One side of a double-sided panel. Three saints in full figure – Saint Sylvester, Saint Jerome, and Saint Martin | anonymous

Saint Jerome

September 30. Known mostly for his translation of the Scriptures into Latin, Saint Jerome was also an inspiring writer of letters and commentaries. He was known to have had a bad temper, yet he was a man of prayer and penance. A combination of conflicting qualities, Saint Jerome stands out as one of the four great Doctors of the Latin Church.

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Pope Mass Vatican Chapel (image Catholic News Service)

The Seven Sacraments

God lovingly touches all of the stages of life through the seven sacraments. Pope Francis talks about the sacraments and their meaning in our everyday lives as Christians.

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Detail | East window behind the altar | St. Michael's Church, Ballinasloe, County Galway, Ireland | Frederick Settle Barff

Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

September 29. Angels appear frequently in Scripture, but only Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael are named. Each of these archangels performs a different mission in Scripture: Michael protects; Gabriel announces; Raphael guides.

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Saint Wenceslaus statue on the Gothic Bridge in Kłodzko | photo by Jacek Halicki

Saint Wenceslaus

September 28. More than just a name in a Christmas carol, Wenceslaus managed to rule with a clear vision of what a Christian leader should be. Many opposed him during his reign, and his brother eventually betrayed and killed him, but he continued to hold the faith and is hailed today as an outstanding king in Eastern Europe.

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Sacrament of the Eucharist

Sacrament of the Eucharist

The Church invites us to celebrate the Eucharist and to receive Holy Communion “often” and “worthily.” But what does that mean?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of Confirmation (Image: Diocese of Fort Worth)

Sacrament of Confirmation

If the Sacrament of Confirmation isn't a “coming of age” celebration, than what is it?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of Reconciliation (Image: Dimitry Ryzhkov)

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Three things are required for a sin to be mortal: serious matter, full consent, and full knowledge. What's the difference?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of the Holy Orders (Image: Artur Nowacki)

Sacrament of Holy Orders

A calling to religious life is a gift from God. But what if I feel unworthy?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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The Sacrament of Marriage (Image: Grazia Mele)

Sacrament of Marriage

Jesus raised the human institution of marriage to the dignity of a sacrament. But why?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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Sacrament of Baptism

Having a baby baptized is both an act of faith and a cultural affair. What does that mean?

Fr. Don Miller, OFM

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