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From Ambrose to Zelie: For Catholic Babies, Old Is the New New

Once upon a time, Catholic families had a girl named Mary, without fail. Maybe “Elizabeth” or “Rose” made its way into the mix, but you had to have a Mary — or Marie, or Maria, or at least a Regina. 1,053 more words


Saint of the day 14th May

St. Matthias

Lived: | Feast Day: Saturday, May 14, 2016

According to Acts 1:15-26, during the days after the Ascension, Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers (about 120 of Jesus’ followers). 308 more words

Feasts And Commemorations

Confessions of a Grumbler

Good sense makes a man slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.—Proverbs 19:11

Do everything without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like lights in the world.—

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Song Captures Mother Teresa’s Spiritual Darkness

If I’m ever known for anything, let it be I ran into the night running with a firelight.

“Captures” may be too strong, but Matt Maher’s “Firelight” at least enters into the mystery of the (soon-to-be-official) saint’s enduring darkness that was revealed after her death. 162 more words


On Barb's Bookshelf: Girlfriends and Other Saints

Teresa Tomeo’s spiritual writing has a style all its own; she’s funny without being shallow and she doesn’t hesitate to tell it like it is. Best of all, you don’t need a degree in Sacred Theology to benefit from her books. 516 more words

Book Review

My New Project

After years of enjoying illuminated manuscripts I have decided to make one of my own. Way out of my league of course, as my writing/calligraphy is terrible, never used gold foil before and,  well, to be honest just about everything is a hack on this. 175 more words

Celtic saint of the day 29th April

St. Endellion, Virgin, Nun, Recluse

6th century. Near Port Isaac, on the north coast of Cornwall, is the little village of Endellion, where the Roscarrock family made their home for four hundred years, and where Nicholas, to whom we owe so much information about the saints of Cornwall was born. 469 more words

Feasts And Commemorations