Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Daniel the Stylite

I yield Thee glory, Jesus Christ my God, for all the blessings which Thou hast heaped upon me, and for the grace which Thou hast given me that I should embrace this manner of life. But Thou knowest that in

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed John Mason

No; if it were to do again, I would resist the wicked, that they should not have God’s priests. Yea, although I were to be punished with twenty deaths. Blessed John Mason’s response to a query at his trial as

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Romaric

RENOUNCING the court of Clotaire II. in which he enjoyed the highest honours and dignities, he sold great part of his estates for the benefit of the poor; and, with the residue, founded two monasteries, one for men the other

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Mary Joseph Rossello

Good example is the most efficacious apostolate. You must be as lighted lanterns and shine like brilliant chandeliers among men. By your good example and your words, animate others to know and love God.   Saint Mary Joseph Rossello

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Dionysia

  My son, do not forget that we have been baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity. We must not lose the garment of our salvation, lest the Master of the feast find us without wedding clothes and cast

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Damascene

Had God kept from being made those who through His goodness were to have existence, but who by their own choice were to become evil, then evil would have prevailed over the goodness of God. Thus, all things which God

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Edward Coleman

      On Tuesday the third of December following, (being the day of his Execution) Mr. Coleman was drawn on a sledge from Newgate to Tyburn; and being come thither, he declared, that he had been a Roman Catholick

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Edmund Campion

In condemning us, you condemn all your own ancestors, all our ancient bishops and kings, all that was once the glory of England — the island of saints, and the most devoted child of the See of Peter. Saint Edmund

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Conrad of Constance

  How religiously exact the holy bishop was in whatever belonged to his sacred functions, particularly to the adorable sacrifice of the mass, appears from the following instance: It happened that a great spider dropped into the chalice whilst the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Moses

Moses also, the blessed martyr, who lately suffered among us a glorious and admirable martyrdom, while he was yet alive, beholding his boldness and folly, refused to commune with him and with the five presbyters who with him had separated

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Cecilia

  Music the fiercest grief can charm,   And Fate’s severest rage disarm:   Music can soften pain to ease,           And make despair and madness please:     Our joys below it can improve,     And antedate the bliss above.   This the divine

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Raphael Kalinowski

God refuses only the person who does not admit his own weakness; He sends away only the unhappy proud person. You must “hold him” well and strongly, with a poor spirit, with a poor heart, with a life entirely poor.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Albert the Great

“You call him the Dumb Ox. I tell you this Dumb Ox will bellow so loud that his bellowings shall fill the world.” Saint Albert the Great to some of his students who were mocking Saint Thomas Aquinas, who studied

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Joseph Pignatelli

My God, I do not know what must come to me today. But I am certain that nothing can happen to me that you have not foreseen, decreed, and ordained from eternity. That is sufficient for me. I adore your

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Mother Cabrini

“I travel, suffer my weak health, meet with a thousand difficulties, but all these are nothing, for this world is so small.  To me, space is an imperceptible object, as I am accustomed to dwell in eternity.”   Mother Cabrini

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Theodore the Studite

“Shall we say: ‘Since it is lawful for an archbishop together with his associates to do as he pleases, let him be for the duration of his archbishopric a new Evangelist, another Apostle, a different Law-giver?’ Certainly not. For we

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Leo the Great

    “Whilst remaining pre-existent, He begins to exist in time. The Lord of the universe veiled His measureless majesty and took on a servant’s form. The God who knew no suffering did not despise becoming a suffering man, and,

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