Category Archives: Saints

Father and Doctor of the Church: St. Augustine

From his Confessions:    Urged to reflect upon myself, I entered under your guidance the innermost places of my being; but only because you had become my helper was I able to do so. I entered, then, and with the vision … Continue reading

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Venerable Fulton Sheen

I was ready for some good news this morning.  Thank you Rocco (H/T New Advent). “In an audience this morning with his chief Saintmaker, Cardinal Angelo Amato SDB, the Pope assented to several decrees of canonization, beatification and the heroic … Continue reading

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Happy St.Patricks Day

It is unfortunate that St. Patrick’s day is in lent. But then it is a day to remember a most heroic saint. It is not a day to celebrate  and drink green beer–an abomination to my favorite deacon–or to celebrate … Continue reading

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The Irish Monk Who Was Burned by a Demon

I love being Catholic.  The Catholic Hearld (U.K) on St. Fursey: “Fursey (died 648) was an Irish monk who helped to advance Christianity in both East Anglia and northern France. Precisely where and when Fursey was born is unknown. According … Continue reading

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St. Albert the Great

Theologian. Scientist. Philosopher. Teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas. Excerpt from the New Theological Movement: “It is a very common mistake, even in Catholic academia, to give the title of Doctor Universalisto St. Thomas Aquinas – I have seen this not … Continue reading

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Saint of the Day: St. Mary Magdalene

From last years post: Despite the accusations made by progressive feminists, the Church has no position on the identity of Mary of Magdalene. Although she is a very important figure in the Gospels, we know little about her. From the … Continue reading

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Vatican Discovers 6th Century Fresco of St. Paul

H/T New Advent

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Homily of Pope Benedict on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

It is also the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood.  Ad Multos Annos Benedictus XVI. Homily of Pope Benedict XVI on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul Saint Peter’s Basilica, 29 June 2011 Dear Brothers and Sisters, … Continue reading

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St. Irenaeus Heretic Fighter.

Today is the feast day of St. Irenaeus of Lyons the second century Bishop, Father and Doctor of the Church, and tireless defender of the faith.  He was a student of the great St. Polycarp who was a disciple of … Continue reading

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Saint of the Day: St. Philip Neri

(H/T The Anchoress)Pat Gohn, over at Pathos, has a column on the joyful Saint. She begins with a riddle that got my favorite deacon in hot water with a class of 2nd graders.  Heh. He scandalized them by saying the … Continue reading

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