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September 24, 2017 - 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings – English / Español


At any point in time, I try to be reading two books: a regular book that I read during breakfast, and a spiritual book that I read during prayer. 2,406 more words


Letter of Saint Athanasius to His Flock

The Catholic Church Ravaged in the Fourth Century

Saint Athanasius lived in the fourth century during the time of what used to be considered the greatest crisis of faith ever to befall the Catholic Church, the Arian Heresy. 1,197 more words


Saint Joasaph, Saint Barlaam & Saint Abenner of India (+4th century)



Saint Joasaph, Saint Barlaam

& Saint Abenner of India (+4th century)


August 28 & November 19

Feast days

In the time of Constantine the Great (4th century) there lived in India a pagan king named Abenner, who had only one son, Joasaph (yo-sahf). 393 more words


Thoughts for September 23 (St Pio of Pietrelcina) from Fr Willie Doyle

It is indeed easy to condemn oneself to death, to make a generous offering of self-immolation; but to carry out the execution daily is more than most can do.

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Consider Jesus...in Loneliness - Octavius Winslow (Christian devotional)

Consider Jesus…in Loneliness – Octavius Winslow (Christian devotional)

“Even among the saints we shall often find our path a lonely and solitary one.”

John 16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

Saint Linus

Saint Linus

Pope and martyr

Saint Linus was converted in Rome in the days when Saint Peter was preaching the Gospel there. This nobleman, originally from the city of Volterra in Tuscany, left his father and renounced his heritage, to practice with greater perfection the doctrine of Our Lord Jesus Christ. 311 more words

Saint Thecla

Saint Thecla

First Virgin Martyr
(† First Century)

Saint Thecla is one of the most ancient, as she is one of the most illustrious Saints in the calendar of the Church. 272 more words