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Femine Genius, Holiness and St. Teresa of Avila

Femine Genius, Holiness and St. Teresa of Avila Watch

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and never ...

Saint Teresa of Avila: Virgin and Doctor of Prayer

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By Deacon F.K. Bartels

St. Teresa's whole life is one of simple beauty and fervent purpose; it is a life contained in Christ. She shows us how to live the same way through ...

From St Francis of Assisi to the Faithful: We Must be Simple

From St Francis of Assisi to the Faithful: We Must be Simple Watch

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By St. Francis of Assisi

We must not be wise and prudent according to the flesh. Rather we must be simple, humble and pure. We should never desire to be over others. Instead, ...

St Therese of the Child Jesus: In the Heart of the Church I Will Be Love

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By St Therese of Lisieux

O Jesus, my love, at last I have found my calling: my call is love. Certainly I have found my place in the Church, and you gave me that very place, ...

The Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: Archangels and Powerful Spiritual Allies Sent by Love and for Love

The Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael: Archangels and Powerful Spiritual Allies Sent by Love and for Love Watch

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By Deacon F. K. Bartels

The Catechism of the Catholic Church informs us, "The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls 'angels' ...

Pope Cornelius and Bishop Cyprian are Examples for this Age of Martyrs

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

God and his angels look down upon us; Christ, who looks on as we do battle in the contest of faith. What great dignity and glory are ours, what ...

Why Do We Commemorate the Beheading of John the Baptizer?

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

He was a man who understood that life wasn't all about him. He emptied himself willingly and was thus able to reveal Jesus to others. He was the ...

Feast of St Augustine of Hippo: Defender of Truth

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By F. K. Bartels

If there is any message which can be drawn from St. Augustine's life, and there are many, it is the message of repentance and conversion. This is a ...

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Reminds Us that 'Love Is Sufficient of Itself'

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By Deacon F.K. Bartels

"It is true that the creature loves less because she is less. But if she loves with her whole being, nothing is lacking where everything is given. To ...

Saint Clare Shows Us How The Path of Simplicity Can Lead To A Greater Love for Christ

Saint Clare Shows Us How The Path of Simplicity Can Lead To A Greater Love for Christ

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By Deacon F. K. Bartels

We learn from St. Clare both the importance of giving one's life to Christ as well as the sublime, eternal rewards of doing so. When we leave the ...

Fr. Paul Schenck on Edith Stein: Daughter of Israel, Daughter of the Church

Fr. Paul Schenck on Edith Stein: Daughter of Israel, Daughter of the Church Watch

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By Fr. Paul Chaim Benedicta Schenck

August 9 is the Memorial of St. Teresia Benedicta a Cruce, Edith Stein, Catholic feminist, philosopher and martyr of Auschwitz. In this sketch, Fr. ...

Saint Alphonsus Liguori and the Chains of Love

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Since God knew that man is enticed by favors, he wished to bind him to his love by means of his gifts: - I want to catch men with the snares, ...

Memorial of Ignatius of Loyola, Priest: We are all Called to Become Saints

Memorial of Ignatius of Loyola, Priest: We are all Called to Become Saints Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

Over the centuries, the Jesuits have been relied upon by Popes as trustworthy, heroic soldiers for Jesus Christ and His Church. Yes, there have ...

In the Major Legend, St. Bonaventure Points us to St Francis - and the Lord Jesus Christ

In the Major Legend, St. Bonaventure Points us to St Francis - and the Lord Jesus Christ Watch

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By Deacon Keith A Fournier

On July 15th in the Liturgical Calendar of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, we commemorate the life, holiness, work and death of a great ...

Was St. Christopher a real saint? A new perspective

Was St. Christopher a real saint? A new perspective

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Is Saint Christopher a real saint? This is a question debated by fans -and detractors of the historic figure of St. Christopher. Christopher was ...

Does your marriage need help? St. Rita knows...

Does your marriage need help? St. Rita knows...

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Today is the feast day of St. Rita, who is the patroness of impossible causes, especially rough marriages and cases of domestic abuse.

St. Eugene de Mazenod who cared for the poorest

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Today's saint of the day is St. Eugene de Mazenod, who was born in France during the era of the French Revolution and lived through national upheaval ...

St. Dymphna, patron of those with mental afflictions, pray for us!

St. Dymphna, patron of those with mental afflictions, pray for us! Watch

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St. Dymphna is our Saint of the Day. Dymphna is a 7th century Irish saint, often invoked against mental illness.

Remembering Saint Dymphna; the patroness saint against insanity

Remembering Saint Dymphna; the patroness saint against insanity Watch

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Sometimes referred to as Saint Dympna or Saint Dimpna, Saint Dymphna had been venerated for many years in a church at Gheel, in the province of ...

Saint Matthias, an outsider welcomed in

Saint Matthias, an outsider welcomed in

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Catholic Online's saint of the day is St. Matthias. Matthias is the apostle who replaced Judas after his betrayal and suicide. The selection of ...

Fr Paul Schenck on the Feast of Athanasius: Defenders of Life Against the World

Fr Paul Schenck on the Feast of Athanasius: Defenders of Life Against the World

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By Fr. Paul CB Schenck

Athanasius vigorously defended the divine personhood of Christ, even when it seemed the majority of the Church had accepted Arius's error. Athanasius ...

St. Catherine of Siena: Strong Woman of God, Model for a New Missionary Age

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

Companions of Catherine regularly noted how she maintained her joy, even in suffering, and her femininity, even in her dogged and courageous ...

Duc in Altum: Men, Put Out Into the Deep on the Feast of St Joseph

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By Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D.

This model of Christian manliness recommends himself to us not for any strange or exciting things he did (because he really didn't) but for the ...

Is St. Joseph worthy of commemoration?

Is St. Joseph worthy of commemoration?

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Today is the feast day of St. Joseph, which means this is the perfect time to check out our offerings of St. Joseph medals, prayer cards and the many ...

Feast of Joseph, Husband of Mary: Time for Christian Men to Follow His Example

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

He still gives His message and His mission to men who, like Joseph, cultivate ears to hear and then choose to exercise authentic manly virtue and ...

Bet you didn't know these 10 things about St. Patrick and Ireland!

Bet you didn't know these 10 things about St. Patrick and Ireland!

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The most kids know of St. Patrick 's Day is that you must wear green or you'll get a pinch from your friends. Adults see the day as an occasion to ...

After the Corned Beef: St. Patrick Challenges Modern Christians to be Missionaries

After the Corned Beef: St. Patrick Challenges Modern Christians to be Missionaries

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By Deacon Keith Fournier

We need to learn a lesson from this great missionary. He saw what was good in the culture and "baptized" what could be redeemed. He respected the ...

Who was the man named Saint Patrick?

Who was the man named Saint Patrick?

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Saint Patrick - remembered with parades, the wearing of green and feasts throughout the world wherever there are people of Irish descent, or wish to ...