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Saints for Today: Valentine, Bishop & Martyr (3rd century)

Whoever he was, Valentine did really exist, because archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine

Saints for Today: John Bosco, Priest (1815-1888)

He was ordained a priest in 1841 and soon settled into his life work: the education and apostolate of boys and young men, especially of the working class.

Saints for Today: Priscilla, Evangelist & Martyr (First Century)

Priscilla was one of a number of women who played a prominent role in the early church—not simply as “helpers” to the male apostles, but as evangelists and church administrators in their own right.

Saints for Today: Raymond of Peńafort, Priest (1175-1275)

St. Raymond was at one time called to Rome by Pope Gregory IX to work for him and to be his confessor.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Diocese of Gallup

Our Lady of Guadalupe remains one of the most intriguing Marian apparitions. Chronicles of that period tell us the story.

Remembering the Dearly Departed: The Significance of All Souls’ Day

“If we had no care for the dead,” Saint Augustine noted, “we would not be in the habit of praying for them.”

Why Does the Church Celebrate All Saints’ Day?

The first canonization happened in 993, although the first masses in honor of departed dead took place much earlier.

Saints for Today: Solanus Casey, Priest (1870-1957)

Solanus spent his fifty-three years as a priest in menial service as a sacristan and porter at St. Bonaventure’s monastery in Detroit and worked in the friars’ soup kitchen.

When bread and wine become literal Flesh and Blood: The Lanciano Eucharistic Miracle, 1300 years later

When he said the Words of Consecration, with doubt in his soul, the priest saw the bread change into living flesh and the wine change into blood.

Saints for Today: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary, the Mother of God, Mother of Jesus, and wife of Joseph, is the greatest of all Christian saints.

Saints for Today: John Vianney, the Cure of Ars (1786-1859)

John Vianney was five years old when the reign of terror in Paris was exiling or murdering the Catholic clergy and religious.

Saints for Today: Charles Lwanga & Companions (1886)

Charles was from Uganda and was abused as a page as a young man under the rule of King Mwanga of Baganda in Uganda.

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