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December 2015: Month of the Divine Infancy

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St. Eligius


St. Bibiana


St. Francis Xavier


St. John of Damascus


St. Sabas


St. Nicholas


St. Maria Giuseppe Rossello


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


St. Juan Diego


Pope Saint Gregory III


Pope Saint Damasus I


Our Lady of Guadalupe


St. Lucy


St. John of the Cross


St. Mary Di Rosa


St. Ado of Vienne


St. Olympias


St. Rufus


St. Nemesius


St. Dominic of Silos


St. Peter Canisius


St. Chaeromon


St. John of Kanty


St. Adele


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


St. Stephen


St. John the Apostle


St. Anthony the Hermit


St. Aileran


St. Anysia


St. Sylvester


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Saint of the Day: St. James Intercisus

St. James Intercisus

James was a favorite of King Yezdigerd I of Persia and a Christian. He abandoned his religion when Yesdigerd launched a persecution of the Christians. When the king died, James repented of his apostasy and declared himself to be a Christian to the new king, Bahram. When James refused to apostasize, he was executed by having his body cut apart piece by piece, ... continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe December 12 (USA) When we reflect on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe we learn two important lessons, one of faith and one of understanding. Missionaries who first came to Mexico with the conquistadors had little success in the beginning. After nearly a generation, only a few hundred Native Mexicans had converted to the Christian faith. ... 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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Saint Junipero Serra, pray for us!
Prayer to St. Junipero Serra: 'Help me deliver the light of Christ...'

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

Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the heroic 'Apostle of California.' in September 2015.
A Patron Saint for California

During his visit to the United States this coming September, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the heroic 'Apostle of ... continue reading

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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Daniel 7:2-14
Daniel said, 'I have been seeing visions in the night. I saw ... Read More

Psalm, Daniel 3:75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81
Bless the Lord, mountains and hills, praise and glorify him for ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 21:29-33
And he told them a parable, 'Look at the fig tree and indeed ... Read More

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St. James Intercisus
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