Tag Archives: Catholic Saints

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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Blessed Charles of Austria: A role model for men

January 11, 2022 By JAMES MONTI at The Wanderer: A Book Review: Blessed Charles of Austria: A Holy Emperor and His Legacy, by Charles Coulombe. TAN Books, Gastonia, NC, 2020. In his Gospel account of the Holy Family’s flight into … Continue reading

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Saint Nicholas, beloved Bishop and Wonderworker

By Peter Kwasniewski at The New Liturgical Movement: Unlike his present European status as a white-haired fairytale figure, benign and vaguely Christian, who presides once a year over the delightful day that begins with the discovery of trinkets in one’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, December 5 Second Sunday of Advent Roman Ordinary calendar St. Sabas Book of Baruch 5,1-9. Jerusalem, take off your robe of mourning and misery; put on the splendor of glory from God forever: Wrapped in the cloak of justice from God, bear on … Continue reading

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What St Monica and Rita can teach us this Advent

1 December 2021 by Maria Madise at Voice of the Family: St Monica and St Rita were born on different continents over a thousand years apart. Obviously, they could have had no contact with one another, albeit that St Rita eventually … Continue reading

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Abp. Viganò: Meditation for the Season of Advent

 Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano at Catholic Family News: “Come therefore, Lord Jesus, seek Thy servant, seek Thy weary sheep.”— St. Ambrose of Milan “Quaere, inquit, servum tuum, quoniam mandata tua non sum oblitus. Veni ergo, Domine Jesu, quaere servum tuum, … Continue reading

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Hymn and Prayer to Saint Cecilia

Dear St Cecilia, heroic martyr who stayed faithful to Jesus your Divine Bridegroom intercede for us for faith to raise above our persecutors and to see in them the image of our Lord.  We know that you were a musician … Continue reading

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POPE SAINT LEO, THE FIRST OF THE GREATS

Pope Saint Leo, the first pontiff to earn the title ‘the Great’, reigned from 440 until his death on this day in 461, was known for many things.  With his wise mind, his magnanimous soul and zeal, he helped solidify … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, October 31 Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Quintin Book of Deuteronomy 6,2-6. so that you and your son and your grandson may fear the LORD, your God, and keep, throughout the days of your lives, all his statutes … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, October 24 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Anthony Mary Claret Book of Jeremiah 31,7-9. Thus says the LORD: Shout with joy for Jacob, exult at the head of the nations; proclaim your praise and say: The LORD has … Continue reading

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21 Oct – St Gaspar del Bufalo – “Il martello dei Carbonari… Hammer of Freemasons”

From Fr. Z ‘s Blog: Today is not only the anniversary of the time travel scene in Back To The Future via the souped up Delorean, it is also, and more importantly the Feast of St. Gaspar del Bufalo (+1837), “Hammer of Freemasons”. … Continue reading

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Saint Teresa of Avila, the Big Flower

Teresa Sanchez Cepeda Davila y AhumadaBorn at Avila, Old Castile, 28 March, 1515Died at Alba de Tormes, 4 October, 1582  Feast 15th October The third child of Don Alonso Sanchez de Cepeda by his second wife, Doña Beatriz Davila y … Continue reading

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St. Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard was born the tenth child of a noble family at Bockelheim, Germany, in 1098. She was dedicated to the Lord, and grew up with a deep faith. Hildegard was attracted to the ascetic life and frequently visited her aunt, … Continue reading

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