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: St. Bede

OBLATE BOY St. Bede was a monk, priest, historian, scholar, and a prolific and important translator and writer. Born c. 673, nothing is known of Bede’s parents. His birthplace was near the town of Wearmouth in present day northern England. He was brought by relatives at age seven to the...

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Wisdom of the Saints abut intercessory prayer

“The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.” St. James the Apostle (James the Less) (1st century) “Urge those who have familiar speech with God to use much prayer, with much perseverance, for the stilling of the tempest that is now wrecking the whole world.” St. John Chrysostom...

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Saint of the Month: St. Gemma Galgani

St. Gemma Galgani was an Italian laywoman and an extraordinary mystic. Gemma was born in 1878 to a pharmacist and his wife in the village of Camigliano, Italy, near the city of Lucca. She was one of eight children. Gemma’s mother died when she was a child, but not before...

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Saint of the Month: St. Perpetua

St. Perpetua was an early martyr under Roman persecution, who is still remembered to our day. She was born Vivia Perpetua at Carthage about 181 A.D. The ancient city of Carthage was a large one and a prominent part of the Roman Empire, and it was located in North Africa...

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Saint of the Month: St. Polycarp of Smyrna

St. Polycarp was a bishop, martyr and Church father, and has the distinction of learning of the life of Christ directly from the Apostle St. John. Polycarp, a Greek name meaning “rich in fruit”, was born around the year 70 A.D. and as a child was converted to the Christian...

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Wisdom of the Saints…Editor’s Choice 2010-2015

“There is only one thing to be feared…only one trial, and that is sin…All the rest is beside the point, whether you talk of plots, feuds, betrayals, slanders, abuses, accusations, confiscations of property, exile, sharpened words, open sea, or universal war. Whatever they may be, they are all fugitive and...

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