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Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph

St Giles Mary of St Joseph.jpgCome, you whom my Father has blessed; I was ill and you consoled me. Anything you did for one of my brothers, you did for me, says the Lord.

God our Father, You kept Brother Giles Mary of Saint Joseph faithful to Christ’s pattern of poverty and humility. With his prayers to give us courage help us to move forward in unselfish charity.

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Saint Colette

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Let us rejoice
and shout for joy, because the Lord of all things has favored this holy and
glorious virgin with his love.

God, our Father, You set Saint Colette as an
example and leader of evangelical perfection for many virgins. Grant that the
spirit of Saint Francis which she wisely taught and wondrously confirmed by her
holy

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Archbishop Tim Dolan at 60

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Blessings on His Excellency, Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan, PhD
on the occasion of his 60th birthday!

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Saints Peter Baptist, Paul Miki and companions –the Nagasaki Martyrs

26 Japanese martyrs.JPG.jpegGod, our Father, source of strength for all Your
saints, You led Peter Baptist, Paul Miki, and their companions through the
sufferings of the cross to the joy eternal life. May their prayers give us the
courage to be loyal until death in professing our faith.


Today the Church commemorates
twenty-six martyrs, three

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Lay apostolate and lay ministry…know the difference?

Well, apparently the bishops of Scotland haven’t clue on how to answer a simple Master of Divinity question on the difference between the “lay apostolate and lay ministry” either, until today when Pope Benedict let them know a little secret:


Hand in hand with a proper appreciation of the priest’s role is a correct understanding of the specific vocation

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What does Saint Agatha teach us today?

“Let us all rejoice in the Lord, celebrating a festival day in honor of blessed Agatha, virgin and martyr; at whose passion the angels rejoice, and give praise to the Son of God.” (Introit)

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Today’s feast of a young virgin martyr is the last in a series courageous women of faith over the last few months. My The heart is always moved when I hear their story of

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About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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