St. Aloysius Gonzaga, a Poem by Father William Hart McNichols, S.J., 1989

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Aloysius, You have drawn me to you, gentle teacher, loving guide. I am filled with gratitude to you… l love you. Just to see you, to sit with your image, is to see all the simplicity, the trust, and the innocence of the children of the kingdom. Aloysius, Let me serve, let me love as [Read More...]

Queens Parish First One Named for St. Joan of Arc, 1920

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CHURCH OF ST. JOAN OF ARC. Parish at Jackson Heights First in America to be Named for New Saint. (The New York Times, July 11, 1920)   Ground was broken last Tuesday for the new church of St. Joan of Arc, on Fillmore Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens. This new parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese [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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