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Queen of Angels

As we come to the knowledge of natural truth by the intellectual power of our soul, so the Holy Ghost imparts to us, by the gift of understanding, a kind of comprehension and penetration, Though imperfect, of the mysteries of … Continue reading

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Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

In the thirteenth century, when the persecution carried on by Frederick II was raging against the Church, there lived in Florence seven illustrious men who, united by the bonds of Christian charity, strove to make their lives conform as far … Continue reading

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Help of Christians

No article of the Creed is so consoling as that wherein we profess our faith in the Communion of Saints. Thereby we believe that the members of the Church Militant Here on earth are united by the ties of holy … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Lourdes

As our blessed Lady cooperated with Jesus in our redemption by the martyrdom of her heart, so she does not cease to interpose her powerful intercession before the throne of God, to obtain the salvation of her devoted servants. Among … Continue reading

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Comforter of the Afflicted

Affliction, the inseparable associate of man during his earthly pilgrimage, is the natural consequence of the ills that befall us, either from within or from without. Bereavement, loss of fortune, calumny, malpractices designed against us, are so many causes of … Continue reading

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Refuge of Sinners

The worst evil that can befall us is unquestionably sin. This is of a truth our soul’s enemy, which by sullying its purity, renders it an object of abhorrence in the sight of God, who is essential Holiness. Furthermore, sin … Continue reading

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Health of the Sick

The sin of our first parents not only deprived man of original justice and of all the gifts consequent thereon; it reduced Him furthermore to a state of great weakness, so that it is impossible for us to accomplish works … Continue reading

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