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December 2015: Month of the Divine Infancy

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St. Eligius

2

St. Bibiana

3

St. Francis Xavier

4

St. John of Damascus

5

St. Sabas

6

St. Nicholas

7

St. Maria Giuseppe Rossello

8

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

9

St. Juan Diego

10

Pope Saint Gregory III

11

Pope Saint Damasus I

12

Our Lady of Guadalupe

13

St. Lucy

14

St. John of the Cross

15

St. Mary Di Rosa

16

St. Ado of Vienne

17

St. Olympias

18

St. Rufus

19

St. Nemesius

20

St. Dominic of Silos

21

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. Apollonius the Apologist

Martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is considered one of the most priceless documents of the early Church. Apollonius was a Roman senator who was denounced as a Christian by one of his slaves. The Praetorian Prefect, Sextus Tigidius Perennis, arrested him, also putting the slave to death as an informer. Perennis demanded that Apollonius denounce the ... continue reading



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St. Barbara

Barbara lived in the 4th century and brought up as a heathen. A tyrannical father, Dioscorus, had kept her jealously secluded in a lonely tower which he had built for that purpose. Here, in her forced solitude, she gave herself to prayer and study, and contrived to receive instruction and Baptism in secret by a Christian priest. Barbara resisted her father's ... 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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