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Feast of the Deacon St Vincent Calls the Church and her Deacons to Heroic Virtue

Image of Vincent was born in the Third Century in Huesca, Spain and born again to eternal life only four days into the fourth century. He lived in Saragossa where he served the holy Bishop Valerius as a Deacon.He was one of the scores of Christians who suffered brutal persecution under the evil Roman emperor named Diocletian. Diocletian is associated with the last of the ten persecutions of the nascent undivided Christian Church of the first millennium of our history.  Like many early deacons of the undivided Church such as Stephen, Lawrence and Ephrem, the hagiography which has been passed down through the Church records his holiness of life and heroic virtue. He lived the way he died, as a sign of the power of the Gospel and the truth of the presence of the Risen Jesus Christ in our midst.

Vincent was a man like us who encountered the same Risen Lord Jesus whom we have encountered. He struggled with the choices which always ... continue reading


Santuario de Lourdes inaugura ano jubilar de Santa Bernardette Soubirus Watch

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El rector del Santuario de Lourdes (Francia), P. Andre Cabes, acaba de inaugurar el "Ano Bernardita" o ano jubilar de Santa Bernardette ... continue reading



Reflection on the Silence of St. Joseph, the Guardian of the Redeemer Watch

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Joseph was a humble man. There was not an ounce of false bravado or machismo in this servant of God. Named after the great Patriarch who ... continue reading


Hoy es fiesta de San Alfredo, rey que defendio a su pueblo de los vikingos Watch

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San Alfredo fue rey de Wessex, uno de los siete reinos principales que precedieron al reino de Inglaterra. Se hizo celebre por defender su ... continue reading


Hoy celebramos la fiesta de las Santas Tais y Pelagia Watch

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Las Santas Tais y Pelagia fueron dos mujeres pecadoras que se arrepintieron, encontraron la misericordia de Dios y se volvieron penitentes. ... continue reading


St Francis Through the Eyes of His Friend St Bonaventure Watch

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There is so much to write about in this marvelous account of the life of one of my own personal heroes, the saint whose witness led me ... continue reading


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Cardinal celebrates beatification of mystic and religious founder Mother Alphonse Marie Watch

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A personal encounter with Mother Alphonse Marie Eppinger inspired "conversions which were far more miraculous than the raising of the ... continue reading


Hoy es fiesta de San Nicolas de Tolentino, patrono de las almas del purgatorio Watch

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San Nicolas de Tolentino nacio en San Angelo (Italia) en 1245; se dice que su madre, avanzada en anos, no habia podido concebir y junto a ... continue reading


Hoy es la fiesta de Santos Cleto y Donaciano, martires del siglo V Watch

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Santos Cleto y Donaciano fueron obispos que vivieron en el siglo V. Cleto fue quemado vivo, mientras que Donaciano murio en el desierto ... continue reading


Hoy la Iglesia celebra a San Agustin, doctor de la Iglesia y Watch

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"Tarde te ame, oh Belleza siempre antigua, siempre nueva. Tarde te ame", dijo San Agustin. Este gran Santo es uno de los 36  doctores ... continue reading


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