Monthly Archives: November 2016

Saint Andrew – Apostle

El Greco – Apostle St Andrew Celebrated November 30 Holy Apostle Andrew the First-called A native of Bethsaida (John 1:44), he was the brother of Simon Peter and a fisherman (Mark 1:16) with him on the Sea of Galilee. He … Continue reading

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Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and His Companions

Celebrated November 24 St. Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest and Martyr, and His Companions, Martyrs Today we commemorate 117 saints who were martyred in the territory we now know as Vietnam. Christianity was first established in that land during the early years … Continue reading

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Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro

Celebrated November 23 He was born into a mining family in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. He joined the Jesuits in 1911. Government persecution forced the Jesuits to flee to California in 1914, from where he went to study at … Continue reading

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Saint Cecilia

  Celebrated NOVEMBER 22. ON the evening of her wedding-day, with the music of the marriage-hymn ringing in her ears, Cecilia, a rich, beautiful and noble Roman maiden, renewed the vow by which she had consecrated her virginity to God. … Continue reading

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Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

Celebrated November 18 St. Rose Philippine Duchesne was a courageous pioneer and persevering missionary. She was born in Grenoble, France, on August 29, 1769, and despite her father’s opposition, she entered (1788) the Visitation Convent of Sainte-Marie-d’en-Haut. Later, because of … Continue reading

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Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church

Pope saint Leo the Great, Artist: Francisco Herrera the Younger, ‎Date: 17th century Celebrated 10th November Saint Leo was probably born in Rome about 400. He was a deacon under popes Celestine I 422–32 and Sixtus III 432–40, both of … Continue reading

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Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop

Saint Charles Borromeo giving out alms to the poor Celebrated 4 November St. Charles Borromeo, son of Count Gilberto Borromeo, was born in a castle on the shores of Lake Maggiore at Arona, Lombardy, Italy, on October 2, 1538.  He studied at … Continue reading

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