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Saint John of the Cross, pray for us!

Dec. 14 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John of the Cross, a 16th century Carmelite priest best known for reforming his order together with Saint Teresa of Avila, and for writing the classic spiritual treatise “The Dark Night of … Continue reading

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The Demon of Traspontina

Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina, Rome By Frederick R. Dempsey at The Remnant: THERE IS OFTEN more to a story.  Sometimes the story is not complete yet when told, and sometimes events unfold that require a follow-up, or an epilogue. … Continue reading

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St Teresa of Avila

St Teresa by Bernini A Guest Post, kindly written by William Ockham. Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus. Teresa was a Carmelite nun, writer of the Counter Reformation, and theologian of … Continue reading

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St. John of the Cross. The Holy Father’s General Audience

JOHN OF THE CROSS: PURIFY THE HEART IN ORDER TO MEET CHRIST VATICAN CITY, 16 FEB 2011 (VIS) – In his general audience today, held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope focused his attention on St. John of the … Continue reading

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Teresa Benedicta a Cruce

“Blessed by the Cross” – to the world a laughable contradiction in terms, but to the Saint, following in the footsteps of her crucified Saviour, it was a name synonymous with a profound and radical way of living … and … Continue reading

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