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31 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 31  Visitation This is a fairly late feast, going back only to the 13th or 14th century. It was established widely throughout the Church to pray for unity. The present date … Continue reading

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30 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 30  St. Gregory VII  (1020-1085) The tenth century and the first half of the eleventh were dark days for the Church, partly because the papacy was the pawn of various Roman … Continue reading

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29 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 29  St. Madeleine Sophie Barat  (1779-1865) The legacy of Madeleine Sophie Barat can be found in the more than 100 schools operated by her Society of the Sacred Heart, institutions known … Continue reading

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28 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 28  St. Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes  (1614-1645) Mary Ann grew close to God and his people during her short life. The youngest of eight, Mary Ann was born in … Continue reading

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27 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 27  St. Augustine of Canterbury  (d. 605?) In the year 596 a small party of some 40 monks set out from Rome to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England. Leading the group … Continue reading

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26 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 26  St. Philip Neri  (1515-1595) Philip Neri was a sign of contradiction, combining popularity with piety against the background of a corrupt Rome and a disinterested clergy, the whole post-Renaissance malaise. … Continue reading

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25 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 25  St. Bede the Venerable  (672?-735) Bede is one of the few saints honored as such even during his lifetime. His writings were filled with such faith and learning that even … Continue reading

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24 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 24  St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi  (1566-1607) Mystical ecstasy is the elevation of the spirit to God in such a way that the person is aware of this union with God … Continue reading

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23 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 23  St. Felix of Cantalice  (1515-1587) Felix was the first Franciscan Capuchin ever canonized. In fact, when he was born, the Capuchins did not yet exist as a distinct group within … Continue reading

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22 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 22  St. Rita of Cascia  (1381-1457) Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rita of Cascia was a wife, mother, widow and member of a religious community. Her holiness was reflected in each phase … Continue reading

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