Saints

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Render to Caesar

Despite their flattering words, they were trying to trap him, to force him into a no win situation. Consider the circumstances. They are living under the iron boot of a brutal empire which filled the earth with its idolatry. Patriotic Jews longed to throw off the tyrants’ yoke. They prayed for an anointed king who would free them from the [...]

St. Ignatius of AntiochSt. Ignatius of Antioch

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Ignatius of Antioch

  “You must all follow the bishop as Jesus Christ follows the Father, and the presbytery as you would the apostles. Reverence the deacons as you would the command of God. Let no one do anything of concern to the Church without the bishop. Let that be considered a valid Eucharist which is celebrated by the bishop, or by one [...]

"Saint Teresa of Ávila" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens"Saint Teresa of Ávila" (detail) by Peter Paul Rubens

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Teresa of Avila

  (The Bookmark of St. Teresa) Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing dismay you, All thing pass, God never changes. Patience attains all. He who has God lacks nothing: God alone suffices. (Original Spanish) Nada te turbe, nada te espante; todo se pasa, Dios no se muda. La pacientia todo lo alcanza. Quien a Dios tiene nada la falta: solo [...]

St. Thérèse of Lisieux (left) and St. Teresa of Avila (right)St. Thérèse of Lisieux (left) and St. Teresa of Avila (right)

2 Doctors, 2 Ways, 1 Goal | St. Teresa and St. Thérèse

by Sister Mary Colombiere, OCD Many of you probably have seen the 1965 film entitled The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews as Maria Von Trapp and Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp. The first verse of the theme song goes like this: Climb every mountain, Search high and low, Follow every highway, Every path you know. Do you remember [...]

Pope St. John Paul IIPope St. John Paul II

A Novena to St. John Paul II for Brittany — Please Pray

We’re coming up on the very first feast day of St. John Paul II.  In 2011, just ahead of his beatification, I had the opportunity to interview his biographer, George Weigel, who called his priestly death the pope’s last encyclical. I would argue that, of all the great teachings we have from our former Holy Father – pages upon pages [...]

St. Teresa Benedicta of the CrossSt. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

“Let go of your plans. The first hour of your morning belongs to God. Tackle the day’s work that he charges you with, and he will give you the power to accomplish it.”  (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross — Edith Stein) August 9 is the Optional Memorial of St. Benedicta of the Cross (1891 – 1942). Print this entry

"All Saints" by Fra Angelico"All Saints" by Fra Angelico

Do Catholics Really Pray To Mary and the Saints in Heaven?

I overheard a conversation after a morning bible study at my parish about praying to Mary and the Saints.  It went something like this (names changed)… “Thanks so much for inviting me, Beth. You have a wonderful group here. I have a question, though. I hope it doesn’t offend you, but being non-Catholic, I just don’t understand this praying to [...]