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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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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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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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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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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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Gabriel Perboyre

Are you a Christian priest? Yes, I am a priest and I preach this religion. Do you wish to renounce your faith? No, I will never renounce the faith of Christ. Questions asked during the trial of Saint John Gabriel

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Francis de Morales

I ask but one thing from God, and that is that I may not depart hence except to die for His Name. Saint Francis de Morales, written by him while in prison in Japan.  He was burned to death in

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Pierre Bonhomme

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Maria Euthymia

I found Him who my heart loves; I want to hold Him and never let him go. Blessed Maria Euthymia  

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed John Duckett

I fear not death, nor I contemn not life. If life were my lot, I would endure it patiently; but if death, I shall receive it joyfully, for that Christ is my life, and death is my gain. Never since

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Thomas Tsugi

Praise the Lord of all nations! Last words of Blessed Thomas Tsugi, a native of Japan, as he was being burned alive for being a Christian at Nagasaki on September 6, 1627.  He had refused to allow his family to

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Teresa of Calcutta

We are misunderstood, we are misrepresented, we are misreported. We are not nurses, we are not doctors, we are not teachers, we are not social workers. We are religious, we are religious, we are religious. Mother Teresa     Today

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Dina Belanger

If the angels could desire anything, it seems to me that they would envy us our privilege of suffering, as well as the priceless gift of the Eucharist.     Blessed Dina Belanger

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Saint of the Day Quote: Pope Saint Gregory the Great

IUCUNDA SANE ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS X ON POPE GREGORY THE GREAT TO OUR VENERABLE BRETHREN, THE PATRIARCHS, PRIMATES, ARCHBISHOPS, BISHOPS, AND OTHER ORDINARIES IN PEACE AND COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE Venerable Brethren, Health and the Apostolic Benediction. 1.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint William of Roeskilde

ST. WILLIAM was an English priest of eminent sanctity and zeal, and chaplain to king Canutus. In one of the voyages which that prince made from England to Denmark, the zealous servant of God who attended him, was so moved

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Anna the Prophetess

[36] And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser; she was far advanced in years, and had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity. [37] And she was a widow

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Raymond Nonnatus

ACCORDING to the rule laid down by our divine Redeemer, 1 that Christian approves himself his most faithful disciple, and gives the surest and greatest proof of his love of God, who most perfectly loves his neighbour for God’s sake.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Angela Ginard Marti

All they can do to us is kill us, nothing more. Blessed Angela Ginard Marti A martyr at the outset of the Spanish Civil War, Blessed Angela Ginard Marti sacrificed her life to save others: Sister Mary of the Angels,

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Sabina

SHE was a rich widow lady of high birth, and lived in the province of Umbria in Italy. She had a servant called Seraphia, a native of Antioch in Syria, who was a zealous Christian, and served God in the

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Monica

Here the most virtuous mother of a young man set her ashes, a second light to your merits, Augustine. As a priest, serving the heavenly laws of peace, you taught [or, you teach] the people entrusted to you with your

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Jeanne-Elisabeth Bichier de Ages

 She is one of the finest-tempered characters ever seen, gentle, resolute, strict, intelligent, industrious, but above all contrite and humble.  No difficulty daunts her courage, no lack of strength stops her superhuman labours, no interior distress troubles her outward serenity,

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Louis of France

  My dearest son, my first instruction is that you should love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your strength. Without this there is no salvation. Keep yourself, my son, from everything that you know displeases

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Jane Antide Thouret

  Remember to consider only Christ in the person of the poor.  Serve them always as you would serve Christ himself.   Saint Jane Antide Thouret

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Rose of Lima

Apart from the cross there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven. Saint Rose of Lima

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Kemble

Honest Anthony, my friend Anthony, be not afraid; do thy office. I forgive thee with all my heart. Thou wilt do me a greater kindness than discourtesy. Last words said by Saint John Kemble just before his execution on August

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Pope Pius X

Truly we are passing through disastrous times, when we may well make our own the lamentation of the Prophet: “There is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land” (Hosea 4:1).

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Eudes

You must never separate what God has so perfectly united. So closely are Jesus and Mary bound up with each other that whoever beholds Jesus sees Mary; whoever loves Jesus, loves Mary; whoever has devotion to Jesus, has devotion to

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Helena

And then Helena said something which seem to have no relevance. ‘Where is the cross, anyway?’ ‘What cross, my dear?’ [said Pope Sylvester.] ‘The only one. The real one.’ ‘I don’t know. I don’t think anyone knows. I don’t think

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Clare of Montefalco

If you seek the Cross of Christ, take my heart. There you will find the suffering Lord. Saint Clare of Montefalco

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Stephen the Great of Hungary

My dearest son, if you desire to honor the royal crown, I advise, I counsel, I urge you above all things to maintain the Catholic and apostolic faith with such diligence and care that you may be an example for

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