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31 January – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio January 31  St. John Bosco  (1815-1888) John Bosco’s theory of education could well be used in today’s schools. It was a preventive system, rejecting corporal punishment and placing students in surroundings removed … Continue reading

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30 January – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio January 30  St. Hyacintha of Mariscotti  (1585-1640) Hyacintha accepted God’s standards somewhat late in life. Born of a noble family near Viterbo, she entered a local convent of sisters who followed the … Continue reading

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29 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  Servant of God Brother Juniper  (d. 1258) “Would to God, my brothers, I had a whole forest of such Junipers,” said Francis of this holy friar. We don’t know much about Juniper … Continue reading

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28 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Thomas Aquinas  (1225-1274) By universal consent Thomas Aquinas is the preeminent spokesman of the Catholic tradition of reason and of divine revelation. He is one of the great teachers of the … Continue reading

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27 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Angela Merici  (1470?-1540) Angela has the double distinction of founding the first teaching congregation of women in the Church and what is now called a “secular institute” of religious women. As … Continue reading

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26 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio Sts. Timothy and Titus Timothy (d. 97?) What we know from the New Testament of Timothy’s life makes it sound like that of a modern harried bishop. He had the honor of … Continue reading

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25 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio January 25  Conversion of St. Paul  Paul’s entire life can be explained in terms of one experience—his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus. In an instant, he saw that all … Continue reading

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24 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Francis de Sales  (1567-1622) Francis was destined by his father to be a lawyer so that the young man could eventually take his elder’s place as a senator from the province … Continue reading

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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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