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The True Face of St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas has had quite a career: from bishop of a small diocese in Asia Minor to everlasting fame on Hallmark greeting cards and Coca Cola advertisements the world over.  To help us bridge the gap from St. Nicholas to the modern secular Santa, we have the excellent website of the St. Nicholas Center, whose motto is […]

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St. Francis, the Birds and the Beasts

Filled with awe, he asked [the birds] if they would stay awhile and listen to the Word of God. He said to them: “My brother and sister birds, you should praise your Creator and always love him…It is God who made you noble among all creatures, making your home in thin, pure air. Without sowing […]

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St. Camillus: Catholic Pioneer in Health Care

On July 18 we celebrate the feast of a saint whose life is significant not only to the history of religion but to the history of medical practice as well — prompting him to be called the “Red Cross saint.” St. Camillus de Lellis (born in Abruzzi, Italy in 1550) started out as a feisty and quarrelsome youth, much addicted to gambling.  Standing […]

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Book Review – Manual for Eucharistic Adoration

  From Tan Books: Mother Teresa once said: “The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth.” Mother Angelica and her Nuns, Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, devote their whole lives to prayer and thanksgiving at the Feet of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. […]

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I Was Hungry – My Conversion Story, Part II

Last month I recounted my unlikely conversion to Catholicism from evangelicalism after a spiritual tailspin during college. For brevity’s sake I didn’t describe the period of time between my first visit to the Catholic Campus Ministry and my confirmation nearly a year later, but now I’d like to share with my readers the doctrines and […]

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