3 saints who probably had learning disabilities
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January 30, 2018

3 saints who probably had learning disabilities

Saint John Vianney – Born to peasant farmers, the future Curé d’Ars felt called to the priesthood at a young age, but was prevented from going to school because of the French Revolution. After tensions died down in France, Vianney enrolled…
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The (true) legend of India’s only Catholic Queen
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January 30, 2018

The (true) legend of India’s only Catholic Queen

Begum Samru ruled over a vast and rich province in northern India in such a manner that even the British East India Company considered her a threat. For many a Catholic, it might come as a pleasant surprise that there…
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10 Fun facts about St. Thomas Aquinas
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January 30, 2018

10 Fun facts about St. Thomas Aquinas

Check out #7. Who knew? January 28 is the feast of this great saint and doctor of the Church, the patron of students and Catholic schools. Thomas is one of the most brilliant philosophers and theologians the Catholic Church has…
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5 practical parenting tips from Sts. Louis & Zelie Martin, saints who raised saints
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January 30, 2018

5 practical parenting tips from Sts. Louis & Zelie Martin, saints who raised saints

The best part is you might already be stellar at a couple of these. Is your child difficult to discipline? Do your kids copy all of your bad habits? Are you worried about your temper-tantrum prone toddler? Well, you are…
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What does the word “Amen” mean?
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January 30, 2018

What does the word “Amen” mean?

A small word with a deep spiritual meaning. Christians (as well as Jews and Muslims) around the world say the world “Amen” countless times a day, both in personal prayer and the liturgy. For a large number of people it…
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Fighting breast cancer? Here is a patron saint for you
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January 30, 2018

Fighting breast cancer? Here is a patron saint for you

St. Agatha is known for her intercession against this disease that affects both women and men. Little is known about the daily life of St. Agatha, an early Christian martyr of the 3rd century, but her death is remembered because…
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5 Profound sayings from the Desert Fathers on practicing virtue
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January 30, 2018

5 Profound sayings from the Desert Fathers on practicing virtue

They have much to teach us about leading a virtuous life. Living in 4th century, the Desert Fathers spent their days drawing close to God and teaching others the secret to living a life of virtue. These teachings were eventually…
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Pray this powerful prayer for the healing of cancer
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January 30, 2018

Pray this powerful prayer for the healing of cancer

St. Peregrine's heavenly intercession has given him the reputation as a "Wonder-Worker." When cancer strikes, it can be a crushing blow not only physically, but spiritually. It is a difficult cross to bear, one that God mysteriously allows in our…
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Here’s why some Christians observe 70 days of Lent
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January 30, 2018

Here’s why some Christians observe 70 days of Lent

The reason is biblical. While most are familiar with the 40 days of Lent, did you know some Christians observe a period of 70 days of Lent? It is an ancient practice that is biblical and full of spiritual meaning.…
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What humans can do that angels can’t
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January 30, 2018

What humans can do that angels can’t

Hint: Our very vulnerability gives us something angels can only admire but never achieve “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread,” said Alexander Pope, thereby proving that he understood more about men than he did about angels. Angels cannot fear…
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