Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Leopold Mandic

Since God has not given me the gift of preaching, I want to consecrate myself to drawing souls back to Him through the Sacrament of Penance.   Saint Leopold Mandic  

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed John of Rochester

11 May 1537 – Blessed John Rochester, choir monk, and Blessed James Walworth, choir monk, both from the London Charterhouse, were hanged in chains from the battlements of York. They had been tried in the city for treason for denying

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John of Avila

APOSTOLIC LETTER Proclaiming Saint John of Avila, diocesan priest, a Doctor of the Universal Church BENEDICTUS PP. XVI FOR PERPETUAL REMEMBRANCE 1. Caritas Christi urget nos (2 Cor 5:14). The love of God, made known in Jesus Christ, is the

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Brynoth

(No image of the Saint could be found online.)   ST. SIGFRID, apostle of Sweden, consecrated St. Unno, an Englishman, first bishop of Scara, in the province of West-Gothland, in Sweden. Brynoth, son of Algoth Fulcong, was from him the

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Donald R. McClarey

Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Peter of Tarentaise

HE was a native of Dauphiné. A strong inclination to learning, assisted by a good genius and a happy memory, carried him very successfully through his studies. At twenty years of age he took the Cistercian habit at Bonnevaux, a

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Rose Venerini

I find myself so bound to the divine will that neither death nor life is important: I want to live as He wishes and I want to serve Him as He likes, and nothing more.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Anna Rosa Gattorno

Although I am in the midst of such a torrent of things to do, I am never without the union with my Good.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Hilary of Arles

On one side, I saw the Lord calling me; on the other the world offering me its seducing charms and pleasures. How often did I embrace and reject, willed and not willed the same thing! But in the end Jesus

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint John Payne

If it please the Queen and her Council that I shall die, I refer my cause to God.    Saint John Payne  

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis

Let us work, my daughters, we shall rest in heaven!    Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis  

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Athanasius

  For example, if a bishop or presbyter-who are the eyes of the Church-conduct themselves in an evil manner and scandalize the people, they must be plucked out. For it is more profitable to gather without them in a house

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Bertha of Kent

In the year of our Lord 582, Maurice, the fifty-fourth emperor from Augustus, ascended the throne and reigned twenty-one years. In the tenth year of his reign, Gregory, a man renowned for learning and behavior, was promoted to the apostolic

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Pope Pius V

    MICHAEL GHISLERI, known afterwards by the name of Pius V. was born at Bosco, a little town in the diocess of Tortona, on the 27th of January, 1504. He was descended of a noble Bolognese family, but considerably

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Catherine of Siena

    ST. CATHARINE was born at Sienna, in 1347. Her father, James Benincasa, by trade a dyer, was a virtuous man; and though blessed with temporal prosperity, always chiefly solicitous to leave to his children a solid inheritance of

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

    “Love is the most beautiful sentiment that the Lord has put into the soul of men and women.” Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Zita

A servant is not holy if she is not busy; lazy people of our position is fake holiness. Saint Zita

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Franca Visalta

Be obedient, charitable, meek and humble toward each other. Saint Franca Visalta’s admonition to her nuns on her deathbed.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Mark

Now a young man followed him wearing nothing but a linen cloth about his body. They seized him, but he left the cloth behind and ran off naked. Mark: 14: 51-52

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint Mellitus

HE was a Roman abbot, whom St. Gregory sent over hither in 601, at the head of a second colony of missioners to assist St. Austin, by whom he was ordained the first bishop of London, or of the East-Saxons;

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Saint of the Day Quote: Saint George

    ST. GEORGE is honoured in the Catholic church as one of the most illustrious martyrs of Christ. The Greeks have long distinguished him by the title of The Great Martyr, and keep his festival a holiday of obligation.

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Saint of the Day Quote: Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu

God’s will whatever it may be, this is my joy, my happiness, my peace. I will never be able to thank enough. I cannot say but these words: ‘My God, Your Glory’. Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu

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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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