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Category Archives: Saints
What does a Carmelite nun who lived during the late 1800s in France have to do with overcoming the obsession thoughts and/or compulsions that are symptomatic of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? St. Therese (1873-1897), whose writings composed the beautiful autobiography … Continue reading
Another date crossed out on the calendar as I approach another year of my journey. Over a half of a century is definitely in my rear view mirror. I do know that in many ways my “inside self” still feels … Continue reading
Kateri Tekakwitha, known as the Lily of the Mohawks, will become the first Native American saint. She will be canonized along with six others at the Vatican this Sunday on October 21, 2012. Disfigured and blinded by smallpox Kateri Tekakwitha was a Native … Continue reading
A saint who had a tough time in prayer Today’s saint sympathizes with all of those who have difficulty in prayer. Because like most of us, she experienced the distractions of everyday life, a wandering mind, hardships, boredom, challenges, and … Continue reading
Of big beautiful basilicas My art professor flashed an image of a big beautiful Church on the overheads. It was a class in my undergraduate program at a Southern Baptist college where I was required to give the name, date, … Continue reading
Tractor trailers bear his image. In Italy, it is not uncommon to see semi-tractor trailers zipping down the highway boasting an image of an infamous Capuchin friar. On my own visits to Rome, I have seen this on more than one … Continue reading
For every mother that has ever had a kid that was out of control. Today (August 27) is the Feast Day of St. Monica, the Mother of St. Augustine. She lived during the very early years of the Church (333-387). She … Continue reading
What is it about the Holy Days of Obligation? In the Catholic Church there is what is known as Holy Days of Obligation. A lot of people really don’t like the word, obligation. The word conjures up images of having to do something … Continue reading
This week has two different feast days of saints who had died in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Auschwitz. One on August 9, is for St. Benedicta of the Cross, a Carmelite; and the other on August 14 is for St. … Continue reading
St. John Vianney: Having difficulty learning and being labeled as slow There are saints for poor students, and especially for those who are perceived to be unable to ever amount to anything during their lifetime. St. John Vianney, or St. … Continue reading