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Giving up gracelessly

According to the Church, yesterday was the feast of Ss Cyril and Methodius. According to my 1938 edition of “Garden of the Soul”, my 1962 edition of “The Manual of Christian Prayer” and the rest of the whole world, yesterday … Continue reading

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Ss Jean de Brébeuf & Isaac Jogues

From the Catholic Herald: The 32-year-old French Jesuit Jean de Brébeuf travelled to New France in North America in 1625. He worked with the Huron, an Iroquoian tribe famous for their ferocity, with whom the French settlers traded.

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Ss Thomas More and John Fisher

Today is the memorial of St Thomas More and St John Fisher. For an excellent piece about these two great English martyrs click here and scroll down. O God, who in martyrdom have brought true faith to its highest expression, … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Learning to Read Signs of Love by Fr. Thomas Rosica  Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year C – March 10, 2013 The readings for this Sunday are: Joshua 5:9a, 10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; and Luke 15:1-3, 11-32Chapter 15 of Luke’s Gospel is often … Continue reading

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The real St Nicholas of Myra

An excerpt on the real St Nicholas of Myra from a post by Msgr Charles Pope: The year is 325. The place is Nicaea, a small town near the Black Sea in what is now Turkey. Thousands of priests, 318 … Continue reading

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Biblical Reflection for the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: E.F: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Elijah’s Power Food, and Ours By Fr. Thomas Rosica Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – August 12, 2012 The readings for this Sunday are: 1 Kings 19:4-8; Ephesians 4:30–5:2; John 6:41-51 E.F: 1Corinthians 15: 1-10; Mark 7: 31-37 I have always loved … Continue reading

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St Boniface Apostle among Pagans

By Brennan Pursell from crisismagazine.com St. Boniface had it all: natural brilliance, formidable powers of persuasion, and unstoppable energy and resolve. He could have had a great career and high status in society, but this saintly man wanted something very different: … Continue reading

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The Martyrs of the Venerabile

On a recent visit to the English College in Rome, one of the seminary’s students showed us around the place, sprinkling our tour with anecdotes and historic accounts. Most memorable and moving was the visit to the beautiful and recently … Continue reading

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