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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
History of the Church

Special Agent of the Sacred Heart: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

October 16th and 17th (in the post- and pre-conciliar liturgical calendars, respectively) mark the feast of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque….

Catholic Men's Movements
Apostolate

Restoring Sexual Order: Catholic Men’s Movements (Outstanding Initiative)

Our regular readers have probably noticed… a few of us here at Catholic-Link take a particular interest in the restoration…

guardian angels

Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels: 4 Mass Prayers to Help Cultivate a Relationship With Your Own

October 2nd is the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels. How often do you think about yours? I confess that…

manly
Leadership

“You Shall Not Pass!” – Ode to the Manly Priest and the Priestly Man

I have a pastor who is “in his natural habitat” at the altar and at the pulpit. His ars celebrandi…

Feminine virtues
Holy Mary

Five Feminine Virtues I Learned from the Joyful Mysteries (Part 2: The Visitation)

The 5-part series is the fruit of personal meditation, reading, and prayer. It is not an authoritative or comprehensive exposition,…

feminine virtues
Holy Mary

5 Feminine Virtues I Learned from Mary in the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary (Part 1: The Annunciation)

These days, I find myself praying often for a restoration of the masculine and feminine virtues in society. There’s so…

St. Teresa Benedicta
Saints

Champion of the Feminine, Martyr of Auschwitz: 18 Beautiful Quotes from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

St. Teresa Benedicta. Do you know her? You ought to. Edith Stein was born in 1891 in Germany, the youngest…

Consecrated Life

In Obscurity, in Humility, Amid Persecution, Till Your Garden and God Will do the Rest: 7 Things You Should Know About the Curé of Ars

The month of August is jam packed with feasts of spiritual powerhouses. August 4th – or 8th in the pre-1962…

St. Anne
Feasts and Solemnities

Mother of the Mother of God: Why You Should Have a Devotion to St. Anne

July 26th is the feast of St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus and mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although the…

Monasticism
Consecrated Life

The Rule of St. Benedict: 7 Radical Values of Catholic Monasticism and their Secular Counterparts

On July 11th in the Liturgical Calendar, and on March 21st in the pre-1970 calendar, the Church celebrates the feast…

Fatima Indulgence
Holy Mary

13th of the Month: What You Need To Know About Gaining a Fatima Indulgence

Did you know that on the 13th day of every month from May through October, 2017, Catholics can obtain an…

Ave Maria
Holy Mary

That Time Bobby McFerrin Got an Audience to Spontaneously Harmonize the Bach / Gounod Ave Maria

Synergy: “the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater…