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May 2016: Month of the Our Lady

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St. Marculf

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St. Athanasius

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St. James the Lesser

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St. Florian

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Ascension Day [holy day of obligation]
St. Hilary of Arles

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Bl. Edward Jones

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St. Rose Venerini

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St. Peter of Tarantaise

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St. Pachomius

10

St. Solange

11

St. Ignatius of Laconi

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Sts. Nereus & Achilleus

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St. John the Silent

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St. Matthias

15

Pentecost
St. Dymphna

16

St. Simon Stock

17

St. Paschal Baylon

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St. Pope John I

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St. Celestine

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St. Bernardine of Siena

21

St. Eugene de Mazenod

22

Trinity Sunday
St. Rita

23

St. John Baptist Rossi

24

St. David I of Scotland

25

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

26

Corpus Christi
St. Philip Neri

27

St. Augustine of Canterbury

28

Bl. Margaret Pole

29

St. Maximinus of Trier

30

St. Joan of Arc

31

St. Mechtildis

       

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Saint of the Day: St. Catherine de Ricci

St. Catherine de Ricci

St. Catherine was born in Florence in 1522. Her baptismal name was Alexandrina, but she took the name of Catherine upon entering religion. From her earliest infancy she manifested a great love of prayer, and in her sixth year, her father placed her in the convent of Monticelli in Florence, where her aunt, Louisa de Ricci, was a nun. After a brief return home, ... 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. 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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St. Agnes is honored with the blessing of two lambs (Wordpress).
Pope Francis continues tradition of blessing two lambs in memory of St. Agnes

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

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



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Daily Readings

Reading 1, Isaiah 58:9-14
Then you will cry for help and Yahweh will answer; you will ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
[Prayer Of David] Listen to me, Yahweh, answer me, for I am ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 5:27-32
When he went out after this, he noticed a tax collector, Levi ... Read More

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St. Catherine de Ricci
February 13: St. Catherine was born in Florence in 1522. Her baptismal name ... Read More