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Remembering Saint Vincent de Paul on September 27th.

Saint Vincent

Do you feel, like so many of us, that we are living in an age of less kindness and more selfishness, of so much more materialism and too little charity? Today is the feast day of a great saint, Saint Vincent de Paul – a man of tremendous goodness, charity and wisdom – a true champion of the poor and …

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The Church as the Sorrowful Mother

The Church as the Sorrowful Mother

Reflection on the gospel for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Pre-Vatican II calendar). Taken from The Liturgical Year by Dom Gueranger. This is the second time during the year that holy Church offers this Gospel to our consideration; we cannot be surprised at this, for the fathers selected by her as its interpreters tell us,on bothof these occasions that the afflicted mother who follows …

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First Friday Devotions in the Catholic Church

What are First Friday Devotions?

Today is the First Friday of the month, which is a devotion that many Catholics around the world follow. History of First Friday First Friday devotions among Catholics are related to devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ. First Friday practices date to the last decades of the 17th century, when Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary and spoke to …

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