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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Of Highlander, Pig Brains, and Easter: Saint Beuno of Wales (d. 640)

Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe’ (Jn 20.27).

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St. John Ogilvie (1579-1615)

I fear death as much as you do your dinner.
~ St. John Ogilvie

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Marriage as Rebellion: Blessed Peter To Rot

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Because the Spirit of God dwelt in him, he fearlessly proclaimed the truth about the sanctity of marriage. He refused to take the ‘easy way’ of moral compromise.
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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Cecilia: The Saint and the Song

God-Haunted Lunatic


Indeed, art is a distinctively human form of expression; beyond the search for the necessities of life which is common to all living creatures, art is a freely given superabundance of the human being’s inner riches (CCC 2503).

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St. Crispin’s Day for Catechists


Through this wordless witness these Christians stir up irresistible questions in the hearts of those who see how they live: Why are they like this? Why do they live in this way? What or who is it that inspires them? Why are they in our midst?
~ Pope Paul VI

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Yes Straight Out: Of Scot Halpin & the Martyrs of Compiègne

Our_Lady_of_Mount_Carmel_Church,_Quidenham,“My friend, Mike Deniseph, basically was pushing me forward to do this, and really interfacing with Bill Graham once he got there, nose to nose. And so he looks to me square in the eye and says, Can you do it? And I said yes, straight out.”
~ Scot Halpin

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Bl. Franz Jägerstätter: Dad and Martyr

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I greet you, my dear little girls. May the child Jesus and the dear Mother of Heaven protect you until we see one another again.
~ From a prison letter of Bl. Franz

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