Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Calixtus I

THE NAME of St. Callistus 1 is rendered famous by the ancient cemetery which he beautified, and which, for the great number of holy martyrs whose bodies were there deposited, was the most celebrated of all those about Rome. 2

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa

Sinners, how much I want to tell you…Do not risk losing Jesus for all eternity, for he is so good. Enough with sin. Love Jesus, love him! The words that Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa requested be inscribed on her

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Edwin of Northumbria

To which the chief of his priests, Coifi, immediately answered: ―O king, consider what this is which is now preached to us; for truly I declare to you that thereligion which we have hitherto professed has, as far as I

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Damien of Molokai

Without the Blessed Sacrament a position like mine would be intolerable. Saint Damien of Molokai   Requiem Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and gladly die, And I laid

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Pulcheria

From Sozomen, l. 9; Theodorus Lector, the Paschal Chronicle of Alexandria, &c. See amongst the moderns, Tillemont, t. 15, and especially Orsi. Stilting the Bollandist, t. 3, Sept. p. 504. Pinius the Bollandist, ib. t. 5, p. 778, in an

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Dionysius the Areopagite

16] Now whilst Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, seeing the city wholly given to idolatry. [17] He disputed, therefore, in the synagogue with the Jews, and with them that served God, and in

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Pelagia the Penitent

THIS saint had been a comedian at Antioch, even whilst she was a catechumen; but afterwards renounced that profession, and became a true penitent. The manner of her conversion is thus related in the Greek Menæa, published by the Emperor

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Grimonia

She was an Irish maiden of illustrious birth who left her country to consecrate herself to God. She was martyred in defence of her chastity in the place of her retirement in Picardy in the diocess of Laon. On the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Marie Rose Durocher

Your prayers are keeping me here—let me go. Blessed Marie Rose Durocher, said smilingly to one of her Sisters, just before Durocher died.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Anna Schaeffer

“Jesus, I live for you.” Saint Anna Schaeffer She said this just before her death.  Over 15,000 miracles have been attributed to her intervention since her death on October 5, 1929.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Francis of Assisi

  Now when he had come unto the Roman Curia, and had been introduced into the presence of the Supreme Pontiff, he expounded unto him his intent, humbly and earnestly beseeching him to sanction the Rule aforesaid for their life.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

It is astonishing that this remote solitude, (Saint Mary of the Woods) has been chosen for a novitiate and especially for an academy. All appearances are against it.   Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Thomas of Hereford

OUR island once saw the happy days when prayer and contemplation were the delight even of courts, the camp, and the shop; when Christian humility and true poverty of spirit sat on the thrones of kings, chastity flourished in palaces,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower)

When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens,I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth.   Saint Therese of Lisieux

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Jerome

    It is idle to play the lyre for an ass. Saint Jerome

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Feast of the Archangels

    THIS festival has been kept with great solemnity on the 29th of September ever since the fifth age, and was certainly celebrated in Apulia in 493. The dedication of the famous church of St. Michael on Mount Gargano,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Wenceslaus of Bohemia

But his deeds I think you know better than I could tell you; for, as is read in his Passion, no one doubts that, rising every night from his noble bed, with bare feet and only one chamberlain, he went

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Vincent de Paul

Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. Saint Vincent de Paul

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Giovanni Mazzucconi

Yes, my beloved brethren, we have another country, another home, a kingdom where we must all meet, where there will no longer be separations or departures, where past sorrows and danger will merely serve to increase our consolation and glory.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Herman the Cripple

  Hail Holy Queen Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!   Our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.  To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Gerard Sagredo

ST. GERARD, the apostle of a large district in Hungary, was a Venetian, and born about the beginning of the eleventh century. He renounced early the enjoyments of the world, forsaking family and estate to consecrate himself to the service

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Padre Pio

  My past, O Lord, to Your mercy; my present, to Your love; my future to Your providence. Saint Padre Pio

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10: 39       Eighty years ago the Spanish Civil War ended in victory for the Nationalist Forces under Francisco

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Matthew

  9] And when Jesus passed on from hence, he saw a man sitting in the custom house, named Matthew; and he saith to him: Follow me. And he rose up and followed him. Matthew 9: 9

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Agatha Kim

“It is true you believe in the Catholic Church?” “I don’t know anything but Jesus and Mary.” “If you could save your life by rejecting Jesus and Mary, wouldn’t you reject them?” “I would rather die than reject them.” From

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Emily de Rodat

Put all your trust in God, and preserve a holy cheer. Saint Emily de Rodat

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Joseph of Cupertino

  I like not scruples nor melancholy: let your intention be right and fear not. Saint Joseph of Cupertino     There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. – Hamlet (1.5.167-8)

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hildegarde

O venerable father Bernard, I lay my claim before you, for, highly honored by God, you bring fear to the immoral foolishness of this world and, in your intense zeal and burning love for the Son of God, gather men

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Edith of Wilton

For pride may exist under the garb of wretchedness; and a mind may be as pure under these vestments as under your tattered furs. Saint Edith of Wilton A daughter of King Edgar of England, she said the above when

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Paolo Manna

Let us work in such a way that the whole Church, all Christian people, led by their bishops and clergy, truly feel the apostolic duty that is incumbent upon them to promote the propagation of the faith with every means.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross A.D. 629. THE MIRACULOUS appearance of the cross to Constantine, 1 and the discovery of that sacred wood by St. Helen, 2 gave the first occasion to this festival, which was celebrated under the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Chrysostom

Again Herodias raves; again she is troubled; she dances again; and again desires to receive John’s head in a charger. Said by Saint John Chrysostom in reference to Empress Aelia Eudoxia.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Eanswide

ST. ETHELBERT, the first Christian king among the English, was succeeded in the kingdom of Kent by his son Eadbald, who, though he was at first an impious and idolatrous prince, became afterwards a zealous Christian, and a fervent penitent,

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