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The Oldest Known Prayer To Our Lady

An ancient prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the “Sub Tuum Praesidium”, is the oldest known prayer to Our Lady asking her intercession, older than even the Hail Mary itself. The hymn has long been …
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How often and to whom did Jesus appear after his resurrection

The Gospels record ten occasians when Jesus appeard to his disciples in his resurrected body (not complete, e.g. there is an old tradition, that Jesus also appeared to his mother): Mary Magdalene
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Worried about going to confession? Consoling words by St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney spent up to 16 hours a day hearing confessions. Here are quotes from his homilies about this sacrament: It is a beautiful thought, my children, that we have a Sacrament which heals …
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Easter poem (Awesome)

Limbo by Sister Mary Ada The ancient greyness shifted Suddenly and thinned Like mist upon the moors Before a wind. An old, old prophet lifted A shining face and said: “He will be coming soon. The …
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Quo vadis K
Seidenspinner, where did you get the article you posted here?
Seidenspinner
The Church abided alone in the faith of Mary that Jesus would triumph.

The Exact Number of Wounds Suffered by Christ

Regarding how many wounds Christ’s suffered in total, we look to St. Gertrude the Great, a Benedictine nun, mystic, and theologian of 13th century Germany. She received many supernatural experiences …
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The Irish nuns and the miraculous cow? (Laughing is a cure)

In a convent in Ireland , the 98-year-old Mother Superior lay dying. The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable. They tried giving her warm milk to drink but she …
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When a woman stole the Eucharist to make a love [Eucharistic miracle]

During the 13th century in Altari, Italy, a young woman was heartbroken. She lost the love of her life and was determined to win him back. This woman was willing to do anything and not being able to …
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In Lanciano Italy you can see the remains of a similar miracle on display : on the High altar in a monstrance the host (still some bread at the … More

The only known photo of Saint Bernadette Soubirous

Takin in 1862 at the grotto of the apparitions 3 years after the last vision.
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Caterina100
This not the only known photo of St Bernadette.
Perhaps the only one at the apparition site? There are any number of photos of her. For example: evangelhoquotidiano.org/zoom_img.php commons.… More

Les meilleures blagues de jésuites sur les jésuites

Automobile contre coupe de cheveux « Un jeune garçon demande au curé de sa paroisse, un jésuite, s’il peut lui prêter sa voiture. Le jésuite répond : “Je ne te la donnerai pas tant que tu n’auras …
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Un lazariste professeur au séminaire de Toulouse, il y a environ 60 ans, s'adressant à ses séminaristes parmi lesquels se trouvaient quelques futurs … More

Three jokes about Jesuits, by Jesuits

Vanity A somewhat vain Jesuit suffering from heart problems needs an operation. On the operating table, he asks God, “Lord, do you think I’ll make it through, or is my end near?” God tells him, “No ……
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Francis de Sales, Why you shouldn’t fear the future

St. Francis de Sales: "Do not look forward to the trials and crosses of this life and fear. Rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise, God, to whom you belong, will deliver you …
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5 Quotes from the Church Fathers on the beauty of Christmas

Behold on Christmas a new and wondrous reality. The angels sing and the archangels blend their voices in harmony. The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise. The Seraphim exalt Christ’s glory. All join …
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G. K. Chesterton’s Christmas poem

Step softly, under snow or rain, To find the place where men can pray; The way is all so very plain That we may lose the way. Oh, we have learnt to peer and pore On tortured puzzles from our youth, …
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Novena for Feast of the Circumcision Dec 23- 31

Most Bountiful God, I sincerely and humbly thank Thee for all of Thy many benefits to me during the past year, and for the privilege of beginning a new year. Do Thou mercifully continue Thy gracious …
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Christmas prayer from St Bernard of Clairvaux

Let Your goodness Lord appear to us, that we, made in your image, conform ourselves to it. In our own strength we cannot imitate Your majesty, power, and wonder nor is it fitting for us to try. But …
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Litany to Baby Jesus in the Manger

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord, have mercy. Infant Jesus, hear us, Infant Jesus, graciously hear us. God the Father of Heaven,
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3 Quotes, St Peter Canisius on Christmas

In the light of all this approval from Sacred Scripture, let me ask my listeners once more: “Has anybody the right to criticize us even if we seem to be beside ourselves with joy to-day over the …
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Jungerheld
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing, @Novena - Oremus !
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5 Saintly quotes on how to approach the Eucharist with a ‘Christmas’ spirit

When we worship you in the form of bread … we always see you as an adult. But every year at Christmas, you reveal yourself to us as a child born in a crib. We stand in silent amazement … In silent …
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Novena to St John the Evangelist Dec 18th – Dec 26th

O glorious Apostle, who, on account of thy virginal purity, wast so beloved by Jesus as to deserve to lay thy head upon His divine breast, and to be left, in His place, as son to His most holy …
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