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 (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
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
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?
“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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
In the words of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque herself: “One day, on the Feast of St. John the Evangelist, after Holy Communion, the Heart of Jesus was represented to me as on a throne, formed of fire and flames, shedding rays on every side and brighter than the sun. The wound which He received upon … Continue reading The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Divine Mercy
Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque O Sacred Heart of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to Thee I consecrate and offer up my person and my life, my actions, trials and sufferings, that my entire being may henceforth only be employed in loving, honoring and glorifying Thee. This … Continue reading Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Pope St. Pius X’s Prayer to the Immaculate Virgin Mary O Most Holy Virgin Mary, who didst find favor in God’s sight and hast become His mother; O Virgin, Immaculate in body and soul, in thy faith and in thy love, look down with pity on the wretched who in our need seek thy … Continue reading Pope St. Pius X’s Prayer to the Immaculate Virgin Mary
CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH AND TO THE HOLY FAMILY O Jesus, sweetest and most adorable Savior! True God and true man, I adore Thee profoundly in the most Holy Trinity during eternity; and I adore Thee also in the virginal bosom of Mary, Thy most immaculate Mother, and in the arms of St Joseph, Thy virginal … Continue reading CONSECRATION TO ST. JOSEPH AND TO THE HOLY FAMILY