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On Friday July 31, we are celebrating the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

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On Friday July 31, we are celebrating the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola was a Spanish Basque Catholic priest and theologian, who co-founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became its first Superior General at Paris in 1541. The Jesuit order served the Pope as missionaries, and they were bound by a fourth vow of special obedience to the sovereign pontiff in regard to the missions. St Ignatius is remembered as a talented spiritual director. He recorded his method in a celebrated treatise called the Spiritual Exercises, a simple set of meditations, prayers, and other mental exercises, first published in 1548. Ignatius was beatified in 1609, and then canonized, receiving the title of Saint on 12 March 1622. His feast day is celebrated...

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Saint Charbel Makhluf, Priest (May 8, 1828 - December 4, 1898)

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Saint Charbel Makhluf, Priest (May 8, 1828 - December 4, 1898)

Charbel lived as a hermit from 1875 until 1898. Pope Paul VI beatified Sharbel in 1969, and cononized him 1977. Saint John Paul II often said that the Church has to lungs -East and West- and we need to learn to breathe using both. The Lebanese saint unites Christians and Muslims. Prayer  Lord, infinitely Saint and Glorified in Thy Saints, Who has inspired the Saint Monk and Hermit Charbel to live and die in the path of Jesus Christ, and gave him the strength to detach himself from the world in order to make triumph, in his hermitage, the monastic virtues:...

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Saint Mary Magdalene

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Saint Mary Magdalene

A few interesting facts about her: Known as the “Apostle of the Apostles” Stood by the cross of Jesus with his mother Mary Witnessed our Lord’s Resurrection Patron Saint of: Penitents and Perfumers Saint of the Day for July 22 Mark 16 Jesus Has Risen When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of...

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July: Month of the Blood of Christ

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July: Month of the Blood of Christ

The entire month of July is traditionally dedicated to the Precious Blood. Catholics are encouraged to meditate on the profound sacrifice of Jesus and the pouring out of his blood for humanity. But if you are, like I was once, in that part of your journey where you struggle with this particular devotion, you may want to keep reading. I converted to Catholicism during my teen years and together with growing my faith, I worked on growing my understanding of Jesus and His sacrifice for humanity. “Why a sacrifice? Why couldn’t He just, like, teach us how to live our...

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