a magistrate...

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St. Peter Canisius

St. Peter Canisius was born in 1521, at Nijmegen in...

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St. Nemesion

In the persecution of Decius, Nemesion, an Egyptian, was apprehended...

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Bl. Giulia Nemesia Valle

Giulia Valle was born in Aosta on 26 June 1847...

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St. Jose Manyanet y Vives

St. Jose Manyanet y Vives was born on January 7,...

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St. Adelaide

Historically it is the feast of St. Adelaide, daughter of...

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St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli

Today the feast of St. Virginia Bracelli is celebrated in...

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St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross (1542-1591) was born and died...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

In 1910 Our Lady of Guadalupe was declared Patroness of...

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St. Damasus

St. Damasus was Supreme Pontiff from 366 to 384. He...

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St. Eulalia

Historically, today is the feast of St. Eulalia of Merida,...

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St. Juan Diego

Today the Church in the United States celebrates the optional...

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Immaculate Conception of Mary

Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware...

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St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose (340-397) was born at Treves in Gaul, a...

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St. Sabbas

In the 1962 Missal of the Extraordinary Rite, this is...

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St. John of Damascus

St. John Damascene was a learned theologian who carefully gathered...

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St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier (1506-1552) was born in the castle of...

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St. Bibiana

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Edmund Campion

Historically today is the feast of St. Edmund Campion, Jesuit...

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St. Andrew the Apostle

St. Andrew was a native of Bethsaida in Galilee, a...

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St. Catherine Laboure

Traditionally today is the feast of St. Catherine Laboure. The...

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St. Maximinus

St. Maximinus, abbot of Lerins, in succession to St. Honoratus,...

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St. Sylvester

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Catherine of Alexandria

From time immemorial St. Catherine had been venerated at the...

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St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Andrew Dung-Lac,...

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St. Columban, Abbot

The most famous of Irish monks, St. Columban was born...

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Presentation of Mary

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of the Presentation of...

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St. Felix of Valois

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St Raphael Kalinowski

Saint Raphael was born in 1835 as Joseph, son of...

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Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul

The whole Church celebrates today the dedication of the two...

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Elizabeth of...

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St. Margaret of Scotland

St. Margaret (c. 1045-1093) was the great-niece of St. Edward...

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St. Laurence O’Toole

Ireland celebrates the Optional Memorial (feast in Dublin) of St....

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St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Today the dioceses in the United States celebrate the memorial...

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St. Josaphat

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Josaphat, a...

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St. Martin of Tours

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Martin of...

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St. Leo the Great

Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Leo the...

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Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Dedication of...

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St. Willibrord

Historically today is the feast of St. Willibrord, apostle of...

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St. Leonard of Limoges

Historically today is the feast of St. Leonard of Limoges,...

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Bl. Frances D’Amboise

Whatever the troubles and difficulties that weigh you down, bear...

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St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo (1538-1584) was a member of a noble...

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St. Martin de Porres

Today the Church celebrates the optional memorial of St. Martin...

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All Souls Day

"On this day is observed the commemoration of the faithful...

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All Saints Day

Today the Church celebrates all the saints: canonized or beatified,...

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All Hallows’ Eve

Today we celebrate the eve of All Saints. Pope Sixtus...

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St. Marcellus

We justly honour the martyrs, whom God himself honours. Martyrdom...

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St. Narcissus

Historically today is the feast of St. Narcissus who was...

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Saints Simon and Jude

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Apostles Saints...

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St. Frumentius

Called “Abuna” or “the father” of Ethiopia, St. Frumentius was...

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St. Evaristus

"This is a Saint who strove for the truth, even...

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St. Anthony Mary Claret

Saint Anthony Mary Claret’s Story The “spiritual father of Cuba”...

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St. John of Capistrano

John was a native of Capistrano, in Italy. He became...

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St. John Paul II

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has approved the insertion...

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Saint Ursula and her Companions

Saint Ursula was born in Great Britain of Christian parents;...

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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a French Roman Catholic Visitation nun...

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St. Isaac Jogues, St. John de Brébeuf and Companions

Today in the dioceses of the United States the Church...

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St. Ignatius

St. Ignatius is one of the great bishops of the...

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St. Hedwig

Hedwig (1174-1243), the aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, was...

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St. Teresa

St. Teresa (1515-1582) was born in Avila and died in...

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St. Callistus I

A Christian slave of Rome, Callistus was ordained deacon by...

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St. Wilfrid

St. Wilfrid, mentioned in the Roman Martyrology, was born in...

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Saturday Memorial to the Blessed Virgin Mary

‘Saturdays stand out among those days dedicated to the Virgin...

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St. John Henry Newman

St. John Henry Newman was canonized on October 13, 2019....

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St. Demetrius

Saint Demetrius was born to a wealthy, noble family and...

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Our Lady of the Rosary

The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was instituted...

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St. Bruno

St. Bruno was born in 1030 in Cologne, Germany. He...

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Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary, also known as St. Mary the Virgin, the Blessed...

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The Holy Guardian Angels

Each person on earth has a guardian angel who watches...

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St. Thérèse

Today is the memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child...

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St. Jerome

Born in Dalmatia of a Christian, Jerome (345-420) was baptized...

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St. Michael

"Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our...

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St. Wenceslaus

St. Wenceslaus was Duke of Bohemia, who after many trials...

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St. Joseph of Cupertino

St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663) was born at Cupertino, Italy,...

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St. Robert Bellarmine

St. Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) was born in Montepulciano, Italy, and...

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Sts. Cornelius, pope and martyr and Cyprian, bishop and martyr

Today the Church commemorates two friends in the service of...

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Our Lady of Sorrows

Devotion to the Seven Sorrows of Our Lady has its...

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The Exaltation of the Cross

This feast was observed in Rome before the end of...

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Sts. Protus and Hyacinth

According to tradition Sts. Protus and Hyacinth were Romans by...

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St. Nicholas of Tolentino

St. Nicholas of Tolentino, a native of Sant' Angelo, in...

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St. Peter Claver

Peter Claver was born of a distinguished family in Catalonia,...

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Birth of Mary

Mary was born to be the mother of the Savior...

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St. Regina

According to tradition today is the feast of St. Regina...

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St. Mother Teresa

Today the Missionaries of Charity and their friends will be...

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St. Rosalia

St. Rosalia St. Rosalia is the patroness of Palermo, and...

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St. Gregory the Great

St. Gregory, senator and prefect of Rome, then in succession...

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Blessed André Grasset

Blessed André Grasset (1758 - 1792) He was born in...

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St. Giles

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Raymond Nonnatus

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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Martyrdom of John the Baptist

The Church, having celebrated the earthly birthday of St. John...

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St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine (354-430) was born at Tagaste, Africa, and died...

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St. Monica

St. Monica (333-387) was born in Tagaste, northern Africa and...

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St. Zephyrinus

Before the reform of the General Roman Calendar today was...

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St. Louis of France

It was his mother's supreme desire that her son should...

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St. Bartholomew

St. Bartholomew, a doctor in the Jewish law, was a...

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Queenship of Mary

The faithful, under the guidance of an unerring Catholic instinct,...

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St. Pius X

The future Pope-Saint of the twentieth century was born at...

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux

St. Bernard (1090-1153) was born near Dijon and died in...

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St. John Eudes

St. John Eudes (1601-1680) was born in Ri and died...

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St. Agapitus

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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St. Hyacinth

According to the 1962 Missal of St. John XXIII the...

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The Assumption

On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the dogma of...

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St. Maximillian Kolbe

Maximilian Mary Kolbe was born in Poland. He consecrated himself...

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Sts. Pontian and Hippolytus

St. Pontian (Pontianus) was a victim of the persecution of...

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St. Jane Frances de Chantal

St. Jane was a married woman and a mother of...

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St. Clare of Assisi

St. Clare of Assisi was the first woman to practice...

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St. Lawrence

Lawrence was chief among the seven deacons who served the...

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