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Saint Of The Day: St. Patrick - March 17th


SAINT PATRICK was born somewhere in Britain arguably in the late 4th century A.D., the man who would come to be known as St. Patrick was captured by pirates as a child and brought to Ireland.

During his enslavement, he was called to Christianity and escaped his captors after six years. He returned to Ireland as a missionary, and in his teachings combined Irish pagan beliefs with Christian sacrament.

Saint Of The Day: St. Finian Lobhar - March 16th

SAINT FINIAN was a disciple of St. Columba He was a strict Irish abbot, whose monks followed a vegetarian diet. For a period of time, he stayed in Clonmore, later becoming the abbot of Swords Abbey near Dublin. He may have returned to Clonmore in his later years, and was called Lobhar, "The Leper". Following [...]

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The Miracle Of The Sun. What's It All About?

The miracle of the sun occurred as the last of a series of Marian apparitions by Our Lady of Fatima in 1917.  The final appearance was on October 13 in Fatima Portugal.  This year (2017) is the 100th anniversary of this event.During the year, the Blessed Virgin appeared to three children:  (LĂșcia dos Santos and [...]

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Evangelization. What's The Best Method?

Evangelization.  There is lot of talk about it today and the new evangelization.  But what does it mean to the average Catholic?  St. Francis arguably said, "Evangelize always and if necessary, use words."  The point here isn't if this a misquote of St. Francis or not, it the meaning of the statement.  Many times it's [...]

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Our Lady Of Sorrows. What's It All About?

Our Lady of Sorrows is a name which the Blessed Virgin Mary is referred to in relation to sorrows in her life. As Mater Dolorosa, it is also a key subject for art within the Church.  On of the devotions with a large following is the Devotion of the Seven Sorrows.  This devout practice promotes union with the sufferings of [...]

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The Rosary. What's It All About?

One of the most iconic devotions of Catholicism is the rosary.  What exactly is it and where did it come from?  The rosary was given to Saint Dominic in the year 1214 in an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the church of Prouille located in France.  This apparition is entitled Our Lady of [...]

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The Intercession Of The Saints. What's It All About?

Did you ever wonder why the Church teaches that we should pray to the Saints?  Why not just pray to God Himself directly?  Well of course we should pray to the three Persons of God, but why do we need the Saints?  Well, good question.Here on Earth, we commonly pray for others during trials and [...]

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Pray For Hurricane Victims

Yes, of course, help out where you can voluntarily and financially. And don't forget, we can pray for the victims of hurricanes and also for the those in the path of threatening storms as well.Prayer For Hurricane SeasonO God, Master of this passing world, hear the humble voices of your children. The Sea of [...]

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Sacramentals. What's It All About?

What are Sacramentals?  According the the Catechism of the Catholic Church 1667 "Holy Mother Church has, moreover, instituted Sacramentals. These are sacred signs which bear a resemblance to the sacraments. They signify effects, particularly of a spiritual nature, which are obtained through the intercession of the Church. By them men are disposed to receive the chief [...]

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The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary. What's It All About?

The Assumption of Mary into Heaven, often shortened to the Assumption and also known as the Feast of Saint Mary the Virgin, mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Falling Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the Dormition) which is the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.The Church teaches [...]

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