Saint Gertrude the Great

St.Gertrude-colonial-700px.jpgAs the Church prays:

O Lord, You loved to dwell in the pure heart of Your virgin Gertrude. Through her merits and prayers please wash away the stains from our hearts so that they, too, may become worthy dwelling places for Your divine Majesty.

Even though Saint Gertrude is little known in the US, her optional memorial is observed today; in Germany her feast day is November 17th. Saint Gertrude is one of the

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Saint Albert the Great

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The
learned will shine like the brilliance of the firmament, and those who train
many in the ways of justice will sparkle like the stars for all eternity.


God
of truth, you endowed our brother Albert with the gift of combining human
wisdom with divine faith. May the pursuit of

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Saint Nicholas Tavelic and companions

St Nicholas Tavelic.jpgThe salvation of the just comes from the Lord. He is their strength in time of need.

Almighty God, You glorified Saint Nicholas and companions by their zeal in spreading the faith and their crown of martyrdom. Through their prayers and example help us to run the way of Your commandments and to receive the crown of eternal life.
More on Saint Nicholas Tavelic is found here.

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Blessed John Liccio

Loving God, you made Blessed John illustrious by a complete self-denial and the utmost zeal for

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Vatican to comment on Medjugorje claims

The cardinal of Sarajevo, Vinko Puljic, said that the Holy See will make an official statement about the supposed apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Medjugorje. These sightings of Mary have been happening since 1981 to six people. The news story is seen here. This is a welcomed and necessary pastoral development.

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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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