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Teresa of Avila

Today is the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila! A very well-known saint and a Doctor of the Church, St. Teresa is perhaps most famous as one of the co-founders of the Discalced Carmelites, along with Saint John of the Cross and her many books, including The Interior Castle. However, she was alive during a very tumultuous period of history, and had a much more colorful life than many realize:

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7 Things You Might Not Know about One of the Most Important Naval Battles in History

Sinking of an Ottoman Ship

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary! While it is widely known that October is the month of the Rosary, and it stands to reason that the month should kick off with this feast day, the real story behind the establishment of Our Lady of the Rosary has a very colorful history. It has gone through name changes, date changes, and has its roots in one of the most pivotal battles ever fought. Read on for some of the stunning background of this important feast day:

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Who is St. Michael the Archangel?

Who is Saint Michael

Devotion to Michael the Archangel is one of the oldest devotions of the Church; indeed, his roles in God's divine plan date back before the Incarnation. It was St. Michael who led God's army against Lucifer and the other rebellious fallen angels, St. Michael who guards the Catholic Church and her pope, and St. Michael who, at God's commands will reprise his role against the Antichrist in the End Times.

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