Faith

Laetare! Rejoice!

Happy Laetare Sunday everyone! But what exactly is Laetare Sunday? Laetare Sunday – so named from the first words spoken in the Introit, Laetare Jerusalem (Rejoice, O Jersalem) – is the fourth Sunday in Lent, the middle Sunday. It was set aside to encourage us on the path of Lenten penance, as the Sunday on … Continue reading »

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Saint of the Week (8/25/13 – 8/31/13)

Our saint of the week for this week is: St. Monica Feast Day: August 27 Monica was married through an arrangement to a violent-tempered pagan man, who was critical of Christians and their practices. Monica endured his outbursts with much patience, and her gentleness and kindness finally paid off: her husband accepted his wife’s faith … Continue reading »

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Saint of the Week (8/18/13 – 8/24/13)

Our saint of the week for this week is: Pope St. Pius X Feast Day: August 21 Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto was born in Venice on June 2,1835, and was the second of ten children born to Giovanni and Margarita Sarto. After he was ordained a priest in 1858, Fr. Sarto became chaplain at Tombolo fro … Continue reading »

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Things I Love About Mary

For today’s post, given that it IS the Feast of the Assumption, I have decided to make a list of some of the things that I love about Mary: These are only SOME of the things that I like (no, love) about Mary. I could go into a whole kid’s version of Marian Apologetics, but … Continue reading »

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Saint of the Week (8/11/13 – 8/17/13)

Our saint of the week for this week is…………. Saint Maximilian Kolbe Feast Day: August 14 Maximilian was born in 1894 in Poland and became a Franciscan. He contracted tuberculosis and, though he recovered, he remained frail all his life. Before his ordination as a priest, Maximilian founded the Immaculata Movement devoted to Our Lady. … Continue reading »

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Biblical Fruits of the Holy Spirit Snack

In  his letter to the Galatians, St. Paul mentions 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).  Traditionally, there are 4 more: goodness, long-suffering, humility or gentleness, modesty, and chastity. The fruits are the product of the gifts of the Holy Spirit which are: wisdom, … Continue reading »

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Saint of the Week (8/4/13 – 8/10/13)

Our Saint of the Week for this week is………….. Saint Edith Stein (Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) Feast Day: August 9 (Since she made clear to me that she wanted to be my patron saint (that story is told here), it would make sense that she would be our Saint of the Week.) 🙂 … Continue reading »

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