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St. Thérèse of LisieuxSt. Thérèse of Lisieux

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux — of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church) October 1 is the Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1873-1897) Print this entry

"St. Jerome Writing" (detail) by Caravaggio"St. Jerome Writing" (detail) by Caravaggio

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Jerome

“Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity.”  (St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church) September 30 is the Memorial of St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church (340 – 420). Print this entry

"The Annunciation" (detail by Murillo"The Annunciation" (detail by Murillo

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Gabriel the Archangel

“Hail, [Mary] full of grace, the Lord is with you… Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will [...]

Photography © by Andy CoanPhotography © by Andy Coan

Keeping Promises

There will never be a shortage of words. Words are plentiful because talk is cheap. It’s easy to make a promise. Keeping a promise is an entirely different matter, as this Sunday’s gospel makes abundantly clear. There are over a billion people on the planet who have solemnly promised to live a life of loving service to God. For that [...]

St. Thérèse of LisieuxSt. Thérèse of Lisieux

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Thérèse of Lisieux

“I find that trials help very much in detaching us from this earth. They make us look higher than this world.” (St. Thérèse of Lisieux — of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church) October 1 is the Memorial of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (1873-1897) Print this entry

St. Michael the ArchangelSt. Michael the Archangel

Five Ways to Escape from Apathy-ville

Do you ever feel numb or helpless in the face of all the problems the world faces each day? One only has to watch the news or follow the events of the day online to feel completely overwhelmed. Some of the challenges facing the world include ever-increasing threats to our Catholic faith. The Church is being accosted on all sides [...]

"The Crowning of the Virgin by the Trinity" (detail) by Velázquez"The Crowning of the Virgin by the Trinity" (detail) by Velázquez

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ephrem the Syrian, Deacon and Doctor of the Church

“Through Eve, the beautiful and desirable glory of men was extinguished; but it has revived through Mary” (St. Ephrem the Syrian, Deacon and Doctor of the Church) June 9 is the Optional Memorial of St. Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church (306 – 373). Print this entry

Beth's Boys

Begin Education With the Highest Science

Photo by Elizabeth Pack Photography St. Thomas Aquinas began his Summa Theologiæ with a question so intrinsic to the purpose and meaning of education I think it should be taught to every child at a young age. The question: St. Thomas asks whether we need any more knowledge than we can reason ourselves, whether we need theology, the study of the truths divinely revealed from [...]