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The Privilege of Parents
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Anne and Joachim were very special parents for God chose them to bring into our world the only child who was conceived without original sin. Their child in turn was to conceive by the power of the...
The Bride Who Sang in Her Heart
Details about her life are sparse and obscure, but it seems likely that Cecilia was a noble Roman lady who was brought up as a Christian during the early years of the Church. According to one...
Helping Our Brothers And Sisters
All Holy Souls of the Capuchin Order
Today, we pray for all our deceased Brothers and benefactors our Capuchin Order. It is a wonderful opportunity for us to remember in our prayers all our loved brothers and sisters who have gone...
Mission To The East
Saint Francis Xavier
The life of St. Francis Xavier, whose feast we celebrate today was a true adventure story, full of dangerous voyages, shipwrecks and travels in strange lands. His journeys took him to Africa, to...
The Saint Known For His Generosity
Today we celebrate the feast of one of the most popular saints: Nicholas, patron of Russia, of sailors and of children. He is honoured in both the Eastern and Western churches, and has become known...
A True Shepherd
Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Ambrose, one of the Doctors of the Church because he was a great theologian and teacher. Ambrose was born in 340 and educated at Rome, becoming an outstanding...
Nothing Would Separate Lucy From Her Spouse
We celebrate the feast of St. Lucy today. She was born in Sicily towards the end of the 3rd century and was brought up in the Christian faith by her widowed mother. It was a dangerous time in which...
Mystical Writer And Reformer
Saint John of the Cross
Today is the feast of St. John of the Cross. Towards the end of his life he wrote to a friend, "Do not be surprised if I show a great love of suffering. God has given me a high idea of its...
A Debt English Catholics Owe To An Italian
Blessed Dominic Barberi
A young Italian priest dreamed of making a missionary journey to England. There were many obstacles in his way but eventually his dream came true and his efforts were crowned by the reception of...
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