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Prayer to Saint Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul3.jpgO glorious Saint Vincent
de Paul, the mention of your name suggests a litany of your virtues: humility,
zeal, mercy, and self-sacrifice. It also recalls your many foundations:
Works of Charity, Congregations, and Societies.


Inspire all charitable workers,
especially those who minister to both the spiritually and the materially poor.

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Thinking about the natural in the face of the supernatural

H2O News has a news article on a meeting in Rome with Dr. Robert Moynihan, editor of Inside the Vatican, where he made a presentation looking at how world of the senses articulates the world of the supernatural by drawing our attention more deeply into the Incarnation. Dr Moynihan says a few good things on the video clip.

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Blessed Rupert Mayer

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O God, You made Your priest Blessed Rupert a steadfast confessor of the
faith and a servant of the poor. Through his intercession, raise up in Your
Church fearless heralds of the Gospel and give us all a heart open to the needs

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Saint Martin de Porres

St Martin de Porress.jpgLavishly he gives to the poor; his justice stands firm forever. His head will be raised in glory.



Loving God, you led Saint Martin de Porres to the glory of heaven by the path of humility. May we follow his splendid example and so be

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No such thing as a dead saint

The expression “a living saint” can be misleading. Certainly, we have encountered people in our own lives who fit that description, as best as we can judge. The Holy Church makes the final decision about saints. We celebrate them especially on All Saints’ Day, and on All Souls’ Day, we pray for our loved ones who are drawing more closely into the aura of holiness. The saints on the calendar are only the tip of the iceberg, and most of the saints who

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All Souls Indulgence

All Souls Mass.jpgEternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let the radiance of your light shine forever upon them (cf. 2 Es 2:35).

V. To you our praise is due in Zion,

O God.

R. To you we pay our vows, you who hear our prayer; to you all flesh

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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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