Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Robert Watkinson

He was born at Hemingborough, Yorkshire, educated at Douay and Rome, and ordained priest at Arras. In 1602 he crossed to England, and, being in ill health, put himself under the care of a physician in London. A few days

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed James Duckett

“If I were made the Queen’s secretary or treasurer, you would not weep. Do but keep yourself God’s servant and in the unity of God’s Church, and I shall be able to do you more good, being now to go

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Apollonius the Apologist

MARCUS AURELIUS had persecuted the Christians from principle, being a bigoted Pagan: but his son, Commodus, who, in 180, succeeded him in the empire, after some time, though a vicious man, showed himself favourable to them out of regard to

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Stephen Harding

ST. STEPHEN HARDING was an Englishman of an honourable family, and heir to a plentiful estate. He had his education in the monastery of Sherbourne, in Dorsetshire, and there laid a very solid foundation of literature and sincere piety. A

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hunna

Little is known of Saint Hunna except that she was the daughter of a Duke of Alsace and the mother of Saint Deodatus.  She is known as the Holy Washerwoman due to her good deeds of doing the laundry of

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Lydwina

SHE was born at Schiedham, or Squidam, in Holland, near the mouth of the Meuse, in 1380. From seven years of age, she conceived an extraordinary devotion to the Blessed Virgin; and, when she was sent abroad by her mother

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hermenegild

LEVIGILD, or LEOVIGILD, the Goth, 1 king of Spain, had two sons by his first wife Theodosia, namely, Hermenegild and Recared. These he educated in the Arian heresy, which he himself professed, but married Hermenegild, the eldest, to Ingondes, a

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Angelo of Chivasso

The ultimate accolade was perhaps paid to Blessed Angelo of Chivasso when his Summa Angelica was publicly burned by Martin Luther on December 10, 1520, along with the Bull excommunicating Luther, the Summa Theologica of Saint Thomas Aquinas and the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Gemma Galgani

She died with a smile which remained upon her lips, so that I could not convince myself that she was really dead.      Testimony of  Priest who gave the Last Rites to Saint Gemma Galgani  

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Michael of the Saints

Prayer for Cancer Patients Most Holy Trinity, You who gave us Saint Michael of the Saints as trusted friend and intercessor, and as patron of those afflicted with cancer, look with kindness on your servants who this day invoke your

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Herman Joseph

HE was born at Cologne, and at twelve years of age entered the monastery of Steinfeldt of regular canons of the Premonstratensian Order in the dutchy of Juliers, and diocess of Cologne. His incredible fasts and other austerities, and his

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saints Agape, Chionia and Irene

THESE three sisters lived at Thessalonica, and their parents were heathens when they suffered martyrdom. In the year 303, the emperor Dioclesian published an edict forbidding, under pain of death, any persons to keep the holy scriptures. These saints concealed

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Benjamin

ISDEGERDES, son of Sapor III., put a stop to the cruel persecutions against the Christians in Persia, which had been begun by Sapor II., and the Church had enjoyed twelve years’ peace in that kingdom, when, in 420, it was

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Virgin Mary

[26] And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, [27] To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Joseph Oriol

San José Oriol (Barcelona, 23 November 1650 – 23 March 1702) was a priest from Barcelona. He is venerated as a saint by the Catholic Church and is the object of particular devotion in the city of Barcelona.   He

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Nicholas Owen

During the reign of Bloody Elizabeth, Saint Nicholas Owen, a carpenter and lay brother of the Jesuits, made hundreds of priest holes around the country and saved the countless lives of priests as a result.  When he was finally captured,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Photina

[26] Jesus saith to her: I am he, who am speaking with thee. [27] And immediately his disciples came; and they wondered that he talked with the woman. Yet no man said: What seekest thou? or, why talkest thou with

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Joseph

[18] Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost. [19] Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just

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