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23 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  Servant of God Juan de Padilla  (1492-1542) Juan didn’t know where preaching the gospel of Jesus would lead him, but he trusted God to give him strength to match the missionary vocation. … Continue reading

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22 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Vincent  (d. 304) When Jesus deliberately began his “journey” to death, Luke says that he “set his face” to go to Jerusalem. It is this quality of rocklike courage that distinguishes … Continue reading

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21 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Agnes  (d. 258?) Almost nothing is known of this saint except that she was very young—12 or 13—when she was martyred in the last half of the third century. Various modes … Continue reading

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20 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Sebastian  (257?-288?) Nothing is historically certain about St. Sebastian except that he was a Roman martyr, was venerated in Milan even in the time of St. Ambrose and was buried on … Continue reading

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19 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Fabian  (c. 250) Fabian was a Roman layman who came into the city from his farm one day as clergy and people were preparing to elect a new pope. Eusebius, a … Continue reading

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18 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Charles of Sezze  (1613-1670) Charles thought that God was calling him to be a missionary in India, but he never got there. God had something better for this 17th-century successor to … Continue reading

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17 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Anthony of Egypt  (251-356) The life of Anthony will remind many people of St. Francis of Assisi. At 20, Anthony was so moved by the Gospel message, “Go, sell what you … Continue reading

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16 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio St. Berard and Companions  (d. 1220) Preaching the gospel is often dangerous work. Leaving one’s homeland and adjusting to new cultures, governments and languages is difficult enough; but martyrdom sometimes caps all … Continue reading

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15 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio St. Paul the Hermit  (c. 233-345) It is unclear what we really know of Paul’s life, how much is fable, how much fact. Paul was reportedly born in Egypt, where he was … Continue reading

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13 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Hilary  (315?-368) This staunch defender of the divinity of Christ was a gentle and courteous man, devoted to writing some of the greatest theology on the Trinity, and was like his … Continue reading

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