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Saint of the Day: Lives, Lessons, and Feasts / Edition 5

Saint of the Day: Lives, Lessons, and Feasts / Edition 5

by Leonard Foley, Pat McCloskey

ISBN-10: 0867165359

ISBN-13: 9780867165357

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Franciscan Media

This Classic Best-Seller has been revised for a fifth time to include those recently canonized, beatified or recognized as persons of heroic virtue. There are 13 new entries, including Saints Josephine Bakhita, Adalbert, Louis Mary de Montfort, Our Lady of Fatima, Christopher Magellanes, Rita of Cascia, Augustine Zhao Rong, Apollinarius, Sharbel Makhluf and Catherine


This Classic Best-Seller has been revised for a fifth time to include those recently canonized, beatified or recognized as persons of heroic virtue. There are 13 new entries, including Saints Josephine Bakhita, Adalbert, Louis Mary de Montfort, Our Lady of Fatima, Christopher Magellanes, Rita of Cascia, Augustine Zhao Rong, Apollinarius, Sharbel Makhluf and Catherine of Alexandria, and two new celebrations for the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Most Holy Name of Jesus.

"Most saints weren't private people concerned with 'saving their soul,'" said Father Foley. "There were a few hermits, of course, but so many of them were out there in the front lines doing the Church's work, at times in spite of the Church itself. Because there were reformers, prophets, leaders, people who did what was right regardless of opposition, they were controversial. Some were even dismissed from their religious orders for being troublemakers."

Each of the more than two hundred entries includes a short biography of the saint, a comment linking the example of this life relevant to our own and an appropriate quotation from Scripture, the words of the saint or another spiritual writer for reflection.

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Table of Contents

1Mary, Mother of God1
2Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and doctors2
3Most Holy Name of Jesus5
4Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious6
5John Neumann, bishop8
6Blessed Andre Bessette, religious9
7Raymond of Penyafort, priest11
12Marguerite Bourgeoys, religious12
13Hilary, bishop and doctor14
17Anthony, abbot15
20Fabian, pope and martyr17
20Sebastian, martyr18
21Agnes, virgin and martyr19
22Vincent, deacon and martyr20
24Francis de Sales, bishop and doctor22
25Conversion of Paul, apostle23
26Timothy and Titus, bishops25
27Angela Merici, virgin27
28Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor29
31John Bosco, priest30
2Presentation of the Lord32
3Blase, bishop and martyr33
3Ansgar, bishop34
5Agatha, virgin and martyr36
6Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs37
8Josephine Bakhita, virgin38
8Jerome Emiliani40
10Scholastica, virgin41
11Our Lady of Lourdes42
14Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop44
17Seven Founders of the Order of Servites46
20Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto47
21Peter Damian, bishop and doctor49
22Chair of Peter, apostle50
23Polycarp, bishop and martyr52
3Katharine Drexel, virgin54
7Perpetua and Felicity, martyrs57
8John of God, religious58
9Frances of Rome, religious60
17Patrick, bishop62
18Cyril of Jerusalem, bishop and doctor64
19Joseph, husband of Mary66
23Turibius of Mogrovejo, bishop67
25Annunciation of the Lord68
2Francis of Paola, hermit71
4Isidore of Seville, bishop and doctor73
5Vincent Ferrer, priest74
7John Baptist de la Salle, priest76
11Stanislaus, bishop and martyr77
13Martin I, pope and martyr79
21Anselm, bishop and doctor80
23Adalbert of Prague, bishop and martyr82
23George, martyr83
24Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr84
25Mark, evangelist85
25Pedro de San Jose Bentacur, founder87
28Louis Mary de Montfort, priest88
28Peter Chanel, priest and martyr89
29Catherine of Siena, virgin and doctor91
30Pius V, pope93
1Joseph the Worker95
2Athanasius, bishop and doctor96
3Philip and James, apostles98
10Blessed Damien of Molokai, priest100
12Nereus and Achilleus, martyrs101
12Pancras, martyr102
13Our Lady of Fatima103
14Matthias, apostle105
15Isidore the Farmer106
18John I, pope and martyr107
20Bernardine of Siena, priest108
21Cristobal Magallanes, priest and martyr, and Companions, martyrs110
21Eugene de Mazenod, bishop112
22Rita of Cascia, religious113
25Venerable Bede, priest and doctor114
25Gregory VII, pope115
25Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, virgin117
26Philip Neri, priest119
27Augustine of Canterbury, bishop120
Sacred Heart123
Immaculate Heart of Mary125
1Justin, martyr127
2Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs128
3Charles Lwanga and Companions, martyrs129
5Boniface, bishop and martyr130
6Norbert, bishop131
9Ephrem, deacon and doctor133
11Barnabas, apostle134
13Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor136
19Romuald, abbot137
21Aloysius Gonzaga, religious138
22Paulinus of Nola, bishop140
22John Fisher, bishop and martyr141
22Thomas More, martyr143
24Birth of John the Baptist144
27Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor146
28Irenaeus, bishop and martyr147
29Peter and Paul, apostles148
30First Martyrs of the Church of Rome151
1Blessed Junipero Serra, priest153
3Thomas, apostle155
4Elizabeth of Portugal156
5Anthony Zaccaria, priest158
6Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr159
9Augustine Zhao-Rong, priest and martyr, and Companions, martyrs161
11Benedict, abbot163
14Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, virgin165
15Bonaventure, bishop and doctor167
16Our Lady of Mount Carmel168
20Apollinaris, bishop and martyr170
21Lawrence of Brindisi, priest and doctor171
22Mary Magdalene173
23Bridget, religious174
24Sharbel Makhlouf, priest175
25James, apostle177
26Joachim and Ann, parents of Mary179
30Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor181
31Ignatius of Loyola, priest183
1Alphonsus Liguori, bishop and doctor185
2Peter Julian Eymard, priest187
2Eusebius of Vercelli, bishop188
4John Vianney, priest190
5Dedication of St. Mary Major191
6Transfiguration of the Lord192
7Sixtus II, pope and martyr, and Companions, martyrs194
7Cajetan, priest195
8Dominic, priest196
9Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, martyr198
10Lawrence, deacon and martyr200
11Clare, virgin201
13Pontian, pope and martyr, and Hippolytus, priest and martyr203
14Maximilian Mary Kolbe, priest and martyr205
16Stephen of Hungary208
18Jane Frances de Chantal, religious210
19John Eudes, priest211
20Bernard, abbot and doctor213
21Pius X, pope215
22Queenship of Mary217
23Rose of Lima, virgin218
24Bartholomew, apostle220
25Joseph Calasanz, priest223
28Augustine, bishop and doctor226
29Beheading of John the Baptist, martyr227
3Gregory the Great, pope and doctor230
7Blessed Frederic Ozanam231
8Birth of Mary233
9Peter Claver, priest234
12Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary236
13John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor237
14Triumph of the Cross239
15Our Lady of Sorrows240
16Cornelius, pope and martyr, and Cyprian, bishop and martyr241
17Robert Bellarmine, bishop and doctor244
19Januarius, bishop and martyr246
20Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions, martyrs248
21Matthew, apostle and evangelist250
23Pio of Piatrelcina, priest251
26Cosmas and Damian, martyrs252
27Vincent de Paul, priest253
28Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, martyrs255
28Wenceslaus, martyr257
29Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, archangels258
30Jerome, priest and doctor259
1Theresa of the Child Jesus, virgin and doctor262
2Guardian Angels263
3Blessed Mother Theodore Guerin, virgin264
4Francis of Assisi266
5Mary Faustina Kowalska, virgin268
5Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, priest270
6Bruno, priest271
6Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher, virgin272
7Our Lady of the Rosary274
9Denis, bishop and martyr, and Companions, martyrs275
9John Leonardi, priest276
11Blessed John XXIII, pope278
14Callistus I, pope and martyr280
15Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor282
16Hedwig, religious283
16Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin285
16Marguerite d'Youville, religious286
17Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr288
18Luke, evangelist289
19Isaac Jogues and John de Brebeuf, priests and martyrs, and Companions, martyrs290
23John of Capistrano, priest292
24Anthony Claret, bishop294
28Simon and Jude, apostles296
1All Saints298
2All Souls299
3Martin de Porres, religious300
4Charles Borromeo, bishop302
9Dedication of St. John Lateran304
10Leo the Great, pope and doctor305
11Martin of Tours, bishop307
12Josaphat, bishop and martyr309
13Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin311
15Albert the Great, bishop and doctor312
16Margaret of Scotland314
16Gertrude, virgin315
17Elizabeth of Hungary, religious316
18Rose Philippine Duchesne, virgin318
18Dedication of the Churches of Peter and Paul320
21Presentation of Mary321
22Cecilia, virgin and martyr322
23Clement I, pope and martyr324
23Columban, abbot325
23Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, martyr326
24Andrew Dung-Lac, priest and martyr, and Companions, martyrs327
25Catherine of Alexandria, virgin and martyr329
30Andrew, apostle330
3Francis Xavier, priest332
4John Damascene, priest and doctor333
4Blessed Adolph Kolping, priest334
6Nicholas, bishop336
7Ambrose, bishop and doctor337
8Immaculate Conception339
9Juan Diego341
11Damasus I, pope342
12Our Lady of Guadalupe343
13Lucy, virgin and martyr345
14John of the Cross, priest and doctor346
21Peter Canisius, priest and doctor348
23John of Kanty, priest350
26Stephen, first martyr351
27John, apostle and evangelist352
28Holy Innocents, martyrs355
29Thomas Becket, bishop and martyr356
31Sylvester I, pope357

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