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Saints for Today: Januarius, Bishop (late 3rd century)

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Feast Day: September 19 Januarius was the bishop of Benevento, Italy, and was beheaded during the persecution of Christians by the Roman emperor Diocletian (245-313). Those that perished with Januarius were Festus, his deacon; Desiderius, a lector; Sosius and Proculus, both deacons; and two laymen, Eutyches and Acutius. They were arrested while visiting Sossus, a Christian deacon and prisoner at Pozzuoli. ... Read More »

Gateway to the Navajo Reservation: The History of St. Michael, Arizona

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History of St. Michael Indian School by Martin Link Photos Courtesy of St. Michael School and Gallup Diocesan Archives Prologue – Katharine Drexel The Drexels of Philadelphia were a family of power, privilege and wealth. Francis Drexel, along with his two brothers, shared ownership of an international banking empire that included a partnership with J.P. Morgan and other well-established financiers. ... Read More »

Saints for Today: The Most Holy Name of Mary

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Feast Day: September 12 The feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary began in Spain in 1513 and in 1671 was extended to all of Spain and the Kingdom of Naples. In 1683, John Sobieski, king of Poland, brought an army to the outskirts of Vienna to stop the advance of Muslim armies loyal to Mohammed IV in Constantinople. After ... Read More »

The Catholic Way: Death and Life

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Life and death are mysteries that many questions: How does life begin? What meaning does our life have? What happens when we die? The answers are found in the death and resurrection of Jesus from the dead in which God reveals his infinite power over and intention for all human life. By accepting our humanity as Jesus, God not only ... Read More »

Saints for Today: Teresa of Calcutta, Nun & Missionary (1910-1997)

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Feast Day: September 5 Agnes Gonzha Bojaxhiu was born in what is now Macedonia. During her years in public school, she participated in Catholic sodality. Inspired by her mother’s stories of missionaries, Agnes showed a strong interest in foreign missions. At the age of twelve, she decided to devote her life to God and at age eighteen joined the Sisters of ... Read More »

Saints for Today: Augustine, Bishop & Doctor of the Church (354-430)

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Feast Day: August 28 Augustine was one of the most distinguished theologians in the history of the Church and may have exercised more influence on the shape and character of Western theology, both Catholic and Protestant, than any other. Born at Tagaste, North Africa to a Christian mother and pagan father (who later converted), Augustine left his mark on virtually every ... Read More »

Saints for Today: John Eudes, Priest (1601-1680)

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Feast Day: August 19 John was born on a farm in northern France and at age fourteen, was educated by the Jesuits. He joined a community of the Oratorians, and ordained a priest at twenty-four. During severe plagues in 1627 and 1631, he volunteered to care for the stricken in his own diocese. Lest he infect his fellow religious, he lived ... Read More »

Saints for Today: Stephen of Hungary, King (977-1038)

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Feast Day: August 16 Born at Esztergom, Hungary, Stephen was Hungary’s first Catholic king. The son of the Magyar chieftain Geza, Stephen succeeded him as leader. Already raised a Christian, in 996 he wed the daughter of Duke Henry II of Bavaria and devoted much of his reign to the promotion of the Christian faith. He gave his patronage to Church ... Read More »

The Stained Glass Windows of Sacred Heart Cathedral

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 Text By: Rev. Timothy W. Farrell The stained glass windows in Sacred Heart Cathedral tell us of God’s love for His people and also tell us some of the history of the Church Universal and the growth of the Faith in the Diocese of Gallup and in the Southwest. You will begin to see the story of God’s covenant with ... Read More »

Saints for Today: Dominic, Priest (1170-1221)

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Feast Day: August 08 Born in old Castile, Spain, Dominic was trained for the priesthood by a priest-uncle, studied the arts and theology at the age of fourteen, and became a canon of the cathedral at Osma, where there was an attempt to revive the apostolic common life described in Acts of the Apostles. Dominic immersed himself in Scripture, writing notes ... Read More »

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