Category Archives: Saints: Stories & Symbols

29 April: St. Peter Martyr, Patron of Inquisitors & blessing Holy Water in honor of

In the Church’s traditional calendar today we celebrate St. Peter the Martyr, also known as Peter of Verona. St. Peter Martyr was a Dominican who preached against the Cathars around Milan.  He was so effective that the Cathars hired an … Read More

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St. Catherine of Siena wrote that GOD says that same-sex acts are so appalling that demons who incite them won’t stick around as they are taking place

According to the Novus Ordo calendar today is the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin, Doctrix of the Church, and Patroness of Europe and of Italy.  Her body rests in the beautiful Dominican church in Rome, Santa Maria sopra … Read More

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28 April – Prepared to be amazed! – St. Gianna Molla’s 2nd miracle. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

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 … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Support a worthy apostolate: TREASURES OF THE CHURCH

Not too long ago, I posted about a miraculous healing that occurred in New York, Long Island area.  The occasion was a presentation about holy relics by Fr. Carlos Martins, who has an apostolate called Treasures Of The Church. It … Read More

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Feast of an incorruptible

Today is the feast of St. Bernadette Soubirous.  I am reminded by her feast of a post I wrote some time ago about “incorruptibles”, saints whose bodies do not decay in the normal course of such things.  HERE According to … Read More

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14 April: St. Justin, martyr

Today is the feast of St. Justin, Martyr, who was killed in about 165. COLLECT (1962): Deus, qui per stultitiam crucis eminentem Iesu Christi scientiam beatum Iustinum Martyrem mirabíliter docuisti; eius nobis intercessione concede; ut, errorum circumventione depulsa, fidei firmitatem … Read More

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3 April – “There was an old Bishop of Chichester…”

Today is the Feast of St. Richard of Chichester (+1262), who defended the rights of the Church against the state. I am reminded of a limerick which my old, late pastor, Msgr. Richard Schuler used to cite: There was an … Read More

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25 March: Feast of The Thief “who stole heaven” – 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! Fulton Sheen famously quipped of this thief-saint that he “stole heaven”.  A good thief … Read More

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Saints, Miracles & You

I have written before that if we do not ask for miracles, we will not obtain them.  You should daily beg God to give us sudden, complete, and lasting relief from the Wuhan Devil, COVID-1984 and all its accursed ramifications.  … Read More

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20 Feb – Feast of Sts Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima – We need their intercession now more than ever.

Young Jacinta and Francisco, the seers of Fatima were canonized in 2017. They are, I believe, the youngest canonized non-martyr saints on the calendar. “On the calendar…”.  They aren’t on the traditional Roman calendar.  I’ve written about that before.  We … Read More

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8 February: St. Josephine Bakhita

St. Josephine Bakhita is a truly amazing saint.  Check out a biography of her HERE. Pope Benedict XVI wrote about her at length in his encyclical Spe salvi. She was sold into slavery as a girl and was eventually ransom, brought … Read More

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5 Feb: St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr

Today is the feast of St. Agatha, a virgin martyr and saint of the Roman Canon. Agatha was martyred in Sicily in about 251 during the time of the Emperor Decius and her tomb is at Catania.  In Rome there … Read More

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Makes you think, doesn’t it.

Makes you think, doesn’t it. Look around at what is going on. February 1st is the feast of the Blessed Martyrs of Angers, commemorating 99 Catholics from among the thousands massacred by French Revolutionaries at Avrillé between 1793 and 1794 … Read More

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The Popes’ guts, martyrdom and YOU

Today is the Feast of Sts. Vincent and Anastasius. Their church Rome is of interest.  It faces the famous Trevi fountain.  It is the place where the entrails of lots of Popes were kept.  You read that right.   Back in … Read More

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31 December: St. Melania the Younger

Happy Feast of St. Melania the Younger. St. Melania was a Roman saint, and “Desert Mother” who died in Jerusalem on this day in 439. She is the grandaughter of St. Melania the Elder. Melania married young.  After their children … Read More

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Pres. @realDonaldTrump ‘s Proclamation on 850th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket

Pres. Trump issued a proclamation for the 850th anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. Thomas Becket.  Note, that in this proclamation, Pres. Trump mentions Card. Zen and the plight of Christians under the Communists.  WhiteHouse.gov Proclamation on 850th Anniversary of … Read More

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The amazing miracle story of St. Juan Diego! And ACTION ITEM! Let’s pray for a miracle, the annihilation of the Wuhan Devil, COVID

Remember… If we do not believe in miracles, we do not ask for them. If we do not ask for them, they will not be granted. We are not alone: the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant are closely knit, … Read More

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ADVENTCAzT 2020 02: “The wonders of creation are a mystical ladder that leads us to God.”

Here is ADVENTCAzT 02, for Monday in the 1st Week of Advent. Fr. John Zuhlsdorf · ADVENTCAzT 2020 02: “The wonders of creation are a mystical ladder that leads us to God.” These 5 minute offerings are a token of … Read More

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St. Gertrude and the Purgatory Prayer

Sometimes I get questions about certain practices or prayers.  Someone might find a slip of paper saying, “Pray this and X will happen.”  Some will ask me about prayers that receive X number of days off of Purgatory. There is … Read More

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22 October: Sts. Nunilo and Alodia! Virgins and Martyrs

Last year at this time I was in the Vatican gardens. I saw the “Peace Tree” where an Imam recited a sutra from the Koran intended to claim the Vatican for Allah.  Nope.  I said some very harsh things to … Read More

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