December 20, 2021

Saint Dominic of Silos

Saint Dominic of Silos

The connection between Saint Dominic of Silos and Saint Dominic, founder of the Dominican Order, is a curious but interesting one. Separated by 100 years, the two men were linked by a prophecy given by Dominic of Silos to the mother of the other Dominic.

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Vatican answers questions on limits regarding pre-Vatican II Mass

Responding to questions it said had been raised about Pope Francis’ document restricting celebrations of the pre-Vatican II Mass, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments offered a few concessions to bishops but insisted the entire Latin-rite Catholic Church must move toward celebrating only one form of the Mass and sacraments.

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Day Twenty Three: A Catholic Family Advent

My son, Alex, is constantly singing. One time I asked him why he sings all the time and he simply said, “Because it makes me happy.” That’s a good enough reason for me.

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Faith and Family for December 26: Feast of the Holy Family

This week, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. In the Gospel, we hear the story of Jesus being lost in the temple following his family’s visit.

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St. Clare’s Jar

In your readings, have you come across the suggestion to find an empty jar? In a time of trouble, Clare of Assisi left out an empty jar, which was later found to be full of oil.

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