Tag Archives: Doctor of the Church

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us!

We celebrate today, in the traditional Latin calendar, the great Saint Thomas Aquinas, the Angelic Doctor, who stands as one of the greatest theologians the Church has ever seen.  This intellectual giant was born in the Kingdom of Naples at … Continue reading

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St Francis de Sales, pray for us!

Saint Francis de Sales’ Story Francis was destined by his father to be a lawyer so that the young man could eventually take his elder’s place as a senator from the province of Savoy in France. For this reason Francis … Continue reading

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Eight Magnificent Quotes From Pope Benedict XVI: Future Doctor of the Church?

Pope Benedict XVI authored more than 60 books, memorable and important encyclicals, more than a thousand academic articles, countless speeches and commentaries, and even prayers. He is considered one of the greatest and most faithful theologians in the history of … Continue reading

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“Forward!” he cried, showing them the crucifix, “Victory is ours.” – St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Posted by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf on his blog: Today on both sides of the Roman Rite we celebrate a Bishop and Doctor of the Church, St. Lawrence of Brindisi. Know much about him? I like this story about him from the Catholic Encyclopedia: It … Continue reading

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Saint Bonaventure, pray for us!

From Fr Z’s Blog: Today is the Feast of St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church. Back in the happier year of 2010, Pope Benedict XVI gave a General Audience talk about St. Bonaventure, about whom he had written as a … 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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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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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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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 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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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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