Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hunger

Hunger (died 866), also known as Hungerus Frisus, was Bishop of Utrecht from 854 to 866. He is a Saint of the Catholic Church.After the death of his predecessor Luidger of Utrecht, Luidger’s nephew Craft was offered the seat. However,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Peter Canisius

  Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church’s enemies and in conformity with the open

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Dominic of Silos

    This Dominic was born at the beginning of the eleventh century at Cañas in Navarre, on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees. His people were peasants, and for a time he followed their way of life, looking after

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Fausta

In raising a saint it helps to be a saint.  Saint Fausta was the mother of Saint Anastasia.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Rufus

From St. Polycarp’s Epistle, n. 9, p. 94. A.D. 116. FROM the eminent spirit of sanctity which the actions and writings of the great St. Ignatius breathe, we are to form a judgment of that with which these holy martyrs

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Jose Manyanet y Vives

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you Last words of Saint Jose Manyanet y Vives.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Clemente Marchisio

I also find sometimes associated under the weight of tribulations, but I assure you that, after five minutes with a living faith before Jesus Sacrament, I feel fully revived, so that all that first seemed too hard and became unbearably

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli

The precious heritage that this saint has left to the Church, and particularly to her spiritual daughters, consists in charity, not meant as mere material aid but as a commitment of authentic solidarity, aiming at the full human and spiritual

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John of the Cross

In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God. Saint John of the Cross

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Jodoc

December 13 St. Jodoc, or Josse, Confessor     THOSE Britons who, flying from the swords of the English-Saxons, settled in Armorica in Gaul, upon the ruins of the Roman empire in those parts, formed themselves into a little state

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Thomas Holland

“for whose prosperity and conversion to the Catholic faith, if I had as many lives as there are hairs on my head, drops of water in the ocean, or stars in the firmament, I would most willingly sacrifice them all.”

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Melchior of Saint Augustine

Missionary to Japan.  Burned to death, along with his companion, Blessed Martin of Saint Nicholas, on December 11, 1632 at Nagasaki.  The Augustinian Order keep their memories ever green.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Gregory III

Our affliction moves us to write to you once again, trusting that you are a loving son of St. Peter and of us, and that, from respect for him, you will come and defend the Church of God and His

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Juan Diego

Señor Governor, think about what the sign you ask for will be, because then I will go to ask for it of the Queen of Heaven who sent me. Saint Juan Diego

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Saint of the Day Quote: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

  Mother! whose virgin bosom was uncrost With the least shade of thought to sin allied. Woman! above all women glorified, Our tainted nature’s solitary boast; Purer than foam on central ocean tost; Brighter than eastern skies at daybreak strewn

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Ambrose

  What could I do? Should I not hear? But I could not clog my ears with wax, as old fables tell. Should I then speak about what I heard? But I was obliged to avoid precisely what I feared

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Adolph Kolping

The first thing that a person finds in life and the last to which he holds out his hand, and the most precious that he possess, even if he does not realize it, is family life. Blessed Adolph Kolping.  His

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Crispina

ST. AUSTIN informs us, 1 that this glorious martyr was a lady of high birth, very rich, and engaged in the marriage state; that she had several children; and that though of a delicate and tender constitution, she was endued

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Giovanni Calabria

JOHN CALABRIA was born on October 8th, 1873 in Verona. He was the seventh and last child of Luigi, a cobbler and of Angela Foschio, a maid-servant to the high-class people and a woman of great faith, educated by the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Attalia

Benedictine abbess and niece of St. Odilia. Attalia became the abbess of St. Stephen’s Convent in Salzburg, Austria. From Catholic Online

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Bibiana

Abridged from her Acts, which are disfigured by interpolations. See Anast. in Simplicio, et Baron. Annot. in Martyr. Rom. Bosius et Aringhi, Roma Subterr. l. 3, c. 37. A.D. 363. WE are informed by Ammianus Marcellinus, a pagan historian of

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Richard Langley

“The heretics much abused this gentleman at the bar with railing and uncourteous speeches. At his first coming into the hall to be arraigned, he knelt down and asked Mr. Crowe, the priest, his blessing. He said that he would

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Andrew

“We have found the Messiah.” Saint Andrew to Saint Peter, his brother.   The acts of this apostle’s martyrdom, though rejected by Tillemont, &c. are maintained to be genuine by Nat. Alexander, Hist. t. 1, and by Mr. Woog, professor

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Saturninus

I adore one only God, and to him I am ready to offer a sacrifice of praise. Your gods are devils, and are more delighted with the sacrifice of your souls than with those of your bullocks. How can I

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed James Thompson

I had forgotten one thing.  I pray and beseech you all to bear witness here that I die in the Catholic faith. Said by Blessed James Thompson on the gallows at York on November 28, 1582.  Awaiting trial, he was

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint James Intercisus

November 27 St. James, Surnamed Intercisus, Martyr         ST. JAMES was a native of Beth-Lapeta, a royal city in Persia; a nobleman of the first rank, and of the highest reputation in that kingdom for his birth

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Conrad of Constance

November 26 St. Conrad, Bishop of Constance, Confessor       THIS eminent servant of God was, by his humility and sanctity, the bright ornament of the most illustrious house of the Guelphs, in Germany, which so many princes have

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Catherine of Alexandria

ST. CATHARINE, whom the Greeks call Æcatherina, glorified God by an illustrious confession of the faith of Christ, at Alexandria, under Maximinus II. Her acts are so much adulterated that little use can be made of them. The Emperor Basil,

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Maria Anna Sala

Pray for me, Queen of Virgins. Last words of Blessed Maria Anna Sala

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Miguel Pro

“If I meet any long-faced saints in Heaven I will cheer them up with a Mexican hat dance!” Blessed Miguel Pro I love Blessed Father Miguel Pro, SJ.  He was always ready with a joke and a quip and the sheer

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Cecilia

  A.D. 230. THE NAME of St. Cecily has always been most illustrious in the church, and ever since the primitive ages is mentioned with distinction in the canon of the mass, and in the sacramentaries and calendars of the

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Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Gelasius I

There are two powers, august Emperor, by which this world is chiefly ruled, namely, the sacred authority of the priests and the royal power. Of these that of the priests is the more weighty, since they have to render an

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Josaphata Michaelina Hordashevska

  Serve your people where the need is greatest.   Blessed Josaphata Michaelina Hordashevska

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