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January 2015: Month of the Holy Name

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1

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God [holy day of obligation]
Mary the Blessed Virgin

2

St. Basil the Great

3

St. Genevieve

4

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

5

St. John Neumann

6

Epiphany of the Lord
St. Andre Bessette

7

St. Raymond of Pennafort

8

St. Thorfinn

9

St. Adrian, Abbot

10

The Baptism of the Lord
St. William of Bourges

11

St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch

12

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

13

St. Hilary of Poitiers

14

St. Felix of Nola

15

St. Paul the Hermit

16

St. Fursey

17

St. Anthony the Abbot

18

St. Volusian

19

St. Fillan

20

St. Fabian

21

St. Agnes

22

St. Vincent Pallotti

23

St. Ildephonsus

24

St. Francis de Sales

25

Triodion
St. Peter Thomas

26

Sextopola
St. Timothy

27

St. Angela Merici

28

St. Thomas Aquinas

29

Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea

30

St. Aldegunais

31

St. John Bosco

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Saint of the Day: St. Peter Thomas

St. Peter Thomas

Carmelite Latinpatriarch and papal legate. Peter was born in Gascony, France and joined the Carmelites while still a young man. In 1342 he was appointed procurator of the order and, from Avignon, he oversaw the organization and government of the Carmelites. As Avignon was then the seat of the popes, he entered into their service, attracting papal attention ... continue reading



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St. Brigid of Ireland

St. Brigid of Ireland

Brigid was probably born at Faughart near Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. Her parents were baptized by St. Patrick, with whom she developed a close friendship. According to legend, her father was Dubhthach, an Irish chieftain of Lienster, and her mother, Brocca, was a slave at his court. Even as a young girl she evinced an interest for a religious life and took the ... continue reading


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St. Gabriel, the Archangel

St. Gabriel, the Archangel

The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he ... continue reading



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Irenaeus of Lyon wrote these words - The glory of God gives life; those who see God receive life. For this reason, God-who cannot be grasped, comprehended, or seen-allows Himself to be seen, comprehended, and grasped by men, that He may give life to those who see and receive Him. It is impossible to live without life, and the actualization of life comes from participation in God, while participation in God is to see God and enjoy His goodness.
Learning from St Irenaeus How to Know God

This great defender of the faith insisted on the central claim of Christianity: God can be known and loved-indeed, that is why He came ... continue reading

Teresa of Avila was a mystic as well as an active and effective disciple of Jesus Christ. She demonstrates that the two expressions of the one Christian Way of Life can and should work together in our own experience - no matter what out vocation or state in life. This insight lies at the heart of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council's on the Universal Call to Holiness.
Femine Genius, Holiness and St. Teresa of Avila

If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and ... continue reading




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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jonah 3:1-5, 10
The word of Yahweh was addressed to Jonah a second time. 'Up!' ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
DIRECT me in your ways, Yahweh, and teach me your paths. ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 1:14-20
After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he ... Read More

Reading 2, First Corinthians 7:29-31
What I mean, brothers, is that the time has become limited, and ... Read More

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January 25 Saint of the Day

St. Peter Thomas
January 25: Carmelite Latinpatriarch and papal legate. Peter was born ... Read More