Monthly Archives: August 2017

Saint Augustine of Hippo – August 28

Yesterday we read about the life of Saint Monica, who spent the majority of her adult life praying, fasting and doing penance for her family particularly her husband and her son Augustine. Sometimes, as parents, when we look at our … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Perseverance – Saint Monica – August 27th

I remember when I was younger, hearing the old adage, that ‘Behind every good man, there stands an even better woman‘…. Saint Monica of Hippo was one such woman. Born in North Africa in the town of Tagaste, she was … Continue reading

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Saint Rose of Lima – August 23rd

As we near the end of August we come to the 1st canonized saint of the Americas; Saint Rose of Lima. She was born in Peru in the year 1586, and named Isabella at her baptism. It was only shortly … Continue reading

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Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary August 22

  On the 11th of October in 1954, Pope Pius XII established the Feast of the Queenship of Mary to be celebrated throughout the world, and commanded that on that day each year, the world should renew its consecration to … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Knock – August 21st

On the evening of August 21st, 1879, at roughly 8 p.m.  at the Saint John the Baptist Church in Knock Ireland, there appeared in a blaze of light, the Blessed Mother, Saint Joseph and Saint John the Evangelist. The images … Continue reading

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Pope Saint Pius X – August 21, 2017

Today we take a glimpse into the life of one of the Church’s most holy Popes, Saint Pope Pius X. He was a strong man that didn’t mince words when it came to defending the Faith that Christ had handed … Continue reading

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Saint Maximilian Kolbe -August 14, 2017

Today we celebrate the life of Raymond Kolbe, or Saint Maximilian, who was born in Poland, in the year 1894, during the Russian occupation. His family was poor, but despite the forced oppression, they remained devoted to the Faith.  Both … Continue reading

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