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Saint of the day February 8th

St. Josephine Bakhita

Lived: (c. 1868-1947) | Feast Day: Monday, February 8, 2016

For many years, Josephine Bakhita was a slave but her spirit was always free and eventually that spirit prevailed.Born in Olgossa in the Darfur region of southern Sudan, Josephine was kidnapped at the age of seven, sold into slavery and given the name Bakhita, which means fortunate. 396 more words


How 17 Saints Fought the Devil and Lived to Tell the Tale

Scripture, Church teaching and the writings of Church fathers and doctors affirm the existence of the Devil and other demons. So do the lives of the saints, and a new book by Dr. 2,045 more words


Paul Miki and companions

“The sentence of judgment says these men came to Japan from the Philippines, but I did not come from any other country. I am a true Japanese.

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Prayer For Help Against Spiritual Enemies

Glorious Saint Michael, Prince of the heavenly hosts, who stands always ready to give assistance to the people of God; who fought with the dragon, the old serpent, and cast him out of heaven, and now valiantly defends the Church of God that the gates of hell may never prevail against her, I earnestly entreat you to assist me also, in the painful and dangerous conflict which I sustain against the same formidable foe. 81 more words


The Real Story Behind the Church's Tradition of Blessing Throats

Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from every disease of the throat and from every other illness, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

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O Saints, Teach Us What You Know!

For a while, as each year wound down, a friend of mine would ask me if I would like her to “pull a patron” for me — a spiritual guide and teacher for the upcoming year. 899 more words