Our Universal Recipient: The Divine Blood Type

He has declared the cup, a part of creation, to be His own Blood, from which He causes our blood to flow.
~ St. Irenaeus

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In Catholic Hospital Chapels, the Divine Physician Awaits

Many hospitals have a chapel,
but only Catholic hospitals have a chapel with a Presence.
~ Bishop Robert F. Vasa

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Bridgebuilding, Barriers, and Fatherhood: St. Bénézet as Patron for Dads

In the breaking of bridges is the end of the world.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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An Easter Quo Vadis: St. Hugh of Grenoble (1053-1132)

He closed his penitential course on the 1st of April, in 1132, wanting only two months of being eighty years old, of which he had been fifty-two years bishop. Miracles attested the sanctity of his happy death.
~ Alban Butler

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Of Mick Jagger, a Weeping Icon, and Getting What We Need

Every moment we live through is like an ambassador who declares the will of God.
~ Jean-Pierre de Caussade

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Snow White and the Seven Monks: A Fanciful Lesson in Humility

It is these trivialities, as we consider them, which would do
marvels for us if only we did not despise them.
~ Jean-Pierre de Caussade

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Keeping the Showman Great: Of P.T. Barnum, Vows, and Fatherhood


The father-son paradigm is ageless….
This is truly the key for interpreting reality.
~ St. John Paul II

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The Luminous Mysteries: John Paul II’s Mini-Catechesis on Ecumenism

If properly revitalized, the Rosary is an aid
and certainly not a hindrance to ecumenism!
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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Of Time Travel, Christmas, and Liturgical Displacement

So the womb of the Virgin, in which He was conceived, corresponds to the new grave in which He was buried.
~ St. Augustine

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Of Good Fences, Closed Communion, and Reunification

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.
~ Robert Frost

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