Category Archives: Saints: Stories & Symbols

PETITION TO POPE FRANCIS: Declare St. John Paul II “Doctor of the Church”!

I, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, do hereby petition our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to declare St. John Paul II
Doctor of the Church.
I ask that St. John Paul II, who instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy, be declared Doctor of the Church … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday St. Teresa of Avila!

Today is the 500th birthday of St. Teresa of Avila (28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582).
She is a great saint, reformer and Doctor of the Church.
Perhaps you readers could contribute your own favorite quotes of the quotable St. Teresa.
One … Continue reading

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25 March: St. Dismas – The Good Thief

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation (9 months before Christmas).
However, today is also the feast day of the “Good Thief”, known by tradition as St. Dismas.
Here is his entry from the Martyrologium Romanum:
2. Commemoratio sancti latronis, qui, in cruce … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT: St. Joseph: a hymn dissected & sermon of Bernardine of Siena

Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in honor of St. Joseph.
082 09-03-19 St. Joseph: a hymn dissected & sermon of Bernardine of Siena
Check it out!
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Happy Name Day Holy Father!
In this … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 10: Ember Friday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Friday of the 1st Week of Lent. Today is an Ember Day.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, … Continue reading

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St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows: Patron of Handgunners

A saint for today.  Terrorists invade your town and set about to do terrible things….
… someone to pray to when ISIS – or whomever – comes to your neighborhood.
Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day promotion for Courageous Priest – reminder

The nice people at Courageous Priest are still working on their t-shirt fundraiser.  They have a St. Patrick t-shirt which, for a change, doesn’t promote anything stupid, immoral, or disrespectful to the Saint.
Since I simply loath what has been done to the Feast of … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 02: Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Today is Thursday after Ash Wednesday.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt15/02_lenctcazt2015.mp3
I am … Continue reading

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The beheadings continue. What will be the response of civilization?

The beheadings continue. What will be the response of civilization?
“Rome” is a target for ISIS. What that means, we aren’t sure. It seems to be code for “Christians”, the lands which once comprised Christendom. It also probably means Rome itself.
From … Continue reading

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Did ISIS behead a priest in Mosul?

I am not sure if this is true or not.  That said….
From ABNA24.com:
ISIS Beheads Iraqi Priest in Mosul
According to locals and eye witnesses, ISIS beheads an Iraqi priest who captured him 7 month ago.
Local says ISIS militants announced beheading of priest … Continue reading

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