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Day 3 - St. Martin de Porres - November 3

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Day 10 - St. Pope Leo the Great - November 10
Day 14 - St. Serapion Scott - November 14


Day 31 - St. Alexander Briant - December 1
Day 32 - Blessed Maria Angela Astorch - December 2
Day 33 - St. Francis Xavier - December 3
Day 36 - St. Nicholas of Myra - December 6
Day 41 - Blessed Franco of Siena - December 11
Day 43 - St. Lucia - December 13
Day 44 - St. John of the Cross - December 14
Day 47 - St. John of Matha - December 17
Day 51 - Blessed Anton Durcovici - December 21

Donate: One Warm Coat

Day 57 - St. John the Apostle - December 27

Read: 1 John

Day 59 - St. King David - December 29

Read: Psalm 51

Day 60 - St. Anysia of Salonika - December 30
Day 61 - St. Jean-François Régis - December 31

Buy a chapel veil: Veils by Lily


Day 63 - St. Basil the Great - January 2
Day 64 - Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus - January 3
Day 69 - St. Severinus of Noricum - January 8

As an extra resource to help with today’s challenge, read St. Louis de Montfort’s essay on mortification.

Day 70 - Blessed Pauline-Marie Jaricot - January 9
Day 74 - Feast of the Baptism of Jesus - January 13
Day 79 - Blessed Juan Barrera Méndez - January 18
Day 83 - St. Vincent Pallotti - January 22

Life is short and death comes quickly.

Death strikes even at play.

One mortal sin merits damnation.

Not the goods of the world, but God.

Not riches, but God.

Not honors, but God.

Not distinction, but God.

Not dignities, but God.

Not advancement, but God.

God always and in everything.

You must be holy in the way that God asks you to be holy.

God wills that you sanctify the world and your everyday life.

Day 85 - St. Francis de Sales - January 24
Day 86 - Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul - January 25
Day 90 - Blessed Bronislaw Markiewicz - January 29

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Day 94 - Feast of the Presentation - February 2
Day 107 - Blessed Michal Sopocko - February 15

Visit: Divine Mercy

111 - Blessed Alvarez of Cordova - February 19
112 - St. Jacinta Marto - February 20

Find out more about the First Saturdays devotion

Day 118 - St. Alexander of Alexandria - February 26


Day 136 - St. Louise de Marillac - March 15
Day 138 - St. Patrick - March 17
Day 139 - St. Cyril of Jerusalem - March 18
Day 140 - St. Joseph - March 19

The Litany of St. Joseph

℣: Lord, have mercy on us.
℟: Christ, have mercy on us.
℣: Lord, have mercy on us. Jesus, hear us.
℟: Jesus, graciously hear us.

℣: God the Father of heaven,
℟: have mercy on us.
℣: God the Son, Redeemer of the World,
℟: have mercy on us.
℣: God the Holy Spirit, ℟: have mercy on us.
℣: Holy Trinity, one God, ℟: have mercy on us.

℣: Holy Mary, ℟: pray for us.
St. Joseph, ℟:
Renowned offspring of David, ℟:
Light of Patriarchs, ℟:
Spouse of the Mother of God, ℟:
Chaste guardian of the Virgin, ℟:
Foster father of the Son of God, ℟:
Diligent protector of Christ, ℟:
Head of the Holy Family, ℟:
Joseph most just, ℟:
Joseph most chaste, ℟:
Joseph most prudent, ℟:
Joseph most strong, ℟:
Joseph most obedient, ℟:
Joseph most faithful, ℟:
Mirror of patience, ℟:
Lover of poverty, ℟:
Model of artisans, ℟:
Glory of home life, ℟:
Guardian of virgins, ℟:
Pillar of families, ℟:
Solace of the wretched, ℟:
Hope of the sick, ℟:
Patron of the dying, ℟:
Terror of demons, ℟:
Protector of Holy Church, ℟:

℣: Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
℟: spare us, O Jesus.

℣: Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
℟: graciously hear us, O Jesus.

℣: Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
℟: have mercy on us, O Jesus.

℣: He made him the lord of his household,
℟: and prince over all his possessions.

℣: Let us pray: God, Who, in Thine ineffable Providence didst vouchsafe to choose blessed Joseph to be the Spouse of Thy most holy Mother; grant, we beseech Thee, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom, on earth, we venerate as our protector. Who livest and reignest world without end.


℣: Saint Joseph,
℟: pray for us.

Day 143 - Blessed Clemens August von Galen - March 22
Day 146 - The Solemnity of the Annunciation - March 25

Annunciation Prayer

by St. Alphonses de Liguori

Oh immaculate and holy Virgin! Oh creature the most humble and the greatest before God! You were so small in your own eyes, but so great in the eyes of your Lord, that he exalted you even to choose you for his mother, and therefore to make you queen of heaven and of earth. I then thank that God who has so much exalted you, and rejoice with you in seeing you so closely united to God, that more is not permitted to a pure creature. I am ashamed to appear before you who are so humble, with so many graces; I, a miserable sinner, and so proud with so many sins. But wretched as I am, I, too, wish to salute you: Hail Mary, full of grace: Ave Maria, gratia plena. You are already full of grace; obtain a share of it also for me. The Lord is with thee: Dominus tecum. The Lord who has ever been with you even from the first moment of your creation, is now more intimately with you, by making himself your Son. Blessed art thou among women: Benedicta tu in mulieribus. Oh woman, blessed among all women, obtain for us also the divine benediction. Oh blessed plant which has given to the world a fruit so noble and so holy: Et benedictus fructus ventris tui. Holy Mary, mother of God: Sancta Maria, mater Dei. Oh Mary, I confess that you are the true Mother of God, and for this truth I would give my life a thousand times. Pray for us sinners: Ora pro nobis peccatoribus. But if you are the Mother of God, you are also the mother of our salvation, and of us poor sinners; since it is to save sinners that God made himself man; and he has made you his mother that your prayers may have the power to save every sinner. Pray for us, oh Mary. Now and in the hour of our death: Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Pray always; pray now, while we are in life, in the midst of so many temptations and so great danger of losing God; but still more, pray in the hour of our death, when we are on the point of leaving this world and being presented at the divine tribunal; that being saved by the merits of Jesus Christ, and by your intercession, we may one day come, without the danger of losing you any more, to salute you and praise you, with thy Son, in heaven, for all eternity. Amen.

Day 150 - Blessed Bertold of Mount Carmel - March 29
Day 151 - St. John Climacus - March 30

Litany of Humility

by Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val y Zulueta

: O Jesus, meek and humble of heart, : Hear me.
: From the desire of being esteemed: : Deliver me, O Jesus.

: From the desire of being loved: :
: From the desire of being extolled: :
: From the desire of being honored: :
: From the desire of being praised: :
: From the desire of being preferred to others: :
: From the desire of being consulted: :
: From the desire of being approved: :
: From the fear of being humiliated: :
: From the fear of being despised: :
: From the fear of suffering rebukes: :
: From the fear of being defamed: :
: From the fear of being forgotten: :
: From the fear of being ridiculed: :
: From the fear of being wronged: :
: From the fear of being suspected: :

: That others may be loved more than I,
: Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.
: That others may be esteemed more than I, :
: That, in the opinion of the world, others may increase and I may decrease, :
: That others may be chosen and I set aside, :
: That others may be praised and I go unnoticed, :
: That others may be preferred to me in everything, :
: That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should, :

: O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,
: Make my heart like unto thine. Amen.


Day 155 - Blessed Lawrence Pak Chwi-deuk - April 3
Day 158 - Blessed Maria Karlowska - April 6

Visit Exodus Cry

Day 160 - St. Marie-Rose Julie Billiart - April 8
Day 165 - St. Margaret of Castello - April 13
Day 170 - Blessed Andrés Hibernón Real - April 18
Day 171 - Blessed James Duckett - April 19
Day 177 - St. Mark the Evangelist - April 25
Day 180 - St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort - April 28

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Day 191 - Blessed Maria del Carmen Martínez - May 9

Volunteer to help: Special Olympics

Day 198 - St. Simon Stock - May 16

Find out more about the Brown Scapular

Day 211 - St. Pope Paul VI - May 29
Day 213 - Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - May 31

Compare the following two passages. Highlight or underline the words and phrases that are the same or similar.


Day 214 - St. Justin Martyr - June 1
Day 221 - Blessed Maria Droste zu Vischering - June 8
Day 225 - Blessed Maria Candida of the Eucharist - June 12
Day 228 - St. Germaine Cousin - June 15


Day 244 - St. Junípero Serra - July 1
Day 251 - Martyrs of Shanxi - July 8
Day 254 - St. Benedict of Nursia - July 11
Day 256 - St. Mildred of Thanet - July 13
Day 260 - St. Hedwig, Queen of Poland - July 17
Day 261 - St. Bruno of Segni - July 18
Day 266 - St. Bridget of Sweden - July 23

Support the Bridgettine Sisters

Day 271 - Blessed Stanley Francis Rother - July 28
Day 272 - Ss. Martha, Mary and Lazarus of Bethany - July 29


Day 275 - St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori - August 1

Read Preparation for Death: Considerations on Eternal Truths by St. Alphonsus de Liguori

An abridged version of these essays, along with other resources can be found in Passing Time.

Day 287 - Blessed Michael Joseph McGivney - August 13

Men: Join the Knights of Columbus


Day 307 - St. Solomon Leclercq - September 2
Day 314 - St. Peter Claver - September 9

Get involved: Talitha Kum

Day 318 - St. John Chrysostom - September 13
Day 320 - St. Catherine of Genoa - September 15

Read St. Catherine of Genoa’s Treatise on Purgatory

Passing Time contains the unabridged Treatise on Purgatory in addition to other resources.

Day 324 - St. Maria de Cervellón - September 19
Day 336 - St. Thérèse of Lisieux - October 1


Day 336 - St. Thérèse of Lisieux - October 1
Day 340 - St. Faustina Kowalska - October 5
Day 344 - St. John Henry Cardinal Newman - October 9

Get involved with helping The Newman Society

Day 345 - St. Daniel Comboni - October 10

Contact the Comboni Missionaries and ask for the contact information of a random missionary, then send them a care package and letter of encouragement

Day 347 - Blessed Carlo Acutis - October 12
Day 351 - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque & St. Longinus the Centurion - October 16
Day 352 - St. Ignatius of Antioch - October 17