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This Society is focused on  fostering, reinforcing and promoting traditional Catholic principles in society. Each day on this page, you’ll find the Saints of the Day as reflected in the traditional calendar of the Roman Catholic Church.  Read more about our mission and beliefs here.

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On May 30, 1862, Don Bosco narrated the following dream. It concerns the battles of the Church against many adversaries, the sufferings of the Pope and the final triumph through devotion to the Holy Eucharist and to Mary, Help of Christians.

The painting below, created by Matthew Brooks, is used with permission. It depicts one of the forty dreams of St. John Bosco. In it, two ships battled in a violent sea. Within this depiction is a stunning amount of symbolism.

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St. John Cantius

st-john-cantius-8St. John was born at Kenty in the diocese of Cracow. He was a parish priest and missionary, but, above all, he is remarkable for having fulfilled during many years the duties of a professor at the University of Cracow. There may be many who hold that the position of a teacher at a university, who is apt to be enamoured of his own learning, is scarcely suited to the practice of Christian perfection. John of Kenty has dispelled this illusion, and has proven that the example of a holy life lends authority to a master”s teaching far more than would self-sufficiency.

He was marked during his life time by a great generosity towards the poor, and, after his death, God distinguished him by a number of miracles. He died on Christmas Eve, 1473, and was canonized by Pope Clement XIII in 1767. He is invoked in cases of ulcers, fever and consumption; he is one of the patrons of Poland.

(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)

St. Peter of Alcantara

(c) The Bowes Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationPeter Caravito or Peter of Alcantara, as he called from the city of his birth, died on October 18, 1562, and his feast was introduced into the Missal by Clement X. This saint is distinguished by three characteristics. The first is the incredible severity of the mortification by which, like St. Paul, he sought to fill up that which was wanting in the Passion of Christ, for the good of the Church. The spirit of the Franciscan Reform, initiated in the new so-called province of St. Joseph by his endeavors, is one of great penance and extreme poverty.

The second characteristic of St. Peter of Alcantara is the abundance of mystical gifts and the grace of sublime contemplation received by him in reward for his austerities.

Thirdly, St. Peter is distinguished by the active part he took in the reform of the Carmelite Order initiated by St. Teresa. He was the first to examine and approve of the spirit of this reform.

St. Teresa, for her part declared that she had never asked anything of the Lord through the merits of Brother Peter which she had not obtained.

(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)

St. Luke

St-Luke-the-evangelistSt. Luke, a native of Antioch, was converted by St. Paul, and accompanied him on many of his journeys. St. Luke is best known as the historian of the New Testament. He gathered information from the lips of the apostles and wrote, as he tells, all things in order. The Acts of the Apostles were written as a sequel to his Gospel. He died the death of a martyr, and was buried at Thebes in Boeotia. His relics were brought to Constantinople in 357.

(Source: The New Roman Missal, Rev. F. X. Lasance)