Donald R. McClarey

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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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Edward the Martyr

HE was monarch of England, and succeeded his father, the glorious King Edgar, in 975, being thirteen years old. He followed in all things the counsels of St. Dunstan; and his ardour in the pursuit of all virtues is not

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Patrick

  IF the virtue of children reflects an honour on their parents, much more justly is the name of St. Patrick rendered illustrious by the innumerable lights of sanctity with which the church of Ireland, planted by his labours in

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Matilda

THIS princess was daughter of Theodoric, a powerful Saxon count. Her parents, being sensible that piety is the only true greatness, placed her very young in the monastery of Erford, of which her grandmother Maud, who had renounced the world

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Teresa Margaret

Always receive with equal contentment from God’s hand either consolations or sufferings, peace or distress, health or illness. Ask nothing, refuse nothing, but always be ready to do and to suffer anything that comes from His Providence. Saint Teresa Margaret

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Ogilvie

On the head of religion alone I am condemned, and for that I would willingly and joyfully pour forth even a hundred lives. Snatch away that one which I have from me, and make no delay about it, but my

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Collette

Blessed be the hour in which our Lord Jesus Christ, God and Man was born. Blessed be the Holy Spirit by whom he was conceived. Blessed be the glorious Virgin Mary of whom the Incarnate Word was born. Saint Collette

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Casimir of Poland

ST. CASIMIR was the third among the thirteen children of Casimer III., king of Poland, and of Elizabeth of Austria, daughter to the emperor Albert II., a most virtuous woman, who died in 1505. He was born in 1458, on

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Agnes of Bohemia

If she had left me for a mortal man, I would have taken vengeance with the sword, but I cannot take offense because in preference to me she has chosen the King of Heaven. Emperor Frederick II on Agnes of

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint David

Fluellen: “If your Majesty is remembered of it, the Welshmen did good service in a garden where leeks did grow, wearing leeks in their Monmouth caps, which your Majesty knows, to this hour is an honourable badge of the service,

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Villana de’Botti

Blessed Villana was the daughter of Andrew de’Botti, a Florentine merchant, and was born in 1332. When she was thirteen she ran away from home to enter a convent but her attempts were unsuccessful and she was forced to return.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Anne Line

I am sentenced to die for harbouring a Catholic priest, and so far I am from repenting for having so done, that I wish, with all my soul, that where I have entertained one, I could have entertained a thousand.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Isabel

THIS holy princess was daughter of Lewis VIII. king of France, and Blanche of Castile, and only sister to St. Lewis. She was born in 1225, and lost her father when she was but two years old. She was trained

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Tommaso Maria Fusco

May work and suffering for God always be your glory and in your work and suffering, may God be your consolation on this earth, and your recompense in heaven. Patience is the safeguard and pillar of all the virtues.  

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Amata

Her feast day was formerly June 9. Amata was sister to Blessed Diana and Cecilia in the community of Saint Agnes at Bologna, a niece of Saint Clare, and a good friend of Saint Dominic. Saint Clare healed Amata of

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Lucy of China

I now turn in a special way to the pilgrims who have come for the canonization of the 120 Martyrs in China. First of all you, faithful of Chinese origin, with whom I would like to share my deep joy

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