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Reflections on Saint Luke and his Gospel

Unknown Icon Painter, Russian (2nd half of 17th century) – Web Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork, Public Domain, Link We do well to think about St. Luke’s Gospel on his Feast Day.  St. Luke, said to have been an artist who painted or wrote the first icon of the Blessed Virgin, paints …

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St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is not for getting wasted on green beer–or anything else for that matter.  The day is meant for honoring a Saint of the Holy Church and endeavoring to imitating him so that we might transform into Christ Jesus. I mean, the stuff that he wrote is really intense…  just read the prayer …

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St. Josaphat

November 12 is the feast day of St. Josaphat. He was an Eastern Catholic bishop and martyr who prayed for the Orthodox reunion with Rome. We should see his intercession as we pray for Christian unity. A large body of Anglicans will soon realize unity with the Catholic Church. The Eastern Orthodox Churches have even …

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All Saints and all souls

Today is All Souls Day, the commemoration of all the faithful departed (souls in purgatory). Yesterday was all Saints Day honoring the Saints in heaven who intercede for us before the throne of God. Only the souls of those who were perfected on earth can go straight to heaven. The souls of those who have …

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St. Paul of the Cross

October 20th is the feast day of St. Paul of the Cross, a preacher of the Passion of Christ… here is a site dedicated to him with his words about the immensity of God’s love for us: http://www.saintpaulofthecross.com/

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