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A Catholic's Guide to Halloween

Oct 23, 2019 By Gretchen Filz

Catholics and Halloween: a good or bad mix? Is this a pagan holiday? Here are the facts of the matter: the true substance of Halloween belongs to the Catholic Church. It is the first day of Allhallowtide, the time of year when the living (i.e. the Church Militant) honor all the dead in Christ...

Mother Teresa's Humility List

Sep 03, 2019 By Gretchen Filz

“Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity and obedience. It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not pu[...]

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St. Rita of Cascia: Patron Saint of the Impossible

May 19, 2019 By Gretchen Filz

May 22 is the feast day of St. Rita, an Augustinian nun from 14th century Cascia, Italy. She is the patroness of impossible causes and hopeless circumstances because of her difficult and disappointing life. Through her trials God used her in remarkable ways, not only while she lived, but now from heaven she assists those who ple[...]

A Guide to the Catholic Liturgical Calendar

May 09, 2019 By Gretchen Filz

Christianity isn't just lived; it's celebrated. That's because our faith isn't merely about doctrine—it includes a plethora of saints, historical events, and divine mysteries that are uniquely honored throughout the year with appointed festivals (or feast days). This happens according to a set rhythm[...]

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A Short Prayer & Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Advent

Dec 22, 2018 By Gretchen Filz

"Almighty, eternal, just and merciful God, give us miserable ones the grace to do for You alone what we know you want us to do and always to desire what pleases You. Inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, may we be able to follow in the footsteps of Your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus[...]

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