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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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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Abstinence from food for 13 years - an unbelievable tale of love
EucharistLives of SaintsMiracles
September 6, 2018

Abstinence from food for 13 years – an unbelievable tale of love

"On March 27, 1942 in a blaze of agony and adoring love, Alexandrina cried out to Jesus in the tabernacle of the nearby church, "Oh my Eucharistic Love, I cannot live without you! Oh Jesus, transform me into your Eucharist!…
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Demons tried to snatch his soul at death, but his trust in the Virgin Mary saved him
Marian DevotionMiracles
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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St Francis de Sales overcomes temptation with prayer and abandonment
Lives of Saints
September 6, 2018

St Francis de Sales overcomes temptation with prayer and abandonment

St. Francis of Sales, as we read in his life, efficaciously experienced the power of this prayer. At seventeen years of age, he was living in Paris, engaged in study, and at the same time wholly devoted to pious exercises…
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St. Teresa of Avila tells her of her own struggles with hell
Lives of Saints
September 6, 2018

St. Teresa of Avila tells stories of her own struggles with hell

"The fact is, I know now how little power the evil spirits have, provided I am not out of the grace of God. I have scarcely any fear of them at all, for their strength is as nothing. St Teresa…
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Holy Rosary
September 5, 2018

The King whose kingdom was restored because of his devotion to the Rosary

Alphonsus VIII, King of Aragon and Castille, had been leading a disorderly life and had been punished by God in several ways, and he was forced to take refuge in a town belonging to one of his allies. St. Dominic…
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How heaven and hell visited St Catherine of Siena
ApparitionsJesusLives of SaintsMary
September 5, 2018

Jesus gave her a diamond ring and wedded her – the story of St Catherine of Siena

First Vision: One evening, when the happy little saint was six years old, she had her first vision of Our Lord. As she and her brother were on their way home from visiting a church, Catherine looked up into the…
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Three truths about the Holy Rosary According to Blessed Alan de la Roche
Holy Rosary
September 5, 2018

Three truths about the Holy Rosary According to Blessed Alan de la Roche

Blessed Alan de la Roche, who was so deeply devoted to the Blessed Virgin, had many revelations from her, and we know that he confirmed the truth of these revelations by a solemn oath. Three of them stand out with…
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