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Blessed Mary Frances Schervier

Image: Monument for Mary Frances Schervier | Aachen, Germany | photo by Berthold Werner Saint of the Day for December 15 (January 3, 1819 – December 14, 1876) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec15.mp3   Blessed Mary Frances Schervier’s Story This woman who once wanted to become a Trappistine nun was instead led by God to establish a community of […]

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Saint Lucy

Image: St. Lucy | photo by Lawrence OP | flickr Saint of the Day for December 13 (283 – 304) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec13.mp3   Saint Lucy’s Story Every little girl named Lucy must bite her tongue in disappointment when she first tries to find out what there is to know about her patron saint. The older books will […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Image: The Virgin of Guadalupe | public domain Saint of the Day for December 12 https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec12.mp3   The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes back to the 16th century. Chronicles of that period tell us the story. A poor Indian named Cuauhtlatohuac was baptized and […]

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Saint Damasus I

Image: Lithography of Pope Saint Damasus I | Pedro Augusto Guglielmi Saint of the Day for December 11 (304 – December 11, 384) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec11.mp3   Saint Damasus’ Story To his secretary Saint Jerome, Damasus was “an incomparable person, learned in the Scriptures, a virgin doctor of the virgin Church, who loved chastity and heard its […]

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Blessed Adolph Kolping

Image: Adolph Kolping | Den katolske kirke Saint of the Day for December 10 (December 8, 1813 – December 4, 1865) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec10.mp3   Blessed Adolph Kolping’s Story The rise of the factory system in 19th-century Germany brought many single men into cities where they faced new challenges to their faith. Father Adolph Kolping began a […]

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Saint Juan Diego

Image: Detail | Saint Juan Diego | photo by Lawrence OP | flickr Saint of the Day for December 9 (1474 – May 30, 1548) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec09.mp3   Saint Juan Diego’s Story Thousands of people gathered in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe July 31, 2002, for the canonization of Juan Diego, to whom the […]

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Image: The Immaculate Conception | Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Saint of the Day for December 8 https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec08.mp3   The Story of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came to the West in the eighth century. In the 11th century […]

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Saint Ambrose

Image: Statue of Saint Ambrose | Luigi Scorzini | photo by G.dallorto Saint of the Day for December 7 (337 – April 4, 397) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec07.mp3   Saint Ambrose’s Story One of Ambrose’s biographers observed that at the Last Judgment, people would still be divided between those who admired Ambrose and those who heartily disliked him. […]

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Saint Nicholas

Image: Patron of Sailors | photo by Lawrence OP | flickr Saint of the Day for December 6 (March 15, 270 – December 6, 343) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec06.mp3   Saint Nicholas’ Story The absence of the “hard facts” of history is not necessarily an obstacle to the popularity of saints, as the devotion to Saint Nicholas shows. […]

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Saint Sabas

Image: Relics of St. Sabbas the Sanctified in the Catholicon (main church) of the Eastern Orthodox Mar Saba monastery in Palestine | photo by adriatikus Saint of the Day for December 5 (439 – December 5, 532) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec05.mp3   Saint Sabas’ Story Born in Cappadocia, Sabas is one of the most highly regarded patriarchs among the […]

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