Category: Saints

Happy Birthday, Mary!

Happy Birthday, Mary the Mother Of God, His mother and Mother of us all. Our hearts are filled with joy as we come to understand the great humility and sanctity with which you served God by becoming His mother. “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him

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Personality vs. Character

Recently, from an odd source, I was reminded of a truth which I knew years ago. This is that one’s personality can interfere with personal holiness. In the States, and in some Western countries, a person’s personality is considered important for many reasons—such as to work in society, to create job connections, especially in business,

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On the Saintly Father William Doyle, S.J.

Yes, there are some holy Jesuits. Father William Doyle, born March 3rd, 1873 and killed in WWI in the trenches serving dying men, on August 16th, 1917, in the Third Battle of Ypres, is being considered a saint. His biography, and the earliest one I have here in my hand, called, Merry in God, by

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Praying in the Wasteland

On the Consecrated Life, Again At times in the Church, throughout the trials and tribulations of political interference with the life of the monasteries and convents, such as in the Protestant persecution under Elizabeth I and the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution, the religious orders gave witness through martyrdom. Those who read this

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On the Grace of Final Perseverance – Part 1

The Germans have a saying, Anfangen ist leicht, beharren eine Kunst. This translates, “To begin is easy, to persist is an art.” When speaking of the grace of final perseverance, I would add, “to persist is to have a particular grace.” There are at least seven different types of graces. I think someone on this

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