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January 2016: Month of the Holy Name

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1

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God [holy day of obligation]
Mary the Blessed Virgin

2

St. Basil the Great

3

Epiphany of the Lord
St. Genevieve

4

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

5

St. John Neumann

6

St. Andre Bessette

7

St. Raymond of Pennafort

8

St. Thorfinn

9

St. Adrian, Abbot

10

The Baptism of the Lord
St. William of Bourges

11

St. Theodosius the Cenobiarch

12

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

13

St. Hilary of Poitiers

14

St. Felix of Nola

15

St. Paul the Hermit

16

St. Fursey

17

Triodion
St. Anthony the Abbot

18

Sextopola
St. Volusian

19

St. Fillan

20

St. Fabian

21

St. Agnes

22

St. Vincent Pallotti

23

St. Ildephonsus

24

Septuagesima
St. Francis de Sales

25

St. Peter Thomas

26

St. Timothy

27

St. Angela Merici

28

St. Thomas Aquinas

29

Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea

30

Saturday of Souls
St. Aldegunais

31

Sexagesima
St. John Bosco


           

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Saint of the Day: St. Apollonia

St. Apollonia

St. Apollonia, who died in the year 249, was martyred for not renouncing her faith during the reign of Emperor Philip. The account of the life of St. Apollonia was written by St. Dionysius to Fabian, Bishop of Antioch. Apollonia had all her teeth knocked out after being hit in the face by a Christian persecutor under the reign of Emperor Philip. After she was ... continue reading



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St. Elizabeth

Not much information is known about Elizabeth, but she has the distinction of being one of the first to know about Mary's great blessing as the Mother of God. Zachary was a priest in Jerusalem whose wife, Elizabeth, Mary's cousin, was beyond child-bearing age. He was told by an angel in a vision that they would have a son and should name him John. When he ... 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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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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Reading 1, First Kings 8:22-23, 27-30
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Psalm, Psalms 84:3, 4, 5, 10, 11
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Gospel, Mark 7:1-13
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St. Apollonia
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