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Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta (September 5)

  People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;  Forgive them anyway. If you are kind people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;  Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;  … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Dominic (August 8) and the Celebration of the Symbiotic Relationship Between Faith and Science

“Religion needs science to keep it away from superstition and keep it close to reality, to protect it from creationism, which at the end of the day is a kind of paganism – it’s turning God into a nature god.” — Guy Consolmagno, S.J. Today … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Peter Faber, S.J. (August 2, 2014): The First Jesuit Priest

  Fr. Peter Faber was one of the founders of the Society of Jesus and the first priest among the Jesuits.  Pope Francis mentioned his admiration for Peter Faber in his first interview with America Magazine.  According to Pope Francis, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul (June 29, 2014): Unity in Diversity

  This year, Sunday falls on the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul so we celebrate this great feast during the Mass this weekend.  The readings can be found here. Both of these great Saints have other Feast days (The … Continue reading

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St. Peter Faber, SJ: Patron Saint of Business?

Chris Lowney had an interesting article in National Catholic Register proposing that Peter Faber, S.J. be the patron saint for business people: On Dec. 17, Pope Francis signed the bull of canonization recognizing Faber as a saint, and the relatively … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Peter (Pierre) Faber, S.J. is a Saint!

From Catholic News Service: Pope proclaims sainthood of Jesuit companion of St. Ignatius By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis issued a decree declaring one of his favorite Jesuits, Blessed Peter Faber, a saint. The … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Francis Xavier, S.J. (December 3)

Today is the Feast Day of St. Francis Xavier, S.J., one of the most famous early Jesuits. He was a close companion of St. Ignatius of Loyola and one of the first seven Jesuits. Francis Xavier led an extensive mission into Asia, mainly … Continue reading

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