Conversion of Saint Augustine

05/05/2015

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Bishop and Confessor.

When I was trying to reach a decision about serving the Lord my God, as I had long intended to do, it was I who willed to take this course and again it was I who willed not to take it. It was I and I alone. But I neither willed to do it...


Saint Pius V

05/05/2015

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Pope and Confessor. 

This Pius was the Pope raised up by God to execute the drastic reforms of the Sacred Council of Trent. For two centuries before his time there was a demand on all sides for the doing away with the many and great abuses which had...


Saint Monica

05/04/2015

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Widow. 

Monica was an example of Christian motherhood, wifely forbearance, and holy widowhood. She was doubly the mother of Saint Augustine, for she not only brought him forth to bodily life, but also travailed in penance and prayer for twenty years for...