Category Archives: Saints

Personal Feast Day(s)

Some people have options for celebrating their names saints. I suppose I have three: March 19th, the Sunday after Christmas, and today, the observance of Joseph the worker. It’s a wider choice for those named Mary in Christendom: with all … Continue reading

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Following Saint Francis

As this gets published on WordPress, I expect to be at an altitude surpassing five miles somewhere over Nebraska. Posting will be light this week, but you will get a daily dose of the DPPL. Comments have been thin there … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Viriditas

Hildegard of Bingen is associated with the spiritual principle of viriditas. It came to mind as I was introduced to this quote by the English mystic Caryll Houselander: Love is most likely to spring from another’s need for us, and … Continue reading

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Katharine Drexel, Sixty Years Into Eternal Life

Philadelphians, Americans, Catholics can celebrate today. We did here in the Worthy Women series. Rocco tweeted this link which contains a few stories from the front in the fight against racism: (She) displayed a hard-headed pragmatism when dealing with local … Continue reading

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Funny Things Happen

Grant Gallicho is one of the best journalists in the Commonweal satchel. His reporting on sex abuse cover-up is thorough and fair, while not shying away from brutality and stupidity of the players. He has a good short piece up … Continue reading

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Another Francis

Francis de Sales getting some nice e-press this week. Check here and (surprisingly) here. From Ulrich Lehner at First Things, six points of congruence with Pope Francis, including a note on gentleness: (He) was, like his most famous follower, St. Alphonsus … Continue reading

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With St Thomas Aquinas

If any of our readers have taken a liking to the Angelic Doctor, consider praying a novena. My parish observes the feast on the nearest weekend to his feast day, 28 January. You can start the novena now and end on … Continue reading

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