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  • great little faith moves mountains canaanite woman belief trust humble grande piccola fede sposta montagne credere fidarsi umiltà donna cananea la fe de la mujer cananea mueve montañas
    The Canaanite Woman – Faith to Move Mountains

    Jesus heals the daughter of the Canaanite woman because her faith was so great. He rebuked the disciples because their faith was too little. Matthew's gospel here is teaching us something very important about the nature of the faith that moves mountains....

  • Various - Many Titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Meredith Gould
    Many Titles of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    m I the only one who wants to have in one handy location all the titles ascribed to Mary? I think not, and so I’ve compiled a fairly comprehensive but not exhaustive list of the ways Catholics refer to Mary. (Her Hebrew name appears in......

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    Ancient Homily on Mary’s Assumption – John Damascene

    John Damascene, early Church Father, on the Dormition and bodily Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the end of her earthly life. This homily is cited by Pope Pius XII in his definition of the Assumption as a Dogma of faith....

  • Pius XII Pope Dogma solemnity of the Assumption of Mary august 15 new eve
    Dogma of the Assumption of Mary – Pius XII

    An excerpt from the Apostolic Constitution of Pope Pius XII Munificentissimus Deus defining the Assumption of Mary, long taught by the ordinary magisterium of the Church, as a dogma of faith....

  • mountain top transfiguration faith tabor divinity august 6 monte tabor divinidad 6 de agosto transfiguracion
    Faith & Mountaintop Experiences – Transfiguration

    The Transfiguration of the Jesus at the summit of Mt. Tabor, remembered each year on August 6, is one of the pivotal events of the Lord's public ministry. The veil of the carpenter's humanity is pulled back for a moment and his divine nature is revealed. This sudden manifestation of the divinity of Christ tells us of the role of mountaintop experiences - to remind us that things are not always as they appear to be, and that we must walk by faith, not by sight. ...

  • feast solemnity of assumption of virgin mary august 15 dormition
    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    The Assumption of the Virgin Mary (called the Dormition in the Christian East) has been celebrated as a solemn feast on August 15 since ancient times. What is the meaning and basis of the dogma and the Solemnity?...

  • augustine st. lawrence deacon martyr august 10 eucharist lord's supper mystery self-gift follow imitate Christ discipleship humility
    St. Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr – Augustine

    St. Lawrence (also rendered St. Laurence) was one of the seven deacons of the Church of Rome and was martyred under the Emperor Valerian on the 10th of August 258, four days after Pope Sixtus II and his companions. Little is known of the life......

  • St. Clare of Assisi August 11 indescribable delights of Christ the bridegroom spouse unclouded mirror beauty poverty
    His Indescribable Delights – St. Clare

    St. Clare is remembered in the liturgy of the Church on August 11. Inspired by her neighbor, Francis of Assisi and under his direction, she founded an order of nuns commonly called the “Poor Clares.” Though she lived a cloistered, contemplative life in the Convent of San Damiano, Clare’s holiness and wisdom was so renowned that in her lifetime she was sought out for advice even from the Pope himself. She wrote the following words in a letter to one of her nuns....

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    Zeal for God’s Glory – Maximilian Kolbe

    Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish Franciscan priest, offered his life in exchange for the life of a family man doomed to execution by the Nazis at Auschwitz. The following excerpt from his writings contrasts religious indifferentism with the path of obedience to God's will and zeal for God's glory modeled for us by Jesus Christ and Mary, his Immaculate Mother....

  • St. Dominic dominicans Feast August 8 man of the gospel
    Dominic – Man of the Gospel

    Reflections on the life and work of St. Dominic, founder of the Friars Preachers or Dominicans, by some of his contemporaries and also Marcellino D'Ambrosio (Dr. Italy) for the feast of St. Dominic August 8th....

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