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"His virtue had nothing striking about it, but seemed to be self-evident. It did not give the impression that he had to make an effort to be equable, patient, content, cheerful and just in his judgment."I am convinced that Father Titus considered heaven as the only goal of his life, that he … Read moreSt. Titus Brandsma: Lessons in faith and courage

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St. Charles de Foucauld became one of Catholicism's newest Catholic saints on May 15, 2022. This Frenchman was murdered in Tamanrasset, Algeria, in 1916 where he lived in a hermitage among the remote Tuareg people.At this point, eyes may glaze over. A saint who was a hermit? In the Saharan d… Read moreSt. Charles de Foucauld: Opening the doors to all

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During Lent, I found myself time and again alongside Mary Magdalene. She may be one of the most written-about saints in poetry and prose. She's one in whom, to quote the "Victimae paschali laudes" sequence declared on Easter Sunday, "death and life have contended." Read more'Christ my hope is arisen!': Exulting in the Resurrection with Mary Magdalene