Tag Archives: Catholic Saints

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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Saint Sixtus II and Companions

Saint Sixtus II, Pope, and Companions, MartyrsEarly Third Century – 258 August 7—Optional MemorialLiturgical Color: RedPatron Saint of Bellegra, Italy The Pope is murdered in cold blood The sixth pope was named the “Sixth” or, in Latin, “Sixtus.” He reigned … Continue reading

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Saint John Vianney, pray for us!

The life of the Cure of Ars is a story that really shows that with God all things are possible. John Vianney was a famous confessor, and was loved and revered by his parishioners. People travelled for miles and stood … Continue reading

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Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

St. Elizabeth of Portugal whose feast day is today, 4th July, was born in 1271, the daughter of Pedro III who would become king of Aragon. Isabel, the Spanish version of her name by which she is known in Portuguese history, … Continue reading

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Meditation on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

  Presence of God— O Lord, grant that the Solemnity of these Apostles may strengthen my faith and my fidelity to the Church. MEDITATION The Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Princes of the Church, awakens in our … Continue reading

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Sunday readings and reflections

Today is the feast day of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591), patron saint of young students and also of plague victims. Book of Jeremiah 20: 10-13 I hear the whisperings of many: “Terror on every side! Denounce! let us denounce him!” All … Continue reading

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Saint Rita of Cascia

  by Msgr. Paul Guerin, 1882 Saint Rita was born in Italy in the late 14th century, near the little city of Cascia, of parents who though advancing in age had no children; she was the fruit of their pious … Continue reading

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Saints for the Pandemic (video) and St George

Fr Andrew Allman, parish priest of St Clare Catholic Church in the Diocese of Lancaster, England, has posted a video about helpful Saints we may pray to for assistance during the pandemic. We should perhaps add to this list of … Continue reading

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