King St. Brychan of Wales (5th century)

King of Wales, undocumented but popular saint. Brychan is credited with having twenty-four children, all saints (Catholic Online).

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Saturday Mornings and the Discipline of Daily Mass

It is necessary, above all in the beginning of our spiritual life, to do certain things at fixed times.
~ Thomas Merton, OCSO

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Monikers Matter: St. Pacian of Barcelona

Christian is my name, but Catholic my surname.
~ St. Pacian

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Pope St. Vitalian (d. 672): Of Calendars, Celts, and Christian Unity

The Roman Pontiff, as the successor of Peter, is the perpetual and visible principle and foundation of unity of both the bishops and of the faithful (Lumen Gentium, §23).

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Of Papyri, Perimeters, and Possibility

So keep still, and let Him do some work.
~ Thomas Merton, OCSO

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Anastasia of Sirmium: The Patron Saint of Christmas

Possibly martyred under Diocletian at Sirmium in Pannonia, she is commemorated at the second mass of Christmas.
~ John Coulson

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St. Edmund Campion and the Advent of Advent

Proclaim the good news among the nations: Our God will come to save us.

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Joy in Parentheses

In the economy of His grace, you may be sharing His gifts with someone you will never know until you get to heaven.
 ~ Thomas Merton, OCSO

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A Radical Preference for Heavenly Treasure: St. Dominic Loricatus

All things are possible for God (Mk 10.27).

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Preaching With His Life: Bl. Pierre Bonhomme (1803-1861)

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared; then will the lame leap like a stag, then the tongue of the mute will sing (Is 35.5-6).

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