A Poem by Blessed John Henry Newman, 1857

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Saint Philip in His School. This is the Saint of gentleness and kindness, Cheerful in penance, and in precept winning: Patiently healing of their pride and blindness, Souls that are sinning. This is the Saint, who, when the world allures us, Cries her false wares, and opes her magic coffers, Points to a better city, [Read More...]

St. Boniface Church, Brooklyn (1854)

Rev. Bonaventure Keller, O.S.F., one of St, Boniface's first pastor, was active in German-American communities nationwide.

  Rev. John Stephen Raffeiner of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, at that time vicar general for the Germans, saw the necessity for a new German parish, and with the approbation of Bishop Loughlin, encouraged the work of foundation. The congregation was at once formed, and Father Schneller of St Paul’s placed the [Read More...]

A Poem in Honor of the Feast of St. Philip Neri (1515-1595)

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ST. PHILIP IN HIS GOD Philip, on thee the glowing ray Of heaven came down upon thy prayer, To melt thy heart, and burn away All that of earthly dross was there. Thy soul became as purest glass, Through which the Brightness Incarnate In undimm’d majesty might pass, Transparent and illuminate. And so, on Philip [Read More...]


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