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21 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 21  St. Cristóbal Magallanes and Companions  (d. 1915-1928) Like Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, S.J., Cristóbal and his 24 companion martyrs lived under a very anti-Catholic government in Mexico, one determined to … Continue reading

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20 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 20  St. Bernardine of Siena  (1380-1444) Most of the saints suffer great personal opposition, even persecution. Bernardine, by contrast, seems more like a human dynamo who simply took on the needs … Continue reading

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19 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 19  St. Theophilus of Corte  (1676-1740) If we expect saints to do marvelous things continually and to leave us many memorable quotes, we are bound to be disappointed with St. Theophilus. … Continue reading

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18 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 18  St. John I  (d. 526) Pope John I inherited the Arian heresy, which denied the divinity of Christ. Italy had been ruled for 30 years by an emperor who espoused … Continue reading

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17 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 17  St. Paschal Baylon  (1540-1592) In Paschal’s lifetime the Spanish empire in the New World was at the height of its power, though France and England were soon to reduce its … Continue reading

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16 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 16  St. Margaret of Cortona  (1247-1297) Some people have called Margaret the Mary Magdalene of the Franciscan movement. Margaret was born of farming parents in Laviano, Tuscany. Her mother died when … Continue reading

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15 May Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 15  St. Isidore the Farmer  (1070-1130) Isidore has become the patron of farmers and rural communities. In particular he is the patron of Madrid, Spain, and of the United States National … Continue reading

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14 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 14  St. Matthias According to Acts 1:15-26, during the days after the Ascension, Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers (about 120 of Jesus’ followers). Now that Judas had … Continue reading

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13 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 13  Our Lady of Fatima Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north … Continue reading

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12 May – Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day Click here for Audio May 12  Sts. Nereus and Achilleus  (1st century) Devotion to these two saints goes back to the fourth century, though almost nothing is known of their lives. They were praetorian soldiers of … Continue reading

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