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Saint Mary Ann of Jesus of Paredes

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Come, bride of Christ, and receive the crown, which the Lord has prepared for you for ever, alleluia.
Heavenly Father, through virginal chastity and penance You were pleased to have Saint Mary Ann grow like a lily amid the thorns of the world’s allurements. Through her intercession may we be kept from vice and strive after perfection.

Read something on Saint Mary Ann, the 17th century saint of Quito, Ecuador here.

Saint Bernardine of Siena

St Bernardine of Siena.jpgMay my mouth speak the praise of the Lord, and may all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever, alleluia.

Heavenly Father, You gave Saint Bernardine the priest an extraordinary love for the holy name of Jesus. By his merits and prayers grant that the spirit of love for You may ever inflame us.
Read a bit on Bernardine here.

Saint Felix of Cantalice

St Felice of Cantalice.JPGWith joy thanks to God the Father who made us worthy to share the lot of the saints in light, alleluia.

Almighty God, You gave Saint Felix to the Seraphic Family and to the Church as an example of evangelical simplicity and innocence of life. Following his example, may we strive to love and joyfully to follow Christ alone.
Saint Felix’s story, in brief, is here.

Saint Paschal Baylon

St Paschal Baylon.jpgLord God, You adorned Saint Paschal with wondrous love for the sacred mysteries of the body and blood of Your Son. Grant that we may derive the same spiritual riches from this divine banquet that he received.

This apostle of Eucharistic life in the Church has a brief biography here.

Saint Margaret of Cortona

St Margaret of Cortona.jpgHas God forgotten pity? Does he in his anger withold his compassion? This is my sorrow that the right hand of the Most High is changed, alleluia.

 

Heavenly Father, You take no pleasure in the death of the sinner but rather in the sinner’s conversion that he may live. As You mercifully drew Your servant Margaret from the path of damnation to the path of salvation, grant that we may serve You with pure hearts.

 

Read the story of this 13th century Third Order Franciscan penitent, Saint Margaret of Cortona, who sought to live in communion with Jesus, her Lord.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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