St. Michael, St. Gabriel, & St. Raphael – The Archangels

Angels

Angels—messengers from God—appear frequently in Scripture, but only Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are named. The memorials of Gabriel (March 24) and Raphael (October 24) were added to the Roman calendar in 1921. The 1970 revision of the calendar joined their feasts to Michael's.

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Saint Wenceslaus

Saint

Saint Wenceslaus is also the patron saint of: Bohemia, brewers, and Moravia. St. Wenceslaus had taken the vow of virginity and was known for his virtues and was martyred by his own brother.

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Saint Vincent De Paul

dePaul

Saint Vincent De Paul (1580-1660) Apostle of Charity, French priest, founder of the Congregation of the Mission

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Saints Cosmas & Damian

Cosmas-and-Damian

Saints Cosmas & Damian were twins and early Christian martyrs born in Arabia who practised the art of healing in the seaport of Aegea (modern Ayas) in the Gulf of Issus, then in the Roman province of Syria. They accepted no payment for their services, which led them to be nicknamed “anargyroi” ...

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Saint Pacificus of San Severino

Pacificus

Saint Pacificus of San Severino (1653-1721) was an ascetic man. He fasted perpetually, eating no more than bread, soup or water. His "hair shirt" was made of iron. Poverty and obedience were two virtues for which his confreres especially remembered him.

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Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows

The sorrows: at the prophecy of Simeon; at the flight into Egypt; having lost the Holy Child at Jerusalem; meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary; standing at the foot of the Cross; Jesus being taken from the Cross; at the burial of Christ.

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Feast of The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Cross

On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross (or Triumph of the Cross) we honor the Holy Cross by which Christ redeemed the world. The public veneration of the Cross of Christ originated in the fourth century, according to early accounts. The miraculous discovery of the True Cross on September ...

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Saint John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom, one of the greatest Early Church Fathers, was born around 347 AD. St. John, named Chrysostom (golden-mouthed) on account of his eloquence, came into the world of Christian parents in the city of Antioch. His mother, at the age of 20, was a model of virtue. He studied ...

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer at Ground Zero

O God of love, compassion, and healing, look on us, people of many different faiths and traditions, who gather today at this site, the scene of incredible violence and pain. We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here—

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Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Mother

Small of stature, rocklike in faith, Mother Teresa of Calcutta was entrusted with the mission of proclaiming God’s thirsting love for humanity, especially for the poorest of the poor. “God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be His love and His compassion to the poor.” She was a ...

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