Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Fabian

HE succeeded St. Anterus in the pontificate, in the year 236. Eusebius relates, 1 that in an assembly of the people and clergy, held for the election of a pastor in his room, a dove, unexpectedly appearing, settled, to the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Wulfstan

Woe then to him who has earned for himself the torments of Hell. There there is everlasting fire roiling painfully, and there there is everlasting filth. There there is groaning and moaning and always constant wailing. There there is every

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Jaime Hilario Barbel

To die for Christ, my young friends, is to live. The last words of Saint Jaime Hilario Barbel to his firing squad.  The soldiers then missed him with two volleys, probably intentionally, and then dropped their rifles and fled.  The

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Gonzalo de Amarante

God of mercy and compassion, in your grace Blessed Gonsalvo came to love your holy name and served you in the solitary life. By the help of his prayer and the grace of the Spirit may we keep you in

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Marcellus I

ST. MARCELLUS was priest under Pope Marcellinus, whom he succeeded in 308, after that see had been vacant for three years and a half. An epitaph written on him by Pope Damasus, who also mentions himself in it, says that

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Ita

SHE was a native of Nandesi, now the barony of Dessee in the county of Waterford, and descended from the royal family. Having consecrated her virginity to God, she led an austere retired life at the foot of the mountain

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Barbasymas

HE succeeded his brother, St. Sadoth, in the metropolitical see of Seleucia and Ctesiphon, in 342, which he held six years. Being accused as an enemy to the Persian religion, and as one who spoke against the Persian divinities, Fire

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Veronica of Milan

I must work while I can, while I have time. Saint Veronica of Milan

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Benedict Biscop

[Commonly called Bennet.] HE was nobly descended, and one of the great officers of the court of Oswi, the religious king of the Northumbers; he was very dear to his prince, and was beholden to his bounty for many fair

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Francisca Salesia Aviat

To forget myself entirely. Saint Francisca Salesia Aviat

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Ana of the Angels

Ana, my child, I have prepared this habit for you.  Leave all to God.  Nothing will be wanting to you.  Saint Catherine of Siena to Blessed Ana of the Angels upon Ana entering the religious life.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Brithwald

HE was abbot of Glastenbury, but resigning that dignity, came to the little monastery of Riculf, or Riculver, near the isle of Thanet in Kent, that he might improve himself in the study of the holy scriptures, in the neighbourhood

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Pega

SHE was sister to St. Guthlack, the famous hermit of Croyland, and though of the royal blood of the Mercian kings, forsook the world, and led an austere retired life in the country which afterwards bore her name, in Northamptonshire,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Canute Lavard

ST. CANUT, second son of Eric the Good, king of Denmark, was made duke of Sleswig, his elder brother Nicholas being king of Denmark. Their father, who lived with his people as a father with his children, and no one

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Melanius

HE was a native of Placs or Plets, in the diocess of Vannes in Brittany, and had served God with great fervour in a monastery for some years, when, upon the death of St. Amandus, bishop of Rennes, he was

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Emiliana

ST. GREGORY the Great had three aunts, who were sisters to his father Gordian, the senator, and having by vow consecrated their virginity to God, they practised the exercises of an ascetic or religious life in their father’s house. Their

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

If only we keep courage, we will go to Heaven on horseback instead of idling and creeping along! Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Genevieve

We must keep vigil in prayer and fasting so that the Lord will find us ready when He comes.   HER father’s name was Severus, and her mother’s Gerontia: she was born about the year 422, at Nanterre, a small

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Basil the Great

I had wasted much time on follies and spent nearly all of my youth in vain labors, and devotion to the teachings of a wisdom that God had made foolish. Suddenly, I awoke as out of a deep sleep. I

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Zdislava

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: Pope Saint Sylvester

  ST. SYLVESTER, whom God appointed to govern his holy church in the first years of her temporal prosperity and triumph over her persecuting enemies, was a native of Rome, and son to Rufinus and Justa. According to the general

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Anysia

WHILST the governor Dulcitius carried on a cruel persecution at Thessalonica to deter the Christians from holding religious assemblies, in 304, in the reign of Maximian Galerius, a Christian young lady, called Anysia, of rich and noble parents, by whose

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Thomas Becket

“Who shall resist Anti-Christ when he comes if we show such patience towards the vices and crimes of his precursors? By such leniency, we encourage kings to become tyrants and tempt them to withdraw every privilege and all jurisdiction from

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Domnio

It is no difficult matter, my dear Domnio, to chatter at street corners or in apothecaries’ shops and to pass judgment on the world. So-and-so has made a good speech, so-and-so a bad one; this man knows the Scriptures, that

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Fabiola

“When she was restored to communion, what did Fabiola do? Having once suffered shipwreck, she was unwilling again to face the risks of the sea. Therefore, instead of re-embarking on her old life, she sold all that she could lay

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Dionysius

DIONYSIUS was a priest of the church of Rome, under the pontificates of Stephen and Sixtus II. The latter having received the crown of martyrdom under Valerian, on the 6th of August, 258, through the violence of the persecution, the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Eugenia

SHE suffered at Rome under Valerian about the year 257, and is mentioned by St. Avitus, 1 though we have no authentic acts of her sufferings, those recited by Metaphrastes and Surius deserving no notice. She is also mentioned in the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Emiliana

ST. GREGORY the Great had three aunts, who were sisters to his father Gordian, the senator, and having by vow consecrated their virginity to God, they practised the exercises of an ascetic or religious life in their father’s house. Their

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Victoria

VICTORIA was a young, noble, Roman lady, who being a Christian, desired to live to her heavenly spouse alone in a state of virginity. Eugenius, who sought her in marriage, was provoked at meeting with a repulse, and accused her

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hunger

Hunger (died 866), also known as Hungerus Frisus, was Bishop of Utrecht from 854 to 866. He is a Saint of the Catholic Church.After the death of his predecessor Luidger of Utrecht, Luidger’s nephew Craft was offered the seat. However,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Peter Canisius

  Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with the open

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Dominic of Silos

    This Dominic was born at the beginning of the eleventh century at Cañas in Navarre, on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. His people were peasants, and for a time he followed their way of life, looking after

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