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Pregnancies, Prayer Intentions, and Spanish Water

Catholic pregnancy tip: well water from the Abbey of Santo Domingo in Spain where Blessed Jane of Aza prayed for another child—a prayer heard and answered in the person of Saint Dominic. 586 more words

Saint Vincent Ferrer - April 5th

Even before his birth, this saint was stirring excitement in his parents. It is noted that during her pregnancy, his mother felt only joy and never experienced any  pains or difficulties. 670 more words

Patron Saints

A Silent Lent

Imagine that the ghost of Søren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, appeared to you in a dream. So you ask him, “Sir, what do you suggest I do for Lent this year? 903 more words

Noli Me Tangere

Noli Me Tangere means ‘Touch Me Not’ or ‘Don’t Touch Me’.  This Latin phrase has such a poetic ring to it; the sound of its English translation is dull by comparison.  912 more words

Station Tuesday Lent II: Statio ad St Balbinam

Perfect in us the help we obtain from this holy observance,
we pray Thee, good Lord, so that by Thy doing we may fulfil
the duty Thy authority reveals to us:

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How Can These Things Be?

The full readings for this Sunday can be found here.

“The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. 1,359 more words

Postcard from Bologna, Italy: The ornate resting place of Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic (1170-1221) was born and educated in Spain, with extensive studies in theology and the arts. During a famine in 1191, he sold all of his belongings to purchase food for the poor. 289 more words