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Saint of the day

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Date 13 August

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. John Berchmans,Jesuit

Saint Philomena

Saint Philomena is a figure wrapped in mystery and for this reason was excluded from the Roman Martyrology of 1961. The Church remembers her on August 13, and an immense devotion surrounds her, especially in her Sanctuary, where her relics are preserved, venerated by pilgrims from around the world.  

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St. Maximus the Confessor

He gave up an enviable civil career to become a monk. Articulating the faith against the heresy of monothelitism, this Father of the Church lost his tongue and his hand for confessing the two wills of Christ. His feast day is August 13.  

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Sts. Pontian, Pope and Hippolytus priest, Martyrs

St. Cassian, Martyr