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Thérèse Martin was born on January 2, 1873, in France. After their mother died, her two older sisters, Pauline and Marie, entered the Carmelite convent of Lisieux. These losses plunged young Thérèse into an emotional illness from which she was miraculously cured by the “Smiling Virgin” Mary. Early on, Thérèse dreamed of becoming a Carmelite ...read more
Message to the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus To the Reverend Mother Sister Barbara Louise Staley, General Superior of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The centennial of the death of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini is one of the main events marking the journey of the Church both because of ...read more
Exactly one year ago today, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata) was proclaimed a Saint in St. Peter’s Square before tens of thousands of people from around the entire world. Tomorrow, September 5, is her feast, marking the date of her death 20 years ago in Calcutta. She was born August 26, 1910 in Skopje, then ...read more
Saint Joseph Calasanz was a man with a vision of the future. A man whom God called, while in Rome, to consecrate his life for the service of the poor children and youth. When a man lets himself be transformed by the Lord, as Calasanz did, not only is his life transformed, but so are ...read more
A reflection for the Feast of Saint Joseph Calasanz On August 25th the Church celebrates the feast of a man whose care for children has made him their patron saint. Saint Joseph Calasanz was born into a noble Spanish family in 1557. At the age of fourteen he decided to become a priest, but his ...read more
Welcome! Join Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB for the Daily TV Mass for August 24, 2017. It’s the Feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle and the 100th anniversary of birth of Gaetano Gagliano, the founder of Salt + Light Catholic Media Foundation. ...read more