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. Michael the Archangel

MICHAEL IN SCRIPTURE St. Michael the Archangel is universally regarded as one of God’s most powerful angels against all that is evil. Michael, an angel, and thus a pure spirit, is the only angel mentioned by name four times in Holy Scripture. Most significant are his appearances in the twelfth...

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Wisdom of the Saints about Holy Scripture part 5

“Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us, I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down...

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Saint of the Month: St. Jane Frances de Chantal

St. Jane Frances de Chantal was a devoted wife and mother and the foundress of a vital women’s religious order. Jane (Jeanne Francoise) was born in 1572 at Dijon, France to Benigne and Marguerite Fremyot. Benigne was the president of the parliament of the Province of Burgundy. Marguerite died when...

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Wisdom of the Saints about prayer (part 5)

“Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness.” St. John Chrysostom (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “Remember, there is One Who listens to you, so do not hesitate to pray to Him. But He abides...

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Saint of the Month: Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodriguez was a layman active in service to the Church. Carlos was born in 1918 in the city of Caguas, Puerto Rico. His parents were Manuel and Herminia (Santiago) Rodriguez, and Manuel operated a small store attached to the family home. Carlos had four siblings, and the...

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Saint of the Month: St. Ephrem of Syria

St. Ephrem of Syria was a deacon, hymn-writer, and teacher of the early Church. Ephrem was born C. 306 at Nisibis, Mesopotamia, (modern-day Nusaybin, Turkey on the Syrian border). Nothing is known of his family, except that he wrote that his family was Christian. As a youth, he was mentored...

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Wisdom of the Saints about surrender (part 6)

“When shall I be freed from the miserable slavery of vice? When Lord, shall I think of you alone? When shall I fully rejoice in you? When shall I be without hindrance, in true liberty, free from every grievance of mind and body? When will there be solid peace, undisturbed...

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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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