Tag Archives: Catholic Saints

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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Saint John Vianney, pray for us!

This is a CP&S reblog with an added prayer for the feast of St John Vianney, patron saint of priests: To recover the sacred in our Liturgy, Pope Benedict XVI, in his Letter Proclaiming a Year for Priests of June … Continue reading

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2 August: St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor “Zelantissimus” … who bilocated

From Fr Z’s blog: Today in the traditional Roman calendar is the Feast of St. Alphonsus (1696–1787), Doctor “Zelantissimus” of the Church, founder of the Redemptorists, Bishop of Sant’Agata de’ Goti.  In the Novus Ordo calendar, his feast is 1 … Continue reading

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Saint Martha, pray for us!

Martha, named in the Gospels of St. Luke and St. John, was the sister of Lazarus, the friend of Jesus whom the Lord resurrected. She was also the sister of Mary Magdalen, the repentant sinner whom the Lord converted from … Continue reading

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29 July 1941 – An “offering of life”

From Fr Z’s Blog: On 29 July 1941 ten prisoners from an block at Auschwitz were chosen to be starved to death because a prisoner from that same block had escaped. Fr. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan who founded the Militia Immaculatae, … Continue reading

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Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us!

(From our archives:) Let us sing praises to Joachim and Anna,The couple honoured by God (as they are His kinsmen)They have borne for us the MaidenWho in a manner beyond understandingGave birth to Him who though fleshlessBecame the incarnate to … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, July 25 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. James the Greater – St. Christopher 2nd book of Kings 4,42-44. A man came from Baal-shalishah bringing the man of God twenty barely loaves made from the first fruits, and fresh … Continue reading

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St. Bridget of Sweden

Bridget was nobly born, her father was Birger, the governor of Upland in Sweden, and her mother, Ingeborg, was the daughter of the governor of East Gothland. At fourteen she was married to young Ulf Gudmarsson, to whom she was … Continue reading

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Sancta Maria Magdalena, ora pro nobis!

An ancient tradition identifies Mary Magdalene with Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, who had wasted the great beauty that God had given her in a life of sin, but one day saw Christ and was touched by grace.  … 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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More Reactions to the Restrictions of Traditiones Custodes

From Les Femmes – The Truth: I’m posting links for some articles about what the pope did in releasing the document which is translated as “Guardians of Tradition.” It was accompanied by a letter which is as bad as the motu … Continue reading

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Sunday Readings and Reflections

Sunday, July 18 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Roman Ordinary calendar St. Frederick – Bl. Angeline of Marsciano Book of Jeremiah 23,1-6. Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture, says the LORD.Therefore, thus says the LORD, the … Continue reading

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THE SERAPHIC DOCTOR: SAINT BONAVENTURE

From Catholicinsight.com: Some of the ‘Doctors of the Church’ have epithets, and Saint Bonaventure, whom we celebrate today, is the ‘seraphic’, perhaps for his transcendent teaching; also due to his charism, putting into systematic words the sublime and radical wisdom the ‘poverello’, … Continue reading

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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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