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Nativity of Our Lady, September 8

Catholic Feast. “Your birth, oh Virgin Mary!, Was joyful news for the world; because from You was born the Sun of righteousness, Christ our Lord, who by destroying the curse gave us the blessing, and by defeating death, gave us… Continue Reading →

Article 1: The Last End of Man (MT #8)

(Summa Theologica, I-II, qq. 1-5; Contra Gentes, IV, cc. 1-63.) Existence of the Last End Every deliberate act proceeds from the will, and, since the will pursues good as its goal, it follows that every deliberate act is done for some… Continue Reading →

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Extremadura, Spain) September 6

Catholic Feast. (This feast is not to be confused with the Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe of Mexico.) Among the famous sanctuaries that are raised throughout the Spanish territory in honor of the Mother of God, one of the… Continue Reading →

Saint Lawrence Justinian, 5 September

Bishop and Confessor. From an illustrious Venetian family, for the love of Christ crucified he renounced an advantageous marriage and all the delights of the world, to consecrate himself to God in religious life, where he treated his body extremely… Continue Reading →

The Division and Order of Parts in Moral Theology (MT #7)

The arrangement of his matter made by St. Thomas Aquinas in the Summa Theologica is admittedly unsurpassed and unsurpassable in the qualities that good distribution should have, viz., clearness, connection between parts, completeness. Hence, we cannot do better than follow the order… Continue Reading →

Saint Stephen I, King of Hungary, September 2

Confessor. Descendant of the barbarian Huns, he converted his vassals to Christ and marvelously raised the culture of his kingdom, which he consecrated to the Virgin Mary and made fiefdom of the Holy See. He was a charitable father of… Continue Reading →

Commemoration of Saint Giles, September 1

Abbot. He was an Athenian, of royal descent; Famous for his miracles, he moved away from his homeland to hide in a forest on the banks of the Rhone, where he lived a hermit life. Later he founded and governed… Continue Reading →

Saint Raymond Nonnatus, August 31

Confessor. He is called Nonnatus (non natus, unborn), because he was removed from the entrails of his deceased mother. From a noble Catalan family, the Blessed Virgin called him to the newly founded Order of Mercy. He went to Africa… Continue Reading →

Saint Rose of Lima, August 30

Virgin. The most beautiful rose that has sprouted on American soil in the first century of Spanish rule, is the Virgin of Lima, who deserved to hear from the lips of Christ: “Rose of my Heart!” WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST… Continue Reading →

The history of Cain and Abel, Genesis, Chapter 4

[1] And Adam knew Eve his wife: who conceived and brought forth Cain, saying: I have gotten a man through God. [2] And again she brought forth his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, and Cain a husbandman. [3]… Continue Reading →

Saint Sabina of Rome, August 29

Martyr. Roman matron of high birth status, died beheaded for the Christian faith in 126. V: Saint Sabina.A: Pray for us. Info of the Saint: Feast August 29 Born 2nd centuryRome Died 126Rome Nationality Roman Canonization Pre-congregation Patronage N/A

Beheading of Saint John the Baptist, August 29

Catholic Feast. “That is not lawful for you!” The Baptist said to Herod with unbreakable strength, who was publicly living in adultery with his sister-in-law Herodias. The evil female swore mortal hatred to him, and did not rest until she… Continue Reading →

The first temptation, Genesis, Chapter 3

[1] Now the serpent was more subtle than any of the beasts of the earth which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman: Why hath God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree… Continue Reading →

Saint Hermes, August 28

Martyr. A person of high position, it was because of his faith that he was beheaded in Rome at the beginning of the second century, in the year 116. V: Saint Hermes.A: Pray for us. Info of the Saint: Feast… Continue Reading →

Saint Augustine of Hippo, August 28

Bishop, Confessor and Doctor. He was born in Thagaste, Africa. His powerful intelligence lost in the study of philosophy and sects, and his fiery heart dominated by the passions of youth, he was drawn to the knowledge and love of… Continue Reading →

Saint Joseph Calasanz, August 27

Confessor. (1556-1648). Among the great educators of the people, our Saint Joseph Calasanz stands out. He was born in Peralta de la Sal, in Huesca. After an exemplary life in priestly ministry, he went to Rome, where he emulated the… Continue Reading →

Commemoration of Pope Saint Zephyrinus, August 26

Pope and Martyr. Against the Sabellian heretics he defended the dogma of the Holy Trinity. He ruled the Church in peace for eighteen years and suffered martyrdom in the persecution of Antoninus, in the year 217. V: Pope Saint Zephyrinus.A:… Continue Reading →

Saint Micaela of the Blessed Sacrament, August 25

Virgin. (1809-1885). She was born in Madrid, of noble descent. From a young age, she devoted herself to reforming fallen girls and preserving those in danger. Her love for the Eucharist bordered on the miraculous. She suffered terrible persecution with… Continue Reading →

Saint Louis IX King of France, August 25

King and Confessor. First cousin of Saint Ferdinand, he was very Christianly educated by his mother, the great Queen of France, Blanche of Castile. From the throne he shone with heroic examples of a Christian ruler, upright, pious, exemplary charitable… Continue Reading →

Saint Bartholomew, August 24

Apostle and Martyr. Saint Bartholomew (son of Ptolemy) is supposed to be Nathanael himself, whose first interview with Jesus is described by Saint John in his Gospel. (John 1:45) He evangelized India, from where he went to Greater Armenia. He… Continue Reading →

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