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- What You Don’t Know About the AssumptionOn August 15th we celebrate the Assumption of Mary, a feast that has been celebrated as far back as the fifth century. In the East the feast is also called "The Dormition" which means "Falling Asleep". This isn't to say that Mary didn't die, both the East and West agree that she did physically die.
- All About St. James the GreaterJames drank of the cup Jesus drank of, all too shortly after the Resurrection. Acts 12:1 tells us that St. James the Greater was one of the first martyrs of the Church. Saint James is known to have died around A.D. 44, by the sword, at the command of Herod Agrippa. Herod Agrippa I, the grandson of Herod the […]
- The Wisdom of John Paul II: Pentecost Sunday and the Eucharist“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of […]
- A Most Admirable Life – St. Philip Neri“Give me ten men really detached from the world, and I have the heart to believe I could convert the world with them.” – St. Philip Neri Too many people have yet to hear about St. Philip, a man of both simplicity and remarkable effectiveness in preaching the Gospel and leading souls to Our Lord. […]
- Saint Rita, patroness of difficult marriagesAt an early age, Rita of Cascia begged her parents to allow her to enter a convent. However, her parents instead arranged a marriage for her when she was only twelve years old...
- Saint Isidore, Patron of FarmersSt. Isidore was born in about 1070 to a poor, but devout family. At a very young age, Isidore hired himself out as a farmer to a wealthy Madrilenian landowner named Juan de Vargas.