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They were aware of the Real Presence

Eucharistic wonders are recorded in the lives of St. Rose of Lima, Bl. Angela of Foligno, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Philip Neri, St. Francis Borgia, St. Joseph of Cupertino, and many other saints, who sensibly perceived the Real Presence … Continue reading

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Father, forgive them!

Those who have assisted at the Mass of Saint Pio recall his fervent tears, and his earnest request that those present follow Holy Mass on their knees; they recall the impressive silence in which the Sacred Rite unfolded; they remember … Continue reading

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The Angel counts the steps

We must consider ourselves fortunate every time we have an opportunity to attend a Holy Mass. In order not to lose the opportunity, we should never withhold ourselves because it might cost us some sacrifice, especially on Sundays and holydays; … Continue reading

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Every Debt Must Be Paid

Once during the celebration of Holy Mass in the Church of St. Paul at Tre Fontane near Rome, St. Bernard saw an unending stairway which led up to Heaven.  By means of it many angels ascended and descended, carrying from … Continue reading

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The hidden bell

St. Augustine has left us this praise of his mother, St. Monica:  “She did not let a day pass without being present at the Divine Sacrifice before Your altar, O Lord.”  St. Francis of Assisi usually attended two Masses each … Continue reading

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