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By: Cathy Robinson

I am a professional horse rider. Several years ago, I was given a horse because the owners said I was the only person who could get along with him. After months of rehab as a riding horse I took him into a big field for our first canter together. When he saw his horse friends, he began throwing his head violently around. He stumbled and fell completely dowm on his side. I did not fall with him. I was held aloft six feet in the air as I watched the horse fall, straighten himself and then get back up. I felt hands under my armpits holding me in the air the entire time. The horse arose directly under me and I was once again sitting in the saddle. Realizing what had just happened, I vaulted from the horses back and knelt and thanked God and my guardian angel for saving me. I vowed that this horse would never be ridden again and found him a home as a pasture companion to other retired horses.

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Saint of the Day: St. Zita

St. Zita

St. Zita was born into a poor but holy Christian family. Her older sister became a Cistercian nun and her uncle Graziano was a hermit whom the local people regarded as a saint. Zita herself always tried to do God's will obediently whenever it was pointed out to her by her mother. At the age of twelve Zita became a housekeeper in the house of a rich weaver in ... continue reading



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Barbara lived in the 4th century and brought up as a heathen. A tyrannical father, Dioscorus, had kept her jealously secluded in a lonely tower which he had built for that purpose. Here, in her forced solitude, she gave herself to prayer and study, and contrived to receive instruction and Baptism in secret by a Christian priest. Barbara resisted her father's ... continue reading


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St. Gabriel, the Archangel

St. Gabriel, the Archangel

The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he ... continue reading



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Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the heroic 'Apostle of California.' in September 2015.
A Patron Saint for California

During his visit to the United States this coming September, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the heroic 'Apostle of ... continue reading

Author Alex Basile serves as the Religion Department Chairman at Kellenberg Memorial High School and has written nine books for Saint Pauls Alba House.(www.alexbasile.net)
Lessons From Saint Joseph The Carpenter

Every carpenter must practice patience. We can learn important lessons from the wood shop in Nazareth from the humble Saint Joseph. I have ... continue reading




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