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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 →

Saints Sixtus II, Pope; Felicissimus and Agapitus, Martyrs, August 6

Sixtus, an Athenian philosopher, converted to the only true faith, came to the chair of Saint Peter. Of his seven Deacons, six suffered with him: Felicissimus, Agapitus, Jenarus, Magnus, Vicent and Stephen; the seventh, the incomparable Saint Lawrence confessed Christ… Continue Reading →

Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, August 6

Catholic Feast. This feast was extended to the entire Church by the Spanish Pope Calixto III, to commemorate the victory of the Cross on the walls of Belgrade, where the proud conqueror of Constantinople, Mahomet II, crashed, threatening to subjugate… Continue Reading →

Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary of the Snows, August 5

Dedication of the patriarchal basilica of Saint Mary Major, named that way for being the greatest of all the temples in Rome consecrated to the Mother of God. It is also called Sanit Mary of the Manger because it keeps… Continue Reading →

Saint Dominic of Guzman, August 4

Confessor The fervent preacher of the Christian faith; the Holy athlete, gentle to his own, terrible to his enemies, was born in the happy town of Caleruega, in the province of Burgos, diocese of Osma, protected by the Lion of… Continue Reading →

The Invention of St. Stephen Or The Discovery Of His Relics, August 3

Catholic Feast. Protomartyr. At the beginning of the century the sacred relics of the Holy Protomartyr were discovered, and solemnly transferred to Jerusalem. This is the feast that the Church celebrates today. V: Saint Stephen.A: Pray for us.

Saint Stephen, August 2

Pope and Martyr He declared the repetition of baptism unlawful and invalid, even in the case of heretics who had validly received it. Just celebrating, he was beheaded in his own chair. V: Saint Estephen.A: Pray for us.

Saint Alphonsus Maria of Ligouri, August 2

Bishop, Confessor and Doctor When the wave of impiety grew and announced the frightful storm of the revolution, God raised up Saint Alphonsus so that, for himself and for his Redemptorist children, he renewed in the faithful the fervor of… Continue Reading →

The Holy Maccabees, August 1

Martyrs. There were seven brothers who, supported by their heroic mother, preferred to die amid terrible torments rather than be unfaithful to the law of the Lord. Their martyrdom is described in the Holy Bible, Book II of the Maccabees… Continue Reading →

St. Peter in Chains, August 1

Twice Saint Peter was chained: in Jerusalem, by order of Herod Agrippa, when the Angel took him out of prison and in Rome, by order of Nero, before being crucified. Both chains are venerated in Rome in the Basilica of… Continue Reading →

Saint Ignatius of Loyola July 31

Confessor. He fought for his homeland, Spain, in the citadel of Pamplona (1521). The Reading of the Life of Christ and of the Saints changed him from a torn and vain military man to a champion for the greater glory… Continue Reading →

Saints Abdon and Sennen July 30

Martyrs. They were two Christian Persian nobles, who buried in their garden the bodies of the martyrs, for which they were imprisoned. Driven to Rome, and brought before idols, they spat upon them; exposed to wild beasts, which did them… Continue Reading →

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