Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Gregory III

Our affliction moves us to write to you once again, trusting that you are a loving son of St. Peter and of us, and that, from respect for him, you will come and defend the Church of God and His

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Juan Diego

Señor Governor, think about what the sign you ask for will be, because then I will go to ask for it of the Queen of Heaven who sent me. Saint Juan Diego

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

  Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost With the least shade of thought to sin allied. Woman! above all women glorified, Our tainted nature’s solitary boast; Purer than foam on central ocean tost; Brighter than eastern skies at daybreak strewn

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Ambrose

  What could I do? Should I not hear? But I could not clog my ears with wax, as old fables tell. Should I then speak about what I heard? But I was obliged to avoid precisely what I feared

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Adolph Kolping

The first thing that a person finds in life and the last to which he holds out his hand, and the most precious that he possess, even if he does not realize it, is family life. Blessed Adolph Kolping.  His

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Crispina

ST. AUSTIN informs us, 1 that this glorious martyr was a lady of high birth, very rich, and engaged in the marriage state; that she had several children; and that though of a delicate and tender constitution, she was endued

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Giovanni Calabria

JOHN CALABRIA was born on October 8th, 1873 in Verona. He was the seventh and last child of Luigi, a cobbler and of Angela Foschio, a maid-servant to the high-class people and a woman of great faith, educated by the

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Attalia

Benedictine abbess and niece of St. Odilia. Attalia became the abbess of St. Stephen’s Convent in Salzburg, Austria. From Catholic Online

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Bibiana

Abridged from her Acts, which are disfigured by interpolations. See Anast. in Simplicio, et Baron. Annot. in Martyr. Rom. Bosius et Aringhi, Roma Subterr. l. 3, c. 37. A.D. 363. WE are informed by Ammianus Marcellinus, a pagan historian of

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Richard Langley

“The heretics much abused this gentleman at the bar with railing and uncourteous speeches. At his first coming into the hall to be arraigned, he knelt down and asked Mr. Crowe, the priest, his blessing. He said that he would

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Andrew

“We have found the Messiah.” Saint Andrew to Saint Peter, his brother.   The acts of this apostle’s martyrdom, though rejected by Tillemont, &c. are maintained to be genuine by Nat. Alexander, Hist. t. 1, and by Mr. Woog, professor

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Saturninus

I adore one only God, and to him I am ready to offer a sacrifice of praise. Your gods are devils, and are more delighted with the sacrifice of your souls than with those of your bullocks. How can I

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed James Thompson

I had forgotten one thing.  I pray and beseech you all to bear witness here that I die in the Catholic faith. Said by Blessed James Thompson on the gallows at York on November 28, 1582.  Awaiting trial, he was

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint James Intercisus

November 27 St. James, Surnamed Intercisus, Martyr         ST. JAMES was a native of Beth-Lapeta, a royal city in Persia; a nobleman of the first rank, and of the highest reputation in that kingdom for his birth

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Conrad of Constance

November 26 St. Conrad, Bishop of Constance, Confessor       THIS eminent servant of God was, by his humility and sanctity, the bright ornament of the most illustrious house of the Guelphs, in Germany, which so many princes have

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Catherine of Alexandria

ST. CATHARINE, whom the Greeks call Æcatherina, glorified God by an illustrious confession of the faith of Christ, at Alexandria, under Maximinus II. Her acts are so much adulterated that little use can be made of them. The Emperor Basil,

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Maria Anna Sala

Pray for me, Queen of Virgins. Last words of Blessed Maria Anna Sala

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Miguel Pro

“If I meet any long-faced saints in Heaven I will cheer them up with a Mexican hat dance!” Blessed Miguel Pro I love Blessed Father Miguel Pro, SJ.  He was always ready with a joke and a quip and the sheer

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Cecilia

  A.D. 230. THE NAME of St. Cecily has always been most illustrious in the church, and ever since the primitive ages is mentioned with distinction in the canon of the mass, and in the sacramentaries and calendars of the

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Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Gelasius I

There are two powers, august Emperor, by which this world is chiefly ruled, namely, the sacred authority of the priests and the royal power. Of these that of the priests is the more weighty, since they have to render an

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Josaphata Michaelina Hordashevska

  Serve your people where the need is greatest.   Blessed Josaphata Michaelina Hordashevska

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Salvatore Lilli

Friar Salvatore Lilli was born in Cappadocia, Province of L’Aquila, Italy, on June 19, 1853. At the early age of 17, he joined the Order of Franciscan Friars Minor and having finished novitiate year, he took his first vows in

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Anselm

  The angels are separated between those who adhering to justice enjoy all the goods they wish and those who having abandoned justice lack any good they desire.   Saint Anselm

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus

From his life by St. Gregory of Nyssa, Eusebius, l. 6, c. 23; St. Jerom in Catal. and the saint’s Oration to Origen; also St. Basil, l. de Spir. Soc. c. 29, ep. 62–65. See Tillemont, t. 4; Ceillier, t.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Margaret of Scotland

From her life written by Theodoric, a monk of Durham, her Confessarius, and afterwards by St. Aëlred: also from the Scottish and English historians. See Fordun, Scoti-chron. l. 5, c. 15, vol. 2, p. 413, ed. Hearne. A.D. 1093. ST.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Hugh Green

His parents, who were Protestants, sent him to Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he took his degree in 1605, but was afterwards converted and entered Douai College in 1610. He left again in 1612 to try his vocation among the Capuchins. From

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Gregory Palamas

Now is the time for action! Judgment Judgment is at the doors! So let us rise and fast, offering alms with tears of compunction and crying: “Our sins are more in number than the sands of the sea; but forgive

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Although her constitution was very frail, her spirit was endowed with such singular strength that, knowing the will of God in her regard, she permitted nothing to impede her from accomplishing what seemed beyond the strength of a woman. Pius

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Gregory Lakota

Bishop and Martyr, Gregory Lakota: Born in 1883 in the Lviv region, he studied theology at the Lviv Academy. He was ordained to the priesthood in Poland in 1908. He served for eighteen years as professor and rector in the

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Martin of Tours

For the history of St. Martin, we are chiefly indebted to his illustrious disciple St. Sulpicius Severus, who, in an elegant and classical style wrote his life some time before his death. The name of Constantius for Constantine, and some

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Andrew Avellino

One cannot separate the most Holy Eucharist from the Passion of Jesus. Saint Andrew Avellino

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Theodorus, Nicknamed Tyro

ST. GREGORY of Nyssa begins the panegyric which he pronounced upon this martyr on his festival, at his tomb near Amasea, by gratefully ascribing to his intercession the preservation of that country from the inroads of the Scythians, who had

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Maria Crucified Satellico

I want to become a nun and, if I succeed, I want to become a saint. Blessed Maria Crucified Satellico

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