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Frank Parater for Virginia

FRANCIS JOSEPH PARATER ALTAR BOY SCOUT SEMINARIAN BORN 10 OCTOBER 1897 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA DIED 7 FEBRUARY 1920 NORTH AMERICAN COLLEGE VATICAN CITY STATE Silent martyr for all souls of Virginia, pray for us. Excerpt from The Servant of God: Frank … Continue reading

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St. Josephine Bakhita

Jesus summoned the crowd again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.” Mark 7,14-15 Among … Continue reading

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St. Blaise, bishop & martyr

St. John the Baptist and St. Blaise were separated by three hundred years. Both were separated from their heads because they would not separate from the Faith. They both were loved by the people and feared/envied/despised by the government. How … Continue reading

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Don Bosco

St. John Bosco (1815-1888) NewAdvent bio Wikipedia bio from a letter to his confreres as appearing in today’s Office of Readings First of all, if we wish to appear concerned about the true happiness of our foster children and if … Continue reading

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on St. Thomas Aquinas

The Code of Canon Law on St. Thomas Title III, Chapter I: The Formation of Clerics §3 Lectures are to be given in dogmatic theology, based always on the written word of God and on sacred Tradition; through them the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Motherhood

The field of wheat and the mustard seed symbolize the Kingdom of God not just because of their tremendous growth but also by virtue of their inauspicious beginning. (Mark 4,26-34) The unlikely and incalculable impact of Mother Teresa, shorter than … Continue reading

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The Conversion of St. Paul

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St. Francis de Sales, bishop & doctor of the church

Much more than a source for pithy motivational quotations, St. Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva from 1602-1622, was a master of the spiritual life who composed one of the most important books for spiritual direction, the first one written … Continue reading

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St. Vincent, deacon & martyr

Deacon of Saragossa, and martyr under Diocletian, 304; mentioned in the Roman Martyrology, 22 Jan., with St. Anastasius the Persian, honoured by the Greeks, 11 Nov. This most renowned martyr of Spain is represented in the dalmatic of a deacon, … Continue reading

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St. Agnes, virgin & martyr

Entrance Antiphon Behold, now she follows the Lamb who was crucified for us, powerful in virginity, modesty her offering, a sacrifice on the altar of chastity. Collect Almighty ever-living God, who choose what is weak in the world to confound … Continue reading

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