St. Theophanes the Chronicler

St. Theophanes was born in Samothrace, Greece around the year 759. He was orphaned while still a young child, but was left a large inheritance. As a young man, Theophanes’ guardian coerced him to marry, however he and his wife vowed themselves to celibacy. They lived together for several years ...

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Hypnosis For Personal Exploration

In past months we have looked at hypnosis and NLP and how they can help people make changes in their lives at the subconscious level. Once the change is accepted by the subconscious mind unconscious behavioral changes are the result. We’ve talked about the three most common reasons a person ...

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First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11

10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not thither but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return ...

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St. Sylvester, Pope

Saint Sylvester was born in Rome around the year 250. At a young age, he was put under the care of a priest to be formed in the practice of religion and sacred literature. He enjoyed providing shelter to Christians passing through the city, and would take them with him, wash ...

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St. Sophronius

A courageous leader of the Jerusalem Church during the Islamic conquests of the seventh century, Patriarch Saint Sophronius I has his liturgical memorial on March 11.Though he is acknowledged and celebrated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, St. Sophronius is more commonly venerated among Eastern Catholics and within ...

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First Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18

1 And the LORD said to Moses, 2 “Say to all the congregation of the people of Israel, You shall be holy; for I the LORD your God am holy. 11 “You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. 12 And you shall not swear by my name falsely, and ...

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St. Peter Canisius

An important figure in the Catholic counter-reformation that responded to the 16th century spread of Protestantism, the priest and Doctor of the Church Saint Peter Canisius is remembered liturgically on Dec. 21. His efforts as a preacher, author, and religious educator strengthened the Catholic faith in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and ...

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St. John Ogilvie

March 10 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John Ogilvie, a 16th- and 17th-century Scotsman who converted from Presbyterianism to Catholicism, served as a Jesuit priest, and died as a martyr at the hands of state officials.St. John was executed for treason, refusing to accept King James I’s claim of ...

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