Monthly Archives: June 2014

30 June Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio June 30  First Martyrs of the Church of Rome  (d. 68) There were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death of Jesus, though they were not the … Continue reading

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29 June Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio June 29  Sts. Peter and Paul  (d. 64 & 67) Peter: St. Mark ends the first half of his Gospel with a triumphant climax. He has recorded doubt, misunderstanding and the opposition … Continue reading

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28 June Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio June 28  St. Irenaeus  (130?-220) The Church is fortunate that Irenaeus was involved in many of its controversies in the second century. He was a student, well trained, no doubt, with great … Continue reading

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27 June Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio June 27  St. Cyril of Alexandria  (376?-444) Saints are not born with halos around their heads. Cyril, recognized as a great teacher of the Church, began his career as archbishop of Alexandria, … Continue reading

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26 June Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio June 26  Blessed Raymond Lull  (1235-1315) Raymond worked all his life to promote the missions and died a missionary to North Africa. Raymond was born at Palma on the island of Mallorca … Continue reading

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25 June Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio June 25  Blessed Jutta of Thuringia  (d. 1264?) Today’s patroness of Prussia began her life amidst luxury and power but died the death of a simple servant of the poor. In truth, … Continue reading

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24 June Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio June 24  Birth of John the Baptist  Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than … Continue reading

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23 June Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio June 23  St. John Fisher  (1469-1535) John Fisher is usually associated with Erasmus, Thomas More and other Renaissance humanists. His life, therefore, did not have the external simplicity found in the lives … Continue reading

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21 June Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio June 21  St. Aloysius Gonzaga  (1568-1591) The Lord can make saints anywhere, even amid the brutality and license of Renaissance life. Florence was the “mother of piety” for Aloysius Gonzaga despite his … Continue reading

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The Pauline Letters and Women

. The Pauline Letters and Women By M. Rev. Ed Jansen, OCM in Collaboration with Rev. Dr. Trish Gaffney, OCM . . There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you … Continue reading

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