Our saint of the week is one whose whole sanctity is based on her great virtue of hope. St. Rita of Cascia was born in 1381 in Roccaporena, Italy. She lived a very difficult life on earth, but she never let it destroy her faith or her hope. Although she had a deep wish to […]
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At an early age, he abandoned the chance to become a businessman, moved to Rome from Florence and devoted his life and individuality to God. After three years of philosophy and theology studies, he gave up any thought of ordination. The next 13 years were spent in a vocation unusual at the time—that of a […]
George Montague invites us to welcome the Holy Spirit into our hearts in fresh, new ways. Both an eminent bible scholar and a humble pastor, Fr. Montague meditates here on the gift of the Holy Spirit in Scripture. He employs popularly presented biblical interpretation, warmly described personal experience, and the inspiring testimony of others to […]
(Feast Day: July 22) Mary Magdalene’s life has been a source of interest for two thousand years. There are many women named Mary who are mentioned in Scripture, but Mary Magdalene is distinguished by the name of a place: Magdala, a city on the Sea of Galilee. Some scholars argue that this does not necessarily mean that she was born […]
This week’s recommended spiritual tool is the book “Come to Me,” by Mary Jane Fox & Nan Balfour This book is a spiritual prayer companion for you, and offers just some of the many ways our Mother Church guides us on our earthly journey. It is designed to draw you closer to Christ and help […]
All About St. Joseph What do we know about St. Joseph? We will focus on four aspects of the life of St. Joseph; his chastity, obedience, prudence and guardianship. Joseph put his love to work. He did not merely tell Jesus and Mary that he loved them. He acted on his love. He lived it. […]
Learn more about St. Andre Bassette’s life – https://www.holycrosscongregation.org/news/st-andre-believe-pray-serve-and-trust-god/ Special thanks to Lucha Ramey, Director of Communications for the Congregation of the Holy Cross for help and permission in using photos and helping us promote this inspiring saint. Photo (c) courtesy of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Rome. Used with permission.
This week’s recommended spiritual tool is the book “Go to Joseph” by Fr. Richard W. Gilsdorf Practical Ways to Utilize this book Use passages during your morning meditation Apply the lessons in the book to your own life Incorporate certain phrases into your daily prayer This book is like going on a retreat. This warm, […]
Our recommended Spiritual Tool this week is The Real Presence (by St. Peter Julian Eymard) is a collection of sermons dealing with the Eucharist which leads to a better knowledge and deeper love of Christ in the Eucharist. Purchase this book at your local Catholic bookstore, online – or – read it online here. Don’t forget – if you […]
Like all of us, Peter Julian Eymard [pronounced A-mard] was conditioned by his cultural background as well as by the sociopolitical atmosphere of his time. Struggle to Become a Priest Peter Julian Eymard’s road to the priesthood, as well as his life as a priest, was marked by the cross. On July 20, 1834, at […]
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