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St. Marculf

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St. Athanasius

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St. James the Lesser

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St. Florian

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St. Hilary of Arles

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Bl. Edward Jones

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St. Rose Venerini

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St. Peter of Tarantaise

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St. Pachomius

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St. Solange

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St. Ignatius of Laconi

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Sts. Nereus & Achilleus

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St. John the Silent

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St. Matthias

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St. Dymphna

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St. Simon Stock

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St. Paschal Baylon

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St. Pope John I

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St. Celestine

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St. Bernardine of Siena

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St. Eugene de Mazenod

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St. Rita

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St. John Baptist Rossi

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St. David I of Scotland

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St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

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St. Philip Neri

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St. Augustine of Canterbury

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Bl. Margaret Pole

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Ascension Day [holy day of obligation]
St. Maximinus of Trier

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St. Joan of Arc

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St. Mechtildis

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Saint of the Day: St. Martha

St. Martha

"Jesus loved Martha and Mary and Lazarus." This unique statement in John's gospel tells us of the special relationship Jesus had with Martha, her sister, and her brother. Apparently Jesus was a frequent guest at Martha's home in Bethany, a small village two miles from Jerusalem. We read of three visits in Luke 10:38-42, John 11:1-53, and John ... continue reading



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St. Clare

St. Clare

Clare was a beautiful Italian noblewoman who became the Foundress of an order of nuns now called "Poor Clares." When she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach, her heart burned with a great desire to imitate Francis and to live a poor humble life for Jesus. So one evening, she ran away from home, and in a little chapel outside Assisi, gave herself to God. ... 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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Bonaventure was a friend and a disciple of Francis. When he looked at Francis he saw Jesus Christ. Bonaventure, like his friend Francis, was also a mystic. To him the Spirit of Francis is the Spirit of Jesus and
In the Major Legend, St. Bonaventure Points us to St Francis - and the Lord Jesus Christ

On July 15th in the Liturgical Calendar of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, we commemorate the life, holiness, work and death of a ... continue reading

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Was St. Christopher a real saint? A new perspective

Is Saint Christopher a real saint? This is a question debated by fans -and detractors of the historic figure of St. Christopher. ... continue reading




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