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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The Wisdom of the Saints about the last things (part 2)

“Just as seed, existing formlessly in the beginning, is shaped into a design and increases in bulk, prepared as it is by the indescribable skill of God, so too it is not at all absurd but entirely consistent that the material enclosed in tombs and which was once possessed of...

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Saint of the Month: St. Gaspar del Bufalo

St. Gaspar del Bufalo was a priest, a founder, and a missionary preacher. Gaspar was born in 1786 in Rome. His parents named him Gaspar Melchior Balthazar in memory of the traditionally attributed names of the three Magi who sought and venerated Christ as an infant. His father, Antonio del...

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Saint of the Month: St. Catherine of Alexandria

St. Catherine of Alexandria was one of the virgin martyrs of the early Church. We know of her primarily from the writings of the early Church historian and Bishop of Caesarea, Eusebius, who wrote in the early fourth century. Catherine was born c. 287 at Alexandria, Egypt. At this time,...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Jesus Christ (part 5)

“Beloved: If you invoke as Father Him Who judges impartially according to each one’s works, conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning, realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct, handed on by your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold but with the...

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Saint of the Month: Bl. Bartolo Longo

Blessed Bartolo Longo was a committed Satanist who completely changed his life to one of active charity and Marian devotion. Bartolo was born in 1841 to Bartolomeo and Antonina Longo at the town of Latiano, in southern Italy. Bartolomeo was a physician and he and Antonina were devout Catholics who...

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