Category Archives: Saints: Stories & Symbols

1 August – Holy Maccabees! “like an unfurling of their souls in a battle line”

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the Bishop and Doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology. However, in the … Continue reading

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31 July – St. Ignatius of Loyola: Jesuits and heretics… and tautology

May I say from the onset that I have some spiffy Pope Clement XIV gear? HERE Here is the Martyrologium Romanum entry for great saint, the founder of the Society of Jesus. (To the right is my first class relic … Continue reading

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22 July: Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Today is the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene.  I hope you have some madeleines today, even though they don’t have much to do with her. Last year, in the Ordinary Form calendar of the Roman Rite, St Mary Magdalene’s annual … Continue reading

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Brief explanation of “heroic virtue” v. “ordinary virtue” in light of the new path to beatification.

Pope Francis, yesterday, issued a document by which he established a third iter or path for a process of beatification. Hitherto, in processes for beatification, unless one is determined to have been a martyr, it has been necessary for a “Servant … Continue reading

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Pope establishes a new “path” to beatification with new criteria: Offering of Life

UPDATE 12 July 2017: I will not allow this post to be an occasion to bash Pope Francis or to call into question in the combox the processes of the Congregation. ___ Originally Published on: Jul 11, 2017 @ 09:33 The Pope … Continue reading

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Great VIDEO @ActonInstitute – @DrSamuelGregg on threats faced by religious believers around the world

Here is a sample of the content of Acton University. Description: Samuel Gregg, Director of Research at the Acton Institute, delivers the opening plenary lecture of Acton University 2017 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gregg’s lecture focuses … Continue reading

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His Hermeneuticalness on St John Fisher

With delight I report that my good friend, His Hermeueticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan has taken up his electronic pen more regularly than before his heart problems knocked him down… slacker. Here’s a bit of his great offering about St. John Fisher, … Continue reading

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3 June – St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs, victims of homosexual depravity

While today is, in the traditional calendar of the Roman Rite, the Vigil of Pentecost, in the Ordinary Form calendar today is the feast of St. Charles Lwanga and companions, murder victims and martyrs of homosexual depravity. Today we might … Continue reading

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What saint is this?

Any ideas?

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30 May – St. Joan of Arc

Today, in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum we find interesting saints, including St. Petronilla and St. Ferdinand III, King of Castille.  We also find Otto Neururer, a priest who died in Buchenwald and Luke Kirby, a priest who died on the … Continue reading

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26 May – St. Philip Neri: Hearts on fire!

Today is the feast of the great co-patron of Rome with St. Peter: St. Philip Neri. From a couple weeks ago. The tomb of the saint in the Chiesa Nuova. Here is his… COLLECT: Deus, qui fideles tibi servos sanctitatis … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 2 May – St Athanasius: Propugnator, Doctor of the Church

In both the traditional Roman calendar and the post-Conciliar calendar today is the feast of St. Athanasius, Doctor of the Church. Let’s have a quick look at the Collect for the Mass for St. Athanasius in the Ordinary Form.. 2002MR: … Continue reading

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Pray to St Joseph, a powerful intercessor

Pray to St. Joseph, especially in your needs concerning your work and your vocation.  St. Joseph is a powerful intercessor.  He comes through for you especially when you are specific about what you need and when you need it.  I’ve … Continue reading

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1 May: Feast of the Prophet St. Jeremiah

  Today is not only the feast of St. Joseph the worker, but also the feast of the prophet Jeremiah. Some people do not know that many figures of the Old Testament are considered saints by the Catholic Church.  They are … Continue reading

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28 April – St Gianna’s amazing 2nd miracle. With Fr. Z’s 10 Points

Today is the Dies Natalis of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (+28 April 1962 at 39 years of age).  That is to say that St. Gianna died and was born into heaven today (thus, “birthday… dies natalis”). I have posted this before … Continue reading

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