Saint Scholastica

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The Church uses biblical imagery to center our worship of the Blessed Trinity. On this feast of Saint Scholastica, virgin, the Church prays the Office and Mass of Virgins and a recurring theme is taken from Psalm 44, a nuptial hymn. There we meet Christ as the bridegroom and the Church, with Saint Scholastica as the model of bride. Baptized and adopted sons and daughters of God,

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Understanding Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

B16 & Eucharist 2009.jpgPeriodically people ask about the practice of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. I typically find the questions interesting because it seems like we have forgotten the reasons why we adore the eucharistic Presence of Jesus Christ and this experience of eucharistic adoration is key for every Catholic and for every parish, school, hospital, convent, abbey, etc. 


When questions arise

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Saint Josephine Bakhita

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With the Church we pray:

God, who drew blessed Josephine from abject servitude to
the dignity of being your daughter and a spouse of Christ, grant to us, we ask, that by her example, we may follow the crucified Jesus with constant

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Paul Wattson: RIP 70 years

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Today is Father Paul Wattson’s 70th anniversary of death– the great Catholic ecumenist and convert. I pray that he lives with the Lord: May his memory be eternal.
O God, Who did raise Thy servant to the dignity of priest in the apostolic priesthood, grant, we beseech Thee, that he may be joined in fellowship with Thine Apostles forevermore.
This essay on Father

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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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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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