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ST. TIMOTHY: Jan. 26

Born of a Greek father and a Jewish mother, Timothy was from Lystra in Lycaonia.  He was well educated.  He and his mother, Eunice and grandmother Lois probably became Christians during St. Paul’s first stay at Lystra. When Paul returned to Lystra, the Christians highly recommended Timothy and so Paul chose him as a missionary Read More →

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THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL: Jan. 25

Born in Tarsus of Jewish parents – he was a Roman citizen by birth.  He took part in the persecution of  St. Stephen.  He was sent to Jerusalem where he was educated in ancestral law.  He was a zealot.  He returned to Tarsus sometime before the public life of Christ.  On the way to Damascus Read More →

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ST. FRANCIS de SALES: Jan. 24

  St. Francis was born at Savoy in 1567.  After being ordained a priest he labored diligently for the restoration of Catholicism in his country.  He showed himself as a true pastor toward his clerics and the faithful by his writings, works, and example.  He died at Lyons December 28, 1622.         St. Francis pray for Read More →

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ST VINCENT OF SARAGOSSA: Jan. 23

  He was born in Spain and educated by Bishop St. Valerius.  He was ordained and commissioned to preach.  Dacian, governor of Spain arrested him.  The Christians were being persecuted and he was put in prison at Valencia and was tortured because he refused to sacrifice to pagan gods.  He converted the prison warden and Read More →

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ST. ANASTASIUS – THE PERSIAN: JANUARY 22

A soldier, named Magundat, in the Persian army.  Relics of the True Cross were brought back to Persia from sacking Jerusalem and he became attracted to Christianity.  He went to Jerusalem where he was baptized and took the name Anastasius.  He became a monk and preached against pagan worship.  He was tortured because he refused Read More →

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ST. AGNES: Jan. 21

St. Agnes died a martyr at Rome in the third or fourth century.  Pope Damasus adorned her tomb with sacred poetry.  Many of the Fathers of the Church have honored her in their writings. St. Agnes pray for us! FEAST DAY-  January 21 PATRON OF-  Chastity, Girl Scouts, Engaged Couples BOOKS (SPANISH) Responsorial Psalm I Read More →

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ST. SEBASTIAN: Jan. 20

St. Sebastian died a martyr at Rome in the beginning of the Diocletian persecution. From antiquity the faithful have venerated his tomb on the  Appian Way. St. Sebastian pray for us! FEAST DAY- January 20 PATRON OF- Swiss Guards, Athletes, Archers COMMUNION VESSELS   Responsorial Psalm To the upright I will show the saving power Read More →

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ST. CANUTE: Jan. 19

In 1075 AD he tried to claim the throne of England but was unsuccessful.  He later became King of Denmark as Canute IV, succeeding his brother, Harold in 1081.  He built many churches, aided the missionaries and clergy.  He again tried to regain the throne of England in 1085.  Heavy taxes and disputes with the Read More →

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St. Prisca: Jan. 18

St. Prisca is buried in the catacomb of Priscilla in Rome.  She was known to have had a very early cult in Rome.  It is said that she suffered martyrdom.  She died in circa 270AD. FEAST DAY- January 18 BOOKS   Responsorial Psalm Lord, in your strength the king is glad.   Quiz Yesterday’s Answer- Read More →

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ST. ANTHONY: Jan. 17

At age 22, Anthony disposed of his wealth and went to live as a hermit in Upper Egypt.  Many disciples lived near him and he was their spiritual guide.  He founded two monasteries for them. One was the first monastery in the Christian world.  St. Athanasius took him to Alexandria to preach against heresy.  The Read More →

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