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What the Angelic Doctor Taught on the Nature & Purpose of Purgatory

Those who disavow Purgatory speak against the justice of God. — St. Thomas Aquinas, ST, Supplement, Appendix 2, 1 Does hell exist? Some who disavow the existence of purgatory cite Revelation 14:13: “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord henceforth.’ Blessed surely, ’ says the Spirit,’ that they may rest from their strives, […]

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How Families Can Prepare for Spiritual Warfare | Kathleen Beckman

Families are the domestic Church, where Jesus germinates; he proliferates in the passion of marriages, he originates in the lives of children. That is why the opponent so often attacks the family. The barbarian does not want the family; he tries to destroy it, to make sure that there is no love there. — Pope […]

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Top Ten Gifts that Little Jesus Brings 

I adoration Christmas presents almost as much as I desire child Jesus. You’d think this might pall with senility, or introducing expresses its regret that I haven’t expended more in spiritual Advents( being occupied as I often am with had enough gifts for my ever expanding curve of friends and family ). Quite the contrary! […]

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Ten Blessings of Spiritual Reading

To advance in our spiritual life, we should utilize all of the means, methods, and patterns that are at our disposal. Jesus calls all of us to seriously pursue our own sanctification, as well as the sanctification of the whole world. His paroles are clear and to the point: “Be holy as your heavenly Father […]

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Paper Boats Filled With Violets: A Story of Mother Cabrini

Somewhere in northern Italy, a puny little girl hunker by the side of a canal. She is dropping little boats made of paper in the rapidly flowing liquid, and nestled in each ship there is a violet. The daughter imagines each violet is a missionary, and each craft is hastening off towards India or China. […]