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Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, August 22

Feast. It is only just that, with the triumphant spread of the salubrious devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus throughout the world, we also pay fervent worship to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, throne of grace, whose devotion… Continue Reading →

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal August 21

Widow. Disciple of Saint Francis de Sales, and with him co-founded of the Order of the Visitation, she sanctified herself as a single woman by her horror of the Huguenot heresy; as a married woman, for the faithful fulfillment of… Continue Reading →

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux August 20

Abbot and Doctor. (1091-1153). He is, non other than the founder, the admirable propagator and the most illustrious ornament of the Cistercian Order, the guide of the twelfth century, the promoter of the Second Crusade, a formidable controversialist, a fruitful… Continue Reading →

Saint John Eudes, August 19

Confessor. Educated by the Jesuits, and a congregant of the Blessed Virgin, he founded in 1643 the Institute of Jesus and Mary, also called Eudists, dedicated to missions and seminaries. In 1644, he founded the Congregation of the Daughters of… Continue Reading →

Commemoration of Saint Agapitus of Palestrina, August 18

Martyr. A fifteen-year-old boy who was beheaded for being a Christian in Palestrina, Italy, in the year 275. V: Saint Agapitus.A: Pray for us. Info of the Saint: Feast August 18 Born 3rd century AD Died 267 AD or 274 ADPalestrina,… Continue Reading →

Saint Hyacinth of Poland August 17

Confessor. Of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), he missioned for forty years to Austria, Poland and Scandinavia; he ruled and propagated his Order, and wrought innumerable wonders. V: Saint Hyacinth.A: Pray for us. Info of the Saint: Feast August 17… Continue Reading →

Saint Joachim, Father of Our Lady, August 16

Confessor. Among all the Saints, Saint Joachim was preferred to be the father of the Mother of God. Great, then, is his dignity, and great is the power of his intercessory worth with his most blessed daughter, who is the… Continue Reading →

The Assumption of Our Lady, August 15

Catholic Feast. The Mother of God went through the trance of death; but her death, caused by love and desire to be with her Divine Son, was similar to a most sweet dream; shortly after, her soul returned to run… Continue Reading →

Vigil of the Assumption, August 14

Catholic Feast. Today is the day to purify our spirit and prepare it to celebrate the glorious triumph of the Mother of God. V: Most Blessed Mother.A: Pray for us.

Saint Eusebius of Rome August 14

Confessor. A hermit in the fourth century, he fought the Arians and, imprisoned in his home for six months, rested with a death similar to martyrdom. V: Saint Eusebius.A: Pray for us.

Commemoration of Saints Hippolytus and Cassiano, August 13

Martyrs. Saint Hippolytus, converted and baptized by Saint Lawrence, gave his life for Christ, dragged by wild horses. Saint Cassian, a schoolmaster, was handed over by the tyrant to his own disciples, who tormented him terribly. V: Saints Hippolytus and… Continue Reading →

Saint Clare of Assisi August 12

Virgin. Led by St. Francis, she founded the second Franciscan Order for women, called Poor Clares, of great austerity and poverty, and widely propagated in the Church. She worked great wonders in life; Among others, she contravened the Saracens’ attack… Continue Reading →

Commemoration of Saints Tiburcio and Susana, August 11

Martyrs. Tiburcio, son of the Prefect of Rome, walked unharmed through the flames, and said to his executioners: “That you may know, that the only God is that of Christians. “ Saint Tiburcio He died unjustly beheaded in the year… Continue Reading →

Saint Lawrence August 10

Deacon and Martyr. No Saint, after Saint Peter and Saint Paul, was celebrated in Rome with greater enthusiasm than the Spanish Saint Lawrence, the third protector of the Eternal City. His church is one of the five patriarchal basilicas. His… Continue Reading →

Saint Roman of Rome, August 9

Martyr. He was a Roman soldier, who, admiring the courage of Saint Lawrence, asked to receive baptism and went ahead first to receive the crown of martyrdom. V: Saint Roman.A: Pray for us.

Saint John Vianney, (Curé d’Ars), August 9

Confessor. (1786-1859). In the middle of the 19th century, the humble priest of the village of Ars, of little brightness for ecclesiastical studies, but intimately united with God through prayer, penance and the exercise of pastoral zeal, carried out for… Continue Reading →

Saints Cyriacus, Largus, Smaragdus and companions, August 8

Martyrs. Twenty-three Martyrs, lead by the Deacon Saint Cyriacus and his two companions, presented their necks to the hangman’s ax in the last and most terrible of the Roman persecutions in the year 303. V: Saint Cyriacus and companions.A: Pray… Continue Reading →

Saint Donatus, August 7

Bishop and Martyr. Bishop of Arezzo in Tuscany, he was beheaded by order of Emperor Julian the Apostate in 362. V: Saint Donatus.A: Pray for us.

Saint Cajetan of Thiene, August 7

Confessor. He founded the Order of  the Congregation of Clerks Regular of the Divine Providence or Theatine Clerks in 1524, dedicated to imitate the life of the Apostles. He himself and by his Order was one of the distinguished promoters of… Continue Reading →

Justus and Pastor, August 6

Martyrs The men trembled before the barbarous persecution of the prefect Publio Daciano; But two boys and brothers who attended school, Justus, age seven, and Pastor, age nine, spontaneously appeared in court. Beaten and their bodies whipped, the two lambs… Continue Reading →

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