Monthly Archives: September 2012

Purgatory

An excerpt from the Day by Day with Mary by Fr. Stefano M. Manelli, FI  If one dies in God’s grace, but has debts to expiate for the sins he has committed and still has defects from which he has … Continue reading

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St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor

Today is a feast day of St. Jerome Saint Jerome was born at Stridon in Dalmatia around the year 340. He studied the classical authors at Rome and was baptized there. He embraced a life of asceticism and went to … Continue reading

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Archangels

The holy Scriptures mention Angels several times and among them three are distinguished by name. They are Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. The name Michael comes from the Hebrew phrase mi-ke-el which means: who is like God? The name Gabriel come … Continue reading

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With Mary in Jesus

It is in the Eucharist, and especially in Holy Communion, that our union with Our Lady becomes a full and loving conformity with Her. With the Host which is Jesus, She, too, enters in us and becomes entirely one with … Continue reading

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St. Lorenzo Ruiz

Beatified and Canonized By: Pope Blessed John Paul II Lorenzo Ruiz is the first Filipino saint. He is also the first Filipino martyred for the Christian Faith. Lorenzo Ruiz was a layman, married, and had two sons and a daughter. … Continue reading

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We Must Always be ready

Be ye ready. The Lord does not tell us to prepare ourselves, but to be prepared, when death arrives. When death comes, it will be almost impossible, in that tempest and confusion, to give ease to a troubled conscience. This … Continue reading

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The Altar is Calvary

St. Alphonsus de’ Liguori went so far as to say, “God Himself cannot bring about an action holier and greater than the celebration of a Holy Mass.”  Why?  Because Holy Mass can be said to be a synthesis summing up … Continue reading

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