Wisdom of the Saints about humility (part 7)

“Beloved: Clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for: God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” St. Peter the Apostle (1st century) “Humility is the mother, root,...

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Saint of the Month: St. Pedro Maldonado

St. Pedro de Jesús Maldonado was a priest and a martyr of the anti-Catholic regime of Mexican President Plutarco Calles.  Pedro was born in 1892 at Chihuahua City in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. His parents were Apolinar Maldonado and Micaela Lucero, and Pedro had seven siblings. SEMINARY INTERRUPTION...

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Wisdom of the Saints about discipleship (part 4)

“When men saw him [Paul} in captivity, flogged, shipwrecked, led about in chains, they could scarcely help thinking him a pitiable sight. Nevertheless, even while he suffered all this at the hands of men, he always looked toward the One Who is his head and he asked: What can separate...

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Wisdom of the Saints about time and eternity (part 2)

“Do not believe only what the eyes of your body tell you. What is not seen is here more truly seen, for what is seen belongs to time, but what is not seen belongs to eternity.” St. Ambrose of Milan (4th century, Doctor of the Church) “From now on, regard...

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Saint of the Month: St. Julie Billiart

St. Julie Billiart was a teacher, a foundress, and a resistor of the anti-Church French Revolution.  Julie was born in 1751, the sixth of seven children born to a prosperous farming family at Cuvilly in northern France.  Even as a young child, she had a keen interest in religion and...

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Video: I Lived on Parker Avenue

Adopted at birth and raised in Louisiana, David Scotton is on a journey to Indiana to meet the birth parents he’s never known. His tattooed birth mother, Melissa, and reserved birth father, Brian, anxiously wait for him, concerned David will reject them for decisions they made before he was born....

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Saint of the Month: St. Cunegunda

St. Cunegunda was a generous benefactress who practiced stewardship of what she had authority over during her life as a princess, queen, wife, and nun.  Cunegunda was born to Siegfried, a count, and his wife Hedwig of Luxembourg, ca. 973, one of eleven children.  She was a descendant of Charlemagne....

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Wisdom of the Saints about Satan

“Be eager for more frequent gatherings for thanksgiving [Eucharist] to God and His glory, for when you meet thus, the forces of Satan are annulled and his destructive power is cancelled in the concord of your faith.” St. Ignatius of Antioch (1st-2nd centuries) ‎”The devil is afraid of us when...

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Saint of the Month: Bl. Michael Sopocko

Blessed Michael Sopocko was a priest, professor, theologian, spiritual director, and a conduit for an important divine message for our times. Michael was born at Nowasady, near the city of Vilnius, which was part of Poland, but is now in Lithuania. His parents were of the noble Polish class, but...

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