Saints and Angels

King Saint Ferdinand III and His Conquests for Christ

It is a battle to remain faithful and strong. Saint Ferdinand III was a king, husband, father and warrior whose battle for his soul was just as vigorous as his renowned crusades against the Moors. His cousin, Saint Louis IX, King of France, is generally familiar to Christians and Catholics in the West, but King …

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The Struggle Against the Power of Darkness

Notions about the holy angels among the Catholic faithful, even the most enthusiastic Catholics, are often vague and superficial. For the most part, they are mere memories and images of childhood, not much different from fictitious and somewhat mythological beings such as fairies and elves. Unfortunately, today’s iconography does not help to make known the …

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The Nobility of the Holy Family and Prayer to Saint Joseph

Mary, Joseph, and Therefore Jesus, Were Born of Royal Stock Taken from a sermon of Saint Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444) about Saint Joseph: Firstly, let us consider the nobility of the bride the Most Holy Virgin. The Blessed Virgin was nobler than any other creature that had been born in human form that could be or …

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What 10 Saints Said Before Going to Heaven (Amazing Quotes)

The Latin adage grasps reality so well, talis vita, finis ita.  That means the way you live is the way you die.  If one lives well, a good death is likely with the grace of God.  Whereas those who live a sinful life are unlikely to make a last minute conversion and die well. The …

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Saint Francisco of Fatima Calls Us to Make Special Reparation

We will comment on the dialogue of the Fatima seer, now-Saint Francisco Marto, as recorded in an excerpt from the famous book, The True Story of Fatima, by Fr. John de Marchi. In this dialogue during Francisco’s last illness, Sister Lúcia sat next to Francisco’s bed and gently whispered to him: “Francisco, are you suffering …

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How Saint Charles Borromeo Fought the Deadly Virus in Milan

The Coronavirus is not the first epidemic to strike the world.  Yet as churches are closed and the sacraments are difficult to find, the question arises:  How did the Church and the saints deal with plagues in the past? In the golden pages of history, we find a holy bishop who faced a virus more …

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24 Quotes About Purity That Every Young (& Old) Catholic Should Know

Impurity is plastered everywhere today: Movies, TV, billboards, music, entertainment, books, and magazines. We must fight back. To that end the following collection of quotes — many of which are authored by Doctors of the Church — will provide you with the support and encouragement you need to stand your ground and fight for purity. …

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