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16 Inspiring saints' names for your baby boy

In recent years, more and more Americans are on the road to sainthood, so we thought we’d share some of the names of these remarkable men as inspiration for your own newborn son. 1,912 more words

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The story behind “The Mass of Saint Basil” painting

Pierre Subleyras, although born in France, spent most of his professional life in Italy, as he moved to Rome to work for Cardinal Valenti Gonzaga and Pope Benedict XIV, among others. 497 more words

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St. Leonhard: Patron of farmers, horses and livestock

Bavarians in traditional costumes attend the horse-parade “Leonhardifahrt.” The annual pilgrimage honors St. Leonhard, patron saint of the highland farmers of horses and livestock, whose feast day is on November 6. 51 more words

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Décimo Kaléndas Novémbris. Luna

Décimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Twenty-Third Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Apud Villáckum, in Pannónia, natális sancti Joánnis de Capistráno, Sacerdótis ex Ordine Minórum et Confessóris, vitæ sanctitáte ac fídei cathólicæ propagándæ zelo illústris; qui Taurunénsem arcem, validíssimo Turcárum exércitu profligáto, suis précibus et miráculis ab obsidióne liberávit.  690 more words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne's daughter is on the road to sainthood

Born in Lenox, Massachusetts, in 1851, Rose Hawthorne grew up in the family of American literary legend Nathaniel Hawthorne, who one year before her birth published  627 more words

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A beginner's guide to getting to know yourself more deeply, by St. Teresa of Avila

“But what do they do all day?” A friend once asked me about nuns.“They pray,” I said. He wasn’t impressed, and insisted, “Doesn’t that seem like the easy way out? 809 more words

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Undécimo Kaléndas Novémbris. Luna

Undécimo Kaléndas Novémbris.  Luna The Twenty-Second Day of October. The Night of the Moon.

Hierosólymis sanctæ Maríæ Salóme, matris sanctórum Jacóbi et Joánnis Apostolórum, quæ in Evangelio légitur circa Dómini sepultúram sollícita. 653 more words

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