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ST. EUSEBIUS: Dec. 16

Eusebius was born August 1 in Sardinia.  His father was martyred and his mother took him to Rome, where he was then raised.  He was ordained a lector and went to Vercelli, where he was ordained a bishop.  He was known for uniting the clergy in the monastic life.  During his lifetime he was threatened Read More →

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ST. CHRISTIANA: Dec. 15

Known as “NINO” she performed miracles that led people to the faith of Christ in the time of Constantine.  She cured the Queen of an illness and aided the King on a hunting expedition. Both then converted to Christianity, as did all of Georgia.  She became a hermitess in Bodbe, where she died and was Read More →

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ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS: Dec. 14

Citing a desire to lead a contemplative life, John joined the Carmelites.  He met Teresa of Avila while he was at the University of Salamanca studying theology.  John was convinced to join her to bring the Carmelites back to their austere principles.  Besides assisting Teresa in her work, John, who had mystical experiences, wrote several Read More →

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ST. LUCY: Dec. 13

From early childhood, she vowed to remain a virgin.  When her prayers to St. Agatha resulted in her mother’s health, her mother allowed her to remain a virgin.  A young pagan nobleman, who she refused to marry, accused her of being a Christian. The judge her ordered to service in a brothel but God intervened.  Read More →

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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: Dec. 12

The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Juan Diego as he was on his way to Mass in Mexico in December of 1531.  She told him to go to the Bishop saying, “Tell him to build a church where I am standing.”  The bishop, however, did not believe him.  He said, “Give me a sign.”  On Read More →

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ST. DAMASUS: Dec. 11

Using Church funds, Pope Damasus restored and adorned the tombs of the martyrs in the catacombs.  He had epitaphs, which he wrote, carved on stone tablets and affixed to the saints’ tombs.  He had new stairways and light and air shafts constructed for easier access to the catacombs. FEAST DAY- December 11 PATRON OF- Archaeologists Read More →

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OUR LADY OF LORETO: Dec. 10

It is said that in 1921, after the crusaders were driven out of the Holy Land, the house of the Holy Family in Nazareth was taken to what is now Loreto by angels.  A basilica was built around the little stone house.  Pope Benedict XV named Our Lady of Loreto the patron saint of airline Read More →

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ST. PETER FOURIER: Dec. 9

St. Peter Fourier was born in Lorraine in 1565.  At age 20 he joined the Canons Regular of St. Augustine.  After his ordination and further studies, he was appointed parish priest in the village of Mattaincourt at the age of 33.  This was a stronghold of Calvinism where he labored unceasingly with zeal and lived Read More →

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: Dec. 8

  The Blessed Virgin Mary was free from original sin from the moment she was conceived.  The Eastern Churches declared this in the 6th century.  On December I, 1854, Pope Pius the XI declared this dogma of the Church.  It is in accord with the texts of Scripture, (Gn 3,15 and (Luke 1,28).  This was Read More →

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ST. AMBROSE, BISHOP AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH: Dec. 7

Born around the year 340 in Gaul. His father died while Ambrose was an infant and his mother moved back to Rome.  He was well educated, he learned Greek and was a poet and orator. He moved to Milan to be with his brother. He was appointed Governor of Liguoria and Aemilia. When the Milan Read More →

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