Convalidating an existing marriage: What is it and why?
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January 31, 2018

Convalidating an existing marriage: What is it and why?

My greatest desire in life is to be in constant eyelash-to-eyelash relationship with God. Saint John Paul II in Man and Woman He Created Them: Redemption is a truth, a reality, in the name of which man must feel himself called,…
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The Russian Icon that Reveals the Mystery of the Trinity
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January 31, 2018

The Russian Icon that Reveals the Mystery of the Trinity

Held in high esteem by Christians of the East and West alike, this icon is one of the most profound visualizations of the Trinity ever produced   FROM THE ARCHIVES “It is most absurd and improper to depict in icons…
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Here is what St Padre Pio told St John Paul II alone about the most private details of his stigmata
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January 31, 2018

Here is what St Padre Pio told St John Paul II alone about the most private details of his stigmata

The exhumed body of St. Padre Pio lies in a glass sepulchre in the crypt of the saint’s shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo, southern Italy Before the death of Padre Pio he shared the story of his most painful and…
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3 Questions to Ask to Help Find Your Purpose in Life
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January 31, 2018

3 Questions to Ask to Help Find Your Purpose in Life

Ask Fr. Mike: Discerning your vocation Dear Fr. Mike, I’ve heard that everyone is called to some vocation. How do I find my vocation? Fr. Mike: Fantastic. This is one of my favorite questions because a) it indicates that you realize…
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Fire of Love: Lessons from St. Maximilian Kolbe
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January 31, 2018

Fire of Love: Lessons from St. Maximilian Kolbe

There is so much more to St. Maximilian than his heroic death in Auschwitz There is no saint that has a greater impact upon my spiritual life than St. Maximilian Kolbe. This fact is ironic as early on in my…
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Statue of the Virgin Mary is Left Miraculously Intact After Fire
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January 31, 2018

Statue of the Virgin Mary is Left Miraculously Intact After Fire

A violent fire at a military base near Madrid spared nothing except a small statue and surrounding vegetation The events took place at the El Goloso military base, located near the Spanish capital, seat of the nation’s armored infantry brigade…
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The surprising symbolism of the baldacchino
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January 31, 2018

The surprising symbolism of the baldacchino

The architectural feature has a rich history, full of symbolism. When entering an older church or cathedral, you will often see a large architectural structure that hangs over the main altar (or sometimes over the high altar against the wall).…
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Is the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia?
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January 31, 2018

Is the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia?

Nat Geo brings the subject back into discussion The monks who live in the small church of Saint Mary of Zion — also known as the “Chapel of the Ark” — in the sacred Ethiopian city of Aksum are forbidden…
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One Catholic Teaching Resolves 16 Issues
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January 31, 2018

One Catholic Teaching Resolves 16 Issues

If the soul and the body are one, then it means a few things   In human beings, soul and body are one. We are not souls trapped in a body, waiting to be liberated. Neither are we just bodies…
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7 Times the Virgin Mary has visited mankind
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January 31, 2018

7 Times the Virgin Mary has visited mankind

What does she want to tell us? Over the course of history, the Blessed Virgin has visited mankind at particular sites around the world. In the majority of Marian apparitions, only one person or a few people, quite often children, report having…
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