St. Michael, St. Gabriel, & St. Raphael – The Archangels

The-Archangels

Angels—messengers from God—appear frequently in Scripture, but only Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are named. The memorials of Gabriel (March 24) and Raphael (October 24) were added to the Roman calendar in 1921. The 1970 revision of the calendar joined their feasts to Michael's.

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #1550

Catechism of the Catholic Church

1550 This presence of Christ in the minister is not to be understood as if the latter were preserved from all human weaknesses, the spirit of domination, error, even sin. the power of the Holy Spirit does not guarantee all acts of ministers in the same way. While this guarantee extends to the ...

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St. Wenceslaus

Saint-Wenceslaus

St. Wenceslaus is also the patron saint of: Bohemia, brewers, and Moravia. St. Wenceslaus had taken the vow of virginity and was known for his virtues and was martyred by his own brother.

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #1656

Catechism of the Catholic Church

1656 In our own time, in a world often alien and even hostile to faith, believing families are of primary importance as centers of living, radiant faith. For this reason the Second Vatican Council, using an ancient expression, calls the family the Ecclesia domestica. It is in the bosom of the ...

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St. Vincent De Paul

Saint-Vincent-De-Paul

St. Vincent De Paul (1580-1660) Apostle of Charity, French priest, founder of the Congregation of the Mission

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #2046

Catechism of the Catholic Church

2046 By living with the mind of Christ, Christians hasten the coming of the Reign of God, "a kingdom of justice, love, and peace." They do not, for all that, abandon their earthly tasks; faithful to their master, they fulfill them with uprightness, patience, and love.

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Sts. Cosmas & Damian

SS. Cosmas and Damian

Sts. Cosmas & Damian were twins and early Christian martyrs born in Arabia who practised the art of healing in the seaport of Aegea (modern Ayas) in the Gulf of Issus, then in the Roman province of Syria. They accepted no payment for their services, which led them to be nicknamed ...

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #2523

Catechism of the Catholic Church

2523 There is a modesty of the feelings as well as of the body. It protests, for example, against the voyeuristic explorations of the human body in certain advertisements, or against the solicitations of certain media that go too far in the exhibition of intimate things. Modesty inspires a way ...

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Catechism of The Catholic Church #1753

Catechism of the Catholic Church

1753 A good intention (for example, that of helping one's neighbor) does not make behavior that is intrinsically disordered, such as lying and calumny, good or just. the end does not justify the means. Thus the condemnation of an innocent person cannot be justified as a legitimate means of ...

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St. Pacificus of San Severino

Saint-Severino

St. Pacificus (1653-1721) was an ascetic man. He fasted perpetually, eating no more than bread, soup or water. His "hair shirt" was made of iron. Poverty and obedience were two virtues for which his confreres especially remembered him.

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