Venerable Fulton Sheen Closer To Sainthood…

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A seven-member team of medical experts convoked by the Vatican reported there is no natural explanation for the survival of a child delivered stillborn and whose heart did not start beating until 61 minutes after his birth.The survival of the child, James Fulton Engstrom, now three years old and developing normally, was credited by his parents to a miracle attributable to the intercession of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who gained fame for his 1950s television show Life Is Worth Living and his … [Read more...]

St. Lucy…

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... Of of my favorite saints is St. Lucy for reasons too personal to explain. And if I tried it would probably sound crazy anyway. I do my own private thing to honor her but I always like to share some of my favorite artistic renditions of the saint.Related Link: Fr. D explains why she's such an awesome saint. Also, What Lucy Saw. … [Read more...]

In Other News, Mary Magdalene…

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... I know it's an exciting news day. The Pope's in Rio taking a joy ride and throwing caution to the wind.Kate had her baby.But bosh all that. I have more important things to post about. Today is my patron saint day, the memorial of St. Mary Magdalene. The first penitent. The only other woman who was closest to Christ besides His Mother. Mary, whom much was forgiven. Mary, whose love of the Lord was profoundly great.Related: Mary … [Read more...]

When Saints Stalk…

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... Did I ever tell you how I was stalked by St. Anthony once? Well, it least it seemed that way to me. Tony just kept popping up everywhere. I feel like I can call him that. Tony. You know, since we go so far back.Saints just have their ways. Coming and going and making their presence known when you need them most. Sometimes you don't even know you need them till they show up. Heavenly party crashers.So I was cleaning out my closet this evening and found some old purses. Digging … [Read more...]

Remembering Mother Teresa…

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Memorial of St. Hilary of Poitiers…

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... Ever the spiritual slacker, some days the closest I get to piety is looking at the calendar to see who's the Saint of The Day. It's something I suppose. At least it keeps me in the liturgical rhythm* of the Church.I use to update my blog daily with pictures and a brief synopsis of each day's saint, but the Church proved to have more saints than I had time and the practice ceased. Now I just feature my "besties" in the saint department, Saints I've grown close to and befriended … [Read more...]

Guido Reni, St. Cecilia in her Glory…

When I make it back to Rome I intend to visit Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. She's a dear saint to our family of musicians. … [Read more...]


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