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The Story of Our Lady of Fatima: 100th Anniversary

The Apparitions of the Angel  In 1916, as World War I devastated Europe, three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal, were visited three times by an angel while out tending their sheep. The first apparition took place in the spring of 1916. Lucia dos Santos, age 9, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, ages 8 and 6, had taken shelter …

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Gifts of the Visitation – Behind the Catholic Counter Podcast Episode 32

Gifts of the Visitation - Nine Spiritual Encounters With Mary and Elizabeth

G.K. Chesterton's birthday was last week. I found a couple of quotes about his praise of beer. I also noticed that two Catholic authors both published books this month that involved drinking. Hmmmmm. This week I interviewed Denise Bossert about her new book, Gifts of the Visitation - Nine Spiritual Encounters With Mary and Elizabeth.

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Saint Philip Neri’s Five Favorite Catholic Memes

Saint Philip Neri's Favorite Catholic Memes

You know those spontaneous class clown type kids who always acted first and then asked questions later, either in the principal’s office, the school nurse’s office or even the emergency room? Well, Saint Philip Neri may well have been one of those kids had he not been meant for more saintly things in later life.

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Ascension Thursday and The Eucharist

Feast of the Ascension

This high priest of ours is one who has taken His seat in heaven, on the right hand of that throne where God sits in majesty, ministering now in the sanctuary, in that true tabernacle which the Lord, not man, has set up. After all, it is their very function of a priest to offer gift and sacrifice.

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Celebrating the Month of Mary With Your Family

Celebrating the Month of Mary with Your Family

Did you know that the month of May is widely regarded as the month of Mary? It is fitting, then, that Mother’s Day also falls in the month of May. Whether we have the best relationship with our earthly mother or not, Mary is the perfect mother to all of us. As Christ died on the cross, He said to …

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The Complete Guide for Celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi

Complete Guide to Celebrating Corpus Christi

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the whole Christian life. The feast of Corpus Christi is a celebration of Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist. It parallels the celebration on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the institution of this sacrament. When the Eucharist is carried through the streets in solemn procession, the Christian people give public witness of their faith and devotion toward the sacrament of the Eucharist

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