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The Most Holy Name of Mary

The Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary is the 12th September. The feast originated in Spain and was approved by the Holy See in 1513. Innocent XI extended its observance to the whole Church in 1683 in thanksgiving to our Lady for the victory on September 12, 1683 by John Sobieski, king of…
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St. Theresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997) Feast Day: September 5 Patron of World Youth Day Birth: 1910 Death: 1997 Beatified By: Pope John Paul II “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the…
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St. Matthias the Apostle

According to Acts 1:15-26, during the days after the Ascension Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers—about 120 of Jesus’ followers. Now that Judas had betrayed his ministry, it was necessary, Peter said, to fulfill the scriptural recommendation that another should take his office. “Therefore, it is necessary that one of the men…
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Book of Sirach

Author: Jesus, son of Eleazar, son of Sirach Date Written: 200-175 BC  Sirach was written by a Jewish scribe who lived in Jerusalem in the early third century BC.  His name was Jesus, son of Eleazar, son of Sirach.  He is often called simply "Ben Sira."  The book has taken several different titles including "The Wisdom of Jesus Ben Sira"…
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