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Two Doors, Seven Locks: Preserving the Crown of Saintly King Wenceslaus

You may not know this—who thinks of St. Wenceslaus except at Christmastime?—but today, September 28, is his feastday. Wenceslaus was born in 903 to a Christian father and a pagan mother.  It was his devout grandmother, St. Ludmilla, who educated Wenceslaus in the Christian faith. After Wenceslaus’ father, Duke Wratislaw, died, his pagan mother Dragomir […]

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Bartholomew: Any Friend of Jesus Is a Friend of Mine

Any Friend of Jesus’ is a Friend of Mine.  And today, we remember one of Jesus’ closest friends—one of the Twelve, in fact—St. Bartholomew. This is a guy we really don’t know much about.  In fact, it seems like the more we learn, the more confusing the story becomes! WHAT WAS overnight canadian viagra HIS […]

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Turn Me Over—I’m Done on This Side!

Those of you who, like me, spent your aimless youth slathered in Coppertone and languishing on a hot beach in a vain attempt to get a suntan will appreciate this story. St. Lawrence, one of seven deacons who served under Pope Sixtus II, died on this date in 258 A.D.  According to legend, he was […]

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A Man for All Seasons: Sir Thomas More, Statesman, Martyr, and Devoted Father

Sir Thomas More was a man with a bright future.  A successful statesman and a loving husband and father, More was Chancellor in the Court of King Henry VIII, one of the king’s most trusted ministers. But then came Anne Boleyn. At the time, King Henry was married to Catherine of Aragon—a marriage which Pope […]

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On His Feastday, A Litany to St. Thomas More

Litany of St. Thomas More, Martyr and Patron Saint of Statesmen, Politicians and Lawyers V. Lord, have mercy R. Lord have mercy V. Christ, have mercy R. Christ have mercy V. Lord, have mercy R. Lord have mercy V. Christ hear us R. Christ, graciously hear us V. St. Thomas More, Saint and Martyr, R. […]

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