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Beati qui lugent

"Then fixing his eyes on his disciples he said: ‘How blessed are you who are poor: yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed you who are hungry now: you shall be satisfied. Blessed you who weep now: you … More

Eva

“Adam had to be recapitulated in Christ, so that death might be swallowed up in immortality, and Eve [had to be recapitulated] in Mary, so that the Virgin, having become another virgin’s advocate, … More

The Fall

"The serpent was the most subtle of all the wild beasts that the Lord God had made. It asked the woman, ‘Did God really say you were not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?’ The woman … More
aderito
people are being deceived today with these modern idiologies that are are pleasing to the eye but they are evil

Saints Cyril and Methodius

"Thus, the great worth of Cyril and Methodius as seen in their previous accomplishments, together with their zeal for helping their neighbors, caused their selection for the Moravian mission. As … More

Chronicler of the Order

"Of all the source materials concerning the life of St. Dominic and the origins of the Dominican Order, Jordan of Saxony's work is not only the earliest, but is also the most authentic. It has, … More

Blessed Reginald receives the Scapular

"During the height of one of his fevers the Queen of Heaven and Mother of Mercy, the Virgin Mary, visibly appeared to him and anointed his eyes, nose, ears, mouth, chest, hands, and feet with a … More
Dr Bobus
Fr Zammit op wrote a pamphlet about Reginald and the scapular.

Lourdes Grotto in the Vatican

"From this grotto I issue a special call to women. Appearing here, Mary entrusted her message to a young girl, as if to emphasize the special mission of women in our own time, tempted as it is by … More

Fishers of Men

"Jesus was standing one day by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the crowd pressing round him listening to the word of God, when he caught sight of two boats close to the bank. The fishermen had gone out … More

Theotokos

9 February is the feast of St Cyril of Alexandria in the old calendar. He defended the title 'Theotokos', "God-bearer" for Mary, on account of the divinity of Jesus Christ, who was always both God … More

St Josephine Bakhita

"In my Encyclical Spe Salvi, I wished to present St Josephine Bakhita, the Sudanese saint, as a witness of hope (cf. n. 3) in order to show how the encounter with the God of Jesus Christ can … More

Filial Piety

On 7th February, the Dominican Order makes "a common commemoration of those of our parents who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith and now sleep in peace. In this way our Dominican … More

St Paul Miki and Companion Martyrs

"The crosses were set in place. Father Pasio and Father Rodriguez took turns encouraging the victims. Their steadfast behaviour was wonderful to see. The Father Bursar stood motionless, his eyes … More

Saint Agatha

"With joy and rejoicing as though to a feast Agatha went to prison, and she offered her sufferings to God with many prayers." – Benedictus antiphon for the feast of St Agatha (5 Feb). Stained glass … More

St Catherine de Ricci's Vision

A Dominican tertiary, "St Catherine de’ Ricci became especially well known for her ecstasies of the Passion. From 1542 to 1554, each Thursday and Friday she experienced in a trance the events of … More

St Ansgar

St Ansgar (or Oscar) "was born in Amiens at the start of the ninth century and educated at the monastery of Corbie in Picardy. He went as a missionary to Denmark in 826 but had little success; but … More

Candlemas

"O God, true light, who create light eternal, spreading it far and wide, pour, we pray, into the hearts of the faithful the brilliance of perpetual light, so that all who are brightened in your holy … More

Philippine Candlemas

"Sion, adorn your bridal chamber and welcome Christ the King; take Mary in your arms, who is the gate of heaven, for she herself is carrying the King of glory and new light. A Virgin she remains, … More

Presentation of the Lord

"Today is the blessed day when Jesus was presented in the Temple by Mary and Joseph. Outwardly he was fulfilling the Law, but in reality he was coming to meet his believing people. Prompted by the … More

St Brigid

"Merciful God, origin and reward of all charity, you called Saint Brigid to teach the new commandment of love through her life of hospitality and her care of the needy; give to your people, by her … More

Saint John Bosco

"To see so many children, from 12 to 18 years of age, all healthy, strong, intelligent, lacking spiritual and material food, was something that horrified me." St John Bosco who lived in 19th-century … More