Category Archives: Wisdom

St. Etheldreda

Etheldreda had but one aim in life, to devote herself to His service in the religious state. Her parents, however, had other views for her, and, in spite of her tears and prayers, she was compelled to become the wife … Continue reading

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St. Paulinus of Nola

Paulinus was of a family which boasted of a long line of senators, prefects, and consuls. He was educated with great care, and his genius and eloquence, in prose and verse, were more than doubled his wealth by marriage. Though … Continue reading

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St. Aloysius Gonzaga

St. Aloysius, the eldest son of Ferdinand Gonzaga, Marquis of Castiglione, was born on the 9th of March, 1568. The first words he pronounced were the holy names of Jesus and Mary. When he was nine years of age he … Continue reading

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The Quality of Good Works

Be not of those who think perfection consists in undertaking many things, but of those who place it in doing well what little they do. For it is much better to do little and do it well, than to undertake … Continue reading

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St. Romuald

In 976, Sergius, a nobleman of Ravenna, quarrelled with a relation about an estate, and slew him in a duel. His son Romuald, horrified at his father’s crime, entered the Benedictine monastery at Classe, to do a forty days’ penance … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of the Mass

The Prophet Malachias (1:11) foretold the nature and the universality of the sacrifice of the New Law. “From the rising of the sun even to the going down, My name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there … Continue reading

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St. Ladislas

Ladislas the First, son of Bela, King of Hungary, was born in 1041. By the pertinacious importunity of the people he was compelled, much against his own inclination, to ascend the throne, in 1080. He restored the good laws and … Continue reading

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