Category Archives: Saints: Stories & Symbols

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 not celebrated … 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 in … Continue reading

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St. Peter Canisius, pray for the Jesuits!

Today is the Feast of St. Peter Canisius (+1597), a Jesuit priest and Doctor of the Church.  There is a good write up about this great son of Ignatius HERE.
Peter was a great counter-Reformation saint who worked tirelessly in German … Continue reading

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25 March – Feast of the Good Thief: St. Dismas

Today is Lady Day, the Feast of the Annunciation, the instant of the Incarnation.
However, 25 March is also the Feast of the Good Thief, St. Dismas!
Luke 23:39-43:
And one of those robbers who were hanged, [Gesmas] blasphemed him, saying: If thou be … Continue reading

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A Saint who bi-located to be with a dying Pope

Today, a Friday in Lent, I re-posted my recordings of different versions of the Stations of the Cross, one of which is the classic by St. Alphonsus Liguori. I did so, as I sipped from my glorious Pope Clement XIV … Continue reading

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Miracles attributed to intercession of Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima

This is from today’s Bolletino:
Promulgation of Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, 23.03.2017
The Holy Father Francis received in audience this morning His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. During … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT: St. Joseph’s hymn dissected & a hard sermon from St Bernardine of Siena

Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in honor of St. Joseph.
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In this rapid PODCAzT, we will drill into a beautiful Gregorian chant hymn to St. Joseph in the Liturgia Horarum, … Continue reading

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27 Feb – St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows: Patron of handgunners, marksmen, seminarians, novices

Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel Possenti, according to the calendar of the Novus Ordo. In the older, traditional Missal we find that 28 February was given to him.   27 February is … Continue reading

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28 Dec – Childermas – The Holy Innocents: “They were the Church’s first blossoms”

Today is Childermas, the Feast of the Holy Innocents.
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay, thou little tiny child,
By by, lully lullay.
O sisters too, How may we do
For to preserve this day
This poor youngling,
For whom we do sing,
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27 Dec – St. John Evangelist: “We must deny to Protestantism any right to use the Bible, much more to interpret it.”

Today, being the Feast of the Evangelist John, we have a special blessing for wine and other libations.  I wrote about that HERE.  We have this blessing because of an assassination attempt.    There was an attempt on the life … Continue reading

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