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January 2014: 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

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

St. Peter Thomas

26

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: St. Peter Canisius

St. Peter Canisius

In 1565, the Vatican was looking for a secret agent. It was shortly after the Council of Trent and the pope wanted to get the decrees of the Council to all the European bishops. What would be a simple errand in our day, was a dangerous assignment in the sixteenth century. The first envoy who tried to carry the decrees through territory of hostile Protestants and ... continue reading



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St. Barbara

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

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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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

The blessed Cyprian suffered martyrdom on 14 September, under the emperors Valerian and Gallienus, but in the reign of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honor and glory for ever. Amen.
Pope Cornelius and Bishop Cyprian are Examples for this Age of Martyrs

God and his angels look down upon us; Christ, who looks on as we do battle in the contest of faith. What great dignity and glory are ... continue reading




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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Second Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11, 16
Once the king had settled into his palace and Yahweh had ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
for you have said: love is built to last for ever, you have ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:26-38
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Reading 2, Romans 16:25-27
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