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Saint of the Day for February 4, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Our Lady's Promise 
St. Joseph of Leonissa (1556-1612)
Joseph was a Capuchin Franciscan missionary to Muslim lands. After being hung above a fire for three days, he escaped and returned home to Italy. There he helped establish hospitals, homeless shelters, and food banks, and ministered in prisons, to the poor, and the sick.

Reflections from the Saints

Every Christian must be a living book wherein one can read the teaching of the gospel.
– St. Joseph of Leonissa

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Saint of the Day for February 1, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : Saint of the Day 
St. Brigid of Ireland (453-523)
Brigid was a Christian slave and friend of St. Patrick. As a child, she frequently gave her owner's belongs to the poor. Her owner set her free just to rid himself of her. When her father then arranged for her marriage, she refused and fled to a bishop to make a vow of virginity. She started convents all over Ireland.

Reflections from the Saints

I would like the angels of Heaven to be among us. I would like an abundance of peace. I would like full vessels of c...

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Saint of the Day for January 30, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Saint of the Day 
St. Hyacintha (1585-1640)
An Italian noblie, Hyacintha abandoned her lifestyle to be a Franciscan. When she was challenged by her confessor to live a more humble life, she simplified her food and dress, did the most menial work in the convent, and replaced her bed with a few bare boards. She later founded the Oblates of Mary.

Reflections from the Saints

Every day He humbles Himself just as He did when from from His heavenly throne into the Virgin's womb; every day He comes to us and lets us ...

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My Daily Eucharist - Reflection for August 24, 2011

Posted by Site Webmaster on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, In : The Eucharist 

But anyone who would approach this gracious sacrament while guilty of deadly sin would receive no grace from it, even though such a person would really be receiving me as I am, wholly God, wholly human. But do you know the situation of the soul who receives the sacrament unworthily? She is like a candle that has been doused with water and only hisses when it is brought near the fire. The flame no more than touches it but it goes out and nothing remains but smoke. Just so, this soul ...


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The Shrine of Our Lady of Einsiedeln holds miraculous statue

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, August 19, 2011, In : Our Lady's Promise 
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The shrine's origins begin in the 9th century, when the monk St. Meinrad arrived to built a hermitage in the wilderness that would later become Einsiedeln. He took with him a miracle-working statue of the Virgin Mary given to him by the Abbess Hildegarde of Zürich. On January 21, 861, two thieves murdered Meinrad for the treasure in the hermitage. According to legend, the killers were caught after two ravens followed them into town and drew attention...
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ACTS OF THE APOSTOLES

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 

Acts 1  —  THE UPPER ROOM

"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes down on you; then you are to be My witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, yes, even to the ends of the earth." —1:8

In an upper room, Jesus gave us His body and blood in Holy Communion at the Last Supper. In an upper room, Jesus baptized His disciples with the Holy Spirit. The upper room was a place of prayer. For nine days, "together they devoted themselves to constant prayer" (1:14).

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SONG OF SONGS

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 

The Christian life is a relationship with the Lord, a total commitment of unconditional love. It is analogous to marriage but much greater. Our relationship with the Lord is the deepest personal relationship possible for a human being.

Key word    LOVE
 
Key verse    "For stern as death is love, relentless as the nether world is devotion; its flames are a blazing fire. Deep waters cannot quench love, nor floods sweep it away. Were one to offer all he owns...

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My Daily Eucharist - Reflection for March 25, 2011

Posted by Site Webmaster on Friday, March 25, 2011, In : The Eucharist 

O my daughter! Would that the believers in the holy Catholic faith opened their hardened and stony hearts in order to attain to a true understanding of the sacred and mysterious blessing of the holy Eucharist! If they would only detach themselves, root out and reject their earthly inclinations, and, restraining their passions, apply themselves with living faith to study by the divine light their great happiness in thus possessing their eternal God in the holy Sacrament and in being abl...


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