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21 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 21  St. Pius X  (1835-1914)  Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy Communion, especially by children. The second of 10 children in … Continue reading

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20 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 20  St. Bernard of Clairvaux  (1091-1153)  Man of the century! Woman of the century! You see such terms applied to so many today—“golfer of the century,” “composer of the century,” “right … Continue reading

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19 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 19  St. John Eudes  (1601-1680)  How little we know where God’s grace will lead. Born on a farm in northern France, John died at 79 in the next “county” or department. … Continue reading

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18 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 18  St. Jane Frances de Chantal  (1562-1641)  Jane Frances was wife, mother, nun and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when Jane was 18 months old, and her father, … Continue reading

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17 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 17  St. Joan of the Cross  (1666-1736)  An encounter with a shabby old woman many dismissed as insane prompted St. Joan to dedicate her life to the poor. For Joan, who … Continue reading

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16 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 16  St. Stephen of Hungary  (975-1038)  The Church is universal, but its expression is always affected—for good or ill—by local culture. There are no “generic” Christians; there are Mexican Christians, Polish … Continue reading

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15 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 15  Assumption of Mary   On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely … Continue reading

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14 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 14  St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe  (1894-1941)   “I don’t know what’s going to become of you!” How many parents have said that? Maximilian Mary Kolbe’s reaction was, “I prayed very hard to … Continue reading

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13 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 13  Sts. Pontian and Hippolytus  (d. 235)  Two men died for the faith after harsh treatment and exhaustion in the mines of Sardinia. One had been pope for five years, the … Continue reading

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12 August – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio August 12  St. Louis of Toulouse  (1274-1297)  When he died at the age of 23, Louis was already a Franciscan, a bishop and a saint! Louis’s parents were Charles II of Naples … Continue reading

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