October 30, 2020

Painting of Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez

Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez

Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez lost his mother, wife, and daughter within a period of three years. He retired to his sister’s home, and after the death of his son, he entered the Jesuit Order, where he served as college porter. Saint Peter Claver was a seminarian during Saint Alphonsus’ time at the college.

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Pope to celebrate private Mass for All Souls at Vatican cemetery

Due to restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19, Pope Francis will celebrate the feast of All Souls with a “strictly private” Mass at a Vatican cemetery.

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Advent Calendars Can Keep Us Focused

Advent calendars can keep us focused: Where do these come from? How can I find one?

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'Say' Mass? 'Pray' the Mass?

I remember hearing priests talk about “saying” Mass at a particular time and place. Now I hear people talk about “praying” the Mass. I’ve been to many Masses in various settings over the years. Why the difference?

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Did Judas Iscariot Truly Have a Choice?

In John 17:12, Jesus prays to God the Father: “While I was with them [his disciples], I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled.” Did Judas Iscariot truly have a choice?

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Saint Who? Faith of Conques

Except for what she said in court, St. Faith never preached. She never wrote an epistle.

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