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31 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 31  St. Sylvester I (d. 335) When you think of this pope, you think of the Edict of Milan, the emergence of the Church from the catacombs, the building of the … Continue reading

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30 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 30 St. Egwin  (d. 717) You say you’re not familiar with today’s saint? Chances are you aren’t—unless you’re especially informed about Benedictine bishops who established monasteries in medieval England. Born of … Continue reading

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29 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 29 St. Thomas Becket (1118-1170) A strong man who wavered for a moment, but then learned one cannot come to terms with evil and so became a strong churchman, a martyr … Continue reading

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28 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 28  Feast of the Holy Innocents  Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his connections with the Romans and his religious indifference. Hence he was … Continue reading

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27 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 27 St. John the Apostle It is God who calls; human beings answer. The vocation of John and his brother James is stated very simply in the Gospels, along with that … Continue reading

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26 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 26 St. Stephen (d. 36 A.D.?) All we know of Stephen is found in Acts of the Apostles, chapters six and seven. It is enough to tell us what kind of … Continue reading

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25 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 25  Christmas Day  On this day the Church focuses especially on the newborn Child, God become human, who embodies for us all the hope and peace we seek. We need no … Continue reading

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24 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 24  Christmas at Greccio  What better way to prepare for the arrival of the Christ Child than to take a brief journey to Greccio, the spot in central Italy where St. … Continue reading

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23 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 23 St. John of Kanty (1390?-1473) John was a country lad who made good in the big city and the big university of Kraków, Poland. After brilliant studies he was ordained … Continue reading

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22 December – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio December 22  Blessed Jacopone da Todi  (d. 1306) Jacomo, or James, was born a noble member of the Benedetti family in the northern Italian city of Todi. He became a successful lawyer … Continue reading

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