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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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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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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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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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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April 23, 2019

Ten ways to deepen our relationship with God

Over the years I’ve heard from many good people who want a closer relationship with God.  But they’re stymied by what they perceive as God’s silence.  What they often mean, without knowing it, is that they’d like God to do…
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ApparitionsJesus
April 23, 2019

The structure and meaning of the Mass

The Mass: Structure and Meaning Introductory Rites The Mass begins with the entrance song. The celebrant and other ministers enter in procession and reverence the altar with a bow and/or a kiss. The altar is a symbol of Christ at…
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April 20, 2019

HOW TO UNDERSTAND RELICS

Relics are holy objects that are venerated by the Church. This is not to be confused with worship. We worship God alone, but we recognize certain objects in a way that inspires us. In sacred Scripture, we read that miracles often…
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