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Saint Peregrine

[ad_1] St. Peregrine Laziosi was born in Forli, Italy, around 1265. At that time, Forli was governed by the Pope as part of the Papal States, and Peregrine grew up in a family that was actively involved in the opposition, or anti-papal party. Because of anti-papal activity, the city was under the church penalty of interdict, […]

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Saint Angelus Of Jerusalem

[ad_1] St. Angelus, who was one of the early members of the Carmelite Order, suffered martyrdom for the Faith at Leocata, Sicily. The story of his life, as it has come down, is not very reliable. It may be summarized as follows: His parents were Jews of Jerusalem who were converted to Christianity by a […]

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Saint Michael de Sanctis

[ad_1] St. Michael de Sanctis was born in Catalonia, Spain around 1591. At the age of six he informed his parents that he was going to be a monk. Moreover, he imitated St. Francis of Assisi to such a great extent that he had to be restrained. 

After the death of his parents, Michael served […]

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Palm Sunday of The Lord’s Passion

[ad_1] “And as he rode [into Jerusalem), they spread their garments on the road. As he was now drawing near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed […]

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Mass Readings For April 9, 2016

[ad_1] Isaiah 50:4-7Psalms 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24Philippians 2:6-11Matthew 27:11-54 Isaiah 50:4-74 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. 5 The […]

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Saint Julie Billiart

[ad_1] Born in Cuvilly, France, into a family of well-to-do farmers, young Marie Rose Julia Billiart showed an early interest in religion and in helping the sick and poor. Though the first years of her life were relatively peaceful and uncomplicated, Julie had to take up manual work as a young teen when her family […]

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Mass Readings For April 8, 2017

[ad_1] Ezekiel 37:21-28Jeremiah 31:10-13John 11:45-56 Ezekiel 37:21-2821 then say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from all sides, and bring them to their own land; 22 and I will make them one nation in […]

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Saint John Baptist De La Salle

[ad_1] Complete dedication to what he saw as God’s will for him dominated the life of John Baptist de la Salle. In 1950, Pope Pius XII named him patron of schoolteachers for his efforts in upgrading school instruction. As a young seventeenth-century Frenchman, John had everything going for him: scholarly bent, good looks, noble family […]

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Mass Readings For April 7, 2017

[ad_1] Jeremiah 20:10-13Psalms 18:2-7John 10:31-42 Jeremiah 20:10-1310 For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! “Denounce him! Let us denounce him!” say all my familiar friends, watching for my fall. “Perhaps he will be deceived, then we can overcome him, and take our revenge on him.” 11 But the LORD is with me […]

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Mass Readings For April 6, 2017

[ad_1] Genesis 17:3-9Psalms 105:4-9John 8:51-59 Genesis 17:3-93 Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, 4 “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. 5 No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you […]

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