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Articles in 'Saints and Miracles'
I Thirst: An Author's Literary Journey
By Gina Marinello-Sweeney
When Rebecca receives a mysterious note from an unknown source, she has no idea how it will change her life.
A Personal Witness that Miracles really do happen; Thank God!
By Helen Mac
Growing up as a Catholic, I was already aware that some people were blessed with the gift of healing. When I was about seven years old one of my sisters, who was 22 years older, took us to a chapel miles out of our neighborhood one night to see a priest who I remember miraculously cured my Mum of severe migraine headaches and my small niece of asthma, and they were never bothered with these illnes
Little Nellie of Holy God"--The Toddler Who Inspired a Pope
By Larry Peterson
Ellen Organ was born on August 24, 1903 in what was known as the "married quarters" of the Royal Infantry Barracks in Waterford, Ireland. Her dad, William, was a soldier in the British army. Shortly after Ellen's birth she was baptized into the faith at the Church of the Trinity. No one knows why, but from that point on Ellen Organ was called "Nellie".
The Priest asked, "He must be heavy?" The Boy answered, "No Father, he ain't heavy, he's my Brother."
By Larry Peterson
It was somewhere near Omaha, Nebraska and the year was 1918. A young, Catholic priest was walking down the dirt road near the boy's orphanage he had recently opened. The priest came upon two boys, one carrying the other on his back. The priest stopped and said to the boy doing the carrying, "Well now lad, he must be heavy."
Our Lady Healer of Families (Part 1)
By Susan Skinner
Over the past past year or so people have come to me over and over again asking me to pray for their families. Parents estranged from children. Children angry with parents. Spouses at war. Siblings who don’t speak. Family members chained by addictions of all kinds. Family members who are sick and caregivers who are exhausted.
My Wounded Super Hero
By Sherry Kenner
My grandson is star struck by super heroes. There are many of them: Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers and Spiderman are a few I have heard about. When asked to describe these super heroes, by grandson smiles and begins an imaginative battle; kicking and punching.
Hello Joe; What do you know?
By Jason Klinnert
My wife and I just celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. We have four kids who range from 25 down to 2. Those four kids have three different biological fathers. Context is everything and I want to give you some context to this. When my wife and I met 18 years ago, she had a 7-year-old son. She had given birth to him when she was 16 years old
Humility's Forgotten Gem: Confidence
By James Berkon
Humility. Is there any other word that is like kryptonite to the soul? I do not know about you, but if there is one virtue I avoid talking about or exemplifying, it has to be humility. No, I do not run around telling the world how great I am. On the same token, I do not consider a humble attitude to be my strong suit.
St Patrick's Day
By Charlie Johnston
St Patrick is one of the most popular and well know saints, at least in the United States. His feast day is celebrated in almost every city in America, with parades, dinners, and drunken festivities. He's celebrated by not only the Irish diaspora, and not only by Catholics, but by just about every group (in varying ways and levels of enthusiasm) across the racial and religious spectrum.
Called To The Mystery Of Intercessory Prayer
By Bernice G. Dumitru
One night I awoke and felt a deep sadness. As I reflected on where this was coming from, I realized it was from the news items I had read the day before on the number of abortions that have been committed in the past 25 years around the world and the campaign at the U.N. to make abortion on demand a human right.
Pope Saint Felix III
By Debra Booton McCoy
Saint Felix can be said to be the first pope of the Dark Ages. The Western Roman Empire had fallen when the barbarians, under leadership of Odoacer of the Herouli tribe, had overcome the weak Roman emperor. So, starting in 476, the previously highly civilized, organized Italian peninsula was run by the relatively unschooled Germanic barbarians.
Our Lady of Miracles March 12th Feast Day
By Julie Larsen
There's a special statue of Our Lady in Paris and this is how this statue came about: Back in the 11th Century, a lord who was ill decided to pray to Our Lady for his health to be restored promising that if it was he would enter a monastery. His petitions were heard and he entered the monastery.
We all have a cross to carry. I have to carry my own cross. If we don't carry our crosses, we are going to be crushed under the weight of it.
By Joe Reciniello
If Christ himself were to ask you to "deny yourself and take up your cross each day and follow me," how would you respond? As Christians we desire to follow the teachings of Christ; we wish to follow his example.
Newman Centers- Lighthouses of Grace in Secular Education
By Dr. Lin Weeks Wilder
Many years before I became a Catholic I 'met' Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman. Intrigued by comments like this definition of the practical use of education, Newman represented intelligent scholarship and rigorous thought...along with a core of attractive rebelliousness. (To one who had left the Episcopalian Church as a teen.)
The Transfiguration Makes Us Ask: Who Is Jesus?
By Bill Dunn
This week’s gospel reading at Mass is the Transfiguration of Jesus. Matthew’s version of this spectacular event highlights the Transfiguration’s similarities with the Exodus account of God giving the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai. Both events occurred on a mountain; the face of God’s servant became radiant; a cloud represented God’s presence; and the divine voice spoke from the cloud.
Church Rules are not for Me!
By Lorrie McNickle
Why The Church
By Tanya Janoski
Obedience and Trust
By Rev. John H. Hampsch, C.M.F
A Catholic Priest has Extraordinary Powers--He Has Been Given the Power of Christ Himself
By Larry Peterson
The Catholic Teachings On The Angels – Part 4: The Seven Archangels
By Alex Brittain