Saint of the day

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Date 26 May

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. Philip Neri, priest, Founder of the Congregation of the Oratory

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Philip was born in Florence but reborn, for the Romans, in the squares and alleys of the Eternal City, the most run-down of them, in and through which a holy shepherd acquired the “smell of the sheep” - sheep, who had the stench of poverty, which empties both the pockets and the soul.  

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St. Eleuterus, Pope