Our saint of the week is one whose whole sanctity is based on her great virtue of hope. St. Rita of Cascia was born in 1381 in Roccaporena, Italy. She lived a very difficult life on earth, but she never let it destroy her faith or her hope. Although she had a deep wish to […]
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At an early age, he abandoned the chance to become a businessman, moved to Rome from Florence and devoted his life and individuality to God. After three years of philosophy and theology studies, he gave up any thought of ordination. The next 13 years were spent in a vocation unusual at the time—that of a […]
George Montague invites us to welcome the Holy Spirit into our hearts in fresh, new ways. Both an eminent bible scholar and a humble pastor, Fr. Montague meditates here on the gift of the Holy Spirit in Scripture. He employs popularly presented biblical interpretation, warmly described personal experience, and the inspiring testimony of others to […]
(Feast Day: July 22) Mary Magdalene’s life has been a source of interest for two thousand years. There are many women named Mary who are mentioned in Scripture, but Mary Magdalene is distinguished by the name of a place: Magdala, a city on the Sea of Galilee. Some scholars argue that this does not necessarily mean that she was born […]
This week’s recommended spiritual tool is the book “Come to Me,” by Mary Jane Fox & Nan Balfour This book is a spiritual prayer companion for you, and offers just some of the many ways our Mother Church guides us on our earthly journey. It is designed to draw you closer to Christ and help […]
Our recommended Spiritual Tool this week is The Real Presence (by St. Peter Julian Eymard) is a collection of sermons dealing with the Eucharist which leads to a better knowledge and deeper love of Christ in the Eucharist. Purchase this book at your local Catholic bookstore, online – or – read it online here. Don’t forget – if you […]
Like all of us, Peter Julian Eymard [pronounced A-mard] was conditioned by his cultural background as well as by the sociopolitical atmosphere of his time. Struggle to Become a Priest Peter Julian Eymard’s road to the priesthood, as well as his life as a priest, was marked by the cross. On July 20, 1834, at […]
Pier Giorgio Frassati was born in Turin into a wealthy family, who owned a newspaper called La Stampa. Though an average student, Frassati was known among his peers for his devotion and piety. He was dedicated to works of social action, charity, prayer and community. He was involved with Catholic youth and student groups, the Apostleship […]
Feast Day: April 28 (1673-1716) He was born Louis Maie Grignon in Montfort, France, in 1673. Educated at Rennes, he was ordained there in 1700, becoming a chaplain in a hospital in Poitiers. His congregation, also called the Daughters of Divine Wisdom, started there. As his missions and sermons raised complaints, Louis went to Rome, […]
by Deacon Tom Fox The Rosary comes to us from the Middle Ages, when most people could not read or write. It is a simple prayer that can be easily learned and prayed with others or privately. This rosary booklet is based on a Holy Land experience. Once you visit the Holy Land, praying the Rosary […]
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