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30 September – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio September 30  St. Jerome  (345-420)  Most of the saints are remembered for some outstanding virtue or devotion which they practiced, but Jerome is remembered too frequently for his bad temper! It is … Continue reading

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29 September – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio September 29  Michael, Gabriel and Raphael  Angels—messengers from God—appear frequently in Scripture, but only Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are named. Michael appears in Daniel’s vision as “the great prince” who defends Israel … Continue reading

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28 September – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio September 28  St. Wenceslaus  (907?-929)  If saints have been falsely characterized as “otherworldly,” the life of Wenceslaus stands as an example to the contrary: He stood for Christian values in the midst … Continue reading

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27 September – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio September 27  St. Vincent de Paul  (1580?-1660)  The deathbed confession of a dying servant opened Vincent’s eyes to the crying spiritual needs of the peasantry of France. This seems to have been … Continue reading

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26 September – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio September 26  Sts. Cosmas and Damian  (d. 303?)  Nothing is known of their lives except that they suffered martyrdom in Syria during the persecution of Diocletian. A church erected on the site … Continue reading

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25 September – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio September 25  St. Elzear and Blessed Delphina  (1286-1323) (1283-1358)  This is the only Franciscan couple to be canonized or beatified formally. Elzear came from a noble family in southern France. After he … Continue reading

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24 September – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio September 24  St. Pacifico of San Severino  (1653-1721)  Pacifico was born into a distinguished family in San Severino in the Marche of Ancona in central Italy. After joining the Friars Minor, he … Continue reading

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23 September – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio September 23  St. Padre Pio da Pietrelcina  (1887-1968)  In one of the largest such ceremonies in history, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on June 16, 2002. It was … Continue reading

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22 September – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio September 22  St. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions  (1600?-1637)  Lawrence (Lorenzo) was born in Manila of a Chinese father and a Filipino mother, both Christians. Thus he learned Chinese and Tagalog from them … Continue reading

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21 September – Saint of the day

Saint of the day Click here for Audio September 21  St. Matthew  Matthew was a Jew who worked for the occupying Roman forces, collecting taxes from other Jews. Though the Romans probably did not allow extremes of extortion, their main … Continue reading

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