Saint of the day

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Date 06 January

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

St. André Bessette

St. André Bessette

An illiterate laborer deeply devoted to St. Joseph became Brother André, the Holy Cross brother whose gift of healing won him the nickname “the miracle man of Montreal.” He consoled thousands, invoking the intercession of St. Joseph on all who came to him. His feast day is January 6.  

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St. Carlo da Sezze, Franciscan

Born in Sezze in 1613, the son of peasants, he joined the Order of Friars Minor: he worked as a cook, porter, and beggar. Despite poor education, he had the gift of infused knowledge and was advisor to the Popes. He was distinguished for his humility, combining contemplation and concrete charity.  

St. Raffaella of the Sacred Heart, Virgin, Foundress of the Ancelle of the Sacred Heart

A Spanish religious (1850-1925), she founded a Congregation dedicated to perpetual eucharistic adoration and to the apostolate. Misunderstood by her sisters, she resigned and carried out the most humble tasks with meekness, as a simple nun, accepting everything "as if it came from the hand of God".