Christian Saints & Heroes
By • Le blog de la Bergerie • 3/22/2011
One of the first lessons of the saints is: "Don't be deterred by problems, don't be discouraged by rejections, don't be distracted from the goal! See - and seek - the good in the world. Be part of the sanctification of the world. Know that something else is going on and that it starts with ...
By • Catholic Online • 3/21/2011
In an age given over to the selfish pursuit of illusory pleasure, Joseph should be lifted up as a model to men. He was a man of few words, he spoke through his actions, and he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him.We need fewer words and more action from godly men in this ...
By • Catholic Online • 3/19/2011
It is very important that Catholic men have a filial devotion to Saint Joseph. Contemplating his life and his virtues will guide men how to be real Catholic men. Today, men are bombarded with role models that are contrary to authentic manhood and the Gospel. CORPUS CHRISTI, ...
By • Catholic Online • 3/17/2011
Patrick cultivated a lifestyle of deep, constant and abiding prayer which bore the fruits of ongoing conversion. He learned to discern the voice of the Lord in his daily life, developed the eyes of faith and received the power of the Holy Spirit through which he was able to respond to the call ...
By • Catholic Online • 3/10/2011
Saint Patrick - remembered with parades, the wearing of green and feasts throughout the world wherever there are people of Irish descent, or wish to be -- was the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who is credited with bringing Christianity to the country. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ...
Postulator of the Cause for Sainthood: No Difference Between the Public or the Private Pope John Paul II
By • Zenit News Agency • 3/2/2011
The process leading to the May 1 beatification of Pope John Paul II has shown that there was no distinction between the private life of the Pontiff and his public one. According to the postulator of his cause, the process has been "a confirmation of the total transparency of his life as a man and a ...
By • Catholic Online • 2/23/2011
Over the next few days, while preparations are made for his funeral, the Pro-Life world will be filled with well deserved accolades for Bernie. I know he would not feel worthy. Over the years I came to see that the man I first met kneeling in prayer carried with him an extraordinary burden for ...
By • Catholic Online • 2/14/2011
The beauty, power and greatness of the Redemptorists subsist in their total dedication to the mission of Christ whereby they share the self-renunciation of their crucified Lord, the virginal freedom of his heart and his wholehearted offering of himself for the life of the world. In this way ...
By • Catholic Online • 2/6/2011
On October 17 last, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI canonized the very popular Brother André Bessette. The joy in Rome, Montreal, and in all of the houses of the Holy Cross Congregation was intense. All those longing for the conversion of America should share that joy, for this Canadian mystic was ...
By • Vatican Information Service • 2/3/2011
\'Another question very dear to this saint was the centrality of Christ\'s humanity. ... This lay at the basis of the importance she attributed to meditation on the Passion, and to the Eucharist as the presence of Christ in the Church, for the life of all believers and as the heart of the liturgy. ...
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Saint John Damascene has the double honor of being the last but one of the fathers of the Eastern Church, and the greatest of her poets. It is surprising, however, how little that is authentic is known of his life. The account of him by John of Jerusalem, written some two hundred years after his death, contains an admixture of legendary matter, and it is not ... continue reading
Stephen's name means "crown," and he was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown. Stephen was a deacon in the early Christian Church. The apostles had found that they needed helpers to look after the care of the widows and the poor. So they ordained seven deacons, and Stephen is the most famous of these. God worked many miracles ... continue reading
Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the "Little Flower", and found in her short life more inspiration for own lives than in volumes by theologians. Yet Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite for less than ten years. She never went on missions, never founded a religious order, never ... continue reading
St. Michael, the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been ... continue reading
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We must not be wise and prudent according to the flesh. Rather we must be simple, humble and pure. We should never desire to be over ... continue reading
O Jesus, my love, at last I have found my calling: my call is love. Certainly I have found my place in the Church, and you gave me that ... continue reading
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