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The Holy Face of Jesus Calls Us

When we think of the Passion of our Lord or make the Stations of the Cross, one image that should come into our mind’s eye is the Sixth Station — St. Veronica wiping the face of Jesus to comfort him. Because Jesus left an image of his face on her...

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Here are the Plenary Indulgences Available During Holy Week

The plenary indulgences that we can receive on every day of Holy Week actually are of two kinds. Certain ones are specific to Holy Week itself. Certain ones we can actually gain anytime. They’re listed in the Norms and Grants in the official...

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St. Joseph’s Apparition in the United States

This year marks the 60th anniversary of St. Joseph appearing to a nun in Ohio during March, 1958. He appeared during the continuing apparitions of the Blessed Mother under her title “Our Lady of America.” These private revelations to Sister Mary...

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St Joseph Gems Are a True Treasure

“Do you love St. Joseph?” asks Father Donald Calloway of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception in his new book. “I can tell you with absolute certainty that Jesus and Mary do.” Once we pick up St. Joseph Gems we will to, whether for the first...

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Sister Lucia and the 7th Call of Fatima

Lent is a ready time to see how Fatima’s Sister Lucia explains sacrifice. It’s what she names “The Seventh Call of The Message” in her book, “Calls” From the Message of Fatima. Of course, she means Fatima’s call to sacrifice is meant not for the...

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50 Wise and Wonderful Insights from Padre Pio

During year marking the 100th anniversary of his stigmata and 50th anniversary of his death, Padre Pio should also be remembered for the countless spiritual insights, succinct spiritual direction, and constant encouragement he gave through his...

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How St. Blaise Saved a City and More Fascinating Facts About Him

On Feb. 3 many Catholics will be in church for the annual blessing of throats on St. Blaise’s feast day. We know we ask through this blessing to for bishop and martyr St. Blaise’s intercession, as the priest prays, "Through the intercession of...

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The Feast with Three Names

The Church has no shortage of feasts and memorials to celebrate. For centuries, we have a triple celebration on one day, Feb. 2 — alternately known as the Presentation of the Lord, the Purification of Mary, and Candlemas. Today, the Church calls...

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Help! Purify the Church and Hearts on Feb. 2

First, any time is a good time to pray for purification for our Church and for our hearts. What better time to start than on the Feast of the Purification and Presentation, Friday, Feb. 2.  Second, great things can happen with grassroots...

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How One Courageous Man Quietly Affected a Nation

The modest person who takes a stand and makes a great impact isn’t only the fiction of a movie or novel. One humble person’s belief can make a great impact that resonates across state after state and affects many people. But unlike fiction’s...