Tag Archives: Catholic Saints

Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, June 19 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Solemnity Roman Ordinary calendar St. Juliana Falconieri (1270-1340) Book of Genesis 14,18-20. In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most … Continue reading

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St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) was the youngest of twenty-five children, and her parents hoped she would marry a wealthy young man — but she had already dedicated her life to God. When her mother nagged her about making herself … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of a Super-Saint, St. John Vianney

If you care what people think of you, then you shouldn’t have become a Catholic. St. John Vianney was a Frenchman who lived during the time of the anti-Catholic French Revolution. He was drafted into Napoleon’s army, but eventually deserted … Continue reading

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The Bread of Heaven and the Cup of Salvation 

On the night He was betrayed our Lord Jesus Christ took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to His disciples and said: “Take, eat: this is My Body.” He took the cup, gave … Continue reading

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“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me…” The mighty Lorica of Saint Patrick

Posted on 17 March 2022 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: During these dark days, we can benefit from the use of this prayer, called the Breastplate, or Loríca of St. Patrick, “The Cry of the Deer” (Latin Lorica is pronounced lo-REE-ka).  It … Continue reading

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SAINT FRANCES OF ROME, THEN AND NOW

We should not be surprised that the saints speak to us through the ages, how they responded in their own era – always with its own troubles and crises – offering us an example for how we should act in … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, February 27 Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Leander and St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Book of Isaiah 49,14-15. Zion said, «The LORD has forsaken me; my LORD has forgotten me.» Can a mother forget her infant, be … Continue reading

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The Heroic Virtues of Saints Francisco and Jacinta Marto

From the Irish Society of Christian Civilisation: originally published in the Crusade Magazine Francisco and Jacinta Marto are the youngest non-martyred children ever to be beatified (and later, canonised). They were raised to the honour of the altars not simply … Continue reading

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The Last Visit of Scholastica and Benedict

Saint Scholastica (+543) was the sister – some sources say the twin – of Saint Benedict. Like her brother, she forsook everything to follow Christ, setting up a community of virgins at the foot of her brother’s monastery, Monte Cassino, where … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph and the Archangel Michael

I feel called to post about St Joseph on the eve of Wednesday, the day dedicated to him, thus I’m trying to give fresh perspectives on him, well fresh for me at least, I am grappling slowly with the study of … Continue reading

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Saint Joan of Valois

Joan, or Jane, the physically deformed daughter of King Louis XI of France, was endowed with wonderful gifts of mind and heart. Although she suffered much throughout her life, she accepted her disabilities with patience and spent many of her … Continue reading

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Hearts and Vinegar – A sweet and sour taste of St. Francis de Sales in Benedict XVI’s Spe salvi

Posted on 29 January 2022 by Fr. Z on his blog: In the traditional Roman calendar, today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor.   He was a great warrior for the Church in the face of the Protestant Revolt. … Continue reading

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Sancta Agnes, ora pro nobis!

‘Tis incumbent upon us in these days, so inimical to anything chaste and pure, to remind ourselves of the genius of the feminine and the glory of woman, signified in saints like Agnes, a young Virgin Martyr, who perished by the … Continue reading

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FABIAN, SEBASTIAN AND GOD’S CHOICES

Pope Fabian (+250) was put to death on this day in the persecution of Emperor Decius, for refusing to offer idolatrous sacrifice, and this after a rather long reign of 14 years characterized by its rather amicable relations with Caesar, which … Continue reading

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Saint Margaret of Hungary

Repost from  January 18, 2016 by Catholicism Pure & Simple: Today the Church remembers Saint Margaret of Hungary. Saint Margaret was a Dominican nun and the daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary and Maria Laskarina. She was born on January 27, 1242 … Continue reading

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