A Bibliochaotic Encounter with 3 Celtic “M” Saints

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There is nothing Celtic about having legends.
It is merely human.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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Pentecost in Action: St. Cristóbal Magallanes (1869-1927)

Christ pours out the Spirit among his members to nourish, heal, and organize them in their mutual functions, to give them life, send them to bear witness, and associate them to his self-offering to the Father and to his intercession for the whole world (CCC 739).

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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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A Criminal Companion for Holy Week

Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom (Lk 23.42).

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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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