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Learning from a Heroic Seminarian and Martyr

Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is expert Bert Ghezzi, a dear friend of mine and the author of numerous books including Voices of the Saints, Saints at Heart, and Discover Christ: Developing a Personal Relationship with Jesus. His more recent books are The Power of Daily Mass and The Heart of Catholicism. You can learn more about Bert and … Continue reading

St. Lawrence and the True Treasures of the Church

Today marks the feast day of St. Lawrence of Rome, whose courage and commitment to the poor inspired me to choose him for my confirmation saint. Persecution was a daily reality for St. Lawrence and other third-century Christians. And in 258, the Emperor Valerian began another massive round. He issued an edict commanding that all bishops, priests, and deacons should … Continue reading

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The Saints’ Advice on Conquering Lust

Whenever you’re tempted to sin you’ll find no better aids than Christ and his Mother. Jesus is able to sympathize with our weaknesses because he “has similarly been tested in every way, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). Mary, conceived without the stain of sin, is “full of grace” and offers her pure heart and prayers to anyone in need. But … Continue reading

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