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P.S. Gregory, I met don Reto in 2009, and that's when I heard about hesitated to join, when I read the nasty comments posted regularly...However, in January 2010, with the feasts of St. Francis of Sales and St. John Bosco coming up, I could no longer resist-compelled by my love for these Saints, and the ("retired") teacher in me.. So, I can only ask all the Saints and the Virgin of Guadalupe to give me patience and to persevere... [More]

Gregory, What can I say...? As RC once wrote, sin is ugly and stains our souls, so yes, better

Monday of the Fourth week in Ordinary Time
2nd book of Samuel 15:13-14.30.16:5-13a.

An informant came to David with the report, "The Israelites have transferred their loyalty to Absalom."
At this, David said to all his servants who were with him in Jerusalem: "Up! Let us take flight, or none of us will escape from Absalom. Leave quickly, lest he hurry and overtake us, then visit disaster upon us and put the city to the sword."
As David went up the Mount of Olives, he wept without ceasing. His … [More]

Jan. 30 Saint Hyacintha Mariscotti, T.O.R., or Hyacintha of Mariscotti (in Italian Giacinta Marescotti) was a nun of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis. She was born in 1585 of a noble family at Vignanello, near Viterbo in Italy, and died 30 January 1640 at Viterbo. Her feast is 30 January; in Rome, 6 February (Diarium Romanum).
Her parents were Marcantonio Mariscotti (Marius Scotus) and Ottavia Orsini. At baptism she received the name Clarice and in early youth was remarkable for … [More]