Theresa Doyle-Nelson

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St. Eleazar ― An Old Testament Martyr “Advanced in Age”

Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes, a man advanced in age and of noble appearance, was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork. But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement, he went forward of his own accord to the instrument of...

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St. Lazarus―A Saint Brought Back to Life by Jesus

And when he [Jesus] had said this, he cried out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, tied hand and foot with burial bands, and his face was wrapped in a cloth. So Jesus said to them, “Untie him and let him go.” ―John...

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St. Erastus―A Spiritual Counselor to the Corinthians

Then he [Paul] sent to Macedonia two of his assistants, Timothy and Erastus, while he himself stayed for a while in the province of Asia. ―Acts 19:22 Bible readers first meet up with St. Erastus during Paul’s third missionary journey. Paul was...

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The Vivid Prophecies of the Great Ezekiel

I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. ―Ezekiel 36:26a It was 597 B.C. when Ezekiel and thousands of other citizens of Judah were taken over by the Babylonians and forced into exile. Ezekiel had been living as a...

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St. Epaphras Sends You Greetings

Epaphras sends you greetings; he is one of you, a slave of Christ [Jesus], always striving for you in his prayers so that you may be perfect and fully assured in all the will of God. For I can testify that he works very hard for you and for those...

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St. Jason ― A Thessalonian Friend and Helper to Paul

When they could not find them [Paul and Silas], they dragged Jason and some of the brothers before the city magistrates, shouting, “These people who have been creating a disturbance all over the world have now come here.” ―Acts 17:6 Jason must...

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St. Thomas – More Than Just a Doubter

Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” ―John 20:28 Although several stories of doubt exist in the Bible, it is Thomas’s incident that seems to catch the most attention, earning him the nickname “Doubting Thomas.” Fortunately,...

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Aaron ― Brother and Spokesman for Moses

Then the LORD became angry with Moses and said: I know there is your brother, Aaron the Levite, who is a good speaker; even now he is on his way to meet you. He will speak to the people for you: he will be your spokesman, and you will be as God...

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Before He Was Born, St. John the Baptist Knew Jesus

And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. ―Luke 1:43–44 John the Baptist—the son of Sts. Elizabeth and...

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St. Elisha ― An Old Testament Saint with Many Fantastic Miracles

Elijah set out, and came upon Elisha, son of Shaphat, as he was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen; he was following the twelfth. Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak on him. ―1 Kings 19:19 Elisha (e-LIE-sha) was a prophet in the northern...