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Readings for the Feast of the Transfiguration

This feast became widespread in the West in the 11th century and was introduced into the Roman calendar in 1457 to commemorate the victory over Islam in Belgrade. Before that, the Transfiguration of the Lord was celebrated in the Syrian, … Continue reading

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No Vaccination? No Salvation!

Coming to a church near you? From Gloria TV: Father Pasquale Giordano of Bernalda (12,000 inhabitants), Southern Italy, is categoric, “I kindly ask those who have no intention of having a swab or vaccination to refrain from coming to the … Continue reading

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St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Born in Brindisi in Italy and christened Julius Caesar, the future saint’s father was Guglielmo Rossi, and his mother Elisabetta Massella, both exemplary Christians. His parents entrusted the boy’s education to the Conventuals of Brindisi where he showed early signs … Continue reading

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Flos Carmeli, ora pro nobis!

Prayer of Saint John of the Cross to Our Lady of Mount Carmel: O Mary, most holy Mother of Carmel, Virgin of virgins, sanctuary of the Blessed Trinity, mirror of angels, assured refuge of sinners! Have compassion on me in … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick, pray for us!

St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as … Continue reading

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Litany of Saint Joseph

h/t to Fr Z who asks for prayers through the intercession of St Joseph. The Litany of Saint Joseph was approved for public use by Pope St. Pius X in 1909. It is modeled after the Litany of Loreto and … Continue reading

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Padre Pio, Holy Souls and November Indulgences

Some friars who lived in San Giovanni Rotondo with Padre Pio once heard a mysterious sound coming from the friary. It sounded, one of the friars said, like “voices singing in beautiful harmony.” No one could find the source. Padre … Continue reading

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Saint John Henry Newman, pray for us!

Like grace, faith is difficult to understand because it is not easily imagined. In this meditation, Saint John Henry Newman draws a picture of faith in the image of a man in darkness: “Faith is the first step towards salvation…It is … Continue reading

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Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!

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Meditation on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

  Presence of God— O Lord, grant that the Solemnity of these Apostles may strengthen my faith and my fidelity to the Church. MEDITATION The Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Princes of the Church, awakens in our … Continue reading

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Feast of The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

On 9 November 1921, Pope Benedict XV instituted the feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus to be celebrated on the Thursday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart with a Proper Mass and Office. The feast continues to be celebrated in some places … Continue reading

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Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr, pray for us!

The missionary bishop and martyr St. Boniface (672?-754) has been called the “Apostle to the Germans.” He was born in England and given the name Wynfrith, which he later changed to Boniface. Until about the age of forty, he was … Continue reading

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Saint Rita of Cascia

  by Msgr. Paul Guerin, 1882 Saint Rita was born in Italy in the late 14th century, near the little city of Cascia, of parents who though advancing in age had no children; she was the fruit of their pious … Continue reading

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Lourdes sanctuary closed. Faithful to pray novenas to Our Lady of Lourdes.

Lourdes, France, Mar 17, 2020 / 05:30 am (CNA): The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has closed for the first time in over a century following new restrictions in France to slow the spread of the coronavirus. “For the … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick, pray for us!

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