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May, The Month of Mary

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Traditionally, May has been celebrated as the month of “new life.” This has been true even for the ancient Greeks and Romans who each had goddesses that represented the blooming of new life. It is easy to see this because the earth seems to be coming back to life when winter is over and the flowers and trees begin to sprout their beautiful, lively colors again. Mary is also a bearer of new life. She literally brought the Life to the world in bearing her Son, Jesus, whom destroyed our death or “winter” of sin. God, working through Mary, gave us new life.

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St. Louis de Montfort – patron of preachers

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Born on January 31, 1673 to a poor family, St. Louis de Montfort had an early devotion to those who were less fortunate than others. At only age 12, he entered the Jesuit College of St Thomas Becket in Rennes where his uncle was a parish priest.

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Who is the father of modern education?

Saint Jean Baptiste

Also known as the “father of modern education,” Jean Baptiste de La Salle was born at Reims in April, 1651 to a wealthy French family. He was deeply involved with his Catholic faith early on: at age eleven he received the tonsure (the shaving of some or all of the hair off the scalp as a form of religious devotion or humility) and became the Canon of Reims Cathedral at sixteen. De La Salle was ordained a priest when he was 27 and then received a doctorate in theology two years later.

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Follow Saint Joseph

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Today is the Feast of Saint Joseph! The adoptive father of Christ, Saint Joseph is one of the most well-known and beloved saints. His role as a carpenter and worker is important, but as a father he stands alone. Saint Joseph’s role as the adoptive father of Christ was so important that he was given two feast days, one celebrating ...

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Five things you should know about Saint Patrick

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Today is the Feast of Saint Patrick! One of the best known and most beloved saints, Saint Patrick is the patron of Ireland and the subject of many stories. He was influential in evangelizing the island of Ireland and became a bishop. He was born in Britain to Roman citizens, but captured by Irish slavers. After escaping, he became a cleric and eventually returned to Ireland to continue God's work.

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Blessed Imelda

Blessed Imelda Lambertini was born in Bologna in 1322. She desired to become a nun from an early age and was sent to a Dominican convent for school. While there she had visions of Mary, St. Agnes. She miraculously received her First Communion at age eleven on the Feast of the Ascension after which she died in ecstasy. Pope Pius X named ...

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