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Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions

Image: Martyrdom of Father Isaac Jogues S.J. | Engraving by A. Malaer | Wellcome Images Saint of the Day for October 19 (d. 1642 – 1649) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct19.mp3   Saints Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf, and Companions’ Story Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North American continent officially recognized by the […]

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Saint Luke

Image: The Apostle Luke | Andrey Mironov Saint of the Day for October 18 (d. c. 84) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct18.mp3   Saint Luke’s Story Luke wrote one of the major portions of the New Testament, a two-volume work comprising the third Gospel and Acts of the Apostles. In the two books he shows the parallel between the […]

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Saint Ignatius of Antioch

Image: Detail | Saint Ignatius with Madonna and Child | Lorenzo Lotto Saint of the Day for October 17 (d. c. 107) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct17.mp3   Saint Ignatius of Antioch’s Story Born in Syria, Ignatius converted to Christianity and eventually became bishop of Antioch. In the year 107, Emperor Trajan visited Antioch and forced the Christians there […]

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Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque

Image: Stained glass, depiction Christ appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and showing her His Sacred Heart | St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Vincennes, IN Saint of the Day for October 16 (July 22, 1647 – October 17, 1690) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct16.mp3   Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque’s Story Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church […]

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Saint Teresa of Avila

Image:The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa of Avila | Gian Lorenzo Bernini | photo by Tybo | flickr Saint of the Day for October 15 (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct15.mp3   Saint Teresa of Avila’s Story Teresa lived in an age of exploration as well as political, social, and religious upheaval. It was […]

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Saint Callistus I

Image: Statue of Pope Callistus I on the Saints portal | Northern transept of Our Lady cathedral of Reims, Marne, France | photo by Fab5669 Saint of the Day for October 14 (d. 223) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct14.mp3   Saint Callistus I’s Story The most reliable information about this saint comes from his enemy Saint Hippolytus, an early antipope, […]

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Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher

Image: Blessed Marie Rose Durocher | Achona, The Online Newspaper of Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa | photo by Keri Kelly/Achona Online Saint of the Day for October 13 (October 6, 1811 –  October 6, 1849) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct13.mp3   Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher’s Story Canada was one diocese from coast to coast during the first eight […]

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Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

Image: Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, St Magn Basilica, Füssen, Germany | photo by Myke Rosenthal Saint of the Day for October 12 (January 11, 1819 – October 4, 1867) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct12.mp3   Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos’ Story Zeal as a preacher and a confessor led Father Seelos to works of compassion as well. Born […]

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Saint John XXIII

Image: Pope John XXIII begins the Mass | Saint Peter’s Basilica, October 11, 1959 | photo by Medici con l’Africa Cuamm Saint of the Day for October 11 (November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct11.mp3   Saint John XXIII’s Story Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope […]

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Saint Francis Borgia

Image: Carlos V receives a visit from Saint Francis Borgia in Yuste | Joaquín María Herrer y Rodríguez Saint of the Day for October 10 (October 28, 1510 – September 30, 1572) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct10.mp3   Saint Francis Borgia’s Story Today’s saint grew up in an important family in 16th-century Spain, serving in the imperial court and […]

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