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From Verbum Catholic Bible Study: The Life of John Chrysostom details the “golden-mouthed” orator’s influence on Asia Minor. It offers a look into his role as preacher and bishop, his interactions with different sects and notable persons during his life, and an exacting account of his three-year exile. Find out how here [Read more...]

Saints & Scripture on “Trouble”

Today’s gospel from John 16 contains one of my favorite bible verses: In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world. I’m always amazed by the ability of daily scripture to come to me in a moment of great need. When this happens, as it frequently does, it feels [Read More...]

“Perspectives” Offers a Digest Version of the Canonizations

Just in case you were otherwise occupied yesterday and haven’t had a chance to check out the Canonization mass, this great video from Salt & Light’s Perspectives program offers a quick overview of the beauty of the day: [Read more...]

Seeking the Saint: In Search of Saint Patrick

Just a very quick post from my vacation in Ireland this week to share a sensation that won’t leave me tonight until I blog it out of my system. For those who don’t already know, I am enjoying Spring Break with my husband and son this week in Dublin. We decided to focus on staying [Read More...]

Venerable Fulton Sheen a Step Closer to Sainthood with Approval of Reported Miracle

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Big news today out of the Diocese of Peoria: the 7-member board of medical experts who advise the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints at the Vatican unanimously approved a reported miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Definitely take a moment to read the full press release. [Read More...]

Question the Beauty – It Bears Witness!

Inspired by St. Augustine’s sermons, a modern-day Youtube rendition provides a brief respite in the midst of a crazy day: From the Vatican website: “Question the beauty of the earth, question the beauty of the sea, question the beauty of the air, amply spread around everywhere, question the beauty of the sky, question the serried [Read More...]

Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, MM — A New Saint in the Making

From the Archdiocese for the Military Services, outstanding news on the opening of the Cause for Beatification of Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, MM. Having recently read about Fr. Capodanno, I am now praying through his intercession on a regular basis.  Archbishop Broglio Solemnizes Cause for the Beatification of Father Vincent Capodanno, MM Makes public tribunal [Read More...]

The Day the Bull Went to the Pet Blessing

From the “Cool Catholic Files”, my favorite tweet of the day from my friend Matthew Kurtz, Director of Communications for the Bismarck Diocese: And for those who want the full experience, a selfie of said bull: Kudos to Msgr. Tom Richter and the school staff for a memorable moment on a blustery Friday Feast of [Read More...]

Canonization Events Brewing at Blessed John Paul II Shrine

From the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington D.C. comes news of special events leading up to the canonization for those who may not be able to travel to Rome for the canonization: Video Link Officials at the Blessed John Paul II Shrine in Washington are gearing up for the canonizations of two late [Read More...]

St. Jerome’s Prayer for Christ’s Mercy

Today, we celebrate the life of St. Jerome, a priest and Doctor of the Church. If you love reading the Bible, you can thank St. Jerome for his lifetime of work spent toiling over sacred scripture. I was happy to discover the following prayer attributed to St. Jerome: A Prayer for Christ’s Mercy O Lord, [Read More...]


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