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St. Ambrose is one of the four original Doctors of the Church. He became the bishop of Milan and fought against Arianism, which is a heresy denying Christ’s divinity. He is known for being an eloquent speaker. He was a staunch defender of the Church and once said, “In some causes, silence is dangerous.” His feast day is December 7. St. Ambrose, ora pro nobis!
St. Athanasius is also a Doctor of the Church and was the bishop of Alexandria. He too fought against the Arian heresy and was exiled five times for defending the doctrine of Christ’s divinity. Nevertheless, he continued to fight and defend the true teachings of the Church. He is known as the “father of orthodoxy.” His feast day is May 2. St. Athanasius, ora pro nobis!
St. Gabriel the Archangel is the archangel known for bringing messages to certain people from God. He is known to have appeared to the prophets Daniel and Zechariah, as well as to the Virgin Mary to inform her of her role in the coming Incarnation of Christ. He is the patron saint of messengers and communication workers. His feast day is September 29, along with the Archangels Michael and Raphael. St. Gabriel, ora pro nobis!
St. Therese of Lisieux was a French Carmelite nun who is known as “The Little Flower.” This is because she saw herself as a little flower in God’s garden. She is known for her “Little Way,” which consisted of staying like a little child in the eyes of God and doing small things with great love. She once said, “My vocation is Love!” She is one of the four women Doctors of the Church. Her feast day is October 1. St. Therese, ora pro nobis!
Our Lady of Good Counsel is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary invoked in times of doubt and when seeking truth and the good. It is also invoked in guarding against seduction by evil masquerading as good. Her feast day is April 26. Our Lady of Good Counsel, ora pro nobis!