Saintly Pursuits

Little Flowers Girls’ Club® & The Virtue of Cheerfulness

  My youngest two daughters joined the Little Flowers Girls’ Club® this year, and it has been an absolutely wonderful…or should I say blessed…experience for them!  Based on the example of virtue modeled by St. Therese of Lisieux, there are four Wreaths [of flower badges] that can be earned altogether.  Each Wreath of badges contains petals earned for each virtue …

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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 New York aristocrat, had five children with her husband, William, …

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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 giving bad example. The Saint commanded him to send the woman away. …

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