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A Cool Touch

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By: Forrest Walker

This may not seem like much, but it really is to me. In church, whenever we say the Our Father with our hands up in the air, I feel a cool, calming, peaceful touch on my hands. I usually pray with my eyes closed, and that is when I feel that. I just seem to know that it is either my Guardian Angel, or the Holy Spirit, but it is certainly just a cooling touch refreshing me, that disappears when I open my eyes. The only other seemingly angelic experience I have had is even seeming less noteworthy. It is just whenever I hear stories of miracles, like when I was reading stories on this site, and I feel a chill in my spine. It is just like something is telling me that truly was a miracle.

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At the end of the sixth century anyone would have said that Augustine had found his niche in life. Looking at this respected prior of a monastery, almost anyone would have predicted he would spend his last days there, instructing, governing, and settling even further into this sedentary life. But Pope St. Gregory the Great had lived under Augustine's rule in ... continue reading



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Not much information is known about Elizabeth, but she has the distinction of being one of the first to know about Mary's great blessing as the Mother of God. Zachary was a priest in Jerusalem whose wife, Elizabeth, Mary's cousin, was beyond child-bearing age. He was told by an angel in a vision that they would have a son and should name him John. When he ... continue reading


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

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