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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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Saint of the Day: St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

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Cofounder of the Barnabites. Born in 1502 in Cremona, Italy, Anthony became a medical doctor. In 1528 he was ordained a priest and cofounded the Barnabites, the religious congregation so called because it was headquartered in St. Barnabas Monastery in Milan. The Barnabites occupied the monastery in 1538, having been approved in 1533. Anthony popularized the ... continue reading



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St. Joan of Arc is the patroness of soldiers and of France. On January 6, 1412, Joan of Arc was born to pious parents of the French peasant class, at the obscure village of Domremy, near the province of Lorraine. At a very early age, she heard voices: those of St. Michael, St. Catherine and St. Margaret. At first the messages were personal and general. ... continue reading


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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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