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Catholic News Agency • 10/9/2010
Father Slawomir Oder said the process "has not been blocked" as some media reports have indicated. "The only thing I can say is that the canonical process must continue.We have reached the end of the first phase which deals with his heroism and virtues, and now we must initiate the process dealing ...
Zenit News Agency • 10/7/2010
St. Gertrude continues to be a school of Christian life, of the straight path, which shows us that the center of a happy life, of a true life, is friendship with Jesus the Lord.This friendship is learned in love for sacred Scripture, in love for the liturgy, in profound faith, in love for Mary, so ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/1/2010
The Little Flower of Jesus sacrificed her life for love of souls. She saw the magnitude of her Beloved's love for them. She offered herself for the building up of the Church, the People of God and the Mystical Body of Christ. That is truly a vocation of love, a love which is ...
By • Catholic Online • 9/30/2010
St. Jerome is one of the four great Latin Doctors of the Church and is perhaps best known for his translation of the Hebrew books of the Bible into Latin, termed as the Vulgate. He teaches us the wisdom of obedience to the Church's magisterial authority, and, certainly, to the supreme ...
Vatican Information Service • 9/16/2010
In her convent of San Damiano, Clare heroically practiced the virtues that should characterize all Christians: humility, a spirit of piety and penance, and charity. Her fame of sanctity and the prodigies that came about thanks to her intervention led Pope Alexander IV to canonize her in 1255, ...
By • Catholic Online • 7/15/2010
Certainly a soul can be very close to our Lord Jesus Christ without constantly directing its attention toward understanding dogma or doctrine or even common Church teaching. But is it to a soul's advantage to ignore these things? Put another way, can we say we love God to the fullest extent ...
Catholic Online • 6/3/2010
'St. Thomas has a profoundly Eucharistic soul. The beautiful hymns that the liturgy of the Church sings to celebrate the mystery of the real presence of the Body and Blood of the Lord in the Eucharist are due to his faith and theological wisdom....Thomas' personal humility but also the fact ...
By • Zenit News Agency • 5/29/2010
Mother Pierina (1890-1945), a mystic, dedicated her life to spreading devotion to the face of Christ and, at the same time, to the fight against Satan. This was discovered in her personal diary, found by the sisters in the cell of the convent after her death. ROME (Zenit.org) - This Sunday the ...
By • Catholic Online • 5/28/2010
Imagine holding a diamond and rotating it between your fingers so you can examine its overall shape, its facets and its brilliant display of light... Being full of grace, we can say that Mary radiates brilliance like a diamond. And while only a rough comparison, we can also compare her names to the ...
By • Catholic Online • 5/9/2010
She offered herself, completely, with all the love of which a mother is capable, for a Child, whom she offers to all of us.In this most holy way, her sorrows are joined to those of the Redeemer whom she bore for the whole world. They together now share in a mystery of love forged from the secret ...
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In the account of St Amatus of Remiremont it is related how he brought about the conversion to God of a Merovingian nobleman named Romaric, who became a monk at Luxeuil; and how they afterwards went together to the estate of Romaric at Habendum in the Vosges, and established the monastery which was later known as Remiremont (Romarici Mons). The father of Romaric ... continue reading
Pictures of St. George usually show him killing a dragon to rescue a beautiful lady. The dragon stands for wickedness. The lady stands for God's holy truth. St. George was a brave martyr who was victorious over the devil. He was a soldier in the army of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, and he was one of the Emperor's favorite soldiers. Now Diocletian was a pagan ... continue reading
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
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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