June 21: The feast day of *Saint Aloysius Gonzaga*

Today, June 21, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint Aloysius Gonzaga,* patron saint of Catholic youth, charity workers, and AIDS caregivers and victims. Aloysius was born into a powerful and wealthy Italian family. When he was 10 years of age he spent two years of his life in Mantua,...

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Latest World Youth Day Magazine is now available

For the past thirty years, the Vatican’s World Youth Day Magazine has been an official souvenir of the fruitful dialogue between the Holy Father and young people at the international events. The Vatican has announced that the World Youth Day Magazine, highlighting the memories of World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama...

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June 18th: The feast of *St. Gregory Barbarigo*

Today, June 18th, we celebrate the feast of *St. Gregory Barbarigo*, a noted scholar, who served as the Bishop of Bergamo and later as the Bishop of Padua. St. Gregory Barbarigo was born in 1625. His mother died while he was very young. His father instructed him in philosophical studies and...

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June 17, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint Emily de Vialar*

Today, June 17, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint Emily de Vialar* (1797-1856), virgin of the Church, caregiver to the poor, and foundress of the Sisters of Saint Joseph “of the Apparition.” Saint Emily was born to an aristocratic family in Gaillac, France, the eldest of 3 children. As...

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June 16: The feast of *Saint John Francis Regis*

Today, June 16, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint John Francis Regis* (1597-1640), French Jesuit, gifted preacher, tireless confessor, and miracle worker. John Francis was raised in a wealthy noble Catholic family. From an early age, he demonstrated an affinity for holy pursuits, praying and fasting as a child....

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June 15: The feast day of *Saint Germaine Cousin*

Today, June 15, we celebrate the feast day of *Saint Germaine Cousin* (1579-1601), virgin of the Church, a long-suffering young woman who despite her trials lived a life of simple love and adoration of the Lord. She is the patron saint of victims of child abuse. Saint Germaine Cousin was...

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4th World Day of the Poor: Message from Pope Francis

Please read below the official English translation of the Massage from Pope Francis on the 4th World Day of the Poor which will be observed on 15th of November 2020:  “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 6:7) “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 6:7). Age-old wisdom has proposed...

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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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