June 13: The feast of *Saint Anthony of Padua*

Today, June 13, we celebrate the feast of *Saint Anthony of Padua* (1195-1231), Doctor of the Church, Confessor, Franciscan friar, and patron saint of lost items, travelers, and the poor. St. Anthony is one of the most popular saints in the Church. Noted by his contemporaries for his forceful preaching...

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June 11: The feast of *Saint Barnabas*

Today, June 11, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint Barnabas* martyr, humble preacher of Christianity, early apostle, and faithful companion to Saint Paul. Saint Barnabas was instrumental in the foundations of the Church, and it’s eventual spread throughout the world. Initially, Scripture leads us to believe that he was a...

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June 10: The feast of *Saint Landry of Paris*

Today, June 10, we celebrate the feast of *Saint Landry (Landericus) of Paris* (died 661), twenty seventh bishop of Paris, France, built the first major hospital in the city, dedicating it to Saint Christopher and noted for his work with the poor. He was consecrated to the episcopacy in 650...

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June 9th: The feast of * St. Colmcille*

Today, June 9th, we celebrate the feast of *St. Colmcille* who is one of the three patron saints of Ireland along with St Patrick and St Brigid. He initiated the movement known as the peregrinatio pro Christo – emigration in adventure for Christ –  monks from Ireland went into voluntary...

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June 8: The feast of  *St. Mariam Thresia Chiramel*

Today, June 8, we celebrate the feast day of *St. Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan* (1876-1926), foundress of the Congregation of the Holy Family, mystic, and visionary. Born Thresia, in Kerala, India, she learned to love Jesus from her virtuous mother Thanda. The mother used to tell her the stories of the Bible...

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June 7th: The feast of *Saint Antonio Maria Gianelli*

Today, June 7th, we celebrate the feast of *Saint Antonio Maria Gianelli* (1789 – 1846), Bishop of Bobbio, famed confessor, preacher, and pastor and also the founder of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Garden and the Missionaries of Saint Alphonsus. Anthony grew up in a poor but pious...

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June 6: The feast of *Saint Norbert of Xanten*

Today, June 6, we celebrate the feast of *Saint Norbert of Xanten* (1080-1134), a worldly noble converted much like Saint Paul, changed by God’s grace into a powerful preacher and an important reformer of the Church during the early 12th century and Apostle of the Blessed Sacrament. Norbert as a young man...

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June 5: The feast of *Saint Boniface*

Today, June 5, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint Boniface* (673-754), patron saint of Germany, bishop, and martyr of the Church. Born and named Winfrith in Devonshire, England, Boniface grew up in a noble family. As a boy Boniface begged his parents to allow him to enter the nearby...

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June 4: The feast of *Saint Francis Caracciolo*

Today, June 4, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint Francis Caracciolo* (1563-1608), Italian catholic priest, who co-founded the Congregation of the Clerics Regular Minor with John Augustine Adorno. Francis was born Ascanio Pisquizio  in the Kingdom of Naples. He showed great devotion to the Lord and a desire to...

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