Christian Saints & Heroes
By • Catholic Online • 6/1/2011
We live in an age much like the one into which Justin, Martyr was sent by the Lord who called him into the mission of the Church. Like Justin, we are called to go into the center of our modern Rome and set up the "schools" from which we will engage this age with the fullness of the truth. What ...
By • Catholic Online • 5/11/2011
Worship of Jesus Christ as 'God from God, Light from Light, True God from True God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father' is therefore a unity with prayerful devotion to his mother. With her and through her we affirm and bow before the one who is God made man. Those who deny Marian ...
By • Catholic Online • 5/1/2011
While praying at Peter's tomb, she experienced the great weight of the Church fall on her shoulders, and she offered herself and her suffering as a "victim" for the renewal of the Church. On April 29 of that year, around midday, God called her to Himself. Days before her death, she wrote, "If I ...
By • JohnPaulMoments.com • 4/27/2011
Death had appeared all but certain to bystanders when three bullets fired by Turkish gunman Mehmet Ali Agca tore through the pope's flesh on May 13, 1981. By John Paul II's assessment, "It was a mother's hand that guided the bullet's path." ROME, Italy (John Paul Moments) - On December 27, ...
By • JohnPaulMoments.com • 4/19/2011
John Paul II looked on the noisiness of our era as an invitation to carve out moments of quiet. He set aside a chunk of his schedule dedicated to spending quality time with Jesus, in the stillness of silence. ROME, Italy (John Paul Moments) - Modern life is noisy. All too easily, gizmos and gadgets ...
By • Catholicism.org • 4/13/2011
On June 6, 2005, Rev. Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin was declared a "Servant of God" by the Catholic Church. His cause is promoted by the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and the web site, http://www.demetriusgallitzin.org/. This priest known as the "Apostle of the Alleghenies," and the founder of the ...
By • Standing on My Head • 4/13/2011
Each saint is a unique and marvelous image of Christ fulfilled. Therese Martin or Gemma Galgani or Maria Gorretti or Agnes or Lucy or Cecilia--little girls. Thomas Aquinas and Francis of Assissi and Bonaventure and Bruno--scholars and monks and mendicants. Or Francis Xavier and Maximillian ...
By • Vatican Information Service • 4/7/2011
St. Therese is "one of the 'little ones' of the Gospel who allow themselves to be guided by God, in the depth of His mystery. A guide for all, especially for... theologians. With humility and faith, Therese continually entered the heart of the Scriptures which contain the Mystery of Christ VATICAN ...
By • Catholic News Agency • 4/5/2011
Twenty-two martyrs of the Spanish Civil War and a priest beheaded during the French Revolution will be declared "blessed" by the Church in coming months. The Vatican announced April 2 that Pope Benedict XVI had approved 29 beatification decrees and recognized the "heroic virtue" of six candidates ...
By • Zenit News Agency • 3/22/2011
On Saturday, after concluding the retreat, the Holy Father gave an address to Father Léthel and members of the curia.He thanked the preacher, noting, \"With your enthusiasm and your joy, you situated us in the circle of these saints and you showed us that it is precisely the \'little\' saints who ...
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Our Lady of Guadalupe December 12 (USA) When we reflect on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe we learn two important lessons, one of faith and one of understanding. Missionaries who first came to Mexico with the conquistadors had little success in the beginning. After nearly a generation, only a few hundred Native Mexicans had converted to the Christian faith. ... continue reading
St. Martin de Porres was born at Lima, Peru, in 1579. His father was a Spanish gentleman and his mother a coloured freed-woman from Panama. At fifteen, he became a lay brother at the Dominican Friary at Lima and spent his whole life there-as a barber, farm laborer, almoner, and infirmarian among other things. Martin had a great desire to go off to some ... continue reading
Yes, there is a St. Julia and here is her story: St. Julia was born of noble parents in South Africa. When she was still quite young, her city was conquered by barbarians. Julia was captured and sold as a slave to a pagan merchant, but she did not complain or feel sorry for herself. She accepted everything, and performed the most humble tasks with wonderful ... continue reading
St. Michael, the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been ... continue reading
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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 ... continue reading
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 ... continue reading
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