Above, St. Therese with her blood sister, Sr. Marie, on the left.
There is no question this first class Feast was instituted to combat the growing influence of leftism around the world. I was tempted to say “stick it to the commies,” but that would probably have been somewhat lacking in virtue.
Thanks to MJD for the prayers. You might consider making a Novena of them!
O glorious St. Joseph, model of all those who are devoted to labor, obtain for me the grace to work conscientiously, putting the call of duty above my natural inclinations, to work with gratitude and joy, in a spirit of penance for the remission of my sins, considering it an honor to employ and develop by means of labor the gifts received from God, to work with order, peace, moderation and patience, without ever shrinking from weariness and difficulties, to work above all with purity of intention and detachment from self, having always death before my…
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Stealing from the latest Catholic newspaper cover article, an exegesis on St. Joseph by the great Moral Doctor St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori:
Go then to Joseph, and do all that he shall say to you; Go to Joseph, and obey him as Jesus and Mary obeyed him; Go to Joseph, and speak to him as they spoke to him; Go to Joseph, and consult him as they consulted him; Go to Joseph, and honor him as they honored him; Go to Joseph, and be grateful to him as they were grateful to him; Go to Joseph, and love him , as they love him still.
God, because of the great love He bears us, and His great desire to see us saved, has given us among other means of salvation the practice of devotion to the Saints. It is His Will that they, who are His friends, should intercede…
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I believe this is a painting of St. Teresa of Avila, Carmelite Reformer and Doctor of the Church. I have to ask a friend who had this picture if this is correct but given the woman is a Carmelite nun, has the dove as the Holy Spirit and the book and writing quill (usual added depictions in paintings of St. Teresa), it is probably her. I really love this painting.