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ST. CAJETAN
August 7

St. Cajetan was born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1480, the son of a count. He graduated from the University of Padua with law degrees. Then he worked in the papal offices in Rome. Cajetan became a priest in 1516. He returned to his own city of Vicenza. Although it angered his rich relatives, the saint joined a group of humble, simple men who devoted themselves to helping the sick and the poor.
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FEAST OF TRANSFIGURATION

The Feast of Transfiguration is observed on August 6. This foretells the glory of the Lord as God, and His Ascension into heaven. It anticipates the glory of heaven, where we shall see God face to face. Through grace, we already share in the divine promise of eternal life. As we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration we are reminded on Christ who was beginning to teach his disciples that He must die and rise again. Jesus revealed Himself in shining splendor to Peter, James and John. Moses and Elijah were present and are taken to signify that the Law and the Prophets testify Jesus is the promised Messiah. During this glorious event, God the Father also proclaimed Jesus as such by saying, “This is my Beloved Son. Listen to him."

The purpose of the Transfiguration was to encourage and strengthen the Apostles who were depressed by their Master's prediction of His own Passion and Death. The Apostles were made to understand that His redeeming work has two phases: The Cross, and glory—that we shall be glorified with Him only if we first suffer with Him. Hence, the Feast of Transfiguration has a profound and sublime lesson for all times, and for Christians of all sorts and conditions. In this earthly life we must not expect every hour to offer us joy, pleasures and glory, even if we seek these with an honest and legitimate purpose.

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Remarks of John Paul II on the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
A Foretaste of the Kingdom: The Transfiguration

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Prayer on the Feast
of Transfiguration

God our Father, in the transfigured glory of Christ your Son, you strengthen our faith by confirming the witness of your prophets, and show us the splendor of your beloved sons and daughters. As we listen to the voice of your Son, help us to become heirs to eternal life with him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Bible Quote
on the Feast of Transfiguration


“About eight days after he said this, he took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white”
-Luke 9:28-29

Quotable Quote on the Feast of Transfiguration

"Christ is beauty, human and divine beauty, the beauty of reality, of truth, of life. The figure of Christ presents, over and above the charm of his merciful gentleness, an aspect which is grave and strong, formidable, if you like, when dealing with cowardice, hypocrisy, injustice and cruelty, but never lacking a sovereign aura of love".
- Pope John Paul II