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The Unknown Doctor Who Tried to Save Edith Stein

The Unknown Doctor Who Tried to Save Edith Stein

By Barb Ernster – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross is better known as Edith Stein, the famous German philosopher who was gassed at Auschwitz on August 9, 1942. Stein was born into a devout Jewish family and became an atheist at age 13. She

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The Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

By Fr. Michael Venditti – Devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most ancient devotions in the Church. From sub-Apostolic times, the Fathers of the Church paid tribute to the Redeemer’s love, declaring that the wound opened in His side

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2016 Centenary of the Fatima Angel Apparitions – 3rd Angel Apparition

2016 Centenary of the Fatima Angel Apparitions – 3rd Angel Apparition

By Fr. Andrew Apostoli – One of the saints who foretold the great religious events of the 20th century was Saint John Bosco, the founder of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He was very devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially under her title Mary

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The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Part I

The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Part I

by Catherine Moran, Ph.D. – (First in a series on the Seven Sorrows) At Fatima, on October 13, 1917, during the miracle of the sun, the children saw Our Heavenly Mother appear as Our Lady of Sorrows. In the Gospels, we read of Our Lady

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2016 Centenary of the Fatima Apparitions – 2nd Angel Apparition

2016 Centenary of the Fatima Apparitions – 2nd Angel Apparition

By Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR With the passing of months, the spring of 1916 turned into summer. The children did not keep accurate dates of the Angel apparitions, but Lucia remembers it had to be in the summer. The reason was that during the hot

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2016 Centenary of the Fatima Angel Apparitions – 1st Angel Apparition

2016 Centenary of the Fatima Angel Apparitions – 1st Angel Apparition

By Father Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. This year my series of articles for Soul magazine will focus on the apparitions of the Angel who appeared in the year 1916 at Fatima, Portugal, to three children, Lucia dos Santos, Francisco Marto and Jacinta Marto; 2016 is the

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Enter into the Spirit of This Holy Year

Enter into the Spirit of This Holy Year

By Father Michael Venditti – As I write this column, we are in the midst of what Holy Mother Church calls an “Extraordinary Year of Jubilee,” something that may happen only once or twice in any Catholic’s lifetime. Each pope who inaugurates a Holy Year

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The Message of Fatima and the Divine Mercy Devotion

The Message of Fatima and the Divine Mercy Devotion

By Donal Foley – Back in April, Pope Francis delivered Misericordiae Vultus, or “The Face of Mercy,” his Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, describing it as a “special time for the church, a time when the witness of believers might grow

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Devotion to the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Devotion to the Holy Souls in Purgatory

By Greg Wasson – Purgatory is the place of final cleansing for those who die in God’s friendship but are not yet purified enough to enter heaven. After the cleansing of purgatory these friends of God enter heaven (CCC 1030-31). This teaching is based on

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Fatima’s Solar Miracle

Fatima’s Solar Miracle

“Do not offend the Lord our God anymore because He is already so much offended.” Then, opening her hands, she made them reflect on the sun, and as she ascended, the reflection of her own light continued to be projected on the sun itself. (Lucia

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