Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Anselm

Come now, insignificant man, fly for a moment from your affairs, escape for a little while from the tumult of your thoughts. Put aside now your weighty cares and leave your wearisome toils. Abandon yourself for a little to God

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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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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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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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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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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Bernadette Soubirous

  The Virgin used me as a broom to remove the dust. When the work is done, the broom is put behind the door again. Saint Bernadette Soubirous  

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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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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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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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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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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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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Thomas of Tolentino

Mohammed was the son of perdition and had his place in Hell with the Devil his father. The comment by Blessed Thomas of Tolentino, in response to a question as to what he thought of Mohammed, that led to his

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Julie Billairt

Do what you can and don’t waste time lamenting over what you can’t do. Saint Julie Billairt

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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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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Pierina Morosini

How I would love the death of Maria Goretti to touch me.  I want to look like her… I want to be like her. Blessed Pierina Morosini

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Maria Crescentia Höss

God wants the monastery rich in virtue, not in temporal goods.    Saint Maria Crescentia Höss  

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Isidore of Seville

If a man wants to be always in God’s company, he must pray regularly and read spiritual books regularly. When we pray, we talk to God; when we read, God talks to us.     Saint Isidore of Seville

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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 Mary of Egypt

“O Lady, Mother of God, who gave birth in the flesh to God the Word, I know, O how well I know, that it is no honour or praise to thee when one so impure and depraved as I look

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Vidicon of Cathode

Praise God, from Whom electrons flow! Praise Him, the source of all we know! Whose order’s in the stellar host! For in machines, He is the Ghost! Hymn attributed to Saint Vidicon

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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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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Amadeus IX of Savoy

What would you have me do?  Instead of hunting deer I am seeking to gain Heaven and the poor are the best bloodhounds and huntsmen to employ in such a chase.  As for my coffers, rather than fill them by

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Gladys

Let us trust to our son, and he will be a father to us in heaven. Saint Gladys to her husband in reference to their son Saint Cadoc

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saints Priscus, Malchus and Alexander

From Eus. Hist. b. 7. c. 12. p. 262. A.D. 260. THESE eminent Christians, Priscus, Malchus, and Alexander, led a retired holy life in the country near Cæsarea, in Palestine. During the fury of the persecution under Valerian, they often

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John of Egypt

For there are many people who reached perfection in virtue and became puffed up with pride, plunging from the heights into the abyss. Saint John of Egypt

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Margaret Clitherow

“The sheriffs have said that I am going to die this coming Friday; and I feel the weakness of my flesh which is troubled at this news, but my spirit rejoices greatly. For the love of God, pray for me

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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 Catherine of Sweden

SHE was daughter of Ulpho, prince of Nericia in Sweden, and of St. Bridget. The love of God seemed almost to prevent in her the use of her reason. At seven years of age she was placed in the nunnery

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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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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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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Maria Candida of the Eucharist

Contemplate with ever-greater faith our Dear Lord in the Sacrament: live with Him who comes to us every day. Blessed Maria Candida of the Eucharist

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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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