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Called by God in 1946; Called Home Again in 1997

Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997) A very polarizing figure from the 20th Century, Mother Teresa was a direct inspiration for Diana, Princess of Wales, when she was going through her marital troubles with Charles. On February … Continue reading

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Modern Saints: Called to Action in the 20th Century

Evita, Mother Teresa and Diana This might seem like a strange trio to include in one post about 20th Century saints, but they have caught the collective eye of the Earth’s population for their charitable work. I suppose it was … Continue reading

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When Saint Cyril became Patriarch of Alexandria in 412 AD

St. Cyril of Alexandria (376 – June 27, 444) According to Wikipedia: The Prefect Orestes enjoyed the political backing of Hypatia, an astronomer, philosopher and mathematician who had considerable moral authority in the city of Alexandria, and who had extensive … Continue reading

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The Saints Preserve Us!

Bernadette Soubirous (Jan 1844 – Apr 1879) It was on this date in 1858 that 14-year-old Bernadette first saw an image of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes. There followed a series of visitations by the mother of Jesus, but only … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind

[I was reviewing some of my Revelation posts from April 2018, and came across the one I’d written about seven being a divine number. Then I remembered this chapter from Who’d Have Thought It? Here it is in full:] Around … Continue reading

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The Siege of Orleans: Jeanne d’Arc

The Maid of Orléans On this day in history in 1429, Joan of Arc (as she is known in English) arrived at Orléans with her French soldiers and helped to lift the siege that the English had laid during the … Continue reading

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Put a Little Love in Your Heart

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day He was killed this day in 269 AD… that’s 1,750 years ago!

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Santa: a Myth … or More?

  Jolly Old Saint Nick It should come as no surprise to anyone with ‘eyes to see’ and ‘ears to hear’ that the concept of Father Christmas is a secular attempt to deflect attention away from the Christian celebration of … Continue reading

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Talisman: Good Protection?

  Catholic Faith I was baptized Catholic at St. Basil’s Church, 50 St. Joseph Street, Toronto on August 16, 1953. But I was never a practicing one. My life’s journey took me down the Protestant path instead. I don’t think … Continue reading

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