Marian DevotionMary
April 19, 2019

Stranded on their way to visit a Marian shrine, when Mary physically made a home for them.

It is related in the Franciscan chronicles, that two religious of that order, who were going to visit a sanctuary of the Virgin, were overtaken by night in a great wood, where they became bewildered and so troubled that they…
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ConversionsMarian Devotion
April 19, 2019

How Mary physically thrust a devotee far away from temptation to save him

A well-known incident is related by Father Paul Segneri in his "Christian Instructed." A Roman youth, of evil habits and laden with sins, went to confession to Father Niccolas Zucchi. The confessor received him kindly, compassionated his misery, and told…
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JesusMary
April 18, 2019

The story of Domenica whose little acts of charity earned her a visit from Mary and the Child Jesus

We read in the life of Sister Domenica of Paradise, written by Father Ignatius of Niente, a Dominican, that in a village called Paradise, near Florence, this little girl was born of poor parents. From her infancy she practised devotion…
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JesusMary
April 18, 2019

How Jesus and his apostles physically appeared in Germany to condemn and execute a scandalous bishop

It is narrated by Tritemius, Camsius, and others, that in Magdeburg, a city of Saxony, there was a certain man named Udo, who, from his youth, had been so destitute of talent that he was the ridicule of all his…
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March 26, 2019

The Nicene Creed and its origins

I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD Christians, like Jews and Muslims, believe that only one God exists. The creed states the assumption of the ancient Shema: "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord." It begins with "I believe,"…
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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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March 26, 2019

Fatima: The ordeal and God’s providence

It is 1917, and the three young visionaries of Fatima – brother and sister Francisco and Jacinta Marto, and their cousin, Lúcia dos Santos – have learned much over the preceding months. Part of God’s plan, the true identity of…
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March 26, 2019

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In the many churches that have this adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus…
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March 12, 2019

6 Saints With Rather Intense Stories

November 1st is All Saints Day, a day to commemorate all the saints, known and unknown. In recognition, here are the stories of six known saints. 1 & 2. Perpetua and Felicity Perpetua was a 22-year-old noble and Felicity was…
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March 12, 2019

Amazing Tales Of The Child Jesus

Even by the most liberal reckonings of the liturgical calendar, Christmastide has finally passed with the Presentation of Christ in the Temple on February 2, also known as Candlemas. Since the sixteenth century, perhaps because the commemoration of Candlemas is in February,…
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