Tag: Christian

On Consecrated Life – A New Old Paradigm

I hope you will enjoy this post by Supertradmum. Those of you who read my three blogs, know that my life has been one of a prophetic movement towards God’s plan for the world. This started way back in 1973. I have too often deviated from my small role in the Church, but with a

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Rediscovering an old grave of a lady saint….

A guest post by Supertradmum Some of you may have remembered my blog, Etheldredasplace. On that blog, I wrote of the lives and deaths of many of the English martyrs. One dear to my heart is St. Margaret Clitherow, the sprightly, beautiful wife of a well-to-do butcher in York, John, who was a “Church Catholic,”

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How to Form a Saint

An afternoon with Bishop Athanasius Schneider proved to be an extraordinary adventure into his childhood. I happened to be visiting a friend in Dundee yesterday, and attended a lecture and Solemn Pontifical Mass said by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, one of the leaders in the Church defending the true faith. The first part of his talk

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On Final Perseverance Two and a Saint

What wonderful stories the saints give us…like little gems During the Boxer Rebellion in China at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th centuries, Catholics were persecuted. In 1900, 86 Christians were martyred for their Faith. Many were of the same family, the family of St. Mark Ji Tianxiang, a

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On The Number of Sins

It is the opinion of many holy fathers –of St. Basil, St. Jerome, St. Ambrose, St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. John Chrysostom, St. Augustine, and others–that as God (according to the words of Scripture, Wis. xi. 21–“Thou hast ordered all things in measure, and number, and weight”) has fixed for each the number of his

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Growing in Faith Through Detachment

Recently, someone I know intimately was told he had a terminal illness. He had been divorced for years and was somewhat estranged from his daughter. Sadly, he faced the realisation that his life would be much shorter than he had thought. My friend, Joshua, did something strange. He began to spend his money on things

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