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Saint Anthony of Padua: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, June 13, 2024

Holy Saint Anthony, gentle and powerful in your help, your love for God and charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on your word, which you were always ready to request for those in trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me (request). The answer to my prayer may require a miracle. Even so, you are the Saint of miracles. Gentle and loving Saint Anthony, whose heart is ever full of human ...

THE HEART OF SUPERNATURAL TRUTH: How can we know it

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Jesus Christ is the fullness of the revelation of supernatural truth which guides humanity to our eternal destiny. He is the cornerstone on which our lives must be built because, as He reveals supernatural truth to us fully and completely, He reveals who we are and that for which we were created. Jesus commissioned His Apostles to share His supernatural truth with the world, and this is also our mission. If we recognize and embrace this mission, bringing ...

THE HEART OF SUPERNATURAL TRUTH: How can we know it

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Jesus Christ is the fullness of the revelation of supernatural truth which guides humanity to our eternal destiny. He is the cornerstone on which our lives must be built because, as He reveals supernatural truth to us fully and completely, He reveals who we are and that for which we were created. Jesus commissioned His Apostles to share His supernatural truth with the world, and this is also our mission. If we recognize and embrace this mission, bringing ...

Expecting Jesus

My friend Paul was awaiting the arrival of a technician to repair his refrigerator when he saw a text on his phone from the appliance company. It read: Jesus is on his way and is expected to arrive at approximately 11:35 a.m. Paul soon discovered the technician’s name was indeed Jesús (hay-soos).

But when can we expect Jesus the Son of God to arrive? When He came as a man two thousand years ago and suffered the penalty of our sin, He said that He would be back—but only the Father knew the precise “day or hour” of His return (Matthew 24:36). What difference might it make in our day-to-day priorities if we did know the moment our Savior is coming back to earth? (John 14:1–3).

Jesus cautioned us to be ready for His return: “The Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him” (Matthew 24:44). He reminded us to  “keep watch, because you do not know on which day your Lord will come” (v. 42).

On the day of Christ’s return, we won’t get an alert on our phone to give us a heads up. So, through the power of the Spirit working through us, let’s live each day with a perspective of eternity, serving God and taking advantage of every opportunity to share His message of love and hope with others.

St. John of Sahagun: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, June 12, 2024

John Gonzales de Castrillo was born at Sahagun, Leon Spain. He was educated by the Benedictine monks of Fagondez monastery there and when twenty, received a canonry from the bishop of Burgos, though he already had several benefices. He was ordained in 1445; concerned about the evil of pluralism, he resigned all his benefices except that of St. Agatha in Burgos. He spent the next four years studying at the University of Salamanca and then began to preach. In the next decade he achieved a great ...

God's Pharmacy - The Use of Herbs in Catholic Medicine Through the Ages

Since the dawn of humanity, herbs have been revered for their healing properties. Within the Catholic tradition, these gifts from God have played a pivotal role in medicine, reflecting the belief that God's creation provides remedies for human ailments. This article explores the rich history of herbal medicine in the Catholic Church, demonstrating the efficacy of these natural treatments and their divine origin.

Earliest Account of Jesus' Childhood Uncovered in 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Manuscript

A fascinating discovery has shed new light on an ancient story about Jesus' early years. This tale, found in a 2,000-year-old papyrus, recounts a miracle performed by Jesus at the age of five. The story is part of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, a text from the 2nd century that details Jesus' childhood but was ultimately excluded from the Bible.

God's Pharmacy - The Use of Herbs in Catholic Medicine Through the Ages

Since the dawn of humanity, herbs have been revered for their healing properties. Within the Catholic tradition, these gifts from God have played a pivotal role in medicine, reflecting the belief that God's creation provides remedies for human ailments. This article explores the rich history of herbal medicine in the Catholic Church, demonstrating the efficacy of these natural treatments and their divine origin.

Earliest Account of Jesus' Childhood Uncovered in 2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Manuscript

A fascinating discovery has shed new light on an ancient story about Jesus' early years. This tale, found in a 2,000-year-old papyrus, recounts a miracle performed by Jesus at the age of five. The story is part of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, a text from the 2nd century that details Jesus' childhood but was ultimately excluded from the Bible.

Prayer to St. Gabriel, for Intercession: Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, June 12, 2024

O Blessed Archangel Gabriel, we beseech thee, do thou intercede for us at the throne of divine Mercy in our present necessities, that as thou didst announce to Mary the mystery of the Incarnation, so through thy prayers and patronage in heaven we may obtain the benefits of the same, and sing the praise of God forever in the land of the living. Amen.