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

The Nicene Creed And Its Origins

I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD Christians, like Jews and Muslims, believe that only one God exists. The creed states the assumption of the ancient Shema: “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.” It begins with “I believe,” because reciting the creed is ultimately an individual confession of belief, although the creed also … Continue reading The Nicene Creed And Its Origins

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

Saint Colette of Corbie: Virgin; Reformer of the Poor Clares and Unifier of the Church

Saint Colette is remembered for her holiness, but also for her initial resistance to the will of God, offered to her in visions. Upon overcoming her fear and reservations, and accepting the Lord’s calling, Saint Colette went on to accomplish great things in the name of God. . Born Nicolette Boellet, but called Colette, her … Continue reading Saint Colette of Corbie: Virgin; Reformer of the Poor Clares and Unifier of the Church

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 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

Spirit of Elijah

A Life Steeped In Prayer We may truly say that the life of high contemplation of the Prophet was not only founded on the practice of all virtues, but that this practice and exercise of prayer and virtue accompany his visions and mystical graces. These mystical graces are a free gift of God, but God … Continue reading Spirit of Elijah