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St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Lily of the Mohawks

July 2, 2016

Born: 1656 in Ossernenon, Iroquois Confederacy (present day Auriesville, New York) Died: April 17, 1680 in Kahnawake (near Montréal), Québec, Canada. Canonized: October 21, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI Feast Day: July 14th Patronage: Ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, loss of parents, people in exile, people ridiculed for their piety, Native Americans. Attributes: Lily (symbol… Read More ›

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The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church Died: Circa 64 AD Canonized: The Universal Church first celebrated this feast liturgically in 1969. Feast Day: June 30 Patronage: The City of Rome         Few churches in Rome will leave as profound an impression upon you as the Basilica of San Stefano Rotondo… Read More ›

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St. Damien of Molokai

St. Damien of Molokai Born: 3 January 1840 Died: 15 April 1889 Canonized: 11 October 2009 Feast: 10 May Patronage: Those afflicted with leprosy & HIV/AIDS I’ve always had a love for the theatre. During my pastoral internship I had the opportunity to attend a one-man play featuring the story of then recently canonized St…. Read More ›

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St. Mark the Evangelist

Feast Day: April 25 Symbol: Winged Lion1 Revered in both the Latin and Greek Church Patronage: Barristers, Notaries, Venice, Egypt We owe so much to our forefathers in faith – to the apostles and first Christians, and especially to the handful of men who put down in writing all that they had seen and heard…. Read More ›

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Blessed Oscar Romero – March 24

Born: August 15, 1917 in Ciudad Barrios in the San Miguel department of El Salvador. Martyred for the Faith: March 24, 1980 (at the age of 62) San Salvador, El Salvador. Beatified: May 23, 2015 by Pope Francis Feast Day: March 24 Patronage: Christian communicators, El Salvador, The Americas, Archdiocese of San Salvador, Persecuted Christians The day after Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot while celebrating the… Read More ›

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Blessed Michał Sopoćko – Feb. 15

Born: November 1, 1888 in Nowosady (near Vilnius), Lithuania Died: February 15, 1975 at Białystok, Poland Beatified: September 28, 2008 by Cardinal Angelo Amato at Białystok, Poland Attribute:1 Cassock The world might never have heard of Blessed Michał Sopoćko had it not been for a humble, uneducated Polish nun who we now know as St…. Read More ›

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St. Basil the Great

St. Basil the Great Born: 329 AD in Caesarea, Cappadocia (Modern Day Turkey) Died: January 1, 379 AD. Feast Day: January 2nd (In the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Churches, St. Basil’s Feast Day is often celebrated on January 1st) Patronage: The region of Cappadocia in Turkey, hospital administrators, Monastic reformers.     Among the many… Read More ›

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Saint Nicholas

Born: between AD 260 and 280 Died: 6 December AD 345 or 352 Feast Day: December 6th Patronage: Children, mariners, merchants, bakers, travellers, scholars, orphans, labourers, judges, paupers, marriageable maidens, students, and pawnbrokers, as well as Greece, Russia, many cities in Italy, Germany, Austria and Belgium   Even if you didn’t grow up in a… Read More ›

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St. Albert the Great

Born: 1205 or 1206 Died: 1280 Beatified: 1622 Canonized: 1931 Feast: 15 November Patron: Scientists I was privileged to be part of a group of pilgrims who attended World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany, in 2005. It was a remarkable experience, primarily because it was the first WYD with the newly elected Pope Benedict XVI who… Read More ›

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Blessed Abbot Columba Marmion, O.S.B.

Born: April 1, 1858 in Dublin Ireland Died: January 30, 1923 (at the age of 65) Maredsous Abbey, Belgium Beatified: September 3, 2000 by  Pope John Paul II Feast Day: October 3 Here’s a thought to contemplate: “I owe more to Columba Marmion for initiating me into things spiritual than to any other spiritual writer.” – Pope St. John Paul II… Read More ›

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