True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Louis Marie de Montfort

True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Louis Marie de Montfort It was on the 12th of May 1853, that the decree was pronounced at Rome, declaring Louis de Monfort's writings to be exempt from all error which could be a bar to his canonisation. In this very treatise on the veritable devotion … Continue reading True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by St. Louis Marie de Montfort

The Life of Saint John of the Cross

The Life of Saint John of the Cross Imprimaturr, 1873 by Bishop Henricus Eduardus The great holiness of St. John of the Cross, hitherto hidden and known to few, began now to be spoken of outside the order; the nuns of the Incarnation gave him their confidence without any reservation, and changed their lives. St. … Continue reading The Life of Saint John of the Cross

The Life of Dominic Savio

The Life of Dominic Savio Translated from the Original work of The Venerable Servant of God, John Bosco Preface "Let us leave a saint to write the life of a saint, " is said to have been the exclamation of the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas, when he entered the cell of his brother doctor, … Continue reading The Life of Dominic Savio

Sister Mary of the Holy Trinity, the Forgotten Saint

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

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux, as you may know, is one of only three women to have been made a Doctor of the Church. Her mother died when Thérèse was 4. One by one, her four older sisters left for the cloister. She became emotionally clingy. A key moment in her spiritual development occurred on Christmas … Continue reading St. Thérèse of Lisieux

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?

Blessed Eustochium

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

An American Tells What It Was Like To Meet The Great St.Padre Pio

“I spent a week in San Giovanni Rotondo in 1965 and had the honor to attend Padre Pio’s Mass on my 21st birthday, January 8th, 1965. There were not many visitors to the monastery at that time of year. I got up every morning while it was still dark and was able to enter the … Continue reading An American Tells What It Was Like To Meet The Great St.Padre Pio

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 Carmelite Charism

A charism is a gift from God to the Church for the world. With regard to a Religious Order, the term refers to the gift which God gives to an individual or group to inspire the founding of a new religious family within the Church. This gift is handed down through the centuries and enriched … Continue reading The Carmelite Charism

St. Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury

St. Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury: Lives of the Saints by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, DD, SJ., 1876. Glorious and celebrated is the great Archbishop, St. Thomas, on account of his fortitude in defending the rights of the Christian Church. He was born at London, in England, of noble, pious and rich parents, who led him … Continue reading St. Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury