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St. Augustine of Canterbury

Augustine was prior of the monastery of St. Andrew on the Coelian, and was appointed by St. Gregory the Great chief of the missionaries whom he sent to England. St. Augustine and his companions, having heard on their journey many … Continue reading

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St. Philip Neri

The more a person is animated by true devotion to the Queen of Heaven, the more such a person is made to partake of those extraordinary gifts with which the Holy Ghost beautified the soul of His beloved Spouse in … Continue reading

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Mother Inviolate

Servile fear may be found even among those who do not love God, whom the dread of punishment alone keeps back from offending their Lord and Master. Speaking of this fear St. John says that perfect charity casts it out. … Continue reading

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St. Gregory VII

Gregory VII., by name Hildebrand, was born in Tuscany, about the year 1013. He was educated in Rome. From thence he went to France, and became a monk at Cluny. Afterwards he returned to Rome, and for many years filled … Continue reading

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St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi

St. Mary Magdalen of Pazzi, of an illustrious house in Florence, was born in the year 1566, and baptized by the name of Catherine. She received her first communion at ten years of age, and made a vow of virginity … Continue reading

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A Higher Calling

When any one has to choose a state of life, and wishes to know what he should do for the good of his soul, let him first strip himself of every inclination of his own, and place himself generously in … Continue reading

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St. Rita of Cascia

St. Rita of Cascia, whose feast is celebrated on May 22, was born at Rocca Porena in the diocese of Spoleto and the province of Umbria, Italy, about the year 1386, and died at Cascia in the year 1456. Being … Continue reading

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