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St. Ephrem

St. Ephrem is the light and glory of the Syriac Church. A mere youth, he entered on the religious life at Nisibis, his native place. God called him to Edessa, there to teach what he had learned so well. He … Continue reading

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St. Columba

St. Columba, the apostle of the Picts, was born of a noble family, at Gartan, in the county of Tyrconnel, A.D. 521. From early childhood he gave himself to God. In all his labors — and they were many — … Continue reading

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The Character of Our Actions

All our good and all our evil certainly lies in the character of our actions. As they are, so are we; for we are the tree, and they the fruit, and, therefore, they prove what each one is. -St. Augustine … Continue reading

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St. Norbert

Of noble rank and rare talents, Norbert passed a most pious youth, and entered the ecclesiastical state. By a strange contradiction, his conduct now became a scandal to his sacred calling, and at the court of the emperor, Henry IV., … Continue reading

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St. Boniface

St. Boniface was born at Crediton, in Devonshire, England, in the year 680. Some missionaries staying at his father’s house spoke to him of heavenly things, and inspired him with a wish to devote himself, as they did, to God. … Continue reading

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Flattery

St. Charles Borromeo never flattered people with fine words, such as are used in courts, but, when asked for an opinion, for advice, or for any favor, simply stated his thoughts and intentions, and never made a promise which he … Continue reading

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Candor

We love ourselves too much, and proceed with too much human prudence, that we may not lose an atom of our consideration! Oh, what a great mistake this is! The Saints did not act thus. -St. Teresa St. Francis Xavier, … Continue reading

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