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On the Words to Ahaz: “Ask Thee a Sign” (Part II of II)

December 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Advent, Dan Burke, Meditations: Seasonal


On the Words to Ahaz: “Ask Thee a Sign” (Part II of II) Advent Homily of St. Bernard of Clairvaux   Editor’s Note: In part I, we looked at Isaiah’s prophecy of the sign given by God Himself: a virgin who will give birth to Emmanuel.  We also examined that, as opposed to Adam, Emmanuel would choose good and reject evil.  Today, we will look at St. Bernard’s interpretation... Read More

St Therese of Lisieux: God’s Little Flower

October 1, 2015 by  
Filed under Liz Estler, Memorial, Videos

Gravure de "Sainte Thérèse de l'Enfant Jésus, Histoire d'une âme écrite par elle-même, Lisieux, Office central de Lisieux (Calvados), & Bar-le-Duc, Imprimerie Saint-Paul, 1937, édition 1940."

St Thérèse of Lisieux: God’s Little Flower Memorial of St Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church St. Thérèse St. Thérèse video by Richard K. Carlton, used with permission. Art: Feature Image Picture Gravure de “Sainte Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus, Histoire d’une âme écrite par elle-même, Lisieux, Office central de Lisieux (Calvados), & Bar-le-Duc,... Read More

Saint Maria Goretti

July 6, 2015 by  
Filed under Diana von Glahn, Pilgrimage


When I was a young girl, my mother would often tell us stories of the saints. I loved it, and today’s saint, St. Maria Goretti, was one of my favorites. Photograph of St Maria Goretti, taken in 1902 Perhaps it was that she was young, like me, and I felt closer to her than the adult saints. Maybe it was that her holiness lies in her rejection of a premature sexuality, something I also understood. Whatever... Read More

St Therese of the Child Jesus Memorial, Virgin & Doctor of Church


“Those who concentrate on the life and doctrine of this child of Carmel who died at the age of twenty-four are seized with wonder and admiration. They discover, in fact, that her contribution to spirituality is as original as it is profoundly traditional. They also discover that hidden under the Gospel-like simplicity of her message of ‘the little way of childhood’ is a spiritual structure both... Read More

Saint Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church, Pray for Us!

April 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Ariel McKinney, Liturgy, Memorial

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Saint Catherine of Siena Doctor of the Church Pray for Us! Saint Catherine was born at Siena in 1347. While still a young girl, she sought the way of perfection and entered the Third Order of Saint Dominic [the branch open to women, known as the Mantellate]. On fire with love of God and neighbor, she established peace and concord between cities, vigorously fought for the rights and freedom of the... Read More

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