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Father Ernest André and Our Lady of Holy Hope

Father Ernest André and Our Lady of Holy Hope   n July 5, 1852, Father Ernest André, a young parish priest in Mesnil-Saint-Loup, a poor village in the diocese of Troyes, France, was received in a private audience by Blessed … Continue reading

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Brother Rafael Amáiz Barón, I’m a Trappist! My vocation is love . . .!

  In this day and age, there are so many temptations and distractions to keep us busy throughout the entire day. But do we ever give thought to the One who created all that we see, hear and feel, like … Continue reading

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Marie of the Sacred Heart † Guard of Honor to the Sacred Heart †

  Marie of the Sacred Heart   † Guard of Honor to the Sacred Heart †     During his trip to France in 1986, Blessed John Paul II made a pilgrimage to Paray-le-Monial, where he gave a message to … Continue reading

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Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena “here can be no doubt that, in Europe’s complex history, Christianity has been a central and a defining element, “ declared Blessed John Paul II on October 1, 1999, when he proclaimed Saints Bridget of Sweden, … Continue reading

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Father Joseph Kentenich – Dilexit Ecclesiam

Father Joseph Kentenich   October 1912. A storm was shaking the seminarians’ residence hall in Schoenstatt, Vallendar, not far from Kolblenz, Germany. The older students were protesting a school rule they believed to be too strict. Antiestablishment graffiti were all … Continue reading

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