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One of the great mystics of the 20th century was a wife and mother

Her name was María Concepción Cabrera Arias de Armida, but she was known as Conchita.

She was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on December 8, 1862. 659 more words

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Rare photos of saintly people doing ordinary things

The word “saint” often brings to mind pictures of halos and men and women piously kneeling in front of a crucifix. They can seem too otherworldly at times, and imitating them is daunting. 242 more words

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A Bibliochaotic Encounter with 3 Celtic “M” Saints


There is nothing Celtic about having legends.
It is merely human.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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From God-Haunted Lunatic

A Bibliochaotic Encounter with 3 Celtic “M” Saints

“There is nothing Celtic about having legends.
It is merely human.”
~ G.K. Chesterton

“When are we going to get rid of some of these books?”

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Family

5 Leadership lessons from the least likely leader in Christianity

Some say that if you want to be a leader, you have to be prepared for everything to be your fault, and that it’s often difficult to tell if you’re being followed or chased. 700 more words

Lifestyle

This Canadian saint had a joyful and loving heart that attracted many to follow her

Born to a poor family in 1840 in Quebec, Alodie-Virginie Paradis was drawn to the religious life at an early age. By 13 she joined the Congregation of the Marianites of the Holy Cross and flourished in the convent, taking the name Marie-Léonie. 383 more words

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Discovering the man behind the martyr: Author sets out to "meet" Fr. Hamel

Author and director of made-for-TV movies Armand Isnard tells Aleteia about his new book: the first biography of Father Jacques Hamel.

Murdered on July 26, 2016, while celebrating Mass in the church of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, Father Jacques Hamel has gradually become a symbol.

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