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Daily Catholic Quote regarding St. Maria Goretti

St. Maria Goretti

“Behold, now she follows the Lamb who was crucified for us, powerful in virginity, modesty her offering, a sacrifice on the altar of chastity.” (Mass Entrance Antiphon, Memorial of St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this article […]

In The Not Too Distant Future…

Photography © by Andy Coan

A conversation in the not too distant future… “Who was the man in the black suit sitting behind Father Miguel during Mass this morning?”  Chris asked his father as they drove away from the parish. He caught his wife’s worried look and quick nod before he answered his 13 year old son.  “Well Chris, the National Department of Religion – you may […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Perpetua, Martyr

Ss. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs

“We were in the hands of our persecutors, when my father, out of the affection he bore me, made new efforts to shake my resolution. I said to him: ‘Can that vessel, which you see, change its name?’ He said: ‘No.’ I replied: ‘Nor can I call myself any other than I am, that is to say, a Christian.’” (St. […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Thomas Becket

St. Thomas Becket Stained Glass Window in Canterbury Cathedral

“Remember then how our fathers worked out their salvation; remember the sufferings through which the Church has grown, and the storms the ship of Peter has weathered because it has Christ on board. Remember how the crown was attained by those whose sufferings gave new radiance to their faith. The whole company of saints bears witness to the unfailing truth […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Thomas Becket

St. Thomas Becket said this to a friend on his way to ordination: “Hereafter, I want you to tell me, candidly and in secret, what people are saying about me. And if you see anything in me that you regard as a fault, feel free to tell me in private. For from now on, people will talk about me, but […]

St. Thecla: Once, Twice, Three Times a (Lady) Martyr

When I was a little girl, I loved to curl up on the sofa and flip through my favorite book of 365 saints, reading random stories that caught my interest.  One particular saint always held my attention.  Her name was St. Thecla, and the illustration for her biography depicted a beautiful young girl with long flowing hair, staring rapturously toward […]

What Others Think of Us

I have had several recent conversations with friends and professional acquaintances on the subject of openly sharing our Catholic faith.  I was a little surprised at how many of them expressed strong reluctance to being open about their beliefs.  The reasons given included “We are not allowed to do that at work,” “I don’t want to offend anyone” and “I […]