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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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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Lives of Saints
April 20, 2019

Snatch Faith From The Fire: St. Jude’s Notre Dame Lesson

Holy Week and the Notre Dame Cathedral fire teach the same lesson: Tragedy exists to teach us faith and heroism. It’s right there in Sacred Scripture, in the letter of St. Jude. First, though: A lot of people have shared…
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Lives of Saints
April 20, 2019

St. Joseph And C.S. Lewis: What fathers and stepfathers can learn from them

Can anyone imagine what was going through the mind of St. Joseph as he discovered the responsibilities he had? Coming to realize that his wife was pregnant with the Son of God, he would be responsible for safeguarding, supporting, and…
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Lives of Saints
April 20, 2019

St Joan of Arc

St Joan of Arc is a figure known to almost everyone, so it is somewhat surprising to realize that she gained such fame in so short a period of time. Her mission began in the year 1428, and she won…
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Lives of Saints
April 20, 2019

Claiming Hungary for the Faith: Stephen, Saint and King

The tale of Saint Stephen’s life and accomplishments is the tale of unending, carefully thought out work. He built and he secured what he built. He devised a strategy, a master plan – and he dedicated his life to carrying…
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Lives of Saints
March 26, 2019

The Fathers of the Church

The Church Fathers were influential theologians, bishops or scholars whose writings explained key Scriptural principles in the early Church. They were not all ordained, not all of them became saints, and they were not infallible. But they had powerful communication…
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The story of St Anthony of Padua speaking in tongues
Lives of Saints
September 17, 2018

How A Young St Anthony of Padua Tamed A Flock of Sparrows

The boy, Fernando, who would, one day, be known to us as St Anthony of Padua, was visiting the family villa with his father, Don Martin. It was harvest time and the plants were ripening under the amber rays of…
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Lives of Saints
September 13, 2018

How St Philip Neri Helped A Young Man Obtain The Grace of Forgiveness

"I pardon every injury I have ever received" St Philip Neri had, under his direction, a young man, who could not be persuaded to forgive a wrong that had been done to him. Philip did all he could to convince…
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Martyrs of Japan
From HellLives of SaintsMarian Devotion
September 11, 2018

His friend died and visited from hell fueling his repentance – the Story of Richard the Martyr

In the year 1604 there lived in a city of Flanders two young students, who, instead of attending to their studies, gave themselves up to excesses and dissipation. One night, having gone to the house of a woman of ill…
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