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  1. Pope St. Damasus I
    Damasus was of Spanish descent; however, it is believed that he was born in Rome and became a deacon in the church of his father, Antonio, who had become a priest after the death of his wife. He was elected pope in 366 by a large majority, but his election was contested by a number […]
  2. Pope Saint Gregory III
    Gregory was a well-known and beloved priest.  At the funeral of Pope Gregory II, the people singled him out and started clamoring for him to be the successor of the pope. Almost immediately after he was proclaimed pope, Emperor Leo II attacked the veneration of holy images.  Deciding that paying honor to Jesus, Mary, and […]
  3. Saint Juan Diego
    Saint Juan DiegoOn December 9, 1531, Juan Diego, a 57-year-old Aztec, was taking his daily route to Mass. Walking by Tepeyac Hill, he heard beautiful music, like choirs of angels singing. He stopped to listen. The music stopped, but he then heard the sweetest voice he’d ever heard beckoning him, “Juan, Juan Diego, Juanito!” There before him […]
  4. The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    St. Ann conceived Mary, not by the power of the Holy Spirit as Jesus was conceived, but by normal means.  However, when she was conceived in her mother’s womb, Mary was without the stain of original sin.  This was a special grace granted by God.  Truly, this was what God had willed for all mankind, […]
  5. St. Ambrose
    Ambrose was born in 340 in Trier, Germany, and grew up to be a very successful lawyer. He later became governor of Milan, Italy, and lived on a large estate. In 374, there was a great controversy brewing between Catholics and Arians (heretics who argued against the divinity of Christ). When the Bishop of Milan […]