Spiritual Maternity in Saint Catherine of Siena

‘Finish Your Life on the Cross’: Spiritual Motherhood in Saint Catherine of Siena’s Letters to Priests” by Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P was published in L’Osservatore Romano (August 12th-19th English edition). The author, Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P., is a member of the Congregation of St. Cecilia in Nashville, TN (also known as the Nashville Dominicans). A few times in the past I have posted some items on spiritual maternity and its necessity in the Church today, especially in the life of the priest.

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Blessed Benvenuta Bojani

Lord, you gave Blessed Benvenuta the gifts of penance, prayer and humility. Through self-denial and contemplation on heavenly things may we too live in the Spirit and find rest and glory in you, the one God.


Born at Cividale in Friuli (Italy), Blessed Benvenuta Bojani, a consecrated virgin, and a Third Order Lay Dominican blossomed by a life of penance, prayer, and humility.

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Blessed Brother André moves closer to sainthood

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When I was a high school student at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT, I learned about Brother André but sadly the Brothers of Holy Cross didn’t make too much of Brother André. I thought this was weird. The only saint candidate among the Brothers of Holy Cross and nothing much said to the students, faculty, alumni

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Msgr. Stetson speaks about the Personal Ordinariate

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Zenit ran an interview the other about the recent
development of possibilities of full communion of the Anglicans with Rome. The
details of how this gesture of the Church has yet to be revealed by the
Magisterium. Here is part of Karna Sawanson’s interview with Monsignor
William Stetson
, secretary to the Ecclesiastical Delegate of the Congregation
for the Doctrine of the Faith

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Unity among ourselves only lasts because of the Eucharist

Be united with one another, and God will bless
you.  But let it be by the charity of Jesus Christ, for any union which is
not sealed by the blood of Our Savior cannot perdure.  It is therefore in
Jesus Christ, by Jesus Christ, and for Jesus Christ that you ought to be united
with one another.  The Spirit of Jesus Christ is a spirit of union and of
peace.  How can you attract people to Christ if you are not

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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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