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THE BLESSED MARTYRS OF COMPIEGNE: JULY 17

During the French Revolution in 1789, all monastic vows were suspended, and in 1790 it was decreed that these vows were not recognized by the law.  All monastic goods were inventoried at Compiegne by a former monk.  The nuns of the Carmel of Compiegne consisted of 15 choir members, 3 lay sisters.  Two nuns were Read More →

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OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL: JULY 16

Mt. Carmel was the first place dedicated to the Blessed Virgin.  Before her Assumption into heaven, a chapel was erected in her honor.  The Order of the Carmelites takes its name from there.  The feast of the “Scapular” is also July 16.  Pious tradition says that on July 16, 1251, our Lady appeared to St. Read More →

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ST. BONAVENTURE – BISHOP AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH: JULY 15

St. Bonaventure was born in Bagnorea in Tuscany in 1221.  He was named John.  His mother pleaded with St. Francis of Assisi for his recovery from a dangerous illness. Foreseeing the greatness of the child, Francis cried “O buona ventura”–O good fortune–and his name was changed to Bonaventure.  He entered the Franciscan Order at age Read More →

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ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA: JULY 14

St. Kateri was born in 1556.  Her mother, an Algonquin Indian, was captured by the Mohawk Indians and the chief married her.  Her mother, father, and little  brother all died of smallpox.  Kateri survived  but was scarred and frail.  Her uncle took her to live with his family and she endured much suffering after she Read More →

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ST. HENRY II – EMPEROR: JULY 13

St. Henry was born in 972 to the Duke of Bavaria and his wife Gisella.  St. Wolfgang, Bishop of Ratisbon, guided his education.  In 995, he succeeded his father as Duke of Bavaria, and in 1002 he was elected Emperor upon the death of his cousin, Otho III.  His zeal was for all things for Read More →

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ST. VERONICA OF THE VEIL: JULY 12

Legend has it that she wiped the face of Jesus when He was carrying the cross on the way to His crucifixion.  When He returned it to her it had the imprint of His face on it.  She became known as Veronica in time (Vera-true; icon-image).  Several different legends surround her life.  There is none Read More →

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ST. BENEDICT – ABBOT: JULY 11

Born at Nursia about 480, he was educated at Rome.  After seeing the corruption of the world, he left home to live the life of penance and prayer as a hermit in a cave in Subiaco.  He was instructed in Christian asceticism by St. Romanus.  There he gathered disciples, and then departed for Monte Cassino Read More →

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OLIVER PLUNKETT – ARCHBISHOP AND MARTYR: JULY 10

Born in 1629 in County Meath, Ireland.  After his studies for the priesthood in Rome, he was ordained in 1654.  He was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland after some years of teaching and giving service to the poor of Rome.  A new wave of anti-Catholic persecution began in Ireland in 1654, and he was Read More →

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ST. AUGUSTINE ZHAO RONG – PRIEST AND COMPANIONS: JULY 9

St. Augustine was a Chinese soldier.  Bishop John Gabriel Taurin Dufresse (Paris Foreign Mission Society) was martyred in Beijing, and St. Augustine accompanied him to his martyrdom.  Shortly after, Augustine converted and was baptized.  Then he was ordained a diocesan priest.  He, along with his companions, were martyred over the years.  Four were Chinese diocesan Read More →

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ST. KILIAN: JULY 8

St. Kilian was an Irish monk, and after being consecrated a bishop, he along with eleven companions, went to Rome in 686.  They received permission from Pope Conan to evangelize Baden and Bavaria (Franconia).  With two followers, Colman, a priest, and Totnan, a deacon, he was successful in his missionary endeavors.  He converted Gosbert, duke Read More →

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