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Specials
Discerning the Divine Light Through Mary
On God's Love and the Middle East Situation
The Pallium As a Special Bond of Unity

Jesus Heart As a Source of Mercy

The Holy Spirit is Love

Mary Most Holy
"Communion" A Key To Church Unity, According to Pope    Benedict XVI
The Secret of Love, According to Benedict XVI

News
Father Cantalamessa Comments on Easter
Jerusalem Church Leaders Speak on Easter
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy 
Pope Agrees G-8 on Middle East Cusp
Jesuit Cardinal Speaks on the Sacred Heart
Benedict XVI Farewell Speech
Religious Leaders Ally on Joint Cause
Benedict XVI Names New Canberra Archbishop
Vatican States on Holy Land Strife
Arroyo Shows Death Penalty Annulment to Pope
Benedict Greets Verbum Dei Founder
Signis Concludes on "The Vinci" Film
Holy Father Talks on Peter's Path
Pope Calls Popes for Prayers
The Rosary Beads
Pope Benedict Praise Mary
Apostles of the Untouchables
Pope Calls to Embrace Resurrection
Vatican Gauges Pope's First Year
Father Neuhaus Talks on Loving the Church
Benedict XVI Stresses Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy Novena
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
The Feast of Mercy
The Hour of Mercy
The Image of the Divine Mercy
Decree of Indulgence
Pope Benedict XVI Easter Message
Benedicts XVI First Papal Birthday
Stations of the Cross
Pope Liturgical Schedule for Holy Week
Pope Benedict First Message for Lent
Spirit of Lent
How to Fast
Frequently Ask Questions on Confession
Confessing Our Sins
Examination of Conscience (Children)
Examination of Conscience (Adult)
Prayers for Lenten Season
Spiritual Communion of Bishops
World Council of Churches
Priest and Lay People
Decree on Indulgences for World Day of the Sick

Penitentials Prayers of Saints
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
Pope for the Sick
Vatican Tribunal to Prompt Annulment Decisions
Miracle of John Paul II
Holy Spirit is the theme for next three   youth days
Presentation of the Lord
First Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI
Evangelization in New Media
January Feast
Pope Benedict World Day Peace Message
Christmas Message of Pope Benedict
Pope Benedict World Youth Day 2005


Mainpage Article
Solemnity of the Assumption
The Transfiguration of Christ
Sts. Joachim and Anne
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Precious Blood of Our Lord
Sacred Heart of Jesus

Pentecost Sunday
Feast Day of the Visitation
Our Lady of Fatima
Month of Mary
Divine Mercy Sunday
Holy Week to Easter
Palm Sunday
Passiontide
Feast of the Annunciation
Saint Joseph Patron of All Catholic Church
Ash Wednesday Marks the First Day of Lent
The Chair of Peter
 Service to Those Who Suffer
Children will Become Builders of Peace
St. John Bosco Love for the Youth
Advent Activities in Hawaii
Being with God


Events

Photo of the Month
Fr. Peter Mary Rookey with St. Michael Center Volunteers

 
LIVES OF THE SAINTS

AUGUST 1
ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI
St. Alphonsus was born near Naples, Italy, in 1732. 

AUGUST 2
ST. EUSEBIUS
St. Eusebius was born on the island of Sardinia, Italy, around 283. 

AUGUST 3
ST. PETER JULIAN EYMARD
St. Peter Julian Eymard was born in a small town in the diocese of Grenoble, France in 1786.

AUGUST 4
BLESSED FREDERIC JANSSOONE
Blessed Frederic Janssoone was born in Flanders in 1838.

AUGUST 5
DEDICATION OF ST. MARY MAJOR

St. Mary Major is important to Christendom for three reasons:

AUGUST 6
THE TRANSFIGURATION

St. Mary Major is important to Christendom for three reasons:

AUGUST 7
ST. CAJETAN

St. Cajetan was born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1480, the son of a count.

AUGUST 8
ST. DOMINIC

St. Dominic was born in Castile, Spain, in 1170.

AUGUST 9
BLESSED JOHN OF RIETI

Blessed John lived in the first half of the fourteenth century.

AUGUST 10
ST. LAWRENCE

St. Lawrence, the famous martyr of Rome, lived in the third century.

AUGUST 11
ST. CLARE

St. Clare was born around 1193 in Assisi, Italy. She lived at the time of St. Francis of Assisi.

AUGUST 14
ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

Raymond Kolbe was born in Poland in 1894.

AUGUST 15
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

This feast of Mary celebrates a special privilege of Mary, our Mother.

AUGUST 16
ST. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY

St. Stephen was born around 969 in Hungary. This saint's name had been Vaik.

AUGUST 17
BLESSED JOAN DELANOUE

St. Joan Delanoue was born in 1666. Her family had a small but successful business.

AUGUST 18
ST. JANE FRANCES DE CHANTAL

St. Jane was born in Dijon, France, in 1572.

AUGUST 19
ST. JOHN EUDES

St. John Eudes was born in Normandy, France, in 1601.

AUGUST 20
ST. BERNARD

St. Bernard was born in 1090 in Dijon, France.

AUGUST 21
ST. PIUS X

St. Pius X, the great pope, was named Joseph Sarto. He was born in 1835, the son of a mailman in Riese, Italy.

AUGUST 23
ST. ROSE OF LIMA

St. Rose, the South American saint, was born in Lima, Peru, in 1586.

AUGUST 24
ST. BARTHOLOMEW

"Bartholomew" was one of the first followers of Jesus.

AUGUST 25
ST. LOUIS OF FRANCE

St. Louis was born on April 25, 1214. His father was King Louis VIII of France and his mother was Queen Blanche.

AUGUST 25
ST. JOSEPH CALASANZ

St. Joseph was born in 1556, in his father's castle in Spain. He went to college and became a lawyer.

AUGUST 26
ST. ELIZABETH BICHIER

St. Elizabeth was born in 1773. As a little girl, her favorite game was building castles in the sand.

AUGUST 27
ST. MONICA

St. Monica, the famous mother of St. Augustine, was born in 332 in Tagaste, northern Africa.

AUGUST 28
ST. AUGUSTINE

St. Augustine was born in Tagaste in modern Algeria on November 13, 354. This famous son of St. Monica spent many years in wicked living and in false beliefs.

AUGUST 29
BEHEADING OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

St. John the Baptist was a cousin of Jesus. His mother was St. Elizabeth and his father was Zechariah.

AUGUST 30
ST. PAMMACHIUS

"St. Pammachius was a distinguished Christian layman who lived in the fourth century.

AUGUST 31
ST. AIDAN

St. Aidan was a seventh-century Irish monk. He lived at the great monastery of Iona, which St. Columban had founded.

 
ABOUT ARCHANGELS
SAINT MICHAEL
St. Michael the Archangel Story
History of St. Michael the Archangel Prayer
St. Michael the Archangel Prayers
St. Michael the Archangel Apparitions
The Chaplet of St. Michael Archangel
Novena to St Micheal the Archangel
Litany of St. Michael the Archangel


SAINT GABRIEL

St. Gabriel Prayer

SAINT RAPHAEL

St. Raphael Prayer
 
PHOTO OF THE MONTH


Tour of the Relics of the Passion
(International Center for Holy Relics)
www.HolyRelics.org

 
REFLECTIONS

“Jesus’ Baptism”

Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven, submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke 3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah 52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust and submission to God?

 
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Bishops Shield Pope Against BBC Assault
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Vatican Appeals for Least Developed Countries

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Immaculate Conception of Mary
Memorial of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Feast of St Jude the Miraculous Saint
Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima


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