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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Martyrs of Japan
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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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ConversionsMarian Devotion
September 11, 2018

Satan waited to strangle him and take him to hell but his devotion to Mary saved him

We read in the chronicles of the Capuchin Fathers, that there lived in Venice a celebrated advocate, who, by fraud and evil practices, had become rich. His whole life was very bad, and it appears that he had but one…
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Lives of SaintsMarian Devotion
September 9, 2018

The Martyr of Charity – The Story of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Maximilian Kolbe was born in Poland to a weaver, Julius Kolbe and midwife, Maria DÄ…browska. His father was an ethnic German while his mother was Polish. Kolbe's life was strongly influenced by a childhood vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary.…
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Assumption of Mary
Lives of Saints
September 7, 2018

How Jesus returned to the world with a host of Angels to take his Mother to heaven

1. Therefore, when the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was hanging on the tree fastened by the nails of the cross for the life of the whole world, He saw about the cross His mother standing, and John the evangelist,…
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The time the Virgin Mary came down and filled in for a nun for fifteen years
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September 7, 2018

The time the Virgin Mary came down and filled in for a nun for fifteen years

Beatrice, a nun in the monastery of Fontebraldo, as related by Cesarius and by Father Rho. This unhappy religious, having contracted a passion for a certain youth, agreed to flee with him from the convent; and in fact she went…
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The criminal whose prayer moved Mary's statue to hold him tight, saving him from execution
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September 7, 2018

The criminal whose prayer moved Mary’s statue to hold him tight, saving him from execution

The youth stooped to kiss her feet, and Mary extended her arm from that statue, took him by the hand and held him so strongly that no power could move him. Father Razzi, of the order of Camaldoli, relates that…
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The Saint who once made a written deal with the Devil
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September 6, 2018

The Saint who once made a written deal with the Devil

Eutychian, Patriarch of Constantinople, relates the following well-known story of Theophilus. The Patriarch was an eye-witness of the fact which we here relate, and which is confirmed by St. Peter Damian, St. Bernard, St.Bonaventure, St. Antoninus, and others. Theophilus was…
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Marian DevotionMary
September 6, 2018

The noble who bargained with Satan for riches but couldn’t give up Mary

It is related by Belluacensis and Cesarius, that a noble youth having lost by his vices the wealth left him by his father, became so poor that he was obliged to beg. He quitted his native land, that he might…
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Demons tried to snatch his soul at death, but his trust in the Virgin Mary saved him
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September 6, 2018

Demons tried to snatch his soul at death, but his trust in the Virgin Mary saved him

"Do you not see those demons who would seize me and carry me to hell?" Then he cried: My brothers, invoke for me the help of Mary; I trust in her that she will give me the victory" In Reisberg…
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