Ecumenism, Sanctity, and the White Rose

Just being a Christian is perhaps the most difficult thing, for we never are, and only can be in death a little bit, at most.
~ Willi Graf

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Bl. Maria Theresia Bonzel (1830-1905)

Let us joyfully spend our strength in the service of God.
~ Bl. Maria Theresia Bonzel

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When History Shrugs: Pope St. Urban I

Nothing of note occurred during Urban’s pontificate.
~ Hans Kühner

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Bl. Ralph Milner: Of Rash Vows, George Bailey, and Dad-Martyrdom

Courage costs braver men less!
~ Frank Sheed

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Salvation by Association: Blessed Luke Belludi

The devotion to St. Anthony of Padua is so widespread and of such an early date that we cannot be surprised if those more intimately associated with him have been irradiated with his glory (Butler’s Lives of the Saints).

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The Becket Moment: Father’s Day for Fathers to Be

The die is cast, Thomas.
~ King Henry II (Peter O’Toole) in Becket

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A French Saint for Memorial Day

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Of Witches, Walburga, and Welcoming Spring

We must not be ashamed of the mythical radiance resting on our theology.
~ C.S. Lewis

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Alter Alter Christus: Of Lab Coats, Chasubles, and Playing Priest

Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.
~ St. Paul

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The Martyrs of Damascus (1860)

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I am a Christian and will die a Christian.
~ Bl. Emmanuel Ruiz

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