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St. Symeon of Syracuse: A Saint for Pirate-y Things

3 Jun

“Aargh, me hearties!”

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John XXI and the True Gift of the Papacy

29 May

“When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing His great society, He chose for its cornerstone neither the brilliant Paul nor the mystic John, but a shuffler, a snob, a coward – in a word, a man.”
~ G.K. Chesterton

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Depressed and Desperate

12 Apr

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“Many people…find it hard to analyse, and even more difficult to express in words, what appears to be destroying them from inside.”
~ J.B. Phillips

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King St. Brychan of Wales (5th century)

6 Apr

“St. Brychan. King of Wales, undocumented but popular saint. Brychan is credited with having twenty-four children, all saints” (Catholic Online).

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Of Wound Healing, Scar Tissue, and Humility

10 Feb

“Be content that you are not yet a saint…. Then you will be satisfied to let God lead you to sanctity by paths that you cannot understand.”
~ Thomas Merton, OCSO

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Getting Un-Tilted this Advent

17 Dec

“For God has commanded that every lofty mountain be made low, and that the age-old depths and gorges be filled to level ground” (Bar 5.7).

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St. Edmund Campion and the Advent of Advent

1 Dec

“Proclaim the good news among the nations:
Our God will come to save us.”

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