Making Corbels & Capitals

Follow along as Andrew Wilson Smith sculpts the corbels and capitals for the new church. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Andrew Wilson Smith (@andrewwilsonsmithsculptor) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Andrew Wilson Smith (@andrewwilsonsmithsculptor) View this post on Instagram A post shared by...

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Saint of the Month: Blessed James Miller

Blessed James Miller was a religious brother, missionary, and martyr. James Alfred Miller was born in 1944 to a Catholic farming family at Stevens Point, in central Wisconsin. He was the oldest of five children and grew up in the small nearby town of Custer. He attended the local elementary...

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Wisdom of the Saints about charity (part 4)

“He who has the love of Christ sometimes causes pain, even to someone he loves, for that person’s good.” St. Basil the Great (4th century, Doctor of the Church) “Now what precisely is meant by the words, ‘My friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment’? Listen...

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Wisdom of the Saints about Holy Mass (part 7)

“Scripture says, ‘Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him, and thousands of thousands ministered to Him, and they cried, ‘Holy, holy, holy Lord of hosts, the whole creation is full of His glory’.’ We too, therefore, gathering together in one accord in our conscience, should cry out earnestly as...

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Saint of the Month: St. Sharbel Makhlouf

St. Sharbel Makhlouf was a Maronite priest, hermit and mystic. Youssef (Arabic for Joseph) Makhlouf was born in 1828 to a devout Maronite Catholic farming family. The Maronite Church is an Eastern Rite Church in full communion with the pope and the worldwide Catholic Church, tracing its heritage to the...

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Saint of the Month: St. Gertrude

St. Gertrude was a gifted cloistered nun, scholar, and mystic. Nothing is known of her family, but she was born in Thuringia (in the Holy Roman Empire) in 1256. She was but five years old when she arrived, either orphaned or left with relatives, at the Benedictine Cistercian monastery at...

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Wisdom of the Saints about suffering (part 8)

“The more my body suffers for Christ, the more my soul is strengthened.” St. Probus (3rd-4th centuries) “Jesus’ cross is an example of painful toil. His resurrection is the reward of painful toil. In the cross He showed us how we are to bear suffering. In His resurrection He showed...

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Saint of the Month: St. Anthony Daniel

St. Anthony Daniel was a devoted and intrepid Jesuit priest and missionary and a martyr. Anthony (Antoine in French) was born to a merchant and his wife in 1601 in Dieppe in northern France. At age seventeen, he attended a university, where he studied law for one year and philosophy...

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