No two stories of Our Lady are ever the same: A mother’s individualized love
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January 28, 2018

No two stories of Our Lady are ever the same: A mother’s individualized love

Our Lady of Miracles of Caacupé is beloved in Paraguay. As we hear stories of Marian devotions from different countries, we start to identify common elements. Our Lady often, for example, blesses countries with signs of her presence and closeness…
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Atheist turned mystic: The amazing story of Itala Mela
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January 28, 2018

Atheist turned mystic: The amazing story of Itala Mela

She took as her motto "Lord, I shall follow You unto the darkness, unto death." Born to atheist parents in 1904, Itala Mela was primarily raised by her Catholic grandparents. They helped Mela prepare for her First Communion and Confirmation,…
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A Saint for those suffering from broken, unfaithful and abusive marriages
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January 28, 2018

A Saint for those suffering from broken, unfaithful and abusive marriages

Blessed Elizabeth Canori Mora is a model of holiness lived even after happily-ever-after goes sour. There’s an old saying, dating back at least to St. Francis de Sales, that certain saints are to be admired but not imitated. We don’t…
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The inspiring story of the great Catholic woman who was a twice-divorced nun
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January 28, 2018

The inspiring story of the great Catholic woman who was a twice-divorced nun

Remembering the "Prison Angel," Mother Antonia Brenner Can a Catholic woman get married and divorced twice, give birth to eight children with two different men, become a nun and eventually found a new religious order? The answer is Yes! In…
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Are Ouija boards an ‘Origin of Evil’?
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January 28, 2018

Are Ouija boards an ‘Origin of Evil’?

The very action of using this 'game' can have profound spiritual consequences beyond our control On Friday this week the highly anticipated prequel to the 2014 Ouijafilm will hit theaters nationwide. With Ouija: Origin of Evil, producer Michael Bay (Transformers) hopes to capitalize on…
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Mexican Martyr’s Miracle Helped Save Hometown Girl
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January 28, 2018

Mexican Martyr’s Miracle Helped Save Hometown Girl

Lupis was on the brink of death when her mother sought Blessed Jose Sanchez del Rio's intercession The miracle attributed to a young Mexican martyr who will now be canonized was the healing of a girl from the future saint’s…
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The miracle in Mexico that confirmed young Jose’s sainthood
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January 28, 2018

The miracle in Mexico that confirmed young Jose’s sainthood

Mom of girl snatched from death eight years ago feels blessed to be part of "Joselito's" story Eight years ago, doctors in Mexico disconnected an infant named Ximena Galvez from life support, convinced that she was brain dead. On Sunday, Ximena…
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St. Gerard Majella, the saint who went to play with the Christ Child every day
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January 28, 2018

St. Gerard Majella, the saint who went to play with the Christ Child every day

Heading home from the #MarchforLife? Make sure you befriend this saint! The Annual March for Life took place in Washington, D.C., on Friday, January 19. Tens upon tens of thousands marched in defense of the unborn. One saint in heaven surely looks…
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Meeting God when I least expected to
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January 28, 2018

Meeting God when I least expected to

I was trying my best to avoid people, but then I got my wake-up call I sat at the doctor’s office in the large waiting room, repeatedly tapping my foot and letting out long sighs of annoyance. I’d arrived before…
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Have you ever heard of the “butterfly effect” of Eucharistic adoration?
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January 28, 2018

Have you ever heard of the “butterfly effect” of Eucharistic adoration?

It can be seen in homes, in families, in marriages, and in neighborhoods ... When a person adores Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, that person and his surroundings change. When a perpetual adoration chapel opens, it slowly transforms the neighborhood.…
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