Category Archives: Lives of the Saints

St. Louis IX, King of France


“Contrariwise thou shouldst suffer every manner of torment rather than commit a mortal sin.” — St. Louis to his son, Philip (Photo taken from archstl.org) August 25th bears a special significance to those living in my fair city.  It is the … Continue reading

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The Not-So-Irish Saint of Ireland


Two things It’s the 17th of the Month!  So, the monthly novena to the Infant of Prague has once again begun!  This month’s meditation is on Temperance: Finding the Right Measure in the Good, the True, and the Beautiful (check out … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Francis de Sales


Happy Feast of St. Francis de Sales! With St. Francis de Sales being one of the co-patrons of the Institute and patron of the St. Louis apostolate – St. Francis de Sales Oratory, I tend to hear about this meek … Continue reading

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A Saint to Study With


Today is the feast day of St. Joseph of Cupertino! He is one of my favourite saints!  Ok… I guess I have a lot of favourite saints, but he tends to be up at the top of the list. If … Continue reading

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Novena to St. Anne


I have a few special devotions to various saints; St. Maria Goretti (my confirmation saint), St. Philip Neri (I was born on his feast-day), St. Anthony of Padua, St. Francis de Sales, and St. Dymphna.  However, (even though I may not … Continue reading

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