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Saint Bernardine of Siena

Saint Bernardine of Siena

Saint Bernardine of Siena Bob and Penny Lord “Apostle of Italy” - Friar Minor - Missionary - Reformer     Our love story with St. Bernardine or San Bernardino, as we have known and loved him, began a long time ago - about the time we got to know St. Catherine of Siena and the Miracle of the Eucharist of Siena. For, you see, right adjacent to the Basilica of St. Francis is the Oratory of St. Bernardine. Each time, we would go to visit the Miracle of the Eucharist of Siena, we would see the sign of the Oratory;...

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Victories of the Rosary - Prayer is the Answer

Victories of the Rosary - Prayer is the Answer

Victories of the Rosary     “All we can do now, is pray!”  When all else fails, when there is nothing left to do, we pray.  A last ditch effort; we’ve tried everything else; it’s out of our control; now all that is left is to pray.  Instead, we should begin by praying, recognizing that the most powerful tool we have is Prayer. Saint Paul said: “Put on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the Principalities and the...

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Our Lady of Akita speaks to Sister Agnes in 1973

Our Lady of Akita speaks to Sister Agnes in 1973

Our Lady of Akita "My daughter, My novice, do you love the Lord? If you love the Lord, listen to what I have to tell you." July 6, 1973 - First Friday Earlier we asked you to envision the Angels on a cloud, getting ready to bring Our Lady from Heaven, down to earth on yet another mission for the Lord.  Now we want to you to picture that heavenly cortege transporting Our Lady closer and closer to earth.  It is the First Friday of the Month, July 6.  Our little Sister is in bed, but not sleeping.  The wound...

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St. Camillus de Lellis and The Red Cross

St. Camillus de Lellis  and The Red Cross

St. Camillus de Lellis and The Red Cross     Did you ever wonder where the Red Cross came from?  Did you ever wonder who came up with the concept of the work to be done by the Red Cross, and the symbol of the Red Cross?  Would you be surprised if we told you that it came to us through a Miracle of the Cross?  Read on, brothers and sisters. Over 450 years ago, a baby boy was born in a tiny village in the Abruzzi province of Italy.  St. Camillus came into a world of position and wealth,...

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Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and the Conversion of an Atheist

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and the Conversion of an Atheist

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and the Conversion of an Atheist THE CONVERSION OF RATISBONNE     The most famous as well as dramatic account of a Miracle attributed to Our Lady’s intercession through the Miraculous Medal is that of Alphonse Ratisbonne. He was an Austrian Jew, very well off in material possessions, a man of the world. He harbored a great hatred for Catholics, and all things pertaining to the Catholic Church. This was due in part to the conversion of his older brother, George, to Catholicism. To make matters worse, he also became a priest. Alphonse never...

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