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September 2015: Month of the Our Lady of Sorrows

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St. Giles, Abbot

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St. Ingrid of Sweden

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Pope Saint Gregory the Great

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St. Rosalia

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Bl.Teresa of Calcutta

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St. Eleutherius

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St. Cloud

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The Birth of Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Adrian

9

St. Peter Claver

10

St. Salvius of Albi

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St. Paphnutius

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St. Ailbhe

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St. John Chrysostom

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross
St. Notburga

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St. Valerian

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St. Cornelius

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St. Robert Bellarmine

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St. Joseph of Cupertino

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St. Januarius

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Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions

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St. Matthew

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St. Thomas of Villanueva

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St. Padre Pio

24

Martyrs of Chalcedon

25

St. Finbar

26

Sts. Cosmas & Damian

27

St. Vincent de Paul

28

St. Lorenzo Ruiz

29

Mass of Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael
St. Michael the Archangel

30

St. Jerome

     

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Saint of the Day: St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco

What do dreams have to with prayer? Aren't they just random images of our mind? In 1867 Pope Pius IX was upset with John Bosco because he wouldn't take his dreams seriously enough. Nine years earlier when Pope Pius IX met with the future saint who worked with neglected boys, he learned of the dreams that John had been having since the age of nine, dreams that ... continue reading



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St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila

Less than twenty years before Teresa was born in 1515, Columbus opened up the Western Hemisphere to European colonization. Two years after she was born, Luther started the Protestant Reformation. Out of all of this change came Teresa pointing the way from outer turmoil to inner peace. Teresa's father was rigidly honest and pious, but he may have carried his ... 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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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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