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St Francis de Sales, pray for us!

Saint Francis de Sales’ Story Francis was destined by his father to be a lawyer so that the young man could eventually take his elder’s place as a senator from the province of Savoy in France. For this reason Francis … Continue reading

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Saint Agnes, pray for us!

On 21st January we honoured and remembered St. Agnes, virgin and martyr. Born in the year 291 AD, St. Agnes was solely devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ from a remarkably young age. Such was her love for the Lord … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, January 8 Epiphany of the Lord Roman Ordinary calendar St. Apollinaris Book of Isaiah 60,1-6. Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. See, darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples; … Continue reading

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MIRACLES FROM THE LITANY OF SAINTS

Landauer Altar by Albrecht Dürer I was extremely encouraged to pray and promote the offering of the Litany of the Saints after I read Adam Blai’s latest book, The Exorcism Files.  To give just one example, Blai describes the case of a woman with a … Continue reading

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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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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, November 20 Christ the King – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar St. Edmund the Martyr 2nd book of Samuel 5,1-3. In those days, all the tribes of Israel came to David in Hebron and said: “Here we are, your bone and your flesh. In … Continue reading

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Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us!

The saint today is one of the patrons of Hungary, Elizabeth (+1320), the niece of Saint Hedwig of Silesia, (+1243) whom we celebrated in October. Elizabeth belongs to the ’24’ club – saints who died at that youthful age, or thereabouts … Continue reading

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St. Margaret of Scotland: A saint for service to the poor

By Michael R Heinlein at Simply Catholic: St. Margaret of Scotland (1045-1093), the granddaughter of an English king, was born in Hungary due to her father’s exile there as a child. Her early years were spent in the Hungarian court, … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, November 13 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Book of Malachi 3,19-20. Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble, and the day that is … Continue reading

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Amazing stories from Purgatory and the afterlife

From Mystics of the Church: Short stories of Purgatory – A remarkable collection of visits from the souls in Purgatory to various Saints and Mystics. “I know when you pray for me, and it is the same with all of the other … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, November 6 Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Leonard († c. 550) 2nd book of Maccabees 7,1-2.9-14. It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested and tortured with whips and scourges by the king, to force them … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, October 23 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. John of Capistrano Book of Sirach 35,12-14.16-18. The LORD is a God of justice, who knows no favorites. Though not unduly partial toward the weak, yet he hears the cry of the … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, October 16 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Marguerite d’Youville Book of Exodus 17,8-13. In those days, Amalek came and waged war against Israel. Moses, therefore, said to Joshua, “Pick out certain men, and tomorrow go out and engage Amalek … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, October 9 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Louis Bertrand 2nd book of Kings 5,14-17. Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven times at the word of Elisha, the man of God. His flesh became again like … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, September 25 Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Finbarr Book of Amos 6,1.4-7. Thus says the LORD the God of hosts: Woe to the complacent in Zion! Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches, They eat lambs … Continue reading

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