Memorial of St. Gertrude the Great

Today the Church celebrates one of the most loved ecclesial mystic heroes of the Middle Ages; Saint Gertrude of Helfta or better-known as Saint Gertrude the Great. Her feast day was made part of the universal Calendar of the Roman Rite by Pope C...
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Benedictine Feast of All Saints

Indeed, He sent the Holy Spirit upon all men that He might move them inwardly to love God with their whole heart and their whole soul, with all their mind and all their strength and that they might love each other as Christ loves them (Lumen Gen...
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Understanding Sanctity with Dorothy Day

November 8th, 2021 marks the 124th birthday of Servant of God, Dorothy Day. The title “servant of God” is given to those whose cause for canonization has officially been opened, but who have not yet made it through the process for canonization. ...
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Bartimaeus: Overcoming Spiritual Blindness

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time-Cycle B My Dear Friends in Christ, Today’s Gospel reading from Mark reveals something of the radical nature of Christianity and its totalizing claims in the face of the world’s competing theoretical framew...
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St. Paul of the Cross: The Virtuous Life as Imitation of Christ

Happy Memorial of St. Paul of the Cross! Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionists religious order. Like all of the saints, Paul of the Cross demonstrates a deep devotion to the Eucharist. A...
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Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, & Companions

Blessed Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, & Companions, Martyrs! Today's memorial celebrates some of those who gave their lives for Christ on our continent. In his letters, St. Isaac Jogues demonstrates a fierce and undaun...
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St. Luke the Evangelist: Living as Theophilus

Blessed Memorial of St. Luke the Evangelist! St. Luke famously dedicated his two part work, Luke and Acts, to a figure named Theophilus: “Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among...
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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque: Loving the Sacred Heart

Happy Feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque! St. Margaret Mary is especially known for her promotion of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a gift which she received on behalf of the whole Church. A letter Margaret Mary wrote to Sr. Fèlice c...
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St. Teresa of Avila: Alone God Suffices

Happy Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, Virgin and Doctor! Let nothing disturb you, nothing affright you; All things are passing; God never changes; Patient endurance attains all things; Whoever has God lacks nothing. Alone God suffic...
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Mary: A Woman of the Word

Happy Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary! “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5). With this short statement, Mary gives us the Christian program for life, a regiment which she had followed very closely, not only after giving birth to the Son o...
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