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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….

Maronite
History of the Church

What’s a Maronite Catholic? One Woman’s Experience in the Eastern Rites

“Marie, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!” In my family, we often speak to each other with…

Da Vinci Code
History of the Church

Can You Decode the Da Vinci Code? (Quiz)

A popular fictional book and movie, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown follows a Harvard symbologist through a series…

st. clare eucharistic miracles
Catholic Faith

That Time St. Clare Defeated An Army With the Holy Eucharist

This story from the life of St. Clare not only reveals to us her incredible devotion to the Blessed Sacrament…

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…

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…

Religious Orders Benedictines
Consecrated Life

6 Medieval Religious Orders That Came to the Rescue of the Church

In the history of the Church, the regular clergy, that is to say the communities that decide to live by…

Dark Ages
History of the Church

Let’s Talk About How Great Medieval Europe Was (The “Dark Ages” Really Weren’t So Dark After All)

“Who is more civilized?” asks Anthony Esolen, distinguished professor of Classics (and inaugural Fellow of the new Center for the…