Christian Saints & Heroes
Catholic News Agency • 10/9/2010
Father Slawomir Oder said the process "has not been blocked" as some media reports have indicated. "The only thing I can say is that the canonical process must continue.We have reached the end of the first phase which deals with his heroism and virtues, and now we must initiate the process dealing ...
Zenit News Agency • 10/7/2010
St. Gertrude continues to be a school of Christian life, of the straight path, which shows us that the center of a happy life, of a true life, is friendship with Jesus the Lord.This friendship is learned in love for sacred Scripture, in love for the liturgy, in profound faith, in love for Mary, so ...
By • Catholic Online • 10/1/2010
The Little Flower of Jesus sacrificed her life for love of souls. She saw the magnitude of her Beloved's love for them. She offered herself for the building up of the Church, the People of God and the Mystical Body of Christ. That is truly a vocation of love, a love which is ...
By • Catholic Online • 9/30/2010
St. Jerome is one of the four great Latin Doctors of the Church and is perhaps best known for his translation of the Hebrew books of the Bible into Latin, termed as the Vulgate. He teaches us the wisdom of obedience to the Church's magisterial authority, and, certainly, to the supreme ...
Vatican Information Service • 9/16/2010
In her convent of San Damiano, Clare heroically practiced the virtues that should characterize all Christians: humility, a spirit of piety and penance, and charity. Her fame of sanctity and the prodigies that came about thanks to her intervention led Pope Alexander IV to canonize her in 1255, ...
By • Catholic Online • 7/15/2010
Certainly a soul can be very close to our Lord Jesus Christ without constantly directing its attention toward understanding dogma or doctrine or even common Church teaching. But is it to a soul's advantage to ignore these things? Put another way, can we say we love God to the fullest extent ...
Catholic Online • 6/3/2010
'St. Thomas has a profoundly Eucharistic soul. The beautiful hymns that the liturgy of the Church sings to celebrate the mystery of the real presence of the Body and Blood of the Lord in the Eucharist are due to his faith and theological wisdom....Thomas' personal humility but also the fact ...
By • Zenit News Agency • 5/29/2010
Mother Pierina (1890-1945), a mystic, dedicated her life to spreading devotion to the face of Christ and, at the same time, to the fight against Satan. This was discovered in her personal diary, found by the sisters in the cell of the convent after her death. ROME (Zenit.org) - This Sunday the ...
By • Catholic Online • 5/28/2010
Imagine holding a diamond and rotating it between your fingers so you can examine its overall shape, its facets and its brilliant display of light... Being full of grace, we can say that Mary radiates brilliance like a diamond. And while only a rough comparison, we can also compare her names to the ...
By • Catholic Online • 5/9/2010
She offered herself, completely, with all the love of which a mother is capable, for a Child, whom she offers to all of us.In this most holy way, her sorrows are joined to those of the Redeemer whom she bore for the whole world. They together now share in a mystery of love forged from the secret ...
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Juan Diego was born in 1474 in the calpulli or ward of Tlayacac in Cuauhtitlan, which was established in 1168 by Nahua tribesmen and conquered by the Aztec lord Axayacatl in 1467; and was located 20 kilometers (14 miles) north of Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). On December 9, 1531, a native Mexican named Juan Diego rose before dawn to walk fifteen miles to daily ... continue reading
Click Here for St. Valentine Prayer's Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his promises to make him renounce his faith ineffectual, commanded him to be beaten with clubs, and ... continue reading
With the lives of so many early martyrs shrouded in legend, we are fortunate to have the record of the courage of Perpetua and Felicity from the hand of Perpetua herself, her teacher Saturus, and others who knew them. This account, known as "The Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicity," was so popular in the early centuries that it was read during ... 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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