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EDMOND CAMPION: Dec. 1

Born into a Catholic family in London, Edmond Campion, was a promising child who was given a good education.  A brilliant man bestowed with much honor, including blessings from the queen, he succumbed to their adulation and became an Anglican priest.  Later, he realized his mistake and renounced his new life.  He went to Ireland Read More →

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ST. ANDREW – APOSTLE: NOVEMBER 30

St. Andrew was born in Bethsaida.  He was a disciple of John the Baptist before becoming a follower of Christ to whom he brought his brother, Peter.   He and Philip presented the Gentiles to Christ.  He preached in Scythia, Sogdiana, and Colchis.  Others say he also labored in Greece and is even believed to Read More →

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ST. SATURNINUS – BISHOP – MARTYR: NOVEMBER 29

His life is shrouded in mystery.  Tradition says he was sent to Gaul from Rome by Pope Fabian around the year 245.  There he was to preach the Faith to the people of that country.  He fixed his See at Toulouse in the year 250 and converted a number of idolaters by his preaching and Read More →

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ST. CATHERINE LABOURE’: NOVEMBER 28

She was born in France on May 2, 1806, and named Zoe.  Her mother died when she was eight, and she took care of the family.  She never went to school.  In 1830 she joined the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, taking the name of Catherine.   She was sent to Rue de Read More →

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MIRACULOUS MEDAL: NOVEMBER 27

The Medal of the Immaculate Conception, commonly called the Miraculous Medal, was manifested to St. Catherine Laboure’ in the chapel of the Motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity in Paris, France, on November 27, 1830.  During her novitiate she received manifestations of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and visions of Mary Immaculate to which Read More →

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ST. JOHN BERCHMANS – RELIGIOUS: NOVEMBER 26

  John Berchmans was born in Diest, Belgium, in 1599, the son of a shoemaker.  For three years he studied under a parish priest who prepared boys for the priesthood.  In 1615 he entered the newly-opened Jesuit College at Mechlin.  A year later he entered the novitiate.  He journeyed to Rome on foot in 1618 Read More →

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ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA – MARTYR: NOVEMBER 25

She was born in Egypt in the fourth century.  St. Catherine converted to Christianity following a vision.  She debated Emperor Maxentius who persecuted Christians.  She won the debate and many converted, including the emperor’s wife.  All those who converted were put to death.  Catherine was beheaded. According to legend, her body was carried to Heaven by Read More →

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ST. ANDREW DUNG-LAC – PRIEST AND COMPANIONS – MARTYRS: NOVEMBER 24

The first sowing of the Gospel of Christ among the Vietnamese people began at the start of the sixteenth century.  This seed grew through the blood of martyrs and the spiritual joy of the newly baptized faithful.  During the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, particularly during the reign of the Emperor Minh-Mang (1820-1841) many Christians Read More →

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BLESSED MIGUEL AUGUSTIN PRO – PRIEST – MARTYR: NOVEMBER 23

He was born January 13, 1891 near Zacatecas, Mexico.  He entered the Society of Jesus in 1911.  He studied in the United States, Spain and Belgium.  In 1926 he was ordained in Belgium. After his return to Mexico, he had to carry out his priestly ministry secretly because of religious persecution.  His zeal attracted the Read More →

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ST. CECILIA – VIRGIN – MARTYR: NOVEMBER 22

At an early age, she made a vow to remain a virgin.  Her parents forced her to marry a nobleman named Valerian.  She converted both him and his brother, Tiburtius, to Christianity.  By the providence of God, she preserved her virginity.  Both these men suffered martyrdom for the Faith.  St. Cecelia died the same glorious Read More →

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