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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 »

Saints for Today: Bridget of Sweden, Religious (1303-1373)

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Feast Day: July 23 From age seven on, Bridget had visions of Jesus Christ crucified. Her visions formed the basis for her activity—always with emphasis on charity rather than spiritual favors. Born near Uppsala, Sweden, at fourteen she married into nobility to the Swedish king Magnus II, with whom she had eight children, one who later became Saint Catherine of Sweden. ... Read More »

Saints for Today: Camillus de Lellis, Priest (1550-1614)

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Feast Day: July 18 Camillus de Lellis was born in Bocchianico, Italy. His mother died when he was a child, his father neglected him, and he grew up with an excessive love for gambling. He fought for Venice against the Turks in the Venetian army and was a mercenary or “soldier of fortune.” At seventeen Camillus was afflicted with a disease ... Read More »

Saints for Today: Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop (376-444)

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Feast Day: June 27 Cyril was born in Alexandria, Egypt. His uncle, Theophilus, was the patriarch of Alexandria and upon his death, Cyril succeeded him as patriarch. It is thought that Cyril was present at the Synod of the Oak, a meeting at which Saint John Chrysostom was deposed. Saints are not born with halos around their heads. Cyril, recognized as ... Read More »

Saints for Today: Josemaria Escriva, Priest (1902-1975)

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Feast Day: June 26. By the time he was 15, Josemaria had seen three of his sisters die as children and his father go through bankruptcy. Feeling called by God to the priesthood, and after seeing a monk’s bare footprints in the snow, Josemaria entered Logrono seminary and continued at the seminary in Saragossa where he was ordained a priest ... Read More »

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