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ST. JOHN BOSCO: Jan. 31

Born near Castelnuovo  in the diocese of Turin in 1815.  His early years were most difficult so he dedicated himself to the education of the young.  They were instructed in both the arts and the Christian life. He wrote pamphlets for the support and defense of religion.  Died in 1888.  St. John pray for us! Read More →

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ST. BATHILDIS: Jan. 30

An English girl,  St. Bathildis was captured in the 7th century and was sold as a slave  to the mayor of Paris.  She was forced to marry King Clovis II.  He was a foolish and debauched man.  When he died, she became regent.  She brought many good changes to France, including stopping slave traffic.  She Read More →

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ST. GILDAS, THE WISE: Jan. 29

St. Gildas the Wise was born in the Valley of Clyde around 500 AD.  He was a teacher and the first British historian.  Not too much is certain of his life but it seems he had to flee to Wales and was married.  After his wife died he studied under St. Illtyd.  After some time Read More →

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ST. THOMAS AQUINAS: Jan. 28

  Born around 1226 into the family of Count Aquino, at age 5, Thomas was placed under the care of the Benedictines of Monte Casino.  He surpassed all his fellow pupils in learning and in the practice of virtue.  St. Thomas chose to enter the Order of St. Dominic despite the opposition of his family.  Read More →

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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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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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