Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Juliana of Cumae

AFTER many torments, she was beheaded at Nicomedia, under Galerius Maximianus. St. Gregory the Great mentions that her bones were translated to Rome. Part of them are now at Brussels, in the church of our Lady of Sablon. This saint

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Eulalia

THIS holy virgin was brought up in the faith, and in the practice of piety, at Barcelona in Spain. In the persecution of Dioclesian under the cruel governor Dacian, she suffered the rack, and being at last crucified on it,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Desiderius

WHEN Queen Brunehaut governed the courts of her two sons, Theodebert, king of Austrasia, and Theodoric of Burgundy, this zealous pastor boldly reproved her for her incests and cruelties; but a sermon which he preached before her and Theodoric on

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Scholastica

In choosing the Lenten books, I try to offer a remedy for the sick soul, a comfort for the weary, a joy for the downhearted, a light for the path of the one who seems to have lost her way.

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Pope Pius IX

“Certainly, the boat (the Church) is secure from shipwreck; but that will not prevent those who are in the boat from getting a good mouthful if they do not look out for themselves and if Providence does not come to

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Paul Miki

The only reason for my being killed, is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason that I die. I believe that I am telling the truth before I die. I know

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Cornelius

[30] And Cornelius said: Four days ago, unto this hour, I was praying in my house, at the ninth hour, and behold a man stood before me in white apparel, and said: [31] Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thy

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Brigid

I would like an abundance of peace. I would like full vessels of charity. I would like rich treasures of mercy. I would like cheerfulness to preside over all. Saint Brigid

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Thomas Aquinas

Not everyone who is enlightened by an angel knows that he is enlightened by him. Saint Thomas Aquinas   Today is the feast day of the Angelic Doctor.  There is a timeless quality about his writings that takes him from

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Paula

The more she cast herself down, the more she was lifted up by Christ. She was hidden and yet she was not hidden. By shunning glory, she earned glory, for glory follows virtue as its shadow; and deserting those who

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Poppo

ST. POPPO was born in Flanders in 978, and received a pious education, under the care of a most virtuous mother, who died a nun at Verdun. In his youth he served for some time in the army, but even

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Henry Suso

Just as the drop of water loses itself, drawing the taste and colour of the wine to and into itself, so it happens that those who are in full possession of blessedness lose all human desires in an inexpressible manner,

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Alban Roe

“My Saviour has suffered far more for me than all that; and I am willing to suffer the worst of torments for his sake.” Blessed Alban Roe   A Benedictine Priest, Blessed Alban Roe was something of a rebel and

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Canute

Let all men know how empty and powerless is the power of kings. For there is none worthy of the name but God, whom heaven, earth and sea obey. Saint Canute

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Fursey

When he had been lifted up on high, he was ordered by the angels that conducted him to look back upon the world. Upon which, casting his eyes downward, he saw, as it were, a dark and obscure valley underneath

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Nino

“Go to Iberia and tell there the Good Tidings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and you will find favour before the Lord; and I will be for you a shield against all visible and invisible enemies. By the strength

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Peter Donders

“We must pray and do penance and hope in God and His Holy Mother; for the saints say: From the day on which Christ died souls must be bought by blood. If only, by sacrificing my own life, I could

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