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Forth Sunday of Easter
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Forth Sunday of Easter

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St. Mark, Evangelist
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St. Mark, Evangelist

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ST. MARK was converted to the Faith by the Prince of the Apostles, whom he afterwards accompanied to Rome, acting there as his secretary or interpreter. When St. Peter was writing his first epistle to the churches of Asia, he affectionately joins with his own salutation that of his faithful companion, whom he calls “my […]

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St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen

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FIDELIS was born at Sigmaringen (southern Germany) in 1577, of noble parents. In his youth he frequently approached the sacraments, visited the sick and the poor, and spent many hours before the altar. For a time he followed the legal profession, and was remarkable for his advocacy of the poor and his respectful language towards […]

Easter weekday
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Easter weekday

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St. Anselm, Archbishop

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ANSELM was a native of Piedmont. When a boy of fifteen, being forbidden to enter religion, he for a while lost his fervor, left his home, and went to various schools in France. At length his vocation revived, and he became a monk at Bec in Normandy. The fame of his sanctity in this cloister […]

St. Martin, Pope
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St. Martin, Pope

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ST. MARTIN, who occupied the Roman See from A. D. 649 to 655, incurred the enmity of the Byzantine court by his energetic opposition to the Monothelite heresy, and the Exarch Olympius went so far as to endeavor to procure the assassination of the Pope as he stood at the altar in the Church of […]

Divine Mercy Sunday
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Divine Mercy Sunday

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We don’t know where Thomas was.  All we know is that he missed it.  All the others were huddling together behind locked doors, hoping that the authorities would be satisfied with the blood of their master and leave them alone. But Jesus wouldn’t leave them alone.  Despite the locked doors, there He stood, glorious in […]

Easter Sunday
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Easter Sunday

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The resurrection of the dead is one of the most consoling truths of Christianity.  To die forever would be the most terrible of all destinies.  The plant and the animal, unendowed with reason, die, never to live again; but they have not, at least, any apprehension as to what death is.  To die is to […]

Holy Saturday
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Holy Saturday

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Good Friday
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Good Friday

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Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross about midday, expired thereon in the afternoon, and was taken down in the evening toward sunset, or the sixth hour. According to the language of St. Paul, thus did He, by His blood, pacify heaven and earth. If this form of expression convey not simply the reconciliation of […]

Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday
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Holy Thursday/Maundy Thursday

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On this day we mark the Last Supper and our Lord’s institution of the Holy Eucharist. It was also the night when Judas betrayed Christ, and the eve of our Savior’s passion. Reflection. With what respect, love and ardor ought we to receive this divine food, “which maketh to live forever”!

Spy Wednesday
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Spy Wednesday

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So named for the clandestine plans of Judas Iscariot. Matthew 26:14-16. “Then one of the Twelve called Judas Iscariot went to the chief priests, and said to them, ‘What are you willing to give me for delivering him to you?’ But they assigned him thirty pieces of silver. And from then on he sought out […]

Tuesday of Holy Week
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Tuesday of Holy Week

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Palm Sunday
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Palm Sunday

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Lessons without end, at once lofty and hallowing, might be deduced from the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, celebrated by the Church on this day. We limit ourselves, however, to considering the event under one aspect merely in order to draw therefrom a moral lesson for our spiritual instruction. Our Lord enters Jerusalem, […]

Lenten weekday
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Lenten weekday

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The Annunciation
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The Annunciation

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THIS great festival takes its name from the happy tidings brought by the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin, concerning the Incarnation of the Son of God. It commemorates the most important embassy that was ever known: an embassy sent by the King of kings, performed by one of the chief princes of His heavenly court; […]

St. Turibius of Mongrovejo
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St. Turibius of Mongrovejo

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TURIBIUS ALPHONSUS MOGROBEJO, whose feast the Church honors on March 23, was born on the 6th of November, 1538, at Mayorga in the kingdom of Leon in Spain. Brought up in a pious family where devotion was hereditary, his youth was a model to all who knew him. All his leisure was given to devotion […]

5th Sunday of Lent
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5th Sunday of Lent

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St. Joseph
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St. Joseph

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ST. JOSEPH was by birth of the royal family of David, but was living in humble obscurity as a carpenter when God raised him to the highest sanctity, and fitted him to be the spouse of His Virgin Mother, and foster-father and guardian of the Incarnate Word. Joseph was, says the Holy Scripture, a just […]

St. Cyril of Jerusalem
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St. Cyril of Jerusalem

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CYRIL was born at or near the city of Jerusalem, about the year 315. He was ordained priest by St. Maximus, who gave him the important charge of instructing and preparing the candidates for Baptism. This charge he held for several years, and we still have one series of his instructions, given c. 347. They […]

St. Patrick, Bishop
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St. Patrick, Bishop

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IF the virtue of children reflects an honor on their parents, much more justly is the name of St. Patrick rendered illustrious by the innumerable lights of sanctity with which the Church of Ireland shone during many ages, and by the colonies of Saints with which it peopled many foreign countries; for, under God, its […]

St. Frances of Rome
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St. Frances of Rome

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FRANCES was born at Rome in 1384. Her parents were, of high rank. They overruled her desire to become a nun, and at twelve years of age married her to Rorenzo Ponziano, a Roman noble. During the forty years or their married life they never had a disagreement. While spending her days in retirement and […]

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs
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Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs

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SAINTS Perpetua and Felicity suffered at Carthage, 7 March 203, together with three companions, Revocatus, Saturus, and Saturninus. The account of their martyrdom contains Perpetua’s diary, and thus represents the earliest Christian text written by a woman. By a rescript of Septimus Severus (193-211) all imperial subjects were forbidden under severe penalties to become Christians. […]

St. Casimir, King
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St. Casimir, King

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CASIMIR, the second son of Casimir III., King of Poland was born A. D. 1458. From the custody of a most virtuous mother, Elizabeth of Austria, he passed to the guardianship of a devoted master, the learned and pious John Dugloss. Thus animated from his earliest years by precept and example, his innocence and piety […]

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