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St John the Baptist as a Boy

"Your wife Elizabeth is to bear you a son and you must name him John. He will be your joy and delight and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord; he must drink … More
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Birth of St John the Baptist

"The time came for Elizabeth to have her child, and she gave birth to a son; and when her neighbours and relations heard that the Lord had shown her so great a kindness, they shared her joy. Now on … More
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St John the Baptist

"As for you, little child, you shall be called a prophet of God, the Most High. You shall go ahead of the Lord to prepare his ways before him." – Luke 1:76. Statuette of St John the Baptist in the … More
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Saint Etheldreda

"Born and brought up in the fear of God — her mother and three sisters are numbered among the Saints — Etheldreda had but one aim in life, to devote herself to His service in the religious state. … More
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Your pictures are always a testimony and proof of the beauty of the pre-conciliar Church.

Saint John Fisher and Saint Thomas More

In the Chapel of the English Martyrs in Westminster Cathedral is the last carving of Eric Gill. It portrays Christ on the cross, not suffering, but gloriously triumphant over death; to his left … More
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Our Lady of Sorrows
If only we had some Church Leaders like these two Martyrs. Instead we have Cardinal Nichols complicit in Alfie's murder and 9 million babies aborted … More

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

"O God, giver of heavenly gifts, who in Saint Aloysius Gonzaga joined penitence to a wonderful innocence of life, grant through his merits and intercession, that, though we have failed to follow him … More
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England's Protomartyr

"Alban, being yet a pagan, at the time when at the bidding of unbelieving rulers all manner of cruelty was practised against the Christians, gave shelter in his house to a certain cleric, fleeing … More
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Flight into Egypt

"The family of Nazareth in exile, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, emigrants and taking refuge in Egypt to escape the fury of an evil king, are the model, the example and the support of all emigrants and … More
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The Divine Lover

June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The inscription around this unusual statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is from John 15:13: "There is no greater love than to give oneself for one's … More
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Birds Shelter in its Shade

"Jesus said to the crowds: ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does … More
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Interesting parables, the seeds are so small, the natural order of creation works easily to sustain and nurture their abundant offering. Humans come … More

Every Winged Creature Will Rest

"The Lord says this: ‘From the top of the cedar, from the highest branch I will take a shoot and plant it myself on a very high mountain. I will plant it on the high mountain of Israel. It will … More
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Living By Faith Not By Sight

"We are always full of confidence when we remember that to live in the body means to be exiled from the Lord, going as we do by faith and not by sight – we are full of confidence, I say, and … More
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Mater Misericordiæ

This statue in St Matthew Cathedral, Washington DC is of Our Lady bending down to lift us up to heaven with her. The Cross stands in front, reminding us that it is through the Sacrifice of Christ on … More
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Marriage of the Virgin Mary and St Joseph

""It was also said, `Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.' But I say to you that every one who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, makes her an … More
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Do Not Kill

"Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven. ‘You have learnt how it was said to our ancestors: … More
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Saint Anthony of Padua

"In religious imagery, Saint Anthony of Padua is especially beloved; apart from the Holy Family, he is the probably the only saint depicted with the Christ Child and in a particularly tender way: he … More
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St Anthony Preaching

"Saint Anthony of Padua is a Doctor of the Church; he was proclaimed so on January 16, 1946 by Pope Pius XII. In his life, Anthony was renowned for his preaching and his erudition; he preached … More
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St Anthony's Bread

"An equally famous legend is the one called “Saint Anthony’s Bread.” The oldest version of Saint Anthony’s life extant is called the Rigaldina, and it recounts the period when the Basilica of Saint … More
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Light of the World

"Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled underfoot … More
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St Barnabas

"A great number believed and were converted to the Lord. The church in Jerusalem heard about this and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. There he could see for himself that God had given grace, and this … More
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