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December 2015: Month of the Divine Infancy

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St. Eligius

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St. Bibiana

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St. Francis Xavier

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St. John of Damascus

5

St. Sabas

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St. Nicholas

7

St. Maria Giuseppe Rossello

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Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary [holy day of obligation]
St. Romaric

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St. Juan Diego

10

Pope Saint Gregory III

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Pope Saint Damasus I

12

Our Lady of Guadalupe

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St. Lucy

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St. John of the Cross

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St. Mary Di Rosa

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St. Ado of Vienne

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St. Olympias

18

St. Rufus

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St. Nemesius

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St. Dominic of Silos

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St. Peter Canisius

22

St. Chaeromon

23

St. John of Kanty

24

St. Adele

25

Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ [holy day of obligation]
St. Eugenia

26

St. Stephen

27

St. John the Apostle

28

St. Anthony the Hermit

29

St. Aileran

30

St. Anysia

31

St. Sylvester

   

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St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church, patron of all universities and of students. His feast day is January 28th. He was born toward the end of the year 1226. He was the son of Landulph, Count of Aquino, who, when St. Thomas was five years old, placed him under the care of the Benedictines of Monte Casino. His teachers were surprised at the ... continue reading



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Less than twenty years before Teresa was born in 1515, Columbus opened up the Western Hemisphere to European colonization. Two years after she was born, Luther started the Protestant Reformation. Out of all of this change came Teresa pointing the way from outer turmoil to inner peace. Teresa's father was rigidly honest and pious, but he may have carried his ... continue reading


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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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