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Sylvester I, Pope



Feast Day: December 31 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Born in Rome toward the end of the third century, Pope Sylvester was the leader of the Catholic Church at a great turning point in the Church’s history. For the first time in nearly…

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Thomas Becket



Feast Day: December 29 Canonized: February 21, 1173 In the Opening Prayer of the Mass on the feast of St. Thomas, we pray, “Almighty God, you granted the martyr Thomas the grace to give his life for the cause of…

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John the Apostle



Feast Day: December 27 Canonized: Pre-Congregation John is sometimes called “the beloved disciple” or “John the Evangelist.” He was the only one of Jesus’ apostles who did not leave him during his crucifixion and death. In the Gospel Jesus even…

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Juan Apóstol (Español)



Fiesta: 27 de diciembre Canonizado: Por aclamación popular A Juan también se le conoce como “Juan, el Evangelista” o “el discípulo que Jesús amaba”, fue el único que no lo abandonó durante su crucifixión y muerte y, en el Evangelio,…

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Stephen the Martyr



Feast Day: December 26 Canonized: Pre-Congregation On Christmas Day, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. The next day we celebrate the birth of Stephen. But this is a different kind of birth. It is the birth of Stephen into eternal…

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Esteban, Mártir (Español)



Festividad: 26 de diciembre Canonización: Pre-Congregación El día de Navidad, celebramos el nacimiento de Jesús. Al día siguiente se celebra el nacimiento de Esteban. Pero este es un tipo diferente de nacimiento. Es el nacimiento de Esteban a la vida…

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Frances Schervier



Feast Day: December 15 Beatified: April 28, 1974 Venerated: January 30, 1969 When Mary Frances Schervier was 16, her mother and sisters died from tuberculosis, a highly contagious disease at the time. So when Frances told her father she wanted…

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