Saintly Pursuits

Miraculous Moments

Miraculous Moments

Week 6, Day 3 READ: Acts 12:1-11 WRITE: Acts 12:5 “Peter thus was being kept in prison, but prayer by the church was fervently being made to God on his behalf.” THINK: Do you think God performs miracles today? Why or why not? My Reflections […]

Letting Go and Loving God

Letting Go and Loving God

Week 3, Day 3 READ: Acts 5:27-42 WRITE: Acts 5:42 “And all day long, both at the temple and in their homes, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the Messiah, Jesus” THINK: We are often tempted to fear man, rather than God. Share an […]

A Novena To Three American Saints For Life

A Novena To Three American Saints For Life

Saints Elizabeth Seton, Frances Cabrini and John Neumann are powerful witnesses to the Gospel of life. May we come to better know, love, and serve God as emulated by them, in their everyday lives.   Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, a prominent […]

14th Day of Christmas: Memorial of St. Raymond de Penafort

14th Day of Christmas: Memorial of St. Raymond de Penafort

A most fascinating miracle is said to have occurred when St. Raymond de Penafort went to the went the Island of Majorca with King James to preach about Jesus: “King James was a man of great qualities, but he let himself be ruled by passions. There on the Island, too, he was […]

13th Day of Christmas: Three Kings Day

13th Day of Christmas: Three Kings Day

“When you say the Our Father, God’s ear is next to your lips”[St. Andre Bessette] Today is Three Kings Day, or the Epiphany of Our Lord (Traditional)…the solemnity of which will be celebrated on Sunday. It is also the optional Memorial of St. Andre Bessette, […]

12th Day of Christmas: Memorial of St. John Neumann

12th Day of Christmas: Memorial of St. John Neumann

John Neumann was born in Bohemia (in what is now the Czech Republic). He came to New York at age 25 and was ordained a priest. At age 29, he joined the Redemptorists and became its first member to profess vows in the United States. His […]

11th Day of Christmas: Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

11th Day of Christmas: Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

  “Faith lifts the soul, Hope supports it, Experience says it must and Love says … let it be!” -St. Elizabeth Ann Seton     Image source: Nheyob

9th Day of Christmas: Feast of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church

9th Day of Christmas: Feast of Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors of the Church

As friends, bishops, and fellow saints, Saint Basil and Gregory Nazianzen are just two of 35 doctors recognized by the Catholic Church, “from whose writings the whole Church is held to have derived great advantage, and to whom “eminent learning” (eminens doctrina) and “great sanctity” (insignis vitae sanctitas) are attributed” […]

3rd Day of Christmas: Feast of Saint John

3rd Day of Christmas: Feast of Saint John

St. John was both a simple fisherman and a beloved apostle.  At Jesus’ death, John was given charge of our beloved Mother and is said to have lived a long life. In addition to writing the Gospel of John, an additional three Epistles, and the Book […]

2nd Day of Christmas: Feast of Saint Stephen

2nd Day of Christmas: Feast of Saint Stephen

“Good King Wenceslas looked out, on the Feast of Stephen…” St. Stephen is considered to be the very first Christian artery, whose death is recounted in chapter 7 of the book of Acts. He is also the patron saint of horses and the “reason for […]