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Seeing Beyond the Poop: Mary’s Perfect Love

These images of Mary that peer in from the stained glass windows and stand stoically as a statue in the corner are indeed accurate and true. But, what we see is only the exterior.

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You Don’t Need to be Old to be a Saint

Sainthood isn’t just for the old or religious!

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The Martyrdom of St. Stephen is a Perfect Reminder of Why Jesus Came

As much as I don’t want to look at the face of death in this beautiful time, St. Stephen’s story is as much a story of hope and faith as any other, and I’m impressed by the lessons we can learn from this first incredible saint.

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Do Catholics Worship Mary?

Mary, Queen of Heaven, willingly takes our messy, imperfect prayers and purifies, sanctifies, and beautifies them; placing them on a dish of gold before our King, Jesus.

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More Friends Than You Can Count: Why Catholics Pray With the Saints

I am doing the same thing that the saints do for me when I ask them to pray with me to Jesus… to join their prayers to mine, en route to Christ. Since they’re closer to Him than I am, it actually makes even more sense for them to pray for me, than for my earthly friends to pray for me.

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15 Amazing Padre Pio Quotes on the Spiritual Life

I want to share some of that wisdom with you. Here are a couple short quotes from his letters that have left a lasting impact on me.

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4 Things St. Teresa of Calcutta Taught Me

As I walked through the exhibit reading all about her life, I kept thinking, “How can I love like she did? I don’t have it in me…”

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What Makes a Saint?

To be clear, the Church doesn’t “make someone” a saint. The Church recognizes the holiness of certain individuals and honors some with the title of “saint.” If you make it to heaven, you are a saint – whether or not the Church recognizes you as one publicly.

The title of saint is conferred on someone after what is called the canonization process.

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This is Why You Need to Read St. Mark’s Gospel… Immediately

“Maaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrkkkk!” she shouted, letting all in our neighborhood know that my presence was needed at home immediately. I could always tell when my mother was worried about my whereabouts and my mother had the uncanny knack of turning my name – a one-syllable word – into a multi-syllable exclamation that […]

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Now I Know What Mary Felt at the Foot of the Cross

A few months ago two people came in a health clinic in San Bernardino and shot and killed 14 people; one of those lives that were taken was my cousin.

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