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Five Prayers for Priests

St. John Vianney (1786 –1859) is the patron saint of parish priests. He was known for having the utmost dedication to his parish at Ars, France. He often spent between 12 and 16 hours a day hearing confessions from his parishioners as well…

The ‘Secret Code of Catholic’

What’s the name of that screwball comedy? The one with the two desperados? That one. Anyway, they’re in mortal danger. One guy makes a quick Sign of the Cross in a desperate plea for heavenly aid. The other guy looks at him, thinks for a…

Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque

Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day: June 6 Praying lying prostrate with her face to the ground, Sister Margaret hoped that her Holy Hour would enable her to share in the sadness of a Christ abandoned by His Apostles, Even as a little…

Everlasting fire Purifier

Why is it that, when we take the youth group to camp on retreat, we always make sure there is a campfire on the schedule? Why do we put up with the dirt, soot, and smoke of a fireplace in our home when we no longer need it for heat? Why do…