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      Two Martyrs for One: Blaise and Ansgar

      Saint Blaise, a bishop of ancient Sebastea (now in Turkey), was also a physician. Hence, like Saint Luke, he was a healer of body...

      The Melodious Truth of Christ in Candlemas

      A blessed feast of the Presentation to all our readers, which used to, and still may, be called Candlemas, a celebration of the light...

      The Message of the Presentation

      Are there passages from the Bible that frighten you, or at least make you think twice about yourself and your behaviour? Thomas Merton—a well-known...

      Pope Saint John Paul and the Presentation

      (In 1997 Pope Saint John Paul II declared this ancient feast of the Presentation - also known as Candlemas - as the World Day...

      Beatitudes and the Imitatio Christi

      For I will leave in the midst of you a people humble and lowly. They shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord...

      Blessedness and Lectio Divina

      Our Church's tradition has promoted the practice of lectio divina, i.e., a meditative reading of Scripture. We would do well to follow in these...

      The Enduring Value of Saint Thomas Aquinas, in Three Parts

      BENEDICT XVI GENERAL AUDIENCE Saint Peter's Square Wednesday, 2 June 2010   Saint Thomas Aquinas (1) Dear Brothers and Sisters, After several Catecheses on the priesthood and on my latest Journeys,...

      Rabbie Burns!

      A joyful Rabbie Burns' Day from this Scotsman to all our Scots and would-be Scots readers, which, taken together, includes just about all o'...

      A Man’s A Man For A’ That

      (On this birthday of Scotland's national poet, 'tis fitting that we received this submission from Magda Vanderburg, including a brief analysis of Rabbie Burns'...

      A Hundred Years Ago: Pius XI’s Letter on Saint Francis de Sales

      (One hundred years ago, on the 26th of January, 1923, Pope Pius XI promulgated an encyclical on Saint Francis de Sales on the 300th...