Mary
April 25, 2019

5 Remarkable Women of the Bible

Mary of Nazareth: Mother of Jesus Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus is a model of obedience and trust. She was just a teenager living in when the unimaginable happened -- the angel Gabriel appeared to her and announced…
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St Francis de Sales overcomes temptation with prayer and abandonment
Lives of Saints
April 25, 2019

5 Women Saints and Their Incredible Lives

For centuries, many Christian women  have lived  lives of great faith. Most are not recognized outside their communities, but some have been formally recognized for their faith and devotion. Around the 10th century, a process of canonization, the recognition and procedure to name a…
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ApparitionsMarian DevotionMiracles
April 25, 2019

Inside the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Do you know the full meaning and history behind the most famous of all Catholic medals, the Miraculous Medal? Located in Paris, France is the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. This chapel is the actual location where Our Lady…
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ApparitionsLives of Saints
April 25, 2019

THE LIFE OF SAINT CATHERINE LABOURE

Catherine Laboure was was born on May 2, 1806. In her youth she was affectionately called Zoe, after the patron saint whose feast was celebrated the day she was born. Her parents were successful farmers in the village of Fain-les-moutiers…
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Mary
April 23, 2019

What You Should Know About the Immaculate Heart of Mary

One of the most popular Marian devotions in the Catholic Church today is that of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, often honored alongside the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion has its roots in Sacred Scripture, which makes frequent mention of Mary's contemplative…
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MaryMiracles
April 23, 2019

Mary’s Death and Bodily Assumption

On November 1, 1950, Pope Pius XII defined the Assumption of the Blessed Mother of God into heaven in the following words: "Wherefore, after we have poured forth prayers of supplication again and again to God, and have invoked the…
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Mary
April 23, 2019

The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Catholic Church celebrates today the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary on its traditional fixed date of September 8, nine months after the December 8 celebration of her Immaculate Conception as the child of Saints Joachim and Anne. The…
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Uncategorized
April 23, 2019

How St. Patrick returned home and became a priest

Although Patrick was only 16 years old when taken into slavery, he was able to escape six years later and return home. He recounts a "dream" (vision) he had, in which an angel of the Lord came in the night,…
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Uncategorized
April 23, 2019

St. Patrick’s great mission to Ireland and the arrival of civilization

Once Patrick was ordained as a priest and had learned Latin and French, he asked to be sent as a missionary to Ireland, or, as it was known then, Hiberniae, which means the "Land of Winter." Patrick had a great missionary zeal…
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Jesus
April 23, 2019

Three simple questions on the threshold of Lent

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, was on March 5 this year. Lived well, Lent can convert the heart and transform a person’s life.  That’s the whole point of the season – to ready us for the miracle of Easter. …
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