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August 1, 2018

Saint Jeanne-Antide Thouret
(1765-1826)

Jeanne Antide Thouret was born on the 27th November at Sancy-le-Long, France, the fifth child of eight children. Her mother died when Jeanne was 15, leaving her to care for her father and siblings.

In 1787, at the age of 22, Jeanne entered the congregation of the Daughters of Charity, hoping to live a life of prayer, community life and service to the poor.… More

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10 Commandments

Pope Francis began his catechesis on the ten commandments by pointing out that they are not heartless rules imposed on mankind by an oppressive God, but are rather words given by a father to his children in order to protect them from harm.… More

This Saint was not made by eating well and being kind

James K. Baxter wrote this article for the feast of St. John Vianney, Curé (parish priest) of Ars, in the form of a conversation. His friend, as it were, starts it off.

“The Church makes some very peculiar choices at times — I mean, in her choice of saints.… More

Pilgrimage

Motif and dynamic of the Christian Life

The Solemnity of the Transfiguration of the Lord is the occasion when God’s life gloriously shone forth in the body of Jesus. In a sense, that’s our goal as the baptised. And to make that challenge a more realistic goal for us, the Church punctuates her calendar with the saints.… More


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