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January 2014: Month of the Holy Name

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The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God [holy day of obligation]
Mary the Blessed Virgin

2

St. Basil the Great

3

Epiphany of the Lord
St. Genevieve

4

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

5

St. John Neumann

6

St. Andre Bessette

7

St. Raymond of Pennafort

8

St. Thorfinn

9

St. Adrian, Abbot

10

The Baptism of the Lord
St. William of Bourges

11

St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch

12

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

13

St. Hilary of Poitiers

14

St. Felix of Nola

15

St. Paul the Hermit

16

St. Fursey

17

St. Anthony the Abbot

18

St. Volusian

19

St. Fillan

20

St. Fabian

21

St. Agnes

22

St. Vincent Pallotti

23

St. Ildephonsus

24

St. Francis de Sales

25

St. Peter Thomas

26

St. Timothy

27

St. Angela Merici

28

St. Thomas Aquinas

29

Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea

30

St. Aldegunais

31

St. John Bosco

 

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Saint of the Day: St. James the Greater

St. James the Greater

For James there was no indication that this was the day that his life would change. The dawn for him was not the bright beginning of a new day, but the end of long fruitless night of fishing. As James sat mending his nets in the boat with his brother John and his father Zebedee, he must have watched in wonder as his partner Simon brought in nets loaded with fish ... continue reading



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St. Rita

St. Rita was born at Spoleto, Italy in 1381. At an early age, she begged her parents to allow her to enter a convent. Instead they arranged a marriage for her. Rita became a good wife and mother, but her husband was a man of violent temper. In anger he often mistreated his wife. He taught their children his own evil ways. Rita tried to perform her duties ... continue reading


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St. Gabriel, the Archangel

St. Gabriel, the Archangel

The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he ... continue reading



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Bonaventure was a friend and a disciple of Francis. When he looked at Francis he saw Jesus Christ. Bonaventure, like his friend Francis, was also a mystic. To him the Spirit of Francis is the Spirit of Jesus and
In the Major Legend, St. Bonaventure Points us to St Francis - and the Lord Jesus Christ

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Was St. Christopher a real saint? A new perspective

Is Saint Christopher a real saint? This is a question debated by fans -and detractors of the historic figure of St. Christopher. ... continue reading




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Reading 1, Second Corinthians 4:7-15
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