Category Archives: Saints

Joseph’s Day

The young miss treated me to a feast day dinner. On the Indian fun scale of 1 to 5, we determined our main dishes were about a point higher than requested. My three-turned-four was enough to water my eyes all … Continue reading

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Movie Challenge Day 9

I like saint movies. This is the most recent of a few that have affected me. Gandhi. Romero. These might have been better films from an objective standpoint. I am neither a radical pacifist or a courageous bishop. In another … Continue reading

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More Saints Like … Elisabeth Leseur

I suppose I could place her under the heading of “Worthy Women,” given her persecution from within her domestic church. A good summary of her life, and her influence after her death upon her husband is here. The spiritual lever … Continue reading

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Saintly Couples

Perhaps the royal wedding inspired this piece on saints among the 1%. I don’t begrudge the aristocracy their occasional saint. I observe that saints can be one of two things: mentor or celebrity. The greatest saints are something of both. … Continue reading

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A Fourth Way

… to sainthood. Because the other three aren’t always adequate to find the right fit. NCRep news bit here. The secretary of the Vatican Congregation for Saints’ Causes, Archbishop Marcello Bartolucci wrote: (T)he new norms arise from the sainthood congregation … Continue reading

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Easter Vigil Litany of Saints

My first exposure to John Becker’s setting was at an RCIA conference in 1993. Other musicians there were going ga-ga over it. And I admit my first impression was that it was a big improvement over the chant version* I … Continue reading

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Of the Evangelist and Eagles

Today’s apostle was the patron of one of the parishes I once served. It seems like a tough time for a patronal feast in an ordinary parish; the bustle of Christmas Eve and Day is past and many people in … Continue reading

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