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The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary – December 8

The Immaculate Conception is a dogma of the Catholic Church maintaining that from the moment when she was conceived in the womb, the Blessed Virgin Mary was kept free of original sin, so that she was from the start filled … Continue reading

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St. Ambrose

Aurelius Ambrosius, better known in English as Saint Ambrose, was an archbishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was one of the four original doctors of the Church.  Born: 337 … Continue reading

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St.Nicholas

The absence of the “hard facts” of history is not necessarily an obstacle to the popularity of saints, as the devotion to St. Nicholas shows. Both the Eastern and Western Churches honor him, and it is claimed that, after the … Continue reading

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CHRIST THE KING

Christ the King Christ’s kingship was addressed in the encyclical Quas Primas of Pope Pius XI, published in 1925, which has been called “possibly one of the most misunderstood and ignored encyclicals of all time. ’Christ,’ he says, ‘has dominion over all creatures, … Continue reading

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Pope St. Clement I

Little is known of this apostolic father beyond a few facts. He was a disciple of S. Peter, and perhaps of S. Paul. It is thought that the Clement whom S. Paul praises as a faithful fellow- worker, whose name is written … Continue reading

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St. Cecilia

The story of S. Cecilia is not without beauty and merit. There was in the city of Rome a virgin named Cecilia, who was given in marriage to a youth named Valerian. She wore sackcloth next to her skin, and fasted, and … Continue reading

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Presentation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary – November 20

Mary’s presentation was celebrated in Jerusalem in the sixth century. A church was built there in honor of this mystery. The Eastern Church was more interested in the feast, but it does appear in the West in the 11th century. … Continue reading

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