The Holy De Guzman Family

Windows from Holy Rosary church in Portland, Oregon of the family of St Dominic. Today, 18 August is the memorial of Blessed Manner, brother of St Dominic. He joined the Order too so he is shown in … More
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St Hyacinth

"Almighty and eternal God, you called Saint Hyacinth to renew and confirm in faith peoples of diverse nations by the assiduous preaching of your word. Increase our faith by his prayers, that we may … More
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St Stephen of Hungary

"Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next... Be chaste so that you may avoid all the foulness of lust like the pangs of death." – St Stephen of Hungary, the first king of that … More
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"Christ overcame sin and death by his own death, and one who through Baptism has been born again in a supernatural way has conquered sin and death through the same Christ. Yet, according to the … More
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Dormition of the Virgin Mary

"In the liturgical books which deal with the feast either of the dormition or of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin there are expressions that agree in testifying that, when the Virgin Mother of … More
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Assumed Body and Soul into Heaven

"Thus St. John Damascene, an outstanding herald of this traditional truth, spoke out with powerful eloquence when he compared the bodily Assumption of the loving Mother of God with her other … More
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As always: the beauty of the pre-conciliar Church!

Assumption of Our Lady

"St. Germanus of Constantinople considered the fact that the body of Mary, the virgin Mother of God, was incorrupt and had been taken up into heaven to be in keeping, not only with her divine … More
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Assumpta Est Maria!

"We must remember especially that, since the second century, the Virgin Mary has been designated by the holy Fathers as the new Eve, who, although subject to the new Adam, is most intimately … More
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Relic of St Maximillian Kolbe

"Greater love has no man than this, that he should die for his friend" (John 15:13). 14th August is the feast of the great Franciscan martyr, St Maximilian Kolbe, who exchanged his life for a Jewish … More
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The Grotto at Lourdes

As we approach the feast of Our Lady’s Assumption, it seemed fitting to look up at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, perched on top of the Rock of Massabielle where Our Lady appeared to St … More
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Great photo.

Elijah Fed by an Angel

Elijah went a day's journey into the desert, until he came to a broom tree and sat beneath it. He prayed for death saying: "This is enough, O LORD! Take my life, for I am no better than my fathers." … More
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Saint Clare

“Love totally he who totally offered himself out of love for you.” – St Clare of Assisi Painting from a triptych in the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Detroit. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr More
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St Lawrence of Rome

Painting from the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City showing St Lawrence presenting the poor and needy to be the “treasure” of Christ’s holy Church. As one of the deacons of the Roman Church, it … More
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St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

“God of our Fathers, who brought the Martyr Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross to know your crucified Son and to imitate him even until death, grant, through her intercession, that the whole human … More
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Our Holy Father Saint Dominic

“I would describe the appearance of Blessed Dominic in the following way. He was slender and of medium height. His face was handsome and somewhat ruddy. His hair and beard were reddish and his eyes … More
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Courage! It is I!

“Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away. After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When … More
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Transfiguration of the Lord

“Beloved: We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received honor and … More
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St John Vianney

4 August is the feast of the holy Curé of Ars, and this statue is from the shrine built on the site of his house and parish church in Ars. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr More
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St Oswald

Painting in the chapel of St Cuthbert in Ushaw College, Durham of the Northumbrian king and martyr, Oswald whose feast is kept on 3 August. Source: Lawrence OP on Flickr More
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