Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Alban Roe

“My Saviour has suffered far more for me than all that; and I am willing to suffer the worst of torments for his sake.” Blessed Alban Roe   A Benedictine Priest, Blessed Alban Roe was something of a rebel and

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Canute

Let all men know how empty and powerless is the power of kings. For there is none worthy of the name but God, whom heaven, earth and sea obey. Saint Canute

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Fursey

When he had been lifted up on high, he was ordered by the angels that conducted him to look back upon the world. Upon which, casting his eyes downward, he saw, as it were, a dark and obscure valley underneath

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Nino

“Go to Iberia and tell there the Good Tidings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and you will find favour before the Lord; and I will be for you a shield against all visible and invisible enemies. By the strength

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Peter Donders

“We must pray and do penance and hope in God and His Holy Mother; for the saints say: From the day on which Christ died souls must be bought by blood. If only, by sacrificing my own life, I could

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Margaret Bourgeoys

Teaching is the work most suited to draw down the graces of God if it is done with purity of intention, without distinction between the poor and the rich, between relatives and friends and strangers, between the pretty and the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed William Carter

On this occasion Carter escaped prosecution, but three years later he was apprehended on a charge of printing a book entitled ‘A Treatise of Schism,’ which was alleged to contain a passage inciting the women at court to assassinate Queen

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint William of Bourges

WILLIAM BERRUYER, of the illustrious family of the ancient Counts of Nevers, was educated by Peter the Hermit, Archdeacon of Soissons, his uncle by the mother’s side. From his infancy William learned to despise the folly and emptiness of the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Marciana

O Christ, I adore and love Thee. Thou wert with me in the prison and kept me pure. Now Thou dost call me – O my Divine Master – and I go happily to Thee. Receive my soul.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Gudula

ST. AMALBERGE, mother of this saint, was niece to Pepin mayor of the palace. Gudula was educated at Nivelle, under the care of St. Gertrude, her cousin and god-mother; after whose death, in 664, she returned to the house of

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Raymond Penyafort

May you never be numbered among those whose house is peaceful, quiet and free from care; those on whom the Lord’s chastisement does not descend; those who live out their days in prosperity and in the twinkling of an eye

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Zdislava Berka

The life of St. Zdislava, who was born in Moravia and lived in northern Bohemia in the thirteenth century, is marked by an extraordinary capacity for self-giving. This is shown particularly by her family life, in which as the wife

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Thomas Becket

Henry II: Hear me! People of Canterbury and citizens of England, as I have submitted myself to the lash, so have I petitioned the Pope. And this day, I have received his answer. Thomas Becket, former Archbishop of Canterbury and

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Saint of the Day Quote: The Holy Innocents

A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.  Matthew 2:18 Herod’s murder of the Holy Innocents is remembered on this feast day of the Holy Innocents.  The

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John the Apostle

[1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] The same was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Michael Nakashima

In Nagasaki, it was customary for the people of the city to supply the wood for the fiery death punishment of missionaries. On Sep 3, 1628, a wood collector called at Bro Nakashima’s house, but he refused to contribute, saying

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Adele

St Adela, another daughter of Dagobert II, became a nun after the death of her husband, Alberic. She is probably the widow Adula, who about 691-692 was living at Nivelles with her little son, the future father of St Gregory

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Flavian

I am a Christian, and will remain a Christian, and, further, I consider it the greatest honor to give not only all I possess, but also my life for the honor of Christ.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Peter Canisius

If you treat them right, the Germans will give you everything. Many err in matters of faith, but without arrogance. They err the German way, mostly honest, a bit simple-minded, but very open for everything Lutheran. An honest explanation of

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