Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Helier

IN the isle of Jersey and on the coast of Normandy the name of this servant of God has been in singular veneration from the time of his happy death. He was converted to the faith by St. Marcon, a

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Anne Jahouvey

Let us love truth, straightforwardness. The truth may hurt sometimes, but never does harm.     Blessed Anne Jahouvey

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

“Jesus I love you” Saint Kateri Tekakwitha       Saint Kateri Tekakwitha was born in 1656 in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon near present day Auriesville, New York .  Her father was a Mohawk Chieftain and her mother was an Algonquin Catholic convert, initially

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Teresa of the Andes

I am the happiest creature in the world. God is infinite joy. Saint Teresa of the Andes

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Jones

The hangman had forgotten to bring a rope with him, so the martyr was kept a whole hour waiting in the cart under the gallows; his time was occupied in answering various questions, and preaching to the people, amid interruptions

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Olga of Kiev

Through thy prayers, Holy Father, may I be preserved from the crafts and assaults of the devil! Saint Olga of Kiev

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saints Rufina and Secunda

THEY were sisters, and the daughters of one Asterius, a man of a senatorian family in Rome. Their father promised them in marriage, the first to Armentarius, and the second to Verinus, who were then both Christians, but afterwards apostatized

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Martyrs of Gorkum

  Fornicator I always was; heretic I never was. Saint Andreas Wouters     When July 9 rolls around each year I am always reminded of my personal belief that before our end, perhaps especially for those of us sunk deep

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Marie Adolphine Dierks

To suffer for the Lord. The response of future martyr Saint Marie Adolphine Dierks when asked why she wished to join the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Ralph Milner

Layman and martyr, born at Flacsted, Hants, England, early in the sixteenth century; suffered at Winchester, 7 July, 1591. The greater part of his life was probably passed in his native village, where, being practically illiterate, he supported his wife

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Maria Goretti

  It is Jesus, whom I shall soon see in heaven. Saint Maria Goretti Anyone who doubts the power of Christian love and forgiveness, need only become familiar with the brief life of Saint Maria Goretti.  Let the testimony of

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria

Unfurl your flags for Jesus Crucified is about to send you to proclaim everywhere the vital energy of the Spirit. Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Catherine Jarrige

During the French Revolution, Blessed Catherine Jarrige saved many priests.  She only lost one, Servant of God Francois, Francois Filiol.  After his execution, she took some of his blood and smeared it on the face of a blind child, who

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Thomas

[24] Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. [25] The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Eugénie Joubert

Don’t look back but become a saint! Advice of her mother to Blessed Eugénie Joubert upon Eugenie beginning her novitiate.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Junipero Serra

California is my life and there I hope to die. Saint Junipero Serra   By the 18th Century Spain’s glory days were in her past, and her time as a great power was rapidly coming to an end.  It is

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Philip Powell

“Oh what am I that God thus honours me and will have me to die for his sake?” Said by Father Philip Powell upon being sentenced to death for the “crime” of being a priest.   He then called for

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Peter

[13] And Jesus came into the quarters of Caesarea Philippi: and he asked his disciples, saying: Whom do men say that the Son of man is? [14] But they said: Some John the Baptist, and other some Elias, and others

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Vincenza Gerosa

“He who has not learnt, what the crucifix means knows nothing, and he who knows his crucifix has nothing more to learn”. Saint Vincenza Gerosa

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Southworth

I was brought up in the truly ancient Roman Catholic apostolic religion, which taught me that the sum of the only true Christian profession is to die. This lesson I have heretofore in my lifetime desired to learn; this lesson

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Marie Magdalen Fontaine

Listen, Christians! We are the last victims. The persecution is going to stop. The altars of Jesus will rise again in glory!      Saint Marie Magdalen Fontaine-Prediction she made before she was executed on June 26, 1794.  Robespierre fell

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Prosper of Aquitaine

ST. PROSPER is surnamed of Aquitain, to distinguish him from a bishop of Orleans, and others of the same name. His birth is usually placed in the year 403. His works show that in his youth he had happily applied

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John the Baptist

Today is the feast day of John the Baptist.  His message of repentance is extremely unpopular in our day.  We live in a time of cheap grace.  When men bother to think of God at all they often tend to

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Thomas Garnet

In his speech before his execution at Tyburn on June 23, 1608, Father Thomas Garnet, SJ, proclaimed himself, “the happiest man this day alive“.  Because of his destination after his travail, he was entirely correct in that observation.  May we

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Donald R. McClarey

Saints of the Day Quote: Saints Thomas More and John Fisher

  A spot of blood and grease on the pages of English history. Charles Dickens, referring to King Henry VIII For English speaking Catholics, June 22 is a bright day on the calendar of the Saints.  On this day we

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

It is better to be a child of God than king of the whole world! Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Juliana Falconieri

THE ILLUSTRIOUS family of Falconieri in Italy received great honour from the sanctity of this holy virgin. Her father, Charissimus Falconieri, and his pious lady, Reguardata, were both advanced in years, and seemed to have lost all hopes of issue,

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Elizabeth of Sconauge

THREE monasteries in Germany bear the name of Sconauge: one of Cistercian monks near Heidelberg, founded by Buggo, bishop of Worms in 1135; another of nuns of the same Order in Franconia; a third of monks of the Order of

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Teresa of Portugal

Teresa was the eldest daughter of King Sancho I of Portugal and sister of SS. Mafalda and Sanchia. She married her cousin, King Alfonso IX of Leon. The couple had several children, but when the marriage was declared invalid because

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If my efforts do no more than to hinder one sin, I shall consider them well expended! Saint John Francis Regis

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Methodius I

HE was a Sicilian of high birth, and very learned. Forsaking the world, he built a monastery in the island of Chio, but was afterwards called to Constantinople by the patriarch St. Nicephorus, whom he accompanied in his two banishments,

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Anthony of Padua

    If, then, thou seekest miracles, Death, error, all calamities, The leprosy and demons flee, The sick, by him made whole, arise. The sea withdraws and fetters break, And withered limbs he doth restore, While treasures lost are found

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: 108 Polish Martyrs

How can a pastor abandon their sheep? Saint Antoni Julian Nowowieski Bishops Antoni Julian Nowowiejski, (1858–1941 KL Soldau), bishop Leon Wetmański, (1886–1941 KL Działdowo), bishop Władysław Goral, (1898–1945 KL Sachsenhausen), bishop Priests   Adam Bargielski, priest from Myszyniec (1903–1942 KZ

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