Category Archives: Saints: Stories & Symbols

The blood of San Gennaro liquefied!

Neapolitans hold their breath on the Feast of the great patron San Gennaro, St. Januarius.  There is a relic of dry blood which, as the Cardinal Archbishop moves the reliquary, liqufies and visibly flows again.  When it doesn’t… bad things … Continue reading

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Up and away! St. Joseph of Cupertino

I had to smile today at the Collect for the Feast of St. Joseph of Cupertino in the 1962MR.
Deus, qui ad unigenitum Filium tuum exaltatum a terra omnia trahere disposuisti: perfice propitius; ut meritis et exemplo seraphici Confessoris tui Iosephi … Continue reading

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St. Robert Bellarmine

Today I greet readers and friends who are blessed with the name “Robert”.  Happy Novus Ordo Name Day.  You get two Name Days, since the traditional day is 13 May.
In particular I congratulate His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, … Continue reading

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Dispute over the remains of Ven. Fulton Sheen

The cause for beatification of Ven. Archbp. Fulton Sheen has been put on hold.  Apparently, two dioceses have to settle their differences over the final disposition of the Venerable’s body.
The person or entity making the request that a cause be … Continue reading

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4 Sept: St. Moses, Old Testament lawgiver and prophet

Today is the feast of St. Moses, lawgiver and prophet in the Old Testament.
Many people do not realize that may Old Testament figures are considered by Holy Mother Church to be saints. Many of them are listed in editions of … Continue reading

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More Boko Haram Terror in Nigeria against Christians

I saw at Cross Map (with the help of Pewsitter) that the mouth-breathers of the Religion of Peace called Boko Haram, who seriously suffer from “Isis-envy” (I’m no shrink but that’s what it looks like) have upped their game right … Continue reading

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NIGERIA: The Religion of Peace terrorizes Catholic parishes

More from the Religion of Peace via Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch.  This time we see the deadly ministrations of the mouth-breathers of Boko Haram. I’m no shrink, but these guys clearly suffer from “Isis-envy”:
Nigeria: Islamic jihadists loot and vandalize … Continue reading

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29 August: Beheading of St. John the Baptist – diminishing returns

Today is the feast of the Beheading of John the Baptist.
I consider this (also) my name day, and in so many ways it is more appropriate for me than the Nativity of John in June.
Here is the Roman Martyrology entry … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What’s the best translation of St. Augustine’s “The Confessions”?

On this Feast of St. Augustine of Hippo, since I am away from the Steam Pipe Distribution Venue, I can think of no better way to help you participate in the feast of this great saint and doctor, than by … Continue reading

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St. Monica: “put my body anywhere”

Here is an oldie post, appropriate for the day:
Today in newer, Ordinary Form calendar of the Holy Roman Church is the feast of St. Monica, the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo.  In the traditional calendar her feast was back … Continue reading

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