The Medal or Cross of St. Bendict: Its Origin, Meaning, and Priveleges by Prosper Gueranger, 1880

The Medal or Cross of St. Bendict: Its Origin, Meaning, and Priveleges by Prosper Gueranger, 1880 Besides the two figures of the cross and of St. Benedict, there are also inscribed on the medal a certain number of letters, each of which is the initial of a Latin word. These words compose one or two … Continue reading The Medal or Cross of St. Bendict: Its Origin, Meaning, and Priveleges by Prosper Gueranger, 1880

Catholic Worshiped

Catholic Worship: The Sacraments, Ceremonies and Festivals of the Church by Rev. Otto Gisler 1888 "No better compendium of all that a Cathtolic should know about his holy religion has as yet appeared in our language than Rev. Dr. Brennan's translation of Father Gisler's Catholic worship. Every Catholic family will find it a household treasure."--Right … Continue reading Catholic Worshiped

St. Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal

St. Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal by Louise M. Stacpoole-Kenny, 1911 In those days when passions ran riot, and the knowledge of the truth was almost completely perverted and obscured, there was a continual struggle with errors, and human society, going from bad to worse, seemed to be rushing towards the abyss. … Continue reading St. Charles Borromeo: A Sketch of the Reforming Cardinal

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

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

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 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

The Holy Name of Jesus

January is dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus. Please say the following hymn once a day for a month in reparation to Our Lord's Holy Name which is so abused in our time. This hymn has a plenary indulgence attached to it, which we can gain for ourselves or for the Holy Souls. Jesus, … Continue reading The Holy Name of Jesus