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A Saint's take on Freedom

Saint Josemaria Escriva
Founder of Opus Dei

Only if a Christian defends the individual freedom of others — with the personal responsibility that must go with it — only then can he defend his own with human and Christian integrity. 61 more words

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Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

The Dominican Order today celebrates the feast of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati .

“Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope” (1 Peter 3:15).

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HEALING: Doubting Miracles, Or A Reason To Believe, by Joe Simmons, SJ

From The Jesuit Post

This past weekend witnessed the canonization of seven new saints in Rome.  For holy men or women to be recognized as capital-S Saints in the Catholic Church, typically two miracles need to be attributed to their intercession.  933 more words

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The Persistence of a Saint

Growing up, celebrating All Saints Day involved much more than dressing up in a costume on the first of November. For weeks leading up to the celebration, each student chose a saint to research and write a report. 469 more words

Catholics Come Home

From today’s Office of Readings for the memorial of Ss. John Fisher and Thomas More:

I know well that my wickedness has been such that I know myself well worthy that God should let me slip, yet can I not but trust in his merciful goodness….

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Saint Joseph

On Father’s Day, let’s honor the greatest of all fathers, St. Joseph, who is also the patron saint of chastity.

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way.

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Knowing Which Way to Run

In the past few days, I’ve spotted some brave chipmunks dashing across a busy street with farm fields on one side and forest on the other, both sides offering good cover and food sources. 386 more words

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