Posts Tagged Saints

Anne and Joachim — Grandparents as a “Parable”

Anne and Joachim -- Grandparents as a "Parable"

For the feast of Saint Anne and Joachim, John Paul II offered some profound insights about the civilization of love. (see Angelus July 25, 1999; and Homily to

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St. Thérèse and the fulcrum to move the world

St. Thérèse and the fulcrum to move the world

SAINT THÉRÈSE OF THE CHILD JESUS “There is the confirmation and renewal of the most basic and most universal truth. What truth of the Gospel message is really more basic and more

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Quid sit Deus? — the question of young Aquinas

Quid sit Deus? -- the question of young Aquinas

Baptismal church of Thomas Aquinas, Aquino Today I visited Aquino and Roccasecca, the birth place of St Thomas Aquinas. It is always inspiring to visit the birthplace of

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Learning Love from St Francis de Sales

Learning Love from St Francis de Sales

St Francis de Sales, photo by Lawrence Lew, OP (Flickr Lawrence OP) In 2002 Blessed John Paul II, in a letter to Bishop Yves Boivineau, said the following

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Joan of Arc, born Jan 1412, a saint for our time

Joan of Arc, born Jan 1412, a saint for our time

Chapel at which St Joan prayed, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (A donor acquired and moved the chapel to Marquette University in 1965) This month marks the six hundredth birthday

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Newman on the special love of our Lord for St John

Newman on the special love of our Lord for St John

Newman draws out some very fine lessons for the feast of St John the apostle and evangelist, entitled “Love of Relations and Friends.” (II.5, found here). As usual,

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St. Francis de Sales and lay spirituality

St. Francis de Sales and lay spirituality

St. Francis de Sales is the Apostle of Cheerfulness and Hope. “His words are full of holy optimism, and so replete with common sense that no one can

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St. Francis de Sales

St. Francis de Sales

Saint Francis de Sales by Ola Wolpe 1977 Oil-tempera on board, 51 x 39.7 cm St. Francis de Sales also understands the vocation of the artist to be

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Pope John Paul II on the Saints

Pope John Paul II, in his Apostolic Letter on the Proclamation of Co-Patronesses, October 1, 1999 formulated a great summary of the importance of the Saints — The

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