St. Anthony-Mary Claret

St. Anthony-Mary Claret — Founder of the Claretian Fathers and the Sisters of Mary Immaculate.

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Blessed Alan and Holy Rosary

We published 15 promises for praying the Holy Rosary, given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche. About St. Dominic we published information, but who is Blessed Alan de la Roche?

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Saint Francis of Assisi

"I order all my brethren who are now and will be in the future, to worship Mother of God always and worship Her on every roads, in every possible way, as they can, and be for Her with the utmost reverence and submission."

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The holy death of a Saint

Padre Pio received the Stigmata — the Stigmata is the appearance of the wound marks of our crucified Lord on a person's body (such as the hands, wrists, and feet).

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St. Rose of Lima

Rose of Lima has a special claim on our interest for she has the honor of being the first person born in the Western Hemisphere to be canonized by the Church.

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St. Jane Frances de Chantal — Foundress of the Order of the Visitation of The Blessed Virgin Mary

St. Jane believed the secret of happiness was in "losing," that we should "throw ourselves into God as a little drop of water into the sea, and lose ourselves indeed in the Ocean of the divine goodness."

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Life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola — “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam"

“Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam" ("For the greater glory of God”) — motto of St. Ignatius.

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Saint Bernard — “Troubadour of Mary”

Preaching of Bernard of Clairvaux has earned him other tributes within the Church, such as the “Marian Doctor” and the “Troubadour of Mary.”

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St. John Eudes — Apostle of the Heart of Mary

St. John Eudes promoted devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and he was founder of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudists) and the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity.

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Saint Hyacinth — Polish missionary preacher

During danger time he took the statue of Our Lady. The statue was of heavy alabaster, but when Hyacinth took it in his arms it was light as a reed.

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Saint Joachim — Father of the Virgin Mary

St. Joachim, father of Our Lady and husband of St. Anne. His Feast is following the assumption, in order to associate the Blessed daughter and her father in their triumph.

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From the Wisdom of St. John Marie Vianney

We publish a few words of wisdom from Saint John Marie Vianney.

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John Vianney — the Patron of priests

The priest, who is "Alter Christus," or "Another Christ," is the most important figure in the overall structure of society, not just the Church.

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Saint Dominic — Defensor fidei

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, instructed by the Blessed Virgin as well as by his own experience, Saint Dominic preached the Rosary for the rest of his life.

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St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori — the true son of Mary

Alphonsus appeals to Mary were impassioned, like those of a distressed child calling for his or her mother.

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The Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Anne

Veneration of St. Anne is closely allied to veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feasts of Mary's nativity and presentation are in reality feasts of St. Anne, as all praises referring to the daughter are directed also to the mother.

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The power of St. Anne's intercession

Almighty God privileged St. Anne above all others in choosing her to be the mother of the Queen of Heaven.

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Saint Anne — Mother of the Blessed Virgin

Saint Anne, chosen by God to be the mother of Mary, His own Blessed Mother on earth. Name "Anne" signifies "gracious, loving" and typifies her sublime destiny.

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Saint Bonaventure

Saint Bonaventure has wrote many writing about Our Lady. We publish his short biography and one psalm by St. Bonaventure.

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Saint Simon Stock — the Saint of Brown Scapular

On July 16, 1251, in the White Friars’ convent at Cambridge, Our Lady appeared before him and presented him with the well-known brown scapular, a loose sleeveless garment destined for the Order of Carmel.

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Saint Aloysius Gonzaga — a patron of Catholic youth

St. Aloysius Gonzaga is a patron of Catholic youth. Amid the seductions of courts the young prince, full of merits and virtues, kept his first innocence by marvels of mortification.

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Juliana Falconieri — Saint who loved Our Lady of Sorrows and the Blessed Sacrament

On June 19 is Feast of St. Juliana Falconieri. She founded at Florence the Order of the Mantellati, attached to the Order of Servites.

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Nakamachi Catholic Church and saints of Japan

In 16th century Nagasaki in Japan called “Little Rome”, because there were a lot of beautiful churches. The Christianity developed there, but persecution have caused that many Catholics died as martyrs.

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Saint Bernardine of Siena

St. Bernardine, a true disciple of St. Francis, was made by God an instrument to kindle the same holy fire in innumerable souls, and to inspire them with his spirit of humility and meekness.

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Biography of Dr. Nagai Takashi — the hero of Nagasaki

Dr. Nagai heard the voice “Ask the intercession to St. Maximilian Kolbe”. According that voice he drunk some water of Lourdes from Mugenzai no Sono.

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The apostle of the latter times

The only saint who formulated in a very concrete way the essence of this fight of "the apostles of the latter times" was St. Louis de Montfort (1673–1716).

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Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort — the biography

Louis Marie Grignion was born 31 January 1673 in the small town of Montfort-sur-Meu, just West of Rennes in Brittany, France. He died on 28 April, 1716.

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Blessed Fr. Julian Nakaura

Julian Nakaura was born in 1567. At the age of 12, he entered a seminary school run by Jesuits in Arima, southeast of Nagasaki, for training Catholic samurai youth to become future teachers, catechists and priests.

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Martyrdom of Paul Sakuemon Uchibori

A glowering, scar-faced volcano "Unzen" is located on Shimabara Peninsula, in southwestern Japan. A bubbling, sulfurous hot springs emits white crud and belches acrid steam. They call this place "Unzen Hell".

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First martyrs of Japan

Christian missionary work began in 1549 with the arrival of Saint Francis Xavier in Japan. When the exchanges with the West started, many Europeans visited Japan.

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Timeline of Christians in Japan

Japan has many martyrs. About some of them already wrote. Now present timeline of Christians in Japan.

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St. Bernadette Soubirous — the simplicity of refined soul

Bernadette's canonization in 1933 was the culmination of a process which had been started nearly three-quarters of a century earlier. The remarkable facts of her life are readily accessible to all.

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Unzen Hell

Paul Uchihori, a leader in the Christian community in Shimabara Peninsula, was lodging missionary priests in his house. He witnessed the martyrdom of his own sons from another boat in 1627.

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St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin

The Son of God, when about to descend upon this earth to assume our human nature, would have a Mother; this Mother could not be other than the purest of Virgins, and her divine Maternity was not to impair her incomparable Virginity.

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Letters of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

The letters of Saint Gabriel are twenty-seven in all. They were of course very far from being written with a view to publication. They were simply the letters written to his family during the few years of his novitiate and student life.

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Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

Saint Gabriel modeled his life on that of Christ and Our Blessed Mother, committing himself to embody every virtue and shun every sin.

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St. Therese of Lisieux — The Marian aspect of the Spiritual Childhood

In her autobiography, we can see the development of St. Therese’s Marian devotion — from interestedness to disinterestedness; from constant reflex to self, to total abandonment to the Merciful Love of God, yet always in the hands of Our Lady.

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The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite order

Seven noble Florentines founded in 1233 the Order of Servites of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Servites led an austere life, meditating constantly on the Passion of Our Lord and venerating the Blessed Virgin as Our Lady of Sorrows.

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Twenty-six Martyrs of Nagasaki

In 1596 the Emperor of Japan cracked down on the Christians, ordering twenty-six of the leading offenders for the penalty of death by crucifixion.

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The admirable life of Mother Mariana

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries there lived in Quito, Ecuador, a Spanish nun Mother Mariana of Jesus Torres y Berriochoa, a nun of the Conceptionist Order.

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Vision of two pillars of St. Bosco

On 30 May 1862 Don Bosco at his “Good Night” talk told his boys, and the young clerics he was training, about a dream he had dreamt a few nights previously.

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Vision of Hell of St. John Bosco

On Sunday night, May 3 [1868], the feast of the Patronage of Saint Joseph, Don Bosco resumed the narration of his dreams about Hell.

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Saint John Bosco — the venerator of Our Lady, Help of Christians

"Our Lady wants us to honour her with the title of Mary Help of Christians. The times are so sad that we need the Holy Virgin to help us preserve and defend the Christian faith" — said Fr. Bosco.

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Saint Francis de Sales — the Spiritual Director

Francis de Sales was born at the Chateau de Sales in Swiss Savoy on August 21, 1567, and at his baptism in the parish church of Thorens was named Francis Bonaventura, for two greatly loved Franciscan saints.

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Saint Peter Nolasco — founded the Order of Our Lady of Mercy

Saint Peter Nolasco, instructed by the Blessed Virgin, founded the Order of Our Lady of Mercy for the Redemption of Captives.

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Saint Catherine Laboure — Saint of the Miraculous Medal (part II)

Sister Catherine Laboure was given "another great grace", during the whole time of her novitiate: the visible presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

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Saint Catherine Laboure — Saint of the Miraculous Medal (part I)

Catherine Laboure was born on May 2, 1806 in the village of Fain-les-moutiers, France. The very next day, the feast of the Finding of the Holy Cross, Catherine was baptized, and her name entered on the books of the Church.

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