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4 May: Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

First posted by Fr Z on yesterday’s feast of the English and Welsh Martyrs: Today is the Feast of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. There are, however, I believe really 284 beatified and canonized martyrs from the time … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, March 7 Third Sunday of Lent Roman Ordinary calendar Sts. Perpetua and Felicity Book of Exodus 20,1-17. In those days, God delivered all these commandments : “I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place … Continue reading

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Saint Telemachus and the Vision in the Coliseum

This painting by Jose Belliure y Gil is massive and photos on the Web just don’t do it justice. It depicts St. Telemachus, the last martyr of the Coliseum. Telemachus was a hermit who was moved to leave his hermitage … Continue reading

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From the Sermons of the Curé d’Ars, St. Jean Marie Vianney

THE EPIPHANY This is a blessed and memorable day for us, my dear brethren, on which the mercy of the Redeemer called us in the person of the Magi, from the darkness of unbelief, to the knowledge of the true … Continue reading

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The Saints of Wuhan: Isolation, Suffering, and the Breath of Faith

Note: This account of the Catholic martyr saints who died in the Wuchang district of Wuhan, China, was delivered after the Holy Mass offered by Bishop Thomas Daly at the Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Spokane, WA.  Divine Mercy Sunday, 19 … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, December 20 Fourth Sunday of Advent Roman Ordinary calendar St. Dominic of Silos, Sts. Abraham – Isaac, & Jacob 2nd book of Samuel 7,1-5.8b-12.14a.16. When King David was settled in his palace, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies … Continue reading

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Saint John of the Cross, pray for us!

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Saint Teresa of Avila’s Bone-chilling Vision of Hell

Many saints and mystics have been given the great grace of a vision of Hell. It is a grace because it brings home in a very real way the unspeakable horrors that unrepentant sin can lead us to. It should … Continue reading

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Saint Teresa of Avila, pray for us!

St. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582), the great Spanish Carmelite nun, mystic, and Doctor of the Church, most famous for her classic spiritual writings, The Interior Castle and The Way of Perfection, also wrote the famous poem below, Nada Te Turbe. Above in her original … 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 Thérèse, pray for us!

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Saint Jerome, pray for us!

St. Jerome (Priest and Doctor of the Church) was one of the greatest scholars in the Church’s history. Thoroughly learned in languages and Scripture, he learned Hebrew in Antioch, from a Jewish rabbi. He then went to Constantinople, where he … Continue reading

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The Calling of Saint Matthew

Little is known about St. Matthew, except that he was the son of Alpheus, and he was likely born in Galilee. He worked as a tax collector, which was a hated profession during the time of Christ. According to the … Continue reading

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Miraculous Mass of St. Gregory the Great

A re-blog from September 4, 2015 by kathleen: In relation to the Mass, St. Gregory the Great is perhaps especially remembered by many for the Eucharistic Miracle that occurred in 595 during the Holy Sacrifice. This famous incident was related by Paul the … Continue reading

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Saint Augustine of Hippo, pray for us!

August 28—MemorialLiturgical Color: WhitePatron Saint of theologians and printers Saint Augustine of Hippo: A psychologist, theologian, working bishop, and the greatest convert after Saint Paul  The mighty African Saint Augustine climbed the heights of thought, stood upright on their peaks, … Continue reading

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