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August 2015: 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

5

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

12

St. Michael My

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St. Hippolytus

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St. Maximilian Kolbe

15

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

26

St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars

27

St. Monica

28

St. Augustine of Hippo

29

St. Sabina

30

St. Rumon

31

St. Raymond Nonnatus


         

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Archbishop and "the First Martyr of Canterbury." He was born in 953 and became a monk in the Deerhurst Monastery in Gloucester, England, asking after a few years to become a hermit. He received permission for this vocation and retired to a small hut near Somerset, England. In 984 Alphege assumed the role of abbot of the abbey of Bath, founded by St. Dunstan and ... continue reading



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St. Philomena

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St. Gabriel, the Archangel

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