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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Wisdom of the Saints about suffering (part 6)

“Sometimes we ask ourselves why the Lord makes us wait so long for an answer to our prayers. If His love for us is so great, how is it that He does not heal us straightaway when we turn to Him for help? This question has been asked in every...

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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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Wisdom of the Saints about religion

“Do you not know that God has placed churches in the cities as ports in the sea, that those who come thither for shelter from the storms of this world may find perfect peace?” St. John Chrysostom (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “…the ill will against the Christian religion...

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Saint of the Month: Ven. Frederic Baraga

Venerable Frederic Baraga was a missionary priest, bishop, and pioneer. Frederic was born in 1797 to Johann and Maria Baraga. The family lived in a castle in the Austrian Dukedom of Carnolia, located in modern day Slovenia. Johann and Maria were devoted to their faith and committed to providing a...

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