Deus Vult

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Spiritual Warfare

The Sign of the Cross: Part 3

The Church has always produced many great saints and heroes throughout history.  Saint John saw, in his Apocalypse, “a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and in sight of the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands” (Apoc. 7, […]

The Regina Caeli

The city of Rome was undergoing a plague and mortality rates were extremely high. Pope Gregory the Great began a procession, carrying the statue of the Blessed Virgin carved by St. Luke and beseeching God to end the pestilence. The procession reached the base of a hill, at the top of which was a castle, […]

The Sign of the Cross: Part 2

An important characteristic of the early Christians was their frequent and devout use of the Sign of the Cross. We can learn a thing or two about the Sign of the Cross by observing the character of these first members of the Church, including the origin of this sacramental and its importance in the lives […]

St. Dominic and The Rosary

St. Dominic de Guzman, who’s feast was on the 4th, was born to a noble Spanish family in the year 1170. He was an incredibly pious child, and it was no small surprise when, in 1194, he entered the Benedictine order, after ten years of intense study in theology and liberal arts. While Dominic was […]

The Angelus

For centuries, the Angelus Domini, more commonly called “the Angelus”, has been recited by the Church three times a day – at six in the morning, at noon, and at six in the evening – to commemorate the greeting of the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary. After the announcement of the Angel and […]

The Need For Penance

One common fault among men is their desire for comfort. This is especially true in our times. The technological advances enjoyed by mankind today has given us many luxuries, unnecessary ones. Man seems to have forgotten that he isn’t meant for this world and has indulged himself in frivolous pleasures. The unfortunate consequences of this […]

The Sign of the Cross: Part 1

Before Christ ascended into heaven, one of his final commands was to “Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). How are we to do this? Are we supposed to do exactly as the Apostles did and leave our homes and families to go preach Christ’s kingdom to the heathen […]

Discovering the Devil’s Attack: The First Temptation of Christ

When we think of Christ’s temptations by the devil in the desert, we tend not to realize that these are often the devil’s three principle methods of attack. The tempting of Christ with bread symbolizes any temptation of the flesh or appetites we might have. The reason why ‘appetites’ is used to describe our desires is […]

Men and Our Lady.

“Behind every great man, there is a great woman” If one were to pick up any historical volume, and examine closely the men who have risen to prominence, you might notice a similar trait among them: a strong devotion to their wives. President Abraham Lincoln relied upon the support of his wife, Mary, as he […]

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