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Strong Son of God, immortal Love,
Whom we, that have not seen thy face,
By faith, and faith alone, embrace,
Believing where we cannot prove;
Our little systems have their day;
They have their day and cease to be:
They are but broken lights of thee,
And thou, O Lord, art more than they.
Use this nifty online generator to “pick a saint out of hat” for your new 2013 patron!
I’ve been told of a New Year’s tradition that is popular in monasteries and convents. Every year, the monks and nuns get together and draw the names of saints from a hat. These become their patrons of the year, about whom they will learn and for whose intercession they will pray.
So I spent some time to program the following for you. There are 130 possible saints. Enjoy!
I drew St. John the Apostle!!!
Today, on the Third Day of Christmas, we commemorate St. John, who with his brother, St. James the Greater, was one of the first apostles to answer the call of Jesus Christ and the last apostle to fall asleep in the Lord, in the year 100 A.D. Traditionally, he is considered the author of…
Yesterday we celebrated the birth in time of our eternal King. Today we celebrate the triumphant suffering of His soldier. Yesterday our King, clothed in His robe of flesh, left His place in the Virgin’s womb and graciously visited the world. Today His soldier leaves the tabernacle of his body and goes triumphantly to heaven.
Beginning this evening and throughout all of tomorrow, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This teaching is one of the four Marian Dogmas, to be held by all of the faithful. Formally defined by Pope Piux IX in the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus,the dogma is formulated as follows:
“… the most Blessed Virgin Mary, in the first instance of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege granted by Almighty God, in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the human race, was preserved free from all stain of original sin…”