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January 2015: 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

St. Genevieve

4

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

5

St. John Neumann

6

Epiphany of the Lord
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

St. Anthony the Abbot

18

St. Volusian

19

St. Fillan

20

St. Fabian

21

St. Agnes

22

St. Vincent Pallotti

23

St. Ildephonsus

24

St. Francis de Sales

25

Triodion
St. Peter Thomas

26

Sextopola
St. Timothy

27

St. Angela Merici

28

St. Thomas Aquinas

29

Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea

30

St. Aldegunais

31

St. John Bosco

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Saint of the Day: Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea

Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea

Two martyrs, brother and sister, who were put to death at Edessa during the persecutions of Emperor Trajan. Sarbelius, also called Sharbel, was a high priest at Edessa, in Mesopotamia. They were arrested for converting to the faith, and were tortured with red-hot irons prior to execution. continue reading



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St. Angela Merici

St. Angela Merici

When she was 56, Angela Merici said "No" to the Pope. She was aware that Clement VII was offering her a great honor and a great opportunity to serve when he asked her to take charge of a religious order of nursing sisters. But Angela knew that nursing was not what God had called her to do with her life. She had just returned from a trip to the Holy Land. ... continue reading


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St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been ... continue reading



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Irenaeus of Lyon wrote these words - The glory of God gives life; those who see God receive life. For this reason, God-who cannot be grasped, comprehended, or seen-allows Himself to be seen, comprehended, and grasped by men, that He may give life to those who see and receive Him. It is impossible to live without life, and the actualization of life comes from participation in God, while participation in God is to see God and enjoy His goodness.
Learning from St Irenaeus How to Know God

This great defender of the faith insisted on the central claim of Christianity: God can be known and loved-indeed, that is why He came ... continue reading

Teresa of Avila was a mystic as well as an active and effective disciple of Jesus Christ. She demonstrates that the two expressions of the one Christian Way of Life can and should work together in our own experience - no matter what out vocation or state in life. This insight lies at the heart of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council's on the Universal Call to Holiness.
Femine Genius, Holiness and St. Teresa of Avila

If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and ... continue reading




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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Hebrews 10:19-25
We have then, brothers, complete confidence through the blood ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
[Psalm Of David] To Yahweh belong the earth and all it ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 4:21-25
He also said to them, 'Is a lamp brought in to be put under a ... Read More

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January 29 Saint of the Day

Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea
January 29: Two martyrs, brother and sister, who were put to death at Edessa ... Read More