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Feast of St. Brigid in Ireland

Some reflections from the north of Ireland on the Feast of St. Brigid – one of Ireland’s three patron Saints, along with St.Patrick and St. Columba.

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Feast of St. John Bosco

Today on this Feast of St. John Bosco, let us reflect on the miracles of his life and love for the child. And let us pray to him for the children of the world.

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Pope St. Pius X on Holy Communion – Frequent and Daily

In 1905, the pontificate of the great Pope St. Pius X expressed the burning need for frequent and daily reception of Holy Communion. Today a hundred years later, the need would seem more grave still …

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St. Philomena and the Curé d’Ars

  Last Wednesday was the Feast of St. John Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Curé d’Ars, who is known so well for having transformed the small French town of Ars into a hive of faith and piety. He is also known for the number of hours spent in the confessional, hearing confessions for hours and hours […]

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St. John-Marie Vianney Comes to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

On the first Friday of July, the Archdiocese of Liverpool welcomed a very special guest. A relic of the heart of St. John-Marie Vianney, the Curé d’Ars,  – whose Feast it is today – came to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool in the city centre. Hundreds of pilgrims, including myself, flocked to the Metropolitan Cathedral to […]

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Mélanie Calvat and Our Lady of La Salette – Part II: Maximin Giraud meets the Curé d’Ars

By Bernard St John   Introductory Remarks: Here is the second part of this series concerning the Apparition of Our Lady of La Salette, taken from the 1904 The Blessed Virgin in the Nineteenth Century: Apparitions, Revelations, Graces by Bernard St John. There are the four parts parts in this series so far:  Part 1 The Apparition  Part […]

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Book Review: Padre Pio: The True Story

The astonishing story of Padre Pio moved me to tears.

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St. Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal by Joseph Dirvin (Book Review)

Miracles in the Rue du Bac, Paris: The story of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and Saint Catherine Labouré beautifully told by Joseph Dirvin

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St. John Bosco by F.A. Forbes (Book Review)

A small review of a beautiful book by F.A. Forbes on a beautiful Saint – St. John Bosco

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