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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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Our Lady of Ransom and the White Scapular

Our Lady of Ransom and the White Scapular

What does it mean to ransom? To ransom is to obtain the release of a prisoner by payment of exchange. Applied to our faith, we read in 1 Timothy 2:5-6: "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men—the testimony given in its proper time".. Overall, the understanding of this passage is that that the language of 'payment' and 'ransom' is metaphorical way of saying that Christ has done all things necessary to save and redeem mankind enslaved.

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Our Lady and her Seven Sorrows

What are Mary's Seven Sorrows

Since the early middle ages, the Church in the West has celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows in mid-September, a devotion to the suffering and spiritual martyrdom of the Blessed Mother of Our Lord. The name Our Lady of Sorrows was first used by the Servites, or the Friar Servants of Mary, an order that was founded in 1233.

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A Cross Grown from Adam’s Mouth

Exaltation of the Cross

Every Christian and non-Christian alike knows that Our Lord carried the cross through Jerusalem, and if you've ever said the Stations of the Cross then you probably know that Simon of Cyrene was coerced into helping Him for part of the way. What you might not know is that the True Cross would one-day be carried through the streets again on the back of the Holy Roman Emperor.

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The Feast of the Golden-Mouthed Father of the Church

Saint John Chrysostom

September 13th is the feast day of St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church, Father of the Greek Church, and considered to be the greatest preacher ever heard. St. John was dubbed with the name “Chrysostom” some decades after his death, during the papacy of Pope Vigilius in year 553.

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