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The Sons of Zebedee – Ambition vs. Servant Leadership

Brothers John and James, the sons of Zebedee, had ambition. When they make their famous request for places of honor In Mark's gospel, Jesus takes the opportunity to give them a lesson on the nature of true greatness as loving and serving, even to the...

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Ignatius of Loyola & Discernment of Spirits

Here, an early biographer tells the story of the conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and what it taught him about the discernment of spirits.  Ignatius is remember by the Catholic Church on July 31....

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James & John, Sons of Zebedee – John Chrysostom

John Chrysostom on James and John, the Sons of Zebedee, and their mother's famous request that her sons sit at Jesus' right and left in the kingdom. St. James was born at Bethsaida and was martyred by Herod around the year 42. He is...

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Henry – The Emperor Who Became a Saint

St. Henry II was born in Bavaria in 973.  He succeeded his father in ruling Bavaria as duke and was later elected Holy Roman Emperor in 1014.  He proved extraordinary in his work for Church reform and expanded missionary activity.  He died in 1024 and...

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Muslim Child healed of Cancer through the Prayers of St. Charbel

St. Sharbel was a Lebanese Maronite hermit in the second half of the 19th century renown for holiness and miracles.  Since his death in 1898, Christians and non-Christians alike have come to his shrine seeking healing through his intercession. This short video is a moving story...

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Rules from the Spiritual Exercises – Ignatius of Loyola

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]O HAVE THE TRUE SENTIMENT WHICH WE OUGHT TO HAVE IN THE CHURCH MILITANT Let the following Rules be observed. First Rule. The first: All judgment laid aside, we ought to have our mind ready and prompt to obey, in all, the...