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21 October – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Hilarion  (c. 291-371)  Despite his best efforts to live in prayer and solitude, today’s saint found it difficult to achieve his deepest desire. People were naturally drawn to Hilarion as a … Continue reading

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20 October – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Maria Bertilla Boscardin  (1888-1922)  If anyone knew rejection, ridicule and disappointment, it was today’s saint. But such trials only brought Maria Bertilla Boscardin closer to God and more determined to serve … Continue reading

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19 October – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Isaac Jogues, John de Brébeuf and Companions  Isaac Jogues (1607-1646): Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North American continent officially recognized by the Church. As a … Continue reading

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18 October – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Luke  Luke wrote one of the major portions of the New Testament, a two-volume work comprising the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. In the two books he shows … Continue reading

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17 October – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Ignatius of Antioch  (d. 107?)  Born in Syria, Ignatius converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there … Continue reading

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16 October – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Marguerite d’Youville  (1701-1771)  We learn compassion from allowing our lives to be influenced by compassionate people, by seeing life from their perspective and reconsidering our own values. Born in Varennes, Canada, … Continue reading

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15 October – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Teresa of Avila  (1515-1582)  Teresa lived in an age of exploration as well as political, social and religious upheaval. It was the 16th century, a time of turmoil and reform. Her … Continue reading

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14 October – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Callistus I  (d. 223?)  The most reliable information about this saint comes from his enemy St. Hippolytus, an early antipope, later a martyr for the Church. A negative principle is used: … Continue reading

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13 October – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Margaret Mary Alacoque  (1647-1690)  Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus. Her early years … Continue reading

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12 October – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio  St. Seraphin of Montegranaro  (1540-1604)  Born into a poor Italian family, young Seraphin lived the life of a shepherd and spent much of his time in prayer. Mistreated for a time by … Continue reading

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