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9 Saints with Forgotten Feast Days to Honor this All Saints Day

On All Saints Day, we commemorate all those in Heaven. Both those whom the Church has canonized and those she hasn’t. Pope Urban is cited as having said that All Saints Day gives us an opportunity to honor those canonized saints who perhaps do not get much recognition throughout the rest of the year. For …

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15 Saint Vincent de Paul Quotes to Inspire Your Interior Life

Saint Vincent de Paul is known for his sacrificial service to the poorest of the poor. Born into an impoverished French peasant family himself, Vincent was passionate about providing both relief and hope for the suffering. In addition to his work with the poor, he also founded religious orders, established hospitals, ministered to convicts, and …

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Basilica

Here’s Why Catholics Celebrate the Dedication of a Basilica

What is St. John Lateran Basilica, and why does it get its own day in the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar? Normally, the Church’s liturgical calendar designates feast days, solemnities, and memorials that we celebrate throughout the year. We honor martyrs, popes, doctors of the Church, and. . . church dedications? Yes! Here are seven things …

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October

Here are 8 Obscure Saints With October Feast Days – How Many Do You Recognize?

The month of October is full of the feast days of saints who are household names. Pope John Paul the Great, Therese of Lisieux, Teresa of Avila, and Pope John XXIII are just a few of the giant saints we celebrate. But also on the liturgical calendar are obscure saints who you may have never …

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Solemnity, Feast, or Memorial? How to Tell the Difference

It’s the new year, and that means cracking open a new calendar. If you’re Catholic, you may have received a calendar from your Church. But upon opening it, you’ll not only find the holidays that you’re used to celebrating, but all sorts of celebrations in the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church. Days of the …

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