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St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori


St. Eusebius of Vercelli


St. Lydia Purpuraria


St. John Vianney


St. Addal


The Transfiguration of the Lord
St. Hormisdas Pope


St. Cajetan


St. Dominic


St. Edith Stein


St. Lawrence - Martyr


St. Clare


St. Michael My


St. Hippolytus


St. Maximilian Kolbe


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary [holy day of obligation]
St. Alipius


St. Stephen the Great


St. Clare of Montefalco


St. Helena


St. John Eudes


St. Bernard of Clairvaux


St. Pius X


St. Andrew the Scot


St. Philip Benizi


St. Bartholomew


St. Louis King of France


St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars


St. Monica


St. Augustine of Hippo


St. Sabina


St. Rumon


St. Raymond Nonnatus


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Saint of the Day: St. Eligius

St. Eligius

Eligius (also known as Eloi) was born around 590 near Limoges in France. He became an extremely skillful metalsmith and was appointed master of the mint under King Clotaire II of Paris. Eligius developed a close friendship with the King and his reputation as an outstanding metalsmith became widespread. With his fame came fortune. Eligius was very generous to the ... continue reading

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St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima

Virgin, born at Lima, Peru 20 April, 1586; died there the 24 of August, 1617. St. Rose of Lima is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. This South American Saint's real name was Isabel, but she was such a beautiful baby that she was called Rose, and that name remained. As she grew older, she became more and more beautiful, and one day, her ... 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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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

Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the heroic 'Apostle of California.' in September 2015.
A Patron Saint for California

During his visit to the United States this coming September, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the heroic 'Apostle of ... continue reading

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Reading 1, Isaiah 11:1-10
A shoot will spring from the stock of Jesse, a new shoot will ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 72:1, 7-8, 12-13, 17
[Of Solomon] God, endow the king with your own fair judgement, ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 10:21-24
Just at this time, filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, he said, ... Read More

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St. Eligius
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