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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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Saint of the day Click here for Audio Servant of God John the Gardener  (d. 1501) John was born of poor parents in Portugal. Orphaned early in life, he spent some years begging from door to door. After finding work … 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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12 January – Saint of the Day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Marguerite Bourgeoys  (1620-1700)  “God closes a door and then opens a window,” people sometimes say when dealing with their own disappointment or someone else’s. That was certainly true in Marguerite’s case. … Continue reading

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