Category Archives: Saints

Cor Ad Cor …

I missed the observance of Cardinal Newman whose feast day was yesterday. I suppose that means I’m not on campus anymore. As I was reviewing some internet articles on the observance earlier this morning, I found a funny thing, repeated … Continue reading

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Asteroid Romero

Asteroid number 13703 was renamed for Oscar Romero. An interesting quote from Rome Reports: The humble Romero has now received another unique distinction: a small planet has been named after him. (Although it may actually be an asteroid, because it’s … Continue reading

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Why In Heaven Would Saints Listen To Us?

I’ve been pondering intercessory prayer as of late. Specifically when a believer calls upon a saint to provide special speed or fervor when presenting a petition to Almighty God. There are a lot of good reasons, mostly developed by good … Continue reading

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St Francis Xavier

I captured that image, right, two summers ago and blogged on it two years ago today. I pause whenever I see it on my phone. This work of art has great meaning to me. What a world we live in, … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Word: John 20:15b

Mary Magdalene’s quote struck me in today’s gospel reading: Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Peter … Continue reading

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Saintly Confluences

My wife’s name saint is Anne. Her feast is Sunday, the day before we depart for the West. She is the patron of housewives, as many of you likely know. I didn’t learn until recently that the mother of Mary … Continue reading

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Worthy Women: Gertrud Luckner

 Gertrud Luckner, an English born German, spent a year of her life living in England. That year was 1932, and by the time she returned to Germany, she found her country completely transformed. Gertrud was stunned and horrified, and realized … Continue reading

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