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August 2016: Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori

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St. Eusebius of Vercelli

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St. Lydia Purpuraria

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St. John Vianney

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St. Addal

6

The Transfiguration of the Lord
St. Hormisdas Pope

7

St. Cajetan

8

St. Dominic

9

St. Edith Stein

10

St. Lawrence - Martyr

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St. Clare

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St. Michael My

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St. Hippolytus

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St. Maximilian Kolbe

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary [holy day of obligation]
St. Alipius

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St. Stephen the Great

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St. Clare of Montefalco

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St. Helena

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St. John Eudes

20

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

21

St. Pius X

22

St. Andrew the Scot

23

St. Philip Benizi

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St. Bartholomew

25

St. Louis King of France

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St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars

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St. Monica

28

St. Augustine of Hippo

29

St. Sabina

30

St. Rumon

31

St. Raymond Nonnatus

     

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Saint of the Day: St. Paul Miki

St. Paul Miki

Paul was the son of a Japanese military leader. He was born at Tounucumada, Japan, was educated at the Jesuit college of Anziquiama, joined the Jesuits in 1580, and became known for his eloquent preaching. He was crucified on Februay 5 with twenty-five other Catholics during the persecution of Christians under the Taiko, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ruler of Japan in the ... continue reading



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St. Victoria

St. Victoria

There is very little known about St. Victoria. With her sister Anatolia, she refused importunate suitors. Both were imprisoned and starved by their suitors but persisted in refusing marriage. Anatolia was converted to Christianity and converted many in Picenum before being denounced for her faith, for which she was tortured and executed at Thora on Lake Velino ... 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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St. Agnes is honored with the blessing of two lambs (Wordpress).
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On Thursday Pope Francis celebrated St. Agnes' feast day in the Vatican by continuing the centuries-old tradition of blessing two lambs in ... continue reading

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Saint Junipero Serra, pray for us! Saint Junipero Serra, your missionary zeal brought the light of Christ to millions. You endured so many ... continue reading



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Reading 1, First Kings 3:4-13
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Psalm, Psalms 119:9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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Gospel, Mark 6:30-34
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St. Paul Miki
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