Of Baby Spit-Up, Paternity, and Piety: St. Juliana Falconieri (1270-1341)

Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them (Mt 6.1).

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A Saint for Pirate-y Things: St. Symeon of Syracuse

Aargh, me hearties!

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King St. Eric of Sweden: Template for Dads

Every father, master of a family, magistrate, or king, is accountable to God for those under his charge.
 ~ Rev. Alban Butler

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See One, Do One, Teach One: A Biblical Vision for Nursing

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior (Lk 1.46-47).

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Wipo of Burgundy: Our Easter Template of Ordinary Discipleship

Our Christian destiny is, in fact, a great one, but we cannot achieve greatness unless we lose all interest in being great.
~ Thomas Merton, OCSO

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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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