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Saint Rita of Cascia

  by Msgr. Paul Guerin, 1882 Saint Rita was born in Italy in the late 14th century, near the little city of Cascia, of parents who though advancing in age had no children; she was the fruit of their pious … Continue reading

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Saints for the Pandemic (video) and St George

Fr Andrew Allman, parish priest of St Clare Catholic Church in the Diocese of Lancaster, England, has posted a video about helpful Saints we may pray to for assistance during the pandemic. We should perhaps add to this list of … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph, pray for us!

Sermon on Saint Joseph by Saint Bernadine of Siena (1380-1444) When the divine goodness chooses someone to receive a special grace, it gives him all the charisms he needs, which greatly increases his spiritual beauty. This is wholly confirmed in … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick, pray for us!

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Valentine, Saint and Martyr

Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with “courtly love.” Although not much of St. Valentine’s life is reliably known, and whether or not the … Continue reading

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St Meletius of Antioch

Meletius was born a Melitene, and belonged to one of the most distinguished families of Lesser Armenia. He was a kind and gentle man, and a great lover of peace. His virtue gained him the confidence and esteem of both … Continue reading

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Saint John Bosco, pray for us!

  St John Bosco or ‘Don Bosco’ (1815-1888), whose feast day is today, was an Italian Catholic priest who worked in Turin. He worked with street children and juvenile delinquents, and – in contrast to the harshness with which ‘undesirables’ … Continue reading

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Saint Agnes of Rome

Of all the virgin martyrs of Rome none was held in such high honour by the primitive church, since the fourth century, as St Agnes. In the ancient Roman calendar of the feasts of the martyrs (Depositio Martyrum), incorporated into … Continue reading

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Saint Anthony of the Desert, pray for us!

Saint Anthony of the Desert not only engaged in fierce battles against the devil through prayer and fasting, but they mocked, sneered and abused him. For his triumphs over the devil God promised that he would make his name known … Continue reading

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Feast of the Beloved Disciple, St John the Evangelist

Saint John the Evangelist is also known as Saint John the Apostle and the Beloved Disciple. He is one of the sons of Zebedee and Salome. Saint John the Evangelist was a disciple of Saint John the Baptist with his … Continue reading

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St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross meditates on St Stephen’s martyrdom

  Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross [Edith Stein] (1891-1942) Carmelite, martyr, co-patron of Europe: Closest to the newborn Saviour we see Saint Stephen. What secured the first martyr of the Crucified this place of honour? In youthful enthusiasm he … Continue reading

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Saint Martin of Tours, pray for us!

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Saints Simon and Jude, pray for us!

St. Simon the Apostle St. Simon the Apostle is often named St. Simon the Zealot, to distinguish him from St. Peter and St. Simeon. St. Simon was a Galilean, born at Cana in Galilee. He was called Simon the Zealot … Continue reading

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Saint Thérèse of Lisieux on the Sacristans of Her Convent

By Peter Kwasniewski, originally posted on 1st October 2018 at the New Liturgical Movement blog:   Many readers will be familiar with this wonderful photograph of St. Thérèse, shown posing in her work of filling the ciborium with hosts (among … Continue reading

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St Augustine, Great Sinner Turned Great Saint

By Father Carota (RIP): Many years ago when I was a cafeteria, progressive Catholic, I was blessed to read St. Augustine’s “Confessions”.  I would encourage everyone, who has not read it, to do so.  It is a short book, his … Continue reading

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