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Saints for Today: Anthony, Abbot (241-356)

Feast Day: January 17 Anthony (Antonius) comes from ana, above, and tenes, holding, meaning one who holds on to higher things and despises worldly things....

Saints for Today: Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop (315-368)

Born of two pagan parents, Hilary used his own powers of reason and concluded that there must be a God.

Saints for Today: Most Holy Name of Jesus

Scripture places great emphasis on a person’s name.

Saints for Today: John of Kanty, Priest (1390-1473)

John of Kanty is a typical saint: He was kind, humble and generous; he suffered opposition and led an austere, penitential life.

Saints for Today: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Throughout the Church’s liturgical seasons, many feasts are honored in the memory and honor (not worship!) of Mary, being the Mother of God and of Jesus Christ.

Saints For Today: Nicholas, Bishop (4th C.)

According to the legend, Nicholas was a great miracle worker who provided a dowry of gold for three poor girls whose father was forcing them into a life of prostitution.

Saints for Today: Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr (2nd c. AD)

When Cecilia was caught burying her husband and his brother, she was condemned to death.

Saints for Today: Gertrude, Religious (1256-1302)

As a nun, Gertrude had her first vision of Jesus Christ at the age of twenty-six.

Dr. Jean Lee

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Jean M. Lee, M.A., D.Min., is a licensed behavioral health and substance abuse counselor, founding a nonprofit, state-licensed behavior health counseling agency and Christian gift/book store. A Catholic revert after 32 years away from the Church, she is devout in the Catholic faith, loves the saints, and lives a deeper spiritual/religious and more joyful life since returning to the Church.