SAINT IGNATIUS, bishop of Antioch, was a disciple of Saint John. When Domitian persecuted the Church, he obtained peace for his own flock by fasting and prayer. But for his part he desired to suffer with Christ, and to prove himself a perfect disciple. In the year 107, Trajan came […]


How is your October Rosary going? We are in October once again, and as a catholic you are well aware that this month is dedicated to the praying of the holy rosary. If you haven’t been taking the rosary serious, this is the time to start. St. John Paul lI […]

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SAINT HEDWIGE, the wife of Henry, Duke of Silesia, and the mother of his six children, led a humble, austere, and most holy life amidst all the pomp of royal state. Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament was the keynote of her life. Her valued privilege was to supply the bread […]


When a child of seven years, Teresa ran away from her home at Avila in Spain, in the hope of being martyred by the Moors. Being brought back and asked the reason of her flight, she replied, “I want to see God, and I must die before I can see […]


The name of Saint Callistus is rendered famous by the ancient cemetery which he beautified, and which, for the great number of holy martyrs whose bodies were there deposited, was the most celebrated of all those about Rome. He was a Roman by birth, succeeded Saint Zephirin in the pontificate […]


Most of us are the foreigners, the non-Israelites, about whom today’s First Reading prophesies. Coming to worship the God of Israel, we stand in the line of faith epitomized by the Canaanite woman in today’s Gospel. Calling to Jesus as Lord and Son of David, this foreigner shows great faith in God’s covenant with Israel. Jesus […]

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