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31 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 31  Sts. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus    The actions of these two influential Jewish leaders give insight into the charismatic power of Jesus and his teachings—and the risks that could … Continue reading

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30 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 30  Blessed Jeanne Jugan  (1792-1879)  Being of humble origins needn’t keep us from doing great things for God. Blessed Jeanne Jugan is proof of that. Born to a poor family in … Continue reading

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29 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 29  Beheading of John the Baptist   The drunken oath of a king with a shallow sense of honor, a seductive dance and the hateful heart of a queen combined to bring … Continue reading

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28 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 28  St. Augustine  (354-430)  A Christian at 33, a priest at 36, a bishop at 41: many people are familiar with the biographical sketch of Augustine of Hippo, sinner turned saint. … Continue reading

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27 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 27  St. Monica  (322?-387)  The circumstances of St. Monica’s life could have made her a nagging wife, a bitter daughter-in-law and a despairing parent, yet she did not give way to … Continue reading

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26 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 26  St. Joseph Calasanz  (1556-1648)  From Aragon, where he was born in 1556, to Rome, where he died 92 years later, fortune alternately smiled and frowned on the work of Joseph … Continue reading

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25 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 25  St. Louis of France  (1226-1270)  At his coronation as king of France, Louis bound himself by oath to behave as God’s anointed, as the father of his people and feudal … Continue reading

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24 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 24  St. Bartholomew   In the New Testament, Bartholomew is mentioned only in the lists of the apostles. Some scholars identify him with Nathanael, a man of Cana in Galilee who was … Continue reading

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23 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 23  St. Rose of Lima  (1586-1617)  The first canonized saint of the New World has one characteristic of all saints—the suffering of opposition—and another characteristic which is more for admiration than … Continue reading

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22 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 22  Queenship of Mary   Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Mary’s queenship has roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would receive the throne of … Continue reading

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