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St. Dymphna, patron of those with mental afflictions, pray for us! Watch

Image of The National Shrine of St. Dymphna at St. Mary Parish in Massillon, Ohio, USA.

St. Dymphna is our Saint of the Day. Dymphna is a 7th century Irish saint, often invoked against mental illness. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading


Remembering Saint Dymphna; the patroness saint against insanity Watch

Image of St. Dymphna is typically artistically represented with a sword in her hand and a fettered devil at her feet.

Sometimes referred to as Saint Dympna or Saint Dimpna, Saint Dymphna had been venerated for many years in a church at Gheel, in the ... continue reading


Saint Matthias, an outsider welcomed in

Image of St. Matthias was welcomed in from the outside. We are invited to do the same for others.

Catholic Online's saint of the day is St. Matthias. Matthias is the apostle who replaced Judas after his betrayal and suicide. The ... continue reading


Fr Paul Schenck on the Feast of Athanasius: Defenders of Life Against the World

Image of Fr Paul Schenck

Athanasius vigorously defended the divine personhood of Christ, even when it seemed the majority of the Church had accepted Arius's error. ... continue reading


Duc in Altum: Men, Put Out Into the Deep on the Feast of St Joseph Watch

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This model of Christian manliness recommends himself to us not for any strange or exciting things he did (because he really didn't) but ... continue reading


Feast of Joseph, Husband of Mary: Time for Christian Men to Follow His Example Watch

Image of St. Joseph is our teacher and shows us the way to love and follow Jesus Christ. he shows us how to be faithful husbands, fathers and servants of the Lord. Joseph is a true 'man's man' calling all men to follow Jesus.

He still gives His message and His mission to men who, like Joseph, cultivate ears to hear and then choose to exercise authentic manly ... continue reading


Is St. Joseph worthy of commemoration?

Image of Saint Joseph's love for Jesus is worth of commemoration.

Today is the feast day of St. Joseph, which means this is the perfect time to check out our offerings of St. Joseph medals, prayer cards ... continue reading


Thomas Aquinas: An Example for a New Generation of Apologists Watch

Image of If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross- St Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas knew that all truth finds its source - and its fulfillment - in the One who is Truth Incarnate, Jesus the Christ. In ... continue reading


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


Hallelujah! Pierre Favre recognized as a saint Watch

Image of Pierre Favre was the first Jesuit after Ignatius of Loyola. Icon of Pierre Favre by Fr. William McNichols

Pope Francis has named his favorite Jesuit a saint, bypassing traditional rules for sainthood. On his birthday last Tuesday, Pope Francis ... continue reading


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