Saint Sebastian

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"Sebastian, a favourite of Diocletian, both by reason of his noble lineage and of his courage, was a commander of the first cohort. Both by deeds and by financial aid he helped the Christians, for … More
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that,s ridiculous
I wonder that no one ever accused those pictures of St. Sebastian of being sexually suggestive.
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Apostolic Unity

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"Jesus went up into the hills and summoned those he wanted. So they came to him and he appointed twelve; they were to be his companions and to be sent out to preach, with power to cast out devils. … More
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Saint Margaret of Hungary

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"Almighty God, by the working of the Holy Spirit, you made the virgin, Saint Margaret, renowned for the grace of self-denial. Grant that we may never oppose your will, but always faithfully carry … More
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David and Goliath

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Today's first reading at Mass: "David said to Saul, ‘Let no-one lose heart on his account; your servant will go and fight the Philistine.’ But Saul answered David, ‘You cannot go and fight the … More
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St Anthony of Egypt

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Today, 17th January, is the feast of St Anthony, father of Christian monasticism. Of him, St Athanasius writes: "From his youth until his old age, he kept his zeal for asceticism, he did not give in … More
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David Anointed as King

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"And Samuel said to Jesse, "Are all your sons here?" And he said, "There remains yet the youngest, but behold, he is keeping the sheep." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and fetch him; for we will … More
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Saint Peter Sanz and Companion Martyrs

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"Today the Order commemorates those martyrs of China whom nothing could separate from the love of Christ, who confessed the faith in the 17th and 18th centuries, to the shedding of their blood for … More
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Joseph a' Christian
"...nothing could separate from the love of Christ, "

Behold the Lamb of God

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"As John stood with two of his disciples, Jesus passed, and John stared hard at him and said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God.’ Hearing this, the two disciples followed Jesus. Jesus turned round, … More
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Speak Lord Your Servant is Listening

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"Samuel was lying in the sanctuary of the Lord, where the ark of God was, when the Lord called, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ He answered, ‘Here I am.’ Then he ran to Eli and said, ‘Here I am, since you called … More
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Ecce Agnus Dei

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"The body is not meant for fornication: it is for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. God, who raised the Lord from the dead, will by his power raise us up too. You know, surely, that your bodies … More
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Crowned with Roses

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"Saturdays stand out among those days dedicated to the Virgin Mary. These are designated as memorials of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This memorial derives from Carolingian times (9th century)... It is … More
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Samuel with Hannah and Eli

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"The boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli; it was rare for the Lord to speak in those days; visions were uncommon. One day, it happened that Eli was lying down in his room. … More
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Holy Name of Jesus

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"In the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth and under the earth" – Phil 2:10. "IHC is the abbreviation of the Greek ΙΗΣΟUΣ, i.e., Jesus (the first three … More
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St John the Baptist Baptising the Lord

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"The soldier baptizes the king, the slave his Lord, John baptizes his Saviour. The waters of the Jordan are astonished, the dove appears as a sign, the voice of the Father declares: ‘This is my Son.’… More
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Frustrating the Devil!

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"Christ is baptized and the whole world is made holy; he wipes out the debt of our sins; we will all be purified by water and the Holy Spirit." This very unusual font in Montreal in the Languedoc … More
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Baptism of the Lord

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Sculpture from Manila Cathedral of the Baptism of Christ. Through this act of humility, Jesus sanctified the waters of baptism and led us by his example. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr
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The Magi

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"You have probably heard how I have been entrusted by God with the grace he meant for you, and that it was by a revelation that I was given the knowledge of the mystery. This mystery that has now … More
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Alabaster Epiphany

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"A holy day has shone upon us: come, you peoples, and worship the Lord. The Magi rejoiced when they saw his star, and brought him gifts." A medieval English alabaster from the Metropolitan Museum of … More
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King's College Triptych

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"On this day, Lord God, by a guiding star you revealed your Only-Begotten Son to all the peoples of the world. Lead us from the faith by which we know you now to the vision of your glory, face to … More
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Christ Blesses the Magi

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"The prophets foretold the coming of the Saviour, the angels adored him when he came; today is the great day on which he was made visible.* The Magi rejoiced when they saw his star, and brought him … More
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