Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity (Louisa Jaques) was born in 1901 in Pretoria, Transvaal to French-Swiss Protestant parents. Her mother died while giving birth to her. Her father, who was a Protestant missionary, took her back to Switzerland with her two elder sisters, and there they were brought up by her Aunt, whom she … Continue reading Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity, the Forgotten Saint
Gabrielle Bossis, the Forgotten Saint
Gabrielle Bossis (1874-1950) was a Catholic Mystic and layperson who lived in France in the 20th century. Born in Nantes, France in 1874, she was the youngest child of a family of four children. As a child in a well to do family, she was taught and raised in proper social graces and etiquette, and … Continue reading Gabrielle Bossis, the Forgotten Saint
Tell about Purgatory: Short Stories from Saints
From the manuscript of Sister M. de L.C., written from 1874-1890 To get an idea of how Purgatory is arranged, we can get a good glimpse of it from a nun from France who had died on February 22, 1871 at the age of 36, and 2-1/2 years later (in November 1873) she began appearing … Continue reading Tell about Purgatory: Short Stories from Saints
Sacrament of Confession and Penance
"CONFESSION/SACRAMENT OF PENANCE" *CCC 1422 -those who approach the Sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against Him, and at the same time, to the Church . It is also called: *CCC 1423: SACRAMENT OF CONVERSION -through this, we are converted to God, which we are strayed away from Him … Continue reading Sacrament of Confession and Penance
What happen in Lourdes, France?
Thursday 11th february 1858: the first meeting Accompanied by her sister and a friend, Bernadette went to Massabielle on the banks of the Gave to collect bones and dead wood. Removing her socks in order to cross the stream, she heard a noise like a gust of wind, she looked up towards the Grotto : … Continue reading What happen in Lourdes, France?
Bl. Eustochium was the illegitimate child of a seduced nun, she was born at San Prosdocimo convent in Padua, baptized Lucrezia, and raised and educated at the convent. When she grew older she wished to become a nun and despite the opposition of many in the community because of the circumstances of her birth, the … Continue reading Blessed Eustochium
St.Claude de la Colombiere
CLAUDE LA COLOMBIÈRE, third child of the notary Bertrand La Colombière and Margaret Coindat, was born on 2nd February 1641 at St. Symphorien d’Ozon in the Dauphine, southeastern France. After the family moved to Vienne Claude began his early education there, completing his studies in rhetoric and philosophy in Lyon. It was during this period … Continue reading St.Claude de la Colombiere
The Devotion to The Holy Face of Jesus As Given to Sr.Mary of St.Peter and the Promises Attached to This Devotion
Sr. Mary of St. Peter was born in Rennes in Brittany on October 4, 1816. She was rather sickly as child and not at all pious. In fact, she describes herself as stubborn and easily roused to anger. After making her 1st confession at the age of 6 1/2 years, she began to seriously work … Continue reading The Devotion to The Holy Face of Jesus As Given to Sr.Mary of St.Peter and the Promises Attached to This Devotion
Fasting and Abstinence
Abstinence: Everyone over seven years of age is bound to observe the law of abstinence. When a holy day of obligation falls on a day of complete abstinence (example: when Christmas falls on a Friday), meat may be taken. Complete Abstinence: On days of complete abstinence meat, and soup or gravy made from meat, may … Continue reading Fasting and Abstinence
Remember the Catholic Priest in the Titanic……..
Father Thomas Byles Fr Byles was walking on the upper deck praying his breviary when the Titanic struck the iceberg. As the ship was sinking, he assisted many third-class passengers up to the Boat Deck to the lifeboats. He reputedly twice refused a place on a lifeboat. Toward the very end, he recited the rosary … Continue reading Remember the Catholic Priest in the Titanic……..
The Unfailing Novena to Saint Catherine of Siena
Novena to Saint Catherine of Siena: 1. Catherine, fairest and most glorious of the daughters of St. Dominic, by that spirit of prayer, which wast thy delight from thy infancy, obtain for us the love and practice of prayer, and the grace so to converse with God as to become daily more pleasing to Him. … Continue reading The Unfailing Novena to Saint Catherine of Siena
The Daily Practice of Adopting an Unknown Dying Soul
THE DAILY PRACTICE OF ADOPTING AN UNKNOWN DYING SOUL This daily practice, so simple, so helpful should appeal to every Catholic. One soul saved each day means 365 each year. What a rich harvest of souls to present unto God. St. James says: "He who causeth a sinner to be converted....shall save his own soul … Continue reading The Daily Practice of Adopting an Unknown Dying Soul
Act of Consecration to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
O Virgin Mother of God, Mary Immaculate, we dedicate and consecrate ourselves to you under the title of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. May this Medal be for each one of us a sure sign of your affection for us and a constant reminder of our duties towards you. Ever while wearing it, may … Continue reading Act of Consecration to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
On the Annunciation and Mary’s “Fiat” Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
On the Annunciation and Mary's "Fiat" Saint Bernard of Clairvaux You have heard, O Virgin, that you will conceive and bear a son; you have heard that it will not be by man but by the Holy Spirit. The angel awaits an answer; it is time for him to return to God who sent him. … Continue reading On the Annunciation and Mary’s “Fiat” Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
The Annunciation by Rev. Raphael Frassinetti, 1900.
Gospel. Luke i. 26-38. And in the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, … Continue reading The Annunciation by Rev. Raphael Frassinetti, 1900.