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St. Michael the Archangel HD
 
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Saint Michael the Archangel isn’t a saint in the traditional sense, but rather he is an angel and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title “Archangel” means, that he is above all the others in rank. However, Michael the Archangel is still called a saint because he resides in heaven in communion with God. Michael the Archangel has four main responsibilities or offices, as we know from scripture and Christian tradition. The first is to combat Satan. The second is to escort the faithful to heaven at their hour of death. The third is to be a champion of all Christians, and the Church itself. And the fourth is to call men from life on Earth to their heavenly judgment. Very little is known about Michael the Archangel other than what we know from scriptures, which themselves are sparse. In Daniel, he is mentioned twice. The first time as one who helped Daniel, and the second time he is mentioned with regard to the end times of the world, a time when he will stand and defend the righteous. His next mention comes in the Epistle of St. Jude, where he is said to guard the tombs of Moses and Eve and has contended with Satan over the body of Moses. The final mention is in Revelation, where St. Michael and his angels, do battle with the dragon. There are other scriptures where St. Michael is implied, but not mentioned by name, such as the angel; who defends the gate to Paradise. Today, St. Michel the Archangel is invoked for protection, especially from lethal enemies. He is also the patron of soldiers, police, and doctors. To learn more about St. Michael, visit Catholic.org. And if St. Michael inspires you or someone you know, shop for their items by clicking on the CatholicShopping.com link below, for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel and tell us how much you love our videos in the comments. [http://bit.ly/1VidyVA] St. Michael the Archangel Collection [http://bit.ly/1TzLzvR] St. Michael the Archangel 14Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/247D28l] St. Michael the Archangel Medal 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1qJr9Ix] St. Michael the Archangel Sterling Silver Maltese Cross Shaped Medal Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Catherine of Siena HD
 
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St. Catherine of Siena was born during the outbreak of the plague in Siena, Italy on March 25, 1347. She was the 25th child born to her mother, although half of her brothers and sisters did not survive childhood. Catherine herself was a twin, but her sister did not survive infancy. Her mother was 40 when she was born. Her father was a cloth dyer. At the age of 16, Catherine's sister, Bonaventura, died, leaving her husband as a widower. Catherine's parents proposed that he marry Catherine as a replacement, but Catherine opposed this. She began fasting and cut her hair short to mar her appearance. Her parents attempted to resist this move, to avoid marriage, but they were unsuccessful. Her fasting and her devotion to her family, convinced them to relent and allow her to live as she pleased. Catherine once explained that she regarded her father as a representation of Jesus and her mother as Our Lady, and her brothers as the apostles, which helped her to serve them with humility. Despite Catherine's religious nature, she did not choose to enter a convent and instead she joined the Third Order of St. Dominic, which allowed her to associate with a religious society while living at home. Fellow Dominican sisters taught St. Catherine how to read. Meanwhile, she lived quietly, isolated within her family home. St. Catherine developed a habit of giving things away and she continually gave away her family's food and clothing to people in need. She never asked permission to give these things away, and she quietly put up with their criticisms. Something changed her when she was 21. She described an experience she referred to as her "mystical marriage to Christ." There are debates over whether or not St. Catherine was given a ring with some claiming she was given a bejeweled ring, and other claiming the ring was made of Jesus's skin. St. Catherine herself started the rumor of the latter in her writings, but she was known to often claim the ring itself was invisible. Such mystical experiences change people, and St. Catherine was no exception. In her vision, she was told to reenter public life and to help the poor and sick. She immediately rejoined her family and went into public to help people in need. She often visited hospitals and homes where the poor and sick were found. Her activities quickly attracted followers who helped her in her mission to serve the poor and sick. St. Catherine was drawn further into the world as she worked, and eventually she began to travel, calling for reform of the Church and for people to confess and to love God totally. She became involved in politics, and was key in working to keep city states loyal to the Pope. She was also credited with helping to start a crusade to the Holy Land. On one occasion, she visited a condemned political prisoner and was credited with saving his soul, which she saw being taken up to heaven at the moment of his death. St. Catherine allegedly was given the stigmata, but like her ring, it was visible only to herself. She took Bl. Raymond of Capua has her confessor and spiritual director. From 1375 onwards, St. Catherine began dictating letters to scribes. She petitioned for peace and was instrumental in persuading the Pope in Avignon to return to Rome. She became involved in the fractured politics of her time, but was instrumental in restoring the Papacy to Rome and in brokering peace deals during a time of factional conflict and war between the Italian city states. She also established a monastery for women in 1377 outside of Siena. She is credited with composing over 400 letters, her Dialogue, which is her definitive work, and her prayers. These works are so influential that St. Catherine would later be declared a Doctor of the Church. She is one of the most influential and popular saints in the Church. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more on St. Catherine of Siena: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=9 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/1WONQsG] St. Catherine of Siena Collection [http://bit.ly/1TKQ2zr] St. Catherine of Siena 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1sa9USc] St. Catherine of Siena Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1sa9ZVQ] St. Catherine of Siena 14 kt Gold Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1Xx6FQo] St. Catherine of Siena Pewter Statue on Base [http://bit.ly/1qJAArw] St. Catherine of Siena Prayer Card Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Patrick HD
 
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St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. At the time, Ireland was a land of Druids and pagans but Patrick turned to God and wrote his memoir, The Confession. In The Confession, he wrote: "The love of God and his fear grew in me more and more, as did the faith, and my soul was rosed, so that, in a single day, I have said as many as a hundred prayers and in the night, nearly the same. I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain." Patrick's captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain and was reunited with his family. A few years after returning home, Patrick saw a vision he described in his memoir: "I saw a man coming, as it were from Ireland. His name was Victoricus, and he carried many letters, and he gave me one of them. I read the heading: 'The Voice of the Irish.' As I began the letter, I imagined in that moment that I heard the voice of those very people who were near the wood of Foclut, which is beside the western sea-and they cried out, as with one voice: 'We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us.'" The vision prompted his studies for the priesthood. He was ordained by St. Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre, whom he had studied under for years, and was later ordained a bishop and sent to take the Gospel to Ireland. Patrick arrived in Slane, Ireland on March 25, 433. There are several legends about what happened next, with the most prominent claiming he met the chieftan of one of the druid tribes, who tried to kill him. After an intervention from God, Patrick was able to convert the chieftain and preach the Gospel throughout Ireland. There, he converted many people -eventually thousands - and he began building churches across the country. He often used shamrocks to explain the Holy Trinity and entire kingdoms were eventually converted to Christianity after hearing Patrick's message. Patrick preached and converted all of Ireland for 40 years. He worked many miracles and wrote of his love for God in Confessions. After years of living in poverty, traveling and enduring much suffering he died March 17, 461. He died at Saul, where he had built the first Irish church. He is believed to be buried in Down Cathedral, Downpatrick. His grave was marked in 1990 with a granite stone. In His Footsteps: Patrick was a humble, pious, gentle man, whose love and total devotion to and trust in God should be a shining example to each of us. So complete was his trust in God, and of the importance of his mission, he feared nothing -not even death. "The Breastplate," Patrick's poem of faith and trust in God: "Christ be within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ inquired, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger." [http://bit.ly/22vYmoQ] St. Patrick Collection [http://bit.ly/25yR60H] St. Patrick 14Kt Gold Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/24hNJ8p] St. Patrick 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1TIcu8I] St. Patrick Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1Pgwenk] St. Patrick 4 1/2" Pewter Statue on Base Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Lucy HD
 
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Saint Lucy was born December 13 and is the patroness of blindness. Her birth year and death date are both unknown, as well as who beatified and canonized her. Much of Lucy's history has been lost, but we know she lived in Syracuse and died during the Christian persecutions in the early fourth century. Her veneration spread through Rome until, in the sixth century, the Church recognized her courage in defense of the Faith. There are several legends concerning Lucy, with most depicting her as a lover of God from a young age. After vowing to dedicate her life to Christ, her mother attempted to arrange a marriage for her with a pagan. Her mother was very ill, so Lucy appealed to Saint Agatha and her mother was healed. Following the miracle, Lucy was able to persuade her mother to allow her to use her dowry money for the benefit of the poor, as well as to live her life in commitment to God. After her mother decided not to force her into marriage, the spurned bridegroom reported Lucy's faith to the governor, Paschasius. As punishment for her faith, Lucy was sentenced to defilement at a brothel, but when Paschasius' guards arrived, they were unable to move her, even after they hitched her to a team of oxen. When she could not be moved, Paschasius ordered her death and bundles of wood were heaped around her, but they would not burn. Lucy warned Paschasius, claiming he would be punished, but he ordered the guards to gouge out her eyes and to use their swords, which finally killed her. When her body was being prepared for burial, it was discovered her eyes had been restored, so she became known as the patroness of the blind and is often seen with the emblem of eyes on a cup or plate. In certain paintings, she can be seen holding her eyes and a palm branch in a symbol of victory over evil. To learn more about St. Lucy, and to read her fun facts, please visit Catholic.org and remember to browse the saints collection at catholicshopping.com. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about Saint Lucy: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=75 [http://bit.ly/1W8sqGJ] St. Lucy Collection [http://bit.ly/1NX3dfX] St. Lucy 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1rpv9OZ] St. Lucy 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1VKqxA5] St. Lucy Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1SNiZdn] St. Lucy Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1T26mgt] St. Lucy Pewter Statue on Base Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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Soulmate Prayer HD
 
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Soulmate Prayer Dear God, Loving Essence of all there is. Please fill me with your sacred presence. I ask for your Love and Guidance And for your blessings As I explore the deep reaches of my heart I ask for you assistance In releasing that which stands in the way of true love. My heart is pure; my intentions clear. lease bring to me my most perfect partner. I seek a partner who enhances me by his/her very being. who brings more love, joy, peace and prosperity to my life, Who I can love fully and who can fully receive my love, Who loves, honors and cherishes me completely, and always. May my heart be open and my head be clear. May my life be ready to welcome True love. May I be embraced in a circle of your love An uplifted by your grace. And so it is. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconl... More on Soulmate Prayer: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/praye... More on Prayers: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/ [http://bit.ly/1SymkZN] Prayer Book Collection [http://bit.ly/1q3ZrpU] Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers [http://bit.ly/1N6YgLA] Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis [http://bit.ly/1PS1ylT] Spiritual Thoughts Series [http://bit.ly/204E1Wj] Divine Mercy Rosary [http://bit.ly/1SbRs0t] Red Sacred Heart Rosary Bracelet [http://bit.ly/1UW1fyN] Black Capped Our Father Sterling Silver Rosary [http://bit.ly/1UIrqZm] Black Swarovski 14Kt Gold Rosary [http://bit.ly/1Xf48rQ] Holy Family Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UTyBOP] GNT Leatherbound Bible [http://bit.ly/1S8xLXo] New American Bible [http://bit.ly/1RZVr6K] New Testament: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Teresa of Avila HD
 
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St. Teresa was born in Avila, Spain in 1515. She is known as the patroness of the religious and the sick. As a child, Teresa was obsessed with the martyrs and saints. One day, when she was seven, she convinced her brother to become a martyr . Her plan was to go to the Moors and ask to be decapitated! They were just outside the town walls when their uncle found and stopped them. When she was 14-years-old, Teresa's mother passed away, so she turned to the Virgin Mary as a spiritual mother. Though she was devoted to her faith, the saints and the Virgin Mother, she was also interested in reading fiction and her father worried this was making her vain. To help Teresa remain holy, he sent her to the Augustinian nuns at Avila. At the monastery, Teresa became extremely ill and experienced moments of religious ecstasy during her devotionals. Teresa also practiced self-mortification, a common practice during that time. It was during one such occasion she received her first vision of Jesus. She continued to have visions for the next two years, which drove her to convert Spanish Jews to Christianity, to found convents, and to spend five years in prayerful seclusion. Teresa eventually founded a religious order; the Discalced Carmelites. Many Carmelite religious live cloistered of poverty and prayerful contemplation even today. As St. Teresa approached the end of her life, she expressed happiness that her hour has arrived. “My Lord, it is time to move on. Well then, may your will be done. O my Lord and my Spouse, the hour that I have longed for has come. It is time to meet one another." St. Teresa was beatified at April 24, 1614 and canonized on March 12, 1622. Following her death, her body was exhumed several times, each time smelling sweet, feeling firm, and was unspoiled. Several relics of her body are currently on display at various holy sites around the world. Her feast day is October 15. To learn more about St. Teresa of Avila, and to read her fun facts, visit Catholic.org. And remember browse the saint collections on CatholicShopping.com. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 [http://bit.ly/24hLBgN] St. Teresa of Avila Collection [http://bit.ly/1RJnUa3] St. Teresa of Avila 14Kt Gold Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1TOStmg] St. Teresa of Avila 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1UrKecV] St. Teresa of Avila Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1UaX1O3] St. Teresa of Avila High Polished Sterling Silver Holy Spirit Medal [http://bit.ly/1Tbh6UE] St. Teresa of Avila Sterling Silver Holy Spirit Medal [http://bit.ly/1Pgb3Sp] St Teresa of Avila Holy Card Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Martin de Porres HD
 
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St Martin de Porres was beatified by Pope Gregory XVI on October 29, 1837 and he was canonized by Pope John XXIII on May 6, 1962. He feast day is November 3rd. St. Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579. Martin was the illegitimate son to a Spanish gentlemen and a freed slave from Panama, of African or possibly Native American descent. At a young age, Martin's father abandoned him, his mother and his younger sister, leaving Martin to grow up in deep poverty. After spending just two years in primary school, Martin was placed with a barber/surgeon where he would learn to cut hair and the medical arts. As Martin grew older, he experienced a great deal of ridicule for being of mixed-race. In Peru, by law, all descendants of African or Indians were not allowed to become full members of religious orders. Martin, who spent long hours in prayer, found his only way into the community he longed for was to ask the Dominicans of Holy Rosary Priory in Lima to accept him as a volunteer who performed the most menial tasks in the monastery. In return, he would be allowed to wear the habit and live within the religious community. When Martin was 15, he asked for admission into the Dominican Convent of the Rosary in Lima and was received as a servant boy and eventually was moved up to the church officer in charge of distributing money to deserving poor. During his time in the Convent, Martin took on his old trades of barbering and healing. He also worked in the kitchen, did laundry and cleaned. After eight more years with the Holy Rosary, Martin was granted the privilege to take his vows as a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic by the prior Juan de Lorenzana who decided to disregard the law restricting Martin based on race. However, not all of the members in the Holy Rosary were as open-minded as Lorenzana; Martin was called horrible names and mocked for being illegitimate and descending from slaves. Martin grew to become a Dominican lay brother in 1603 at the age of 24. Ten years later, after he had been presented with the religious habit of a lay brother, Martin was assigned to the infirmary where he would remain in charge until his death. He became known for encompassing the virtues need to carefully and patiently care for the sick, even in the most difficult situations. Martin was praised for his unconditional care of all people, regardless of race or wealth. He took care of everyone from the Spanish nobles to the African slaves. Martin didn't care if the person was diseased or dirty, he would welcome them into his own home. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconl... [http://bit.ly/20TtxZL] St. Martin de Porres Collection [http://bit.ly/22y4kFF] St. Martin de Porres 14Kt Gold Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/20TuhOs] St. Martin de Porres 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1UeNtBR] St. Martin de Porres Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1UeN8PE] St. Martin De Porres Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UuGDur] St. Martin de Porres Virtual Prayer Candle Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org] pping.com/
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St. Francis Of Assisi HD
 
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Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi); born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and the Third Order of Saint Francis for men and women not able to live the lives of itinerant preachers, followed by the early members of the Order of Friars Minor, or the monastic lives of the Poor Clares. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia Learn more about St. Francis of Assisi: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=50 [http://bit.ly/1rvt0lg] St. Francis of Assisi Collection [http://bit.ly/1Tn419S] St. Francis of Assisi 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1TKR4tq] St. Francis of Assisi 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1T25loH] St. Francis of Assisi Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/23pXUaw] St. Francis of Assisi Prayer Card [http://bit.ly/1VKpWOI] St. Francis of Assisi Pewter Statue on Base Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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The Nicene Creed HD
 
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We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Maker of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconl... More on The Nicene Creed: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/praye... More on Prayers: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/ [http://bit.ly/1SymkZN] Prayer Book Collection [http://bit.ly/1q3ZrpU] Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers [http://bit.ly/1N6YgLA] Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis [http://bit.ly/1PS1ylT] Spiritual Thoughts Series [http://bit.ly/204E1Wj] Divine Mercy Rosary [http://bit.ly/1SbRs0t] Red Sacred Heart Rosary Bracelet [http://bit.ly/1UW1fyN] Black Capped Our Father Sterling Silver Rosary [http://bit.ly/1UIrqZm] Black Swarovski 14Kt Gold Rosary [http://bit.ly/1Xf48rQ] Holy Family Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UTyBOP] GNT Leatherbound Bible [http://bit.ly/1S8xLXo] New American Bible [http://bit.ly/1RZVr6K] New Testament: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Abigail HD
 
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St. Abigail, more commonly known as St. Gobnait or Deborah, was a medieval Irish saint born around the 6th century in County Clare, Ireland. According to tradition, Abigail ran away from home to settle on Inis Oirr in the Aran Islands. An angel appeared to Abigail and told her this was not her place of resurrection. The angel told Abigail this place would be marked with the presence of nine white deer. Abigail set off in search for the deer throughout the southern coastal counties. She finally found the herd of deer in Ballyvourney, County Cork, now known as St. Gobnet's Wood. Abigail spent the rest of her earthly life dedicated to pastoral service and Christian charitable work. Her brother, St. Abban is believed to have joined her to help set the foundation for a convent, placing Abigail as its mother superior. According to early Celtic folklore and religious symbolism, the soul departs from the body in the form of a bee or butterfly. So, it is not surprising that, given her deep Christian faith and belief in the Resurrection, Abigail also became a beekeeper. She developed a powerful relationship with the bees and would use their honey to treat illnesses and heal wounds. She became known for her miracles in rousting bees from their hives and using them to chase off evil. Abigail remained settled in Ballyvourney until her death where she was then buried "to await her resurrection." St. Abigail is the patron saint of honeybees and beekeepers. Her feast day is celebrated on February 11. To learn more about St. Abigail: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=7725 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2lklwTk] St. Abigail Sterling Silver Oval-Shaped Medal [http://bit.ly/2k3c0i8] St. Deborah 14 Kt Gold-Filled Medal [http://bit.ly/2k2YwYK] St. Deborah Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2kHP3Dm] St. Deborah 14 Kt Gold Medal
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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton HD
 
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Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was the first native born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church. Born two years before the American Revolution, Elizabeth grew up in the upper class of New York society. She was a prolific reader, and read everything from the Bible to contemporary novels. In spite of her high society background, Elizabeth's early life was quiet, simple, and often lonely. As she grew a little older, the Bible was to become her continual instruction, support and comfort -and she would continue to love the Scriptures for the rest of her life. In 1794, Elizabeth married the wealthy young William Seton, with whom she was deeply in love. The first years of their marriage were happy and prosperous. Elizabeth wrote in her diary at first autumn, "My own home at twenty-the world-that and heaven too-quite impossible." This time of Elizabeth's life was to be a brief moment of earthly happiness before the many deaths and partings she was to suffer. Within four years, William's father died, leaving the young couple in charge of William's seven half brothers and sisters, as well as the family's importing business. Events moved quickly from there with devastating effect. Both William's business and health failed. He was finally forced to file a petition of bankruptcy and, in a final attempt to save William's health, the Setons sailed for Italy, where William had business friends. Unfortunately, William died of tuberculosis while in Italy. Elizabeth's one consolation was that he had recently awakened to the things of God. The many enforced separations from dear ones by death and distance served to draw Elizabeth's heart to God and eternity. The accepting and embracing of God's will - "The Will," as she called it - would be a keynote in her spiritual life. Elizabeth's deep concern for the spiritual welfare of her family and friends eventually led her into the Catholic Church. In Italy, Elizabeth captivated everyone by her kindness, patience, good sense, wit, and courtesy. During this time Elizabeth became interested in the Catholic Faith and, over a period of months, her Italian friends guided her in Catholic instruction. Elizabeth's desire for the Bread of Life was to be a strong force leading her to the Catholic Church. Having lost her mother at an early age, Elizabeth felt great comfort in the idea that the Blessed Virgin was truly her mother. She asked the Blessed Virgin to guide her to the True Faith and officially joined the Catholic Church in 1805. At the suggestion of the president of St. Mary's College in Baltimore, Maryland, Elizabeth started a school in that city. The school had originally been secular but once news of her entrance to Catholocism spread, several girls were removed from her school. It was then Seton, and two other young women who helped her in her work, began plans for a Sisterhood. They established the first free Catholic school in America. When the young community adopted their rule, they made provisions for Elizabeth to continue raising her children. On March 25, 1809, Elizabeth Seton pronounced her vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, binding for one year. From that time she was called Mother Seton. Although Mother Seton became afflicted with tuberculosis, she continued to guide her children. The Rule of the Sisterhood was formally ratified in 1812. It was based upon the Rule St. Vincent de Paul had written for his Daughters of Charity in France. By 1818, in addition to their first school, the sisters had established two orphanages and another school. Today, six groups of sisters can trace their origins to Mother Seton's initial foundation. Seton's favorite prayer was the 23rd Psalm and she developed a deep devotion to the Eucharist, Sacred Scripture, and the Virgin Mary. For the last three years of her life, Elizabeth felt that God was getting ready to call her, and this gave her great joy. Mother Seton died in 1821 at the age of 46, only sixteen years after becoming a Catholic. She was beatified by Pope John XXIII on March 17, 1963 and was canonized canonized on September 14, 1975 by Pope Paul VI. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on St Elizabeth Ann Seton: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=180 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/1XxbtVM] St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Collection [http://bit.ly/1TKQDB6] St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Sterling Silver Oval-Shaped Medal [http://bit.ly/25m8OV7] St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1YZRyxJ] St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1ONt0SJ] St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1RqRq4f] St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Prayer Card Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. John The Apostle HD
 
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St. John, Apostle and Evangelist St. John the Apostle, the son of Zebedee and Salome, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. John was called to be an Apostle by our Lord in the first year of His public ministry. He is considered the same person as John the Evangelist, John of Patmos and the Beloved Disciple. John's older brother was St. James the Great, another one of Jesus' Twelve Apostles. Jesus referred to the brothers as "Boanerges," meaning "sons of thunder." John is believed to be the longest living apostle and the only not to die a martyr's death. John, along with Peter and James, were the only witnesses of the raising of Daughter of Jairus, and the closest witnesses to the Agony in Gethsemane. John was the one who reported to Jesus they had "'forbidden' a non-disciple from casting out demons in Jesus' name." This prompted Jesus to state, "he who is not against us is on our side." John and Peter were the only two apostles sent by Jesus to make preparations for the final Passover meal, the Last Supper. During the meal, St. John sat next to Jesus, leaning on him rather than lying along the couches. John was the only one of the Twelve Apostles who did not forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion. He stood faithfully at the cross when the Savior made him the guardian of His Mother. After the Assumption of Mary, John went to Ephesus, according to Church tradition. He later became banished by the Roman authorities to the Greek Island of Patmos; this is where he allegedly wrote the Book of Revelation. It is said John was banished in the late 1st century, during the reign of the Emperor Domitian, after being plunged into boiling oil in Rome and suffering no injuries. It is also said that all those who witnessed the miracle in the Colosseum were converted to Christianity. Emperor Domitian was known for his persecution of Christians. John is known as the author of the Gospel of John and four other books in the New Testament - the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation. The authorship of the Gospel is credited to the "disciple whom Jesus loved," and John 21:24 claims the Gospel of John is based on the "Beloved Disciple's" testimony. However, the true authorship has been debated on since 200. In his Eclesiastical History, Eusebius states the First Epistle of John and the Gospel of John are agreed upon as John's. Eusebius continues to state the second and third epistles of John are not John the Apostle's. In the Gospel of John, the phrase "the disciple whom Jesus loved," or "the Beloved Disciple" is used five times, but is not used in any other New Testament accounts of Jesus. St. John is called the Apostle of Charity, a virtue he had learned from his Divine Master, and which he constantly inculcated by word and example. The "beloved disciple" died in Ephesus after AD 98, where a stately church was erected over his tomb. It was afterwards converted into a Mohammedan mosque. St. John is the patron saint of love, loyalty, friendships, and authors. He is often depicted in art as the author of the Gospel with an eagle, symbolizing "the height he rose to in his gospel." In other icons, he is shown looking up into heaven and dictating his Gospel to his disciple. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that St. John was given the promise of immortality from Jesus. It also teaches that in 1829, John was also resurrected, along with Peter and James, and "restored the priesthood authority with Apolistic succession to earth," according to the Doctrine and Covenants 27:12. St. John, Apostle and Evangelist's feast day is celebrated on December 27. [http://bit.ly/1XcrZw4] St. John the Apostle Collection [http://bit.ly/1Xcrzpv] St. John the Apostle 14Kt Gold Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1spk4OJ] St. John the Apostle 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1UbefLa] St. John the Apostle Sterling Silver Pendant Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Benedict HD
 
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St. Benedict is believed to have been born around 480, as the son to a Roman noble of Norcia and the twin to his sister, Scholastica. In the fifth century, the young Benedict was sent to Rome to finish his education with a nurse/housekeeper. The subject that dominated a young man's study then was rhetoric -- the art of persuasive speaking. A successful speaker was not one who had the best argument or conveyed the truth, but one who used rhythm, eloquence, and technique to convince. The power of the voice without foundation in the heart was the goal of the student's education. And that philosophy was reflected in the lives of the students as well. They had everything -- education, wealth, youth -- and they spent all of it in the pursuit of pleasure, not truth. Benedict watched in horror as vice unraveled the lives and ethics of his companions. Afraid for his soul, Benedict fled Rome, gave up his inheritance and lived in a small village with his nurse. When God called him beyond this quiet life to an even deeper solitude, he went to the mountains of Subiaco. Although becoming a hermit was not his purpose in leaving, there he lived as a hermit under the direction of another hermit, Romanus. One day, during his time living in a cave above a lake as a hermit, the Devil presented Benedict's imagination with a beautiful, tempting woman. Benedict resisted by rolling his body into a thorn bush until it was covered in scrapes. It is said through these body wounds, he cured the wounds of his soul. After years of prayer, word of his holiness brought nearby monks to ask for his leadership. He warned them he would be too strict for them, but they insisted -- then tried to poison him when his warning proved true. The story goes, the monks attempted to poison Benedict's drink, but when he prayed a blessing over the cup - it shattered. So Benedict was on his own again -- but not for long. The next set of followers were more sincere and he set up twelve monasteries in Subiaco where monks lived in separate communities of twelve. He left these monasteries abruptly when the envious attacks of another hermit made it impossible to continue the spiritual leadership he had taken. But it was in Monte Cassino he founded the monastery that became the roots of the Church's monastic system. Instead of founding small separate communities he gathered his disciples into one whole community. His own sister, Saint Scholastica, settled nearby to live a religious life. After almost 1,500 years of monastic tradition his direction seems obvious to us. However, Benedict was an innovator. No one had ever set up communities like his before or directed them with a rule. What is part of history to us now was a bold, risky step into the future. Benedict had the holiness and the ability to take this step. His beliefs and instructions on religious life were collected in what is now known as the Rule of Saint Benedict -- still directing religious life after 15 centuries. In this tiny but powerful Rule, Benedict put what he had learned about the power of speaking and oratorical rhythms at the service of the Gospel. He did not drop out of school because he did not understand the subject! Scholars have told us that his Rule reflects an understanding of and skill with the rhetorical rules of the time. Despite his experience at school, he understood rhetoric was as much a tool as a hammer was. A hammer could be used to build a house or hit someone over the head. Rhetoric could be used to promote vice ... or promote God. Benedict did not shun rhetoric because it had been used to seduce people to vice; he reformed it. Benedict did not want to lose the power of voice to reach up to God simply because others had use it to sink down to the gutter. He reminded us "Let us consider our place in sight of God and of his angels. Let us rise in chanting that our hearts and voices harmonize." There was always a voice reading aloud in his communities at meals, to receive guests, to educate novices. Hearing words one time was not enough -- "We wish this Rule to be read frequently to the community. Continue reading - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=26 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more on St. Benedict: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=26 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/1RShGGb] St. Benedict Collection [http://bit.ly/1SSZb6M] St. Benedict 14 Karat Gold Filled Crucifix Pendant [http://bit.ly/1RShR4v] St. Benedict Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1SglCzG] St. Benedict Sterling Silver Crucifix Pendant [http://bit.ly/1qwCm04] St. Benedict Sterling Silver Cross Medal [http://bit.ly/1q9LKGa] St. Benedict Rosary Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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Prayer for Guidance and Help HD
 
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Dear Lord, I am calling upon you today for your divine guidance and help. I am in crisis and need a supporting hand to keep me on the right and just path. My heart is troubled but I will strive to keep it set on you, as your infinite wisdom will show me the right way to a just and right resolution. Thank you for hearing my prayer and for staying by my side. Amen! For Unfailing Strength Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then. Put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: "The Lord is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me but in me, and I in Him." Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Prayers: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/1SymkZN] Prayer Book Collection [http://bit.ly/1q3ZrpU] Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers [http://bit.ly/1N6YgLA] Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis [http://bit.ly/1PS1ylT] Spiritual Thoughts Series [http://bit.ly/204E1Wj] Divine Mercy Rosary [http://bit.ly/1SbRs0t] Red Sacred Heart Rosary Bracelet [http://bit.ly/1UW1fyN] Black Capped Our Father Sterling Silver Rosary [http://bit.ly/1UIrqZm] Black Swarovski 14Kt Gold Rosary [http://bit.ly/1Xf48rQ] Holy Family Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UTyBOP] GNT Leatherbound Bible [http://bit.ly/1S8xLXo] New American Bible [http://bit.ly/1RZVr6K] New Testament: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Jude Thaddaeus HD
 
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St. Jude, known as Thaddaeus, was a brother of St. James the Lesser, and a relative of Jesus. Ancient writers tell us that he preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Lybia. According to Eusebius, he returned to Jerusalem in the year 62 and assisted at the election of his brother, St. Simeon, as Bishop of Jerusalem. He is an author of an epistle (letter) to the Churches of the East, in particular the Jewish converts, directed against the heresies of the Simonians, Nicolaites, and Gnostics. This Apostle is said to have suffered martyrdom in Armenia, which was then subject to Persia. The final conversion of the Armenian nation to Christianity did not take place until the third century A.D. St. Jude was the one who asked Jesus at the Last Supper why He would not manifest Himself to the whole world after His resurrection. Little else is known of his life, but legend claims that he visited Beirut and Edessa. He was beaten to death with a club, then beheaded post-mortem in 1st century Persia. His relics reside at Saint Peter's in Rome, at Rheims, and at Toulouse, France. Saint Jude Thaddeus is not the same person as Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Our Lord and despaired because of his great sin and lack of trust in God's mercy. St. Jude Thaddeus is invoked in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult circumstances, just as their forefathers had done before them. Therefore, he is the patron of desperate situations, forgotten causes, hospital workers, hospitals, impossible causes, lost causes, and the diocese of Saint Petersburg, Florida. He is represented as bearded man holding an oar, a boat, boat hook, a club, an axe or a book. Nearly every image of him depicts him wearing a medallion with a profile of Jesus. He usually has a small flame above his head and he often carries a pen. We remember him October 28 in Roman Church, and June 19 in Eastern Church. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 [http://bit.ly/1UhipBc] St. Jude Thaddaeus Collection [http://bit.ly/1TK2JXO] St. Jude 14Kt Gold Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1P5NVAA] St. Jude Thaddeus 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1TK3eBb] St. Jude Pewter 4 1/2" Statue on Base [http://bit.ly/1WwZdFK] St. Jude Thaddeus Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1sMfcDl] St. Jude Keychain [http://bit.ly/25B6Y2M] St. Jude Standing Dyptych Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Thomas Aquinas HD
 
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Thomas is believed to have been born in the castle of Roccasecca in the old county of the Kingdom of Sicily, which is now known as the Lazio region of Italy, in 1225. His parents were well-off, but as the youngest son Thomas was expected to enter the monastery. At 5-years-old, Thomas began his education at Monte Cassino, where he remained until the military conflict between Emperor Frederick II and Pope Gregory IX reached the abbey. He was then transferred and enrolled at the studium generale in Naples. It is believed that Thomas was introduced to his philosophical influences - Aristotle, Averroes, and Maimonides - at the university, where he also met John of St. Julian, a Dominican preacher, who influenced him to join the recently founded Dominican Order. When Thomas' family learned of his decision, his mother Theodora arranged for him to be moved to Paris. When Thomas was travelling to Rome, his brothers captured him and returned him to their parents at the castle of Monte San Giovanni Campano. Thomas was held captive in the castle for one year as his family tried to keep him from joining the Dominican Order. In the year he was held, Thomas tutored his sisters and communicated with members of the Dominican Order. In an effort to change Thomas' mind, two of his brothers hired a prostitute to seduce him, but legends claim Thomas drove her off with a fire iron. That night, two angels appeared to him in a dream and strengthened his resolve to remain celibate. When Theodora realized she could not sway her son, she tried to preserve the family name by arranging for his escape through a window. She believed a secret escape was better than appearing to accept his decision. Following his escape in 1244, Thomas turned to Naples, then to Rome and met the Master General of the Dominical Order, Johannes von Wildeshausen. The next year, Thomas went to study at the Faculty of the Arts at the University of Paris, where he is believed to have met Dominican scholar Albertus Mangus, the Chair of Theology at the College of St. James. In 1248, Thomas chose to follow Mangus to the new studium generale at Cologne rather than accepting Pope Innocent IV's offer to appoint him abbot of Monte Cassino as a Dominican. Though Thomas hesitated, when they reached the university, Mangus appointed him magister studentium. Thomas was quiet and seldom spoke at the university, leading other students to believe he was mentally delayed, but Mangus prophetically said, "You call him the dumb ox, but in his teaching he will one day produce such a bellowing that it will be heard throughout the world." Following the conclusion of his education, Thomas taught in Cologne as an apprentice professor and instructed students on the books of the Old Testament. It was during this time he wrote Expositio super Isaiam ad litteram, Postilla super Ieremiam, and Postilla super Threnos. In 1252, Thomas returned to Paris to earn his master's degree in theology. As an apprentice professor, he lectured on the Bible and devoted his final three years of his education to Peter Lombard's Sentences. Thomas composed a commentary on Sentences, titled Scriptum super libros Sententiarium and also wrote De ente et essentia. The spring of 1256 saw Thomas appointed regent master in theology at Paris, and one of his first works after assuming the office was Contra impugnantes Dei cultum et religionem, in defense of mendicant orders, which William of Saint-Amour had been attacking. Between 1256 to 1259, Thomas spent his tenure writing several books, such as Questiones disputatae de veritate, Quaestiones quodlibetales, Expositio super librum Boethii De trinitate, and Expositio super librum Boethii De hebdomadibus. At the conclusion of his regency, Thomas was in the process of writing one of his most famous works, Summa contra Gentiles. In 1259, Thomas completed his first regency and returned to Naples, where he was appointed general preacher. In September 1261, he was asked to lecture in Orvieto, and during his stay he finished Summa contra Gentiles, as well as Catena aurea, and Contra errores graecorum. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more on St. Thomas Aquinas: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=2530 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/1rpnujW] St. Thomas Aquinas Collection [http://bit.ly/1ONr391] St. Thomas Aquinas 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1Xx8jkN] St. Thomas Aquinas 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendnat [http://bit.ly/1TWQ9DS] St. Thomas Aquinas Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1Xx8UTy] St. Thomas Aquinas Pewter Statue on Base [http://bit.ly/1sQ54tQ] St. Thomas Aquinas Holy Card Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Christopher HD
 
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Saint Christopher is one of the most popular, yet most enigmatic Catholic figures. He is considered a saint, although he is not in the official canon of the saints. He is listed as a martyr, possibly named Reprobus, who died under the Roman Emperor Decius, in 251 AD. Most Catholics refer to him as Saint Christopher anyway, and his medals and devotions are among the most common in Catholicism. Other than his listing as a martyr, there are no primary sources referring to St. Christopher, only legends. According to legend, St. Christopher was extremely tall, and by some accounts he was even a giant! He is referred to as a Canaanite. We think this is unlikely, but he was surely a man of significant physical stature. Christopher decided one day that he wanted to serve the greatest king he could. He presented himself before his local ruler and entered service, until he noticed the king cross himself at the mention of the devil, revealing that the king believed the Devil to have more power. St. Christopher then decided to serve the Devil. During his search, he encountered a band of thieves, whose leader referred to himself as the Devil. But when this leader avoided a Christian cross out of fear, St. Christopher learned there was someone even more powerful than the Devil. St. Christopher found a hermit who taught him all about Christ, the King of Kings. The hermit suggested that he spend his life in prayer and fasting, a thing which St. Christopher, a large and probably often hungry man found difficult, he objected. The hermit suggested he then find something else that would please Christ. St. Christopher offered to work at a nearby river, and help travelers across. The fording was dangerous and many with less strength people had drowned. The hermit advised St. Christopher this would please Christ. One day, a child approached St. Christopher by the river and asked to be helped across. St. Christopher obliged. However, as he entered midstream, the river rose and the child's weight grew and became extremely heavy. It was only by great exertion that St. Christopher safely delivered the child to the other side. When St. Christopher asked the child why he was so heavy, the child explained that He was the Christ and when St. Christopher carried Him, he also carried the weight of the whole world on his shoulders. The child then vanished. Other legends state that St. Christopher traveled after this experience and evangelized thousands of people. Arriving in Lycia in Asia Minor, and witnessing to Christians there who were being martyred. At that time, St. Christopher was detained and ordered to offer a sacrifice to the emperor. When he refused, it was decided to attempt to persuade him with money and women. Two women were sent to seduce him, but instead he converted them to Christianity. After this, it was decided to have him killed, but various attempts to assassinate him failed. Eventually, he was arrested and beheaded. The name "Christopher" means Christ-bearer, and may allude to the legend of the man carrying the Christ Child across the river. Saint Christopher also did not become popularized in the Church until the 7th century, about three centuries after his supposed death. We know of his popularity because around the 7th century, churches and monasteries began to be named after him. This adds credibility to the supposition that St. Christopher was merely a legendary figure and not a real person. There is also speculation that St. Christopher could have also been confused with St. Menas, an Egyptian saint. Both Christopher and Menas are referred to as "Christ bearers" and are patrons of travelers. St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and of children. His feast day is July 25. Because he is not officially recognized by the Church, he has no date of beatification or canonization. Despite these technicalities, it is widely thought that he was real and that he continues to intercede on behalf of Christians, especially children, today. [http://bit.ly/1RJGz5D] St. Christopher Collection [http://bit.ly/1sZf4RM] St. Christopher 14Kt Gold Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1WX3Xoj] St. Christopher 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/24hO8Ys] St. Christopher Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/25yQIPH] St. Christopher Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1O2oPb2] St. Christopher Keychain Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Valentine HD
 
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Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely associated with "courtly love." He is the Patron Saint of affianced couples, engaged couples, epilepsy, happy marriages, love, and young people. St. Valentine is often represented in pictures with birds and roses and his feast day is celebrated on February 14. Although much of St. Valentine's life is not reliably known, many different legends are attributed to him. Valentine and his faith were often put to the test. At one point in his life, he was told to restore a judge's blind daughter's sight to prove the validity of Jesus, and Valentine did just that. St. Valentine was later arrested for trying to convert people to Christianity. He was sent to Rome under the emperor Claudius II. Stories tell that St. Valentine was imprisoned for marrying Christian couples and aiding Christians being persecuted by Claudius. Valentine and Claudius got along until Valentine attempted to convert Claudius to Christianity. Claudius became raged and sentenced Valentine to death, demanding he renounce his faith or be beaten with clubs and beheaded. St. Valentine refused to renounce his faith and was executed outside the Flaminian Gate on February 14, 269. One variation of St. Valentine's life states that while imprisoned he healed a jailer's blind daughter and on the day of his execution, he left the girl a note signed, "Your Valentine." Historical accounts claim Valentine's Day was created to overpower the pagan holiday, Lupercalia, and exactly when the holiday became associated with romance is not widely agreed upon. Relics of St. Valentine can be found all over the world, including Fr. John Spratt's gift of a small vessel tinged with St. Valentine's blood from Pope Gregory XVI in 1836, now located in Dublin, Ireland. To learn more about St. Valentine, visit Catholic.org, and if St. Valentine inspires you or someone you know, shop for their items by clicking on the CatholicShopping.com link below, for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience! Don't forget to subscribe to our channel and tell us how much you love our videos in the comments below! Take our 30 sec Valentine's Survey: http://bit.ly/1Qi4p8r Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about St. Valentine: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=159 [http://bit.ly/1Y933T9] St. Valentine Collection [http://bit.ly/1NX0LG4] St. Valentine 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1WJdDBt] St. Valentine 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/21xKhqm] St. Valentine Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1W9GZuj] St. Valentine Prayer Card [http://bit.ly/1Y93htd] 14 kt Gold-Filled Guardian Angel Heart Pendant Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Gertrude the Great HD
 
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St. Gertrude the Great, or St. Gertrude of Helfta, was born on January 6, 1256 in Germany. She eventually chose to follow the Lord by pursuing a vocation as a Benedictine Nun. Her deep relationship with the Lord in prayer led to her being hailed as a mystic. She was also regarded as a great theologian. Although little is known about Gertrude's childhood, it is widely accepted that at just four-years-old, she was enrolled in the Cistercian monastery school of Helfta in Saxony, under the governance of Abbess Gertrude of Hackerborn. The Cistercian movement was an effort to bring the Benedictine religious community back to a stricter and more faithful adherence to the original "Rule" or way of life encouraged by St Benedict. Some sources speculate that Gertrude's parents offered their child as an oblate, a lay person especially dedicated to God or to God's service, while others believe she may have entered the monastery school as an orphan. St. Mechtilde, the younger sister of the Abbess Gertrude, took care of young Gertrude. Gertrude and Mechtilde had a strong bond that only grew deeper with time, allowing Mechtilde to have a great influence over Gertrude. Gertrude, known for being charming and able to win people over, entered the Benedictine Order at Helfta and became a nun. She devoted herself to her studies, and received an education in many different subjects. Gertrude was both fluent in Latin and very familiar with scripture and works from the Fathers of the Church, including Augustine. To learn more about St. Gertrude the Great: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=424 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2eXGX4P] St. Gertrude the Great Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1SymkZN] Prayer Book Collection [http://bit.ly/1q3ZrpU] Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers [http://bit.ly/1N6YgLA] Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis [http://bit.ly/1PS1ylT] Spiritual Thoughts Series [http://bit.ly/204E1Wj] Divine Mercy Rosary Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Faustina Kowalska HD
 
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Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska of the Blessed Sacrament was born as Helena Kowalska, in Glogowiec, Leczyca County, north-west of Lódz in Poland on August 25, 1905. She was the third of 10 children to a poor and religious family. Faustina first felt a calling to the religious life when she was just seven-years-old and attended the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. After finishing her schooling, Faustina wanted to immediately join a convent. However, her parents refused to let her. Instead, at 16-years-old, Faustina became a housekeeper to help her parents and support herself. In 1924, Faustina experienced her first vision of Jesus. While at a dance with her sister, Natalia, Faustina saw a suffering Jesus and then went to a Cathedral. According to Faustina, Jesus instructed her to leave for Warsaw immediately and join a convent. Faustina packed her bags at once and departed the following morning. When she arrived in Warsaw, she entered Saint James Church in Warsaw, the first church she came across, and attended Mass. While in Warsaw, Faustina approached many different convents, but was turned away every time. She was judged on her appearances and sometimes rejected for poverty. Finally, the mother superior for the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy decided to take in Faustina on the condition that she could pay for her own religious habit. Working as a housekeeper, Faustina began to save her money and make deposits to the Convent. On April 30, 1926, at 20-years-old, she finally received her habit and took the religious name of Sister Maria Faustina of the Blessed Sacrament and in 1928, she took her first religious vows as a nun. Learn more on St. Faustina Kowalska: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=510 [http://bit.ly/2ddVnPh] St. Faustina Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2cOF3ER] St. Faustina 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2cmjwWx] St. Faustina 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2cOGzXf] St. Faustina Holy Card [http://bit.ly/2dgCGgE] Divine Mercy 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2d1XLfe] Divine Mercy Specialty Rosary [http://bit.ly/2cOFQpk] Divine Mercy Holy Card Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org] Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/
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St. Joseph of Cupertino HD
 
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St. Joseph was born in 1603 at Cupertino, in the diocese of Nardo in the Kingdom of Naples. After spending his childhood and adolescence in simplicity and innocence, he finally joined the Franciscan Friars Minor Conventual. After his ordination to the holy priesthood, he gave himself up entirely to a life of devotion to the Lord and his church. His deep devotional life led him to the kind of holiness which is forged through humility, voluntary mortification, and obedience. He was consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and promoted devotion to her among all classes of people as wonderful path to a deeper Christian life and love for Jesus Christ. It is said that his mother often considered him a nuisance and treated him harshly. Joseph was purported to be slow to learn and absent-minded. He was said to frequently wander aimlessly, with his mouth gaping open. And, he had a bad temper, so, he was not at all popular. He tried to learn the trade of shoemaking, but failed. He asked to become a Franciscan, but they initially would not accept him. Finally he did join the Capuchins. However, for a very short period of time. Eight months later, they sent him away. Sources say it was because he could not seem to do anything right. He dropped piles of dishes and kept forgetting to do what he was told. His mother was not at all pleased to have the eighteen-year-old Joseph back home again, so she finally got him accepted as a servant at the Franciscan monastery. He was given the friars habit and put to hard work taking care of the horses. About this time, Joseph began to change. He grew in humility and gentleness, fruits of the Holy Spirit at work in a person. He became more careful and successful at his work. He also began to pray more do more voluntary acts of penance. Finally, he was able to enter the Franciscan order and, eventually, study for the priesthood. Although he was a good and holy friar, he had a very hard time with studies. During his seminary exams, the examiner happened to ask him to explain the only thing he knew well, and so he was ordained a deacon, and later a priest. Learn more on St. Joseph of Cupertino: www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=72 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2bPpTAe] St. Joseph of Cupertino Collectin [http://bit.ly/2bzpeyY] St. Joseph of Cupertino 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2coGGw8] St. Joseph of Cupertino 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2cc07XV] St. Joseph of Cupertino Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1RXiFUv] St. Joseph of Cupertino Keychain [http://bit.ly/2bzarsU] St. Joseph of Cupertino Visor Clip Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Gemma Galgani HD
 
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St. Gemma Galgani, also known as the Flower of Lucca, was an Italian mystic born on March 12, 1878. At a very young age, Gemma developed a love for prayer. Throughout her life, she had mystical experiences and special graces. They were often misunderstood and ridiculed by others. Gemma loved the poor greatly and helped them in any way she could. After her father's death, 19-year-old Gemma became the mother-figure for her seven brothers and sisters. She wished to become a nun, but her poor health prevented her from being accepted. On June 8, 1899, Gemma felt an internal warning that some unusual grace was to be granted to her. She felt pain and blood coming from her hands, feet and heart. These were the marks of the stigmata. Each Thursday evening, Gemma would fall into rapture and the marks would appear. They remained until the following Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. When the bleeding stopped, the wounds closed, and only white marks remained in their place. Gemma's stigmata continued until she prayed for them to stop due to her declining health. Gemma then went to live where she was allowed more freedom for her spiritual life than she was at home. She was frequently found in a state of ecstasy and on one occasion she was believed to have levitated. During apostolic investigations into her life, all witnesses testified that there was no artfulness in Gemma's manner. In January of 1903, Gemma was diagnosed with tuberculosis. At the start of Holy Week in 1903, Gemma began suffering greatly. She died at age 25 on Holy Saturday, April 11. St. Gemma Galgani was beatified in 1933 by Pope Pius the 11th and canonized in 1940, only 37 years after her death, by Pope Pius the 12th. She is the patron saint against temptations, the death of parents, of students, of pharmacists, and against tuberculosis. Her feast day is celebrated on April 11. Learn more on St. Gemma Galgani: https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=225 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/
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St. Dymphna HD
 
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Dymphna was born in Ireland sometime in the seventh century to a pagan father and devout Christian mother. When she was fourteen, she consecrated herself to Christ and took a vow of chastity. Soon afterward, her mother died and her father - who had loved his wife deeply - began to suffer a rapid deterioration of his mental stability. So unhinged was Dymphna's father, Damon, that the King's counselors suggested he remarry. Though he was still grieving for his wife, he agreed to remarry if a woman as beautiful as she could be found. Damon sent messengers throughout his town and other lands to find woman of noble birth who resembled his wife and would be willing to marry him, but when none could be found, his evil advisors whispered sinful suggestions to marry his own daughter. So twisted were Damon's thoughts that he recognized only his wife when he looked upon Dymphna, and so he consented to the arrangement. When she heard of her father's misguided plot, Dymphna fled her castle with her confessor, a priest named Gerebran, two trusted servants, and the king's fool. The group sailed toward what is now called Belgium, and hid in the town of Geel. Though it becomes uncertain what exactly happened next, the best-known version claims the group settled in Geel, where Dymphna built a hospital for the poor and sick, but in using her wealth, her father was able to discover her location. When Damon found his daughter was in Belgium, he traveled to Geel and captured them. He ordered the priest's head to be separated from his body and attempted to convince Dymphna to return to Ireland and marry him. When Dymphna refused, Damon became enraged and drew his sword. He struck Dymphna's head from her shoulders and left her there. When she died, Dymphna was only fifteen-years-old. After her father left Geel, the residents collected both Dymphna and Gerebran's remains and laid them to rest in a cave. In defense of her purity, Dymphna received the crown of martyrdom around the year 620 and became known as the "Lily of Éire. In 1349, a church honoring St. Dymphna was built in Geel, and by 1480, so many pilgrims were arriving in need of treatment for mental ills, that the church was expanded. The expanded sanctuary was eventually overflowing again, leaving the townspeople to accept them into their homes, which began a tradition of care for the mentally ill that continues to this day. Unfortunately, in the 15th century, the original St. Dymphna Church in Geel burned to the ground, and the magnificent Church of St. Dymphna was erected and consecrated in 1532, where it still stands above the location her body was originally buried. Many miracles have been proven to take place at her shrine in the church erected in her honor, and her remains were placed in a silver reliquary in the church. Some of her remains can also be found at the Shrine to Saint Dymphna in the United States. The priest who had helped Dymphna was also sainted, and his remains were moved to Xanten, Germany. The United States National Shrine of Saint Dymphna is at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Massillon, Ohio and St. Dymphna's Special School can be found in ballina, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland. Saint Dymphna is the patroness of those suffering nervous and mental afflictions as well as victims of incest. Traditionally, Saint Dymphna is often portrayed with a crown on her head, dressed in royal robes, and holding a sword. In modern art, Saint Dymphna is shown holding the sword, which symbolizes her martyrdom, quite awkwardly. She is also often shown holding a lamp, while some holy cards feature her wearing green and white, holding a book and white lilies. Prayer: Hear us, O God, Our Saviour, as we honor St. Dymphna, patron of those afflicted with mental and emotional illness. Help us to be inspired by her example and comforted by her merciful help. Amen. [http://bit.ly/1WiR8o9] St. Dymphna Collection [http://bit.ly/1TzLuZ1] St. Dymphna 14Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1XwVZRH] St. Dymphna 14Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1RqC3sx] St. Dymphna Sterling Silver Oval Shaped Medal [http://bit.ly/1U8C2eD] St. Dymphna Ignatius Bible Compact Leather Cover [http://bit.ly/1WiRATf] St. Dymphna Holy Card Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Philomena HD
 
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The figure of Philomena, young roman martyr, emerged after nearly seventeen centuries of silence. Since the finding of her body the extraordinary presence of St. Philomena in the Church began. Since then every Pope has venerated her with his personal devotion and millions of Catholics have felt her beneficial influence. She has been a model of spiritual life for many Saints, Blessed and Venerable. Great devotion toward St. Philomena has spread all over the world and Pontiffs have granted the Saint the "Liturgical Cult" with Mass and its own Office. St. Philomena's mortal remains were discovered in 1802 in Rome in a catacomb belonging to Priscilla. There are no biographic records of St. Philomena. Therefore, the first records about the Saint are the ones that start with the finding of her tomb in Priscilla's catacombs, to the translation of her body to Mugnano del Cardinale, the beginning of her providential influence in Church life. On the three stones that sealed the tomb, were the inscriptions: "LUMENA - PAX TE - CUM FI" and the following symbols: two anchors three arrows a palm a lily In 1805, Don Francesco De Lucia, a young priest of Mugnano del Cardinale of the Diocese of Nola, was in Rome. He nourished the wish of having the body of a "Saint Martyr and with a Name" to take to his oratory in Mugnano. Pius VII was moved and donated the body of St. Philomena. On the first of July Bishop Bartolomeo De Cesare and Don Francesco left Rome with the Saint's relics. They reached Naples on July 2, 1805. Mons. Vincenzo Torrusio, Bishop of Nola, officially recognized the sacred relics, and then placed them in a private chapel. Once the news spread, there was a massive rush of the faithful. To avoid disorder, the remains of St. Philomena were displayed for the first time to public veneration in the parish church of Sant'Angelo a Segno, where they remained for three days. The sacred relics arrived in Mugnano the morning of August 10th and were placed in the Church of Our Lady of Grace. Since the wonders happening were many and the number of devotees kept increasing, a new Church of Our Lady of Grace was built in Mugnano. It contains a chapel where the sacred relics were translated on September 29, 1805, and where they still remain. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more on St. Philomena: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=98 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2aAULot] St. Philomena Collection [http://bit.ly/2b3qT0U] St. Philomena 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2aG3Mbv] St. Philomena 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2aS7AKa] St. Philomena Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2bfPl2r] St. Philomena Holy Card [http://bit.ly/2aLCjuL] St. Philomena Biography
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St. Luke HD
 
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Luke, the writer of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, has been identified with St. Paul's "Luke, the beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14). We know few other facts about Luke's life from Scripture and from early Church historians. It is believed that Luke was born a Greek and a Gentile. In Colossians 10-14 speaks of those friends who are with him. He first mentions all those "of the circumcision" -- in other words, Jews -- and he does not include Luke in this group. Luke's gospel shows special sensitivity to evangelizing Gentiles. It is only in his gospel that we hear the parable of the Good Samaritan, that we hear Jesus praising the faith of Gentiles such as the widow of Zarephath and Naaman the Syrian (Lk.4:25-27), and that we hear the story of the one grateful leper who is a Samaritan (Lk.17:11-19). According to the early Church historian Eusebius Luke was born at Antioch in Syria. In our day, it would be easy to assume that someone who was a doctor was rich, but scholars have argued that Luke might have been born a slave. It was not uncommon for families to educate slaves in medicine so that they would have a resident family physician. Not only do we have Paul's word, but Eusebius, Saint Jerome, Saint Irenaeus and Caius, a second-century writer, all refer to Luke as a physician. We have to go to Acts to follow the trail of Luke's Christian ministry. We know nothing about his conversion but looking at the language of Acts we can see where he joined Saint Paul. The story of the Acts is written in the third person, as an historian recording facts, up until the sixteenth chapter. In Acts 16:8-9 we hear of Paul's company "So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, 'Come over to Macedonia and help us.' " Then suddenly in 16:10 "they" becomes "we": "When he had seen the vision, we immediately tried to cross over to Macedonia, being convinced that God had called us to proclaim the good news to them." So Luke first joined Paul's company at Troas at about the year 51 and accompanied him into Macedonia where they traveled first to Samothrace, Neapolis, and finally Philippi. Luke then switches back to the third person which seems to indicate he was not thrown into prison with Paul and that when Paul left Philippi Luke stayed behind to encourage the Church there. Seven years passed before Paul returned to the area on his third missionary journey. In Acts 20:5, the switch to "we" tells us that Luke has left Philippi to rejoin Paul in Troas in 58 where they first met up. They traveled together through Miletus, Tyre, Caesarea, to Jerusalem. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 [http://bit.ly/1r0CPqt] St. Luke Collection [http://bit.ly/20RvvtC] St. Luke 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1Y14tkI] St. Luke the Apostle 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1TUydga] St. Luke the Apostle Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/20RuRfO] St. Luke the Apostle / Doctor Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1VsTAaK] St. Luke 4 1/2" Pewter Statue on Base [http://bit.ly/1XMx1Or] St. Luke - Dear and Glorious Physician - A Novel about Saint Luke Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Padre Pio HD
 
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St. Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his piety and charity as well as for the gift of the stigmata, which has never been explained. St. Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione, on May 25, 1887, in Pietrelcina, Italy. His parents were peasant farmers. He had an older brother and three younger sisters, as well as two other siblings who died in infancy. As a child, he was very religious and by the age of 5 he reportedly made the decision to dedicate his life to God. Fortunately, his parents were also very religious and they supported his Catholic development. His family attended daily Mass. Francisco served as an altar boy at his local parish. Francisco was known for taking on penances and his mother once scolded him for sleeping on a stone floor. Francisco's community was also supportive. Saint's days were popular celebrations and commonly celebrated in his town. From his tender age, Francisco had a peculiar ability. He was able to see guardian angels, spoke with Jesus and the Virgin Mary. This was not something taught to him, but occurred so naturally that he assumed other people could see them too. Although Francisco and his family was very religious, they were also very poor, which required that he work. He spent many years as a child, trending to a small flock of sheep owned by his family. Unfortunately, the work meant he was unable to attend school regularly, so he quickly fell behind other kids his age. Francisco was also sickly as a child. He suffered an attack of gastroenteritis at age six and when he was ten, he had typhoid fever. In 1897, after three years of schooling, Francisco expressed to his parents that he wanted to become a friar. His parents traveled to a nearby community of monks and asked is Francesco could join them. He was evaluated, despite his young age and was told that he needed more education before he could join. In order to prepare Francesco, his parents decided to hire a private tutor. To pay the cost of the tutor, Francesco's father traveled to America to find work, and sent the money home. At the age of 15, Francisco was finally ready and he entered the novitiate of the Capuchin friars at Morcone. He took the name of "Pio" in honor of Pope Pius I, whose relic he often saw at his local chapel. At the age of 17, Brother Pio became extremely ill and could only digest milk and cheese. He was sent to the mountain for the better air, and when this did not work, he was sent home with his family. Amid all this, he continued to study for the priesthood. On one occasion during prayer, a fellow monk astonishingly reported he saw Pio levitate during an episode of ecstasy. Brother Pio became a priest in 1910, but was permitted to remain at home because of his poor health. In 1915, with World War I afflicting the world, Padre Pio was summoned for military service. He was compelled to leave a tiny community of monks, with whom he was then housed, and drafted into medical service. However, he was so sickly that he was often sent home, only to then recalled for service. In March 1916, he was finally dismissed because of his poor health. On September 20, Padre Pio was hearing confessions when he felt pain in his hands and feet. He noticed the stigmata, the wounds of Christ, appearing on his hands and feet. The experience was painful. Bleeding occurred. The wounds smelled of roses, and although they continues to weep, they never became infected. Doctors who later examined the stigmata were amazed at their perfectly round shape. By 1919, word began to spread about Padre Pio's stigmata and people came from far away to examine him. Padre Pio became popular with the people he encountered and soon began to attribute supernatural occurrences to him. For example, he was said to levitate, and to be capable of performing miracles. His popularity became a source of concern or the Church and the Vatican began to restrict his activities to minimize public interaction. Padre Pio himself was uncomfortable with his newfound popularity and the attention he received because of his stigmata. A Church investigation into his stigmata concluded that his condition was not faked. Learn more on St. Padre Pio http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=311 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/1TP4E0R] St. Padre Pio Collection [http://bit.ly/1T1AULS] St. Padre Pio Sterling Silver Round Shaped Medal [http://bit.ly/1MrPrkV] Guadalupe/Dieg/Pio/Xav/Nino Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1XtcxrY] St. Padre Pio Genuine Walnut Keepsake Box [http://bit.ly/1SwyLVF] St. Padre Pio Silver Plated Metal Frame [http://bit.ly/1YrNAgM] St. Padre Pio Medal Picture Folder Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Andrew HD
 
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St. Andrew, also known as Andrew the Apostle, was a Christian Apostle and the older brother to St. Peter. He was born in the village of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee during the early first century. Much like his younger brother, Simon Peter, Andrew was also a fisherman. In the Gospel of Matthew, it is said Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee and saw Andrew and Simon Peter fishing. He asked the two to become disciples and “fishers of men.” However, the Gospel of John says Andrew was a disciple of John the Baptist. John the Baptist once stated, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” It is then that Andrew and another made the decision to follow Jesus. Little else is said about Andrew in the Gospels, but it is believed Andrew was one of the closer disciples to Jesus. It was he who told Jesus about the boys with the loaves and fishes. When Philip wanted to speak to Jesus about Greeks seeking him, he spoke to Andrew first. Andrew was also present at the last supper. Andrew went on to preach the Good News around the shores of the Black Sea and throughout what is now Greece and Turkey. He was martyred by crucifixion in Patras. He was bound, rather than nailed, to a cross form known as “crux decussata,” which is an X-shaped cross or a “saltire.” Today this is commonly referred to as “St. Andrew’s Cross. Many of Andrew’s relics and the cross on which he was martyred are now kept in the Church of St. Andrew in Patras. His saltire cross is featured on the flag of Scotland and is represented in much of his iconography. St. Andrew is the patron saint of fishmongers and singers. He is also the patron saint to several countries and cities including: Scotland, and Russia. His feast day is celebrated on November 30. To learn more about St. Andrew, visit Catholic.org. And if he inspires you or someone you know, shop for his items by clicking on the CatholicShopping.com link below, for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel and tell us how much you love our videos in the comments. To learn more about St. Andrew: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=109 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2gCG7zB] St. Andrew Collection [http://bit.ly/2ggggN6] St. Andrew Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2g2xTNC] St. Andrew 14 Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2gFzgBB] St. Andrew 14 Kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2gCMUZK] St. Andrew Pewter Statue on Base [http://bit.ly/2fyU0PB] St. Andrew Prayer Card Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Dominic HD
 
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Saint Dominic was born in Caleruega, Spain in 1170. His parents were members of the Spanish nobility and related to the ruling family. His father was Felix Guzman, and was the royal warden of the village. His mother, Bl. Joan of Aza, was a holy woman in her own right. According to one legend, his mother made a pilgrimage to an abbey at Silos. Legend says there were many signs of the great child she would bear. One of the most common legends says that during the pilgrimage, Joan had a dream of a dog leaping from her womb with a torch in its mouth. The animal "seemed to set the earth on fire." His parents named him Dominic a play on the words Domini canis, meaning the Lord's dog in Latin. An alternative, and possibly more likely story says he was named after St. Dominic de Silos, a Spanish monk who lived a century before. It is known that Dominic was educated in Palencia, and he concentrated on theology and the arts. He spent six years studying theology and four the arts. He was widely acclaimed as an exemplary student by his professors. In 1191, a famine left many people desolate and homeless across Spain. Dominic sold everything he had, including his furniture and clothes and bought food for the poor. When he sold his manuscripts, required for study, he replied, "Would you have me study from these dead skins when people are dying of hunger?" On two other occasions, Dominic attempted to sell himself into slavery to the Moors to obtain the freedom of others. In 1194, Dominic joined a Benedictine order, the Canons Regular in Osma. He became the superior, or prior of the chapter in 1201. In 1203 he joined his bishop, Diego de Acebo on a trip to Denmark. His mission was to help find a bride for Crown Prince Ferdinand. Although an agreement was made, the princess died before she could depart for Spain. Her untimely death left the pair free to travel where they wished. They opted to travel to Rome, where they arrived in late 1204. The reason for this trip was that Bishop Diego de Acebo wanted to resign his office to pursue a new mission, the conversion of unbelievers. Learn more on St. Dominic: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=178 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/
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Prayer To The Holy Spirit HD
 
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Oh Holy Spirit, You are the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity. You are the Spirit of truth, love and holiness, proceeding from the Father and the Son, and equal to Them in all things. I adore You and love You with all my heart. Teach me to know and to seek God, by whom and for whom I was created. Fill my heart with a holy fear and a great love for Him. Give me compunction and patience, and do not let me fall into sin. Increase faith, hope and charity in me and bring forth in me all the virtues proper to my state of life. Help me to grow in the four cardinal virtues, Your seven gifts and Your twelve fruits. Make me a faithful follower of Jesus, an obedient child of the Church and a help to my neighbor. Give me the grace to keep the commandments and to receive the sacraments worthily. Raise me to holiness in the state of life to which You have called me, and lead me through a happy death to everlasting life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Grant me also, O Holy Spirit, Giver of all good gifts, the special favor for which I ask {name special petition}, if it be for Your honor and glory and for my well being. Amen. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconl... More on Prayer To The Holy Spirit: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/praye... More on Prayers:http://www.catholic.org/prayers/ [http://bit.ly/1SymkZN] Prayer Book Collection [http://bit.ly/1q3ZrpU] Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers [http://bit.ly/1N6YgLA] Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis [http://bit.ly/1PS1ylT] Spiritual Thoughts Series [http://bit.ly/204E1Wj] Divine Mercy Rosary [http://bit.ly/1SbRs0t] Red Sacred Heart Rosary Bracelet [http://bit.ly/1UW1fyN] Black Capped Our Father Sterling Silver Rosary [http://bit.ly/1UIrqZm] Black Swarovski 14Kt Gold Rosary [http://bit.ly/1Xf48rQ] Holy Family Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UTyBOP] GNT Leatherbound Bible [http://bit.ly/1S8xLXo] New American Bible [http://bit.ly/1RZVr6K] New Testament: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower HD
 
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"I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul." These are the words of Thérèse of the Child Jesus, a Carmelite nun called the "Little Flower," who lived a cloistered life of obscurity in the convent of Lisieux, France. And her preference for hidden sacrifice did indeed convert souls. Few saints of God are more popular than this young nun. Her autobiography, The Story of a Soul, is read and loved throughout the world. Thérèse Martin entered the convent at the age of 15 and died in 1897 at the age of 24. She was canonized in 1925, and two years later she and St. Francis Xavier were declared co-patrons of the missions. Life in a Carmelite convent is indeed uneventful and consists mainly of prayer and hard domestic work. But Thérèse possessed that holy insight that redeems the time, however dull that time may be. She saw in quiet suffering redemptive suffering, suffering that was indeed her apostolate. Thérèse said she came to the Carmel convent "to save souls and pray for priests." And shortly before she died, she wrote: "I want to spend my heaven doing good on earth." On October 19, 1997, Pope John Paul II proclaimed her a Doctor of the Church, the third woman to be so recognized, in light of her holiness and the influence on the Church of her teaching on spirituality. Her parents, Louis and Zélie were beatified in 2008. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 [http://bit.ly/1r0BFew] St. Therese of Lisieux Collection [http://bit.ly/1VsSXxO] St. Therese of Lisieux 14Kt Gold Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1r0AVGz] St. Therese of Lisieux 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1VsSETB] St. Therese of Lisieux Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1WuVjNO] St. Therese of Lisieux Scented Rose Wood [http://bit.ly/1UaX1O3] St. Therese of Lisieux High Polished Sterling Silver Holy Spirit Medal Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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Prayer Of Praise And Thanks HD
 
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Blessed are you, Lord God: Blessed are you for ever. Holy is your name: Blessed are you for ever. Great is your mercy for your people: Blessed are you for ever. Amen! Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, We praise you and give you glory: We bless you for calling us to be your holy people. Remain in our hearts, And guide us in our love and service. Help us to let our light shine before others And lead them to the way of faith. Holy Trinity of love, We praise you now and for ever. Amen! We praise you, Father of all; We thank you for calling us to be your people, And for choosing us to give you glory. In a special way we thank you for... State your intention here. Cleanse our hearts and our lives With your holy word And make our prayer pleasing to you. Guide us by your Spirit As we follow in the paths of Jesus our brother. All glory and praise are yours, Father, For ever and ever. Amen! Let us give glory to the Father Through the Son In the Holy Spirit, For God has made us his people, his Church, And calls us to sing his praises. All honour and glory and thanks are his, And praise and worship belong to him. To God be glory in his Church For ever and ever! Amen! Thanks for a beautiful day: On a beautiful day, we may thank God and praise him for his many gifts. Father of Jesus, We praise you and give you glory For the wonderful things you do for us; For life and health, for friends and family, for this splendid day. For these reasons, we pray as Jesus taught us: Our Father... Recite the 'Our Father' here. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconl... More on Prayer Of Praise And Thanks: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/praye... More on Prayers: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/ [http://bit.ly/1SymkZN] Prayer Book Collection [http://bit.ly/1q3ZrpU] Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers [http://bit.ly/1N6YgLA] Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis [http://bit.ly/1PS1ylT] Spiritual Thoughts Series [http://bit.ly/204E1Wj] Divine Mercy Rosary [http://bit.ly/1SbRs0t] Red Sacred Heart Rosary Bracelet [http://bit.ly/1UW1fyN] Black Capped Our Father Sterling Silver Rosary [http://bit.ly/1UIrqZm] Black Swarovski 14Kt Gold Rosary [http://bit.ly/1Xf48rQ] Holy Family Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UTyBOP] GNT Leatherbound Bible [http://bit.ly/1S8xLXo] New American Bible [http://bit.ly/1RZVr6K] New Testament: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Cecilia HD
 
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St. Cecilia - Feast Day - November 22 - In the fourth century a Greek religious romance on the Loves of Cecilia and Valerian was written in glorification of virginal life with the purpose of taking the place of then-popular sensual romances. Consequently, until better evidence is produced, we must conclude that St. Cecilia was not known or venerated in Rome until about the time when Pope Gelasius (496) introduced her name into his Sacramentary. It is said that there was a church dedicated to St. Cecilia in Rome in the fifth century, in which Pope Symmachus held a council in 500. The story of St. Cecilia is not without beauty or merit. She is said to have been quite close to God and prayed often. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 [http://bit.ly/281ixPk] St. Cecilia Collection [http://bit.ly/1UsinJy] St. Cecilia 14Kt Gold Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1O2MUyk] St. Cecilia / Choir 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1WveZkF] St. Cecilia Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1UfwA9U] St. Cecilia Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UbCmcI] St. Cecilia 4 1/2" Pewter Statue on Base Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Josephine Bakhita HD
 
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Saint Josephine Margaret Bakhita was born around 1869 in the Darfur region of Sudan. In 1877, Josephine was kidnapped by Arab slave traders. And over the next 12 years, she would be bought, sold and given away over a dozen times. Her experiences as a slave varied from fair treatment to cruel. She was a maid for her first owner. After offending her owner's son, she was severely beaten and sold. She then had a Turkish general for an owner. His wife and mother-in-law beat her daily. She suffered 114 scars from this abuse. In 1883, the Turkish general sold her to the Italian Vice Consul, Callisto Legani. He was a kind master. When he returned to Italy, she begged him to take her and he agreed. While there, she served another family as a nanny. When her new mistress went on a trip, Josephine was placed in custody of the Canossian Sisters in Venice. She was deeply moved by her time there and discerned a call to follow Christ. When her mistress returned, Josephine refused to leave. The superior of the institute for baptismal candidates complained to Italian authorities on Josephine's behalf. The case went to court, and they found that slavery was outlawed in Sudan before Josephine was born, so she could not be lawfully made a slave. Josephine was declared free. She was baptized in 1890 and took the name Josephine Margaret and Fortunata. Josephine became a novice with the Canossian Daughters of Charity religious order in 1893 and took her final vows in 1896. She was gentle and charismatic, and often referred to lovingly as "little brown sister" or honorably as "black mother." On February 8, 1947, Josephine spoke her last words, "Our Lady, Our Lady!" Her body lay on display for three days after her death. St. Josephine Bakhita was beatified in 1992 and canonized in 2000 by Pope John Paul II. She is the patron saint of Sudan and her feast day is celebrated on February 8. To learn more about St. Josephine Bakhita: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5601 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2kdPqEz] St. Josephine Bakhita Collection [http://bit.ly/2kjaGvb] St. Josephine Bakhita 14 Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2lgo5CB] St. Josephine Bakhita 14 Kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2lfMirE] St. Josephine Bakhita Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1Xf48rQ] Holy Family Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UTyBOP] GNT Leatherbound Bible Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Agnes HD
 
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St. Agnes of Rome was born in 291 AD and raised in a Christian family. Agnes was very beautiful and belonged to a wealthy family. Her hand in marriage was highly sought after, and she had many high ranking men chasing after her. However, Agnes made a promise to God never to stain her purity. Her love for the Lord was great and she hated sin even more than death! Whenever a man wished to marry Agnes, she would always say, "Jesus Christ is my only Spouse." According to legend, the young men she turned away became so angry and insulted by her devotion to God and purity that they began to submit her name to authorities as a Christian follower. In one incident, Procop, the Governor's son, became very angry when she refused him. He tried to win her for his wife with rich gifts and promises, but the beautiful young girl kept saying, "I am already promised to the Lord of the Universe. He is more splendid than the sun and the stars, and He has said He will never leave me!" In great anger, Procop accused her of being a Christian and brought her to his father, the Governor. The Governor promised Agnes wonderful gifts if she would only deny God, but Agnes refused. He tried to change her mind by putting her in chains, but her lovely face shone with joy. Next he sent her to a place of sin, but an Angel protected her. At last, she was condemned to death. Even the pagans cried to see such a young and beautiful girl going to death. Yet, Agnes was as happy as a bride on her wedding day. She did not pay attention to those who begged her to save herself. "I would offend my Spouse," she said, "if I were to try to please you. He chose me first and He shall have me!" Then she prayed and bowed her head for the death-stroke of the sword. Other accounts of Agnes' life hold the Prefect Sempronius responsible for her martyrdom. It is said he condemned the young girl to be dragged through the streets naked. Some versions of the legend state that Agnes' hair grew instantly to cover her entire body and all the men who attempted to rape the beautiful virgin were immediately struck blind. The stories go on to explain that another man presided over Agnes' trial after Sempronius excused himself. The new man sentenced Agnes to death. At first, Agnes was tied to a stake, but either the wood would not burn or the flames parted away from her. This prompted an officer to draw his sword and behead the girl. It is believed that her blood, which poured out to the stadium, was soaked up with cloths by Christians. She died a virgin-martyr at the age of 12 or 13 on 21 January 304. Agnes was buried beside the Via Nomentana in Rome. Her bones are currently conserved beneath the high altar in the church of Sant'Angese fuori le mura in Rome, which was built over the catacomb that held her tomb. Her skull is preserved in the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone in Rome's Piazza Navona. In 1858, Father Caspar Rehrl, an Austrian missionary founded the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes. St. Agnes is widely known as the patron saint of young girls. She is also the patron saint of chastity, rape survivors and the Children of Mary. She is often represented with a lamb, the symbol of her virgin innocence, and a palm branch, like other martyrs. She is shown as a young girl in robes holding a palm branch with the lamb either at her feet or in her arms. Her feast day is celebrated on January 21. On her feast day, it is customary for two lambs to be brought in to be blessed by the pope. On Holy Thursday the lambs' wool is removed and woven into the pallium the pope gives to a newly consecrated archbishop as a sign of his power and union with the pope. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More in St. Agnes: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=106 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/1szZWt3] St. Agnes Collection [http://bit.ly/1WTF7pV] St. Agnes 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1VimH0m] St. Agnes 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1TKQVbf] St. Agnes Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1TEsJG4] St. Agnes Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1ONt19e] St. Agnes Biography Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Martin of Tours HD
 
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Saint Martin of Tours was born in in Savaria, Pannonia in either the year 316 or 336 AD. That region is what is today the nation of Hungary. His father was a tribune, which is a high-ranking officer in the Imperial Horse Guard. Martin and his family went with his father when he was assigned to a post at Ticinum, in Northern Italy. It is here that Martin would grow up. Just before Martin was born, Christianity was legalized in the Roman Empire and the bloody persecution of Christians soon came to an end. It was not the official religion of the State, but it could be practiced and proclaimed openly. The Gospel message soon flourished in ancient Rome, transforming the empire. Martin’s parents were pagans, but at the age of 10, Martin chose to respond to the call of the Gospel and become a Christian. At the age of fifteen, Martin was required to follow his father into the cavalry corps of the Roman military. By the time he was 18, Martin is believed to have served in Gaul, and also eventually Milan and Treves. Scholars think he served as part of the emperor’s guard. As a young soldier, Martin encountered a beggar in Amiens. The beggar was unclothed and it was very cold. Martin removed his cloak and with his sword, he cut it in half. He gave this half to the beggar and dressed himself in the remnant. That night, Martin had a vision in which Christ appeared to him. The vision spoke to him, “Martin, a mere catechumen has clothed me.” A catechumen is one who is being instructed in the Christian faith. In the early centuries of Christianity, that was a long process of instruction - and Martin was deeply dedicated to it. Learn more on St. Martin of Tours: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=81 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2fa2YB7] St. Martin of Tours Collection [http://bit.ly/2efDYte] St. Martin of Tours 14 Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2fwi4Qj] St. Martin of Tours 14 Kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2fsvah1] St. Martin of Tours Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2eFHDiy] St. Martin of Tours Holy Card [http://bit.ly/2fLJkxv] St. Martin of Tours Biography Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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How to Pray the Rosary HD
 
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How to Pray the Rosary [http://bit.ly/2sIysHf] The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer to help us remember the mysteries of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into: The five JOYFUL MYSTERIES The five LUMINOUS MYSTERIES The five SORROWFUL MYSTERIES The five GLORIOUS MYSTERIES The repetition in saying the Rosary leads one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. Also the gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ's spirit dwells. The Rosary can be said privately or with a group. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Prayers: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/1SymkZN] Prayer Book Collection [http://bit.ly/1q3ZrpU] Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers [http://bit.ly/1N6YgLA] Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis [http://bit.ly/1PS1ylT] Spiritual Thoughts Series [http://bit.ly/204E1Wj] Divine Mercy Rosary [http://bit.ly/1SbRs0t] Red Sacred Heart Rosary Bracelet [http://bit.ly/1UW1fyN] Black Capped Our Father Sterling Silver Rosary [http://bit.ly/1UIrqZm] Black Swarovski 14Kt Gold Rosary [http://bit.ly/1Xf48rQ] Holy Family Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UTyBOP] GNT Leatherbound Bible [http://bit.ly/1S8xLXo] New American Bible [http://bit.ly/1RZVr6K] New Testament: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Stephen HD
 
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Saint Stephen was one of the first ordained deacons of the Church and the first Christian martyr. While working among the early Christians, the Apostles heard a complaint that their Greek-speaking widows were being neglected during the distribution of alms. The Twelve decided to appoint seven deacons to oversee this distribution and ensure fairness. Of the seven selected, Stephen was the oldest and given the title of "archdeacon." He was full of faith and the Holy Spirit. Stephen's popularity created enemies among some Jews. Members of the Synagogue of Roman Freedmen entered debate with Stephen and accused him of blasphemy. Filled with wisdom, Stephen won his debate. The losers did not accept this outcome. Stephen was put on trial and several false witnesses were brought forward by the Sanhedrin to testify he was guilty of blasphemy. Stephen responded to these charges by detailing the history of Israel and outlining the blessings God had bestowed upon the nation. As Stephen concluded his defense, he looked up and saw a vision of Jesus standing at the right hand of God. He said, "Look, I can see heaven thrown open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." The angry crowd rushed upon Stephen in disbelief and carried him outside of the city to stone him. As Stephen was stoned to death, he spoke his last words, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. Lord, do not hold this sin against them." Following these words, Stephen died. In 415 a priest claimed he had a vision of Stephen's tomb and located his remains. The name inside the tomb confirmed the find. St. Stephen is often depicted with stones, a Gospel Book, a miniature church and a martyr's palm frond. He is the patron saint of bricklayers and deacons. His feast day is celebrated on December 26. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more on http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=137 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2hgclzQ] St. Stephen Collection [http://bit.ly/2i0fuCV] St. Stephen Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2i9UGs6] St. Stephen 14 Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2h9D6CP] St. Stephen 14 Kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2i0hpHw] St. Stephen Holy Card [http://bit.ly/2i9PBAc] St. Stephen Pewter Statue on Base
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St. Ambrose HD
 
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Saint Ambrose, also known as Ambrose of Milan, is one of the four original doctors of the Church. He was the Bishop of Milan and one of the most important theological figures of the 4th century. Ambrose was born around 340 AD to a Roman Christian family. When Ambrose was just an infant, a swarm of bees landed on his face and left behind a single drop of honey. He was educated in Rome, where he studied law, literature and rhetoric. Ambrose received a place on the council, and was made consular prefect, or the Governor, of Liguria and Emilia around 372 AD. He remained Governor until 374 when he became the Bishop of Milan, due to popular demand. Within a week's time, Ambrose was baptized, ordained and duly consecrated as the bishop of Milan on December 7, 374. Ambrose was generous to the poor, making him widely popular and often more politically powerful than even the emperor. His preaching abilities impressed Augustine of Hippo and in 387, it was Ambrose who baptized Augustine. According to legend, Ambrose tried to put an end to Arianism in Milan. He often attempted to theologically dispute their propositions. Ambrose refused to turn over any churches to the Arians. When Milan was taken by Magnus Maximus, Ambrose stayed and is credited with doing a great service to the sufferers during this time. He passed away on April 4, 397, and his body remains in the church of St. Ambrogio in Milan. Ambrose introduced successful reforms for public worship. He was a great influence on many Popes, and is credited with composing the Antiphonal Chant. St. Ambrose is the Confessor and Doctor of the Church. He is the patron saint of bee keepers, beggars, learning and Milan, and his feast day is celebrated on December 7. To learn more about St. Ambrose, visit Catholic.org. And if he inspires you or someone you know, shop for his items by clicking on the Catholic Online shopping link below, for a one-of-a-kind shopping experience! And don't forget to subscribe to our channel and tell us how much you love our videos in the comments. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more on St. Ambrose: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=16 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2g6Y98J] St. Ambrose Collection [http://bit.ly/2h3lqNt] St. Ambrose Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2gh76zE] St. Ambrose 14 Kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2g7hO8C] St. Ambrose 14 Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2g7evOE] Saints and Their Stories Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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A Prayer For The Healing Of A Loved One HD
 
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All our times are in Thy hand. All diseases come at Thy call, and go at Thy bidding. Thou redeemest our life from destruction, and crownest us with loving kindness and tender mercies. We bless Thee, that Thou hast heard prayer, and commanded deliverances for our friend and Thy servant, who has been under Thine afflicting hand. He (or she) was brought low, but Thou hast helped him (her). May he (she) not only live, but declare the works of the Lord! As Thou hast delivered his eyes from tears, his feet from falling, and his soul from death, may he daily inquire:What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits towards me,and resolve to offer unto Thee the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and to call upon the name of the Lord. May we ever remember that recovery is only a reprieve and that some day we will go to our rest in the Lord. May we therefore secure the righteous path and live with eternity ever in our view. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconl... More on A Prayer For The Healing Of A Loved One: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/praye... More on Prayers: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/ [http://bit.ly/1SymkZN] Prayer Book Collection [http://bit.ly/1q3ZrpU] Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers [http://bit.ly/1N6YgLA] Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis [http://bit.ly/1PS1ylT] Spiritual Thoughts Series [http://bit.ly/204E1Wj] Divine Mercy Rosary [http://bit.ly/1SbRs0t] Red Sacred Heart Rosary Bracelet [http://bit.ly/1UW1fyN] Black Capped Our Father Sterling Silver Rosary [http://bit.ly/1UIrqZm] Black Swarovski 14Kt Gold Rosary [http://bit.ly/1Xf48rQ] Holy Family Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UTyBOP] GNT Leatherbound Bible [http://bit.ly/1S8xLXo] New American Bible [http://bit.ly/1RZVr6K] New Testament: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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Sts. Joachim and Anne HD
 
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Saints Joachim (pronounced "joe-uh-kim") and Anne, are the parents of the Virgin Mary. There are no mentions of them in the Bible or Gospels, what we know comes from Catholic legend and the Gospel of James, which is an unsanctioned, apocryphal writing form the second century AD. We do know from scholarship that the Gospel of James was not written by James, the Brother of Jesus, despite its claim to be so authored. Even the early Church fathers expressed skepticism about the Gospel of James in their writings. There are about 150 copies of the ancient manuscript which often have different titles, but tell the same story, that Mary was promised to Joachim and Anne by an angel, was consecrated to God, and she remained a virgin all her life. Naturally, there is plenty of room for scholarly debate about these saints. We have no true primary sources that prove they even existed, but certainly we can agree that Mary had parents. Likewise, we can agree that. Mary had good, faithful parents who raised her with a love and devotion to God like none other except Jesus Christ Himself. Joachim and Anne serve as role models for parents and both deserve to be honored and emulated for their devotion to God and Our Lady Mary, the Mother of God. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more on Sts. Joachim and Anne: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=22 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2ahn5bL] Sts. Joachim and Anne Collection [http://bit.ly/2a4TLZR] St. Anne 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2aiBZxa[ St. Anne 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2aDBnFf] St. Joachim 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2aDALPR] St. Joachim 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2aw9zmu] St. Anne Holy Card
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St. Christina HD
 
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Few details are known of St. Christina but she lived during the third century and was the daughter of a rich and powerful magistrate believed to have been named Urbain. He was deep in the practices of heathenism and had a number of golden idols, which he distributed among the poor. Though his lovely daughter had drawn the eye of several suitors by the time she reached the age of 11-years-old, Urbain wanted her to be a pagan priestess. He locked his daughter in a room filled with gold and silver idols, then ordered her to burn incense before them. Saint Christina often peered at the world outside her window and decided there must have been a great creator of the world. Turning to the idols, she came to believe they could only be false as they were forged by man. She began to pray to the creator of the world and asked him to reveal himself to her. That was when she felt an intense love blaze from deep within her heart. She began to fast and continued to pray. An angel came to St. Christina and taught her the Gospel of Christ. It then called her a bride of Christ but warned she would suffer for her faith. Knowing the Truth, St. Christina smashed the false idols and threw them through the window. When her father came to visit and discovered the missing idols, he questioned St. Christina but she refused to speak to him. For more information on St. Christina: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=148 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more on St. Christina: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=148 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2amC7hu] St. Christina Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2aplxBC] St. Christina 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2aGI6QL] St. Christina 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2asBqol] 4mm Black Swarovski 14 kt Gold-Filled Rosary [http://bit.ly/2aqxfcp] 6mm 14kt Gold Corregated Rosary
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St. Agatha HD
 
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St. Agatha, also known as Agatha of Sicily, is one of the most highly venerated virgin martyrs of the Catholic Church. She is believed to be born around 231 in either Catania or Palermo, Sicily From her very early years, the beautiful Agatha became a consecrated virgin. But that did not stop men from desiring her. Quintianus desired Agatha and because he was of high diplomatic ranking, thought he could force her to turn away from her vow. Agatha consistently turned down his proposals. Knowing she was a Christian during the persecution of Decius, he had her arrested and brought before the judge. He was the Judge. Because she only reaffirmed her belief in God, Quintianus had her imprisoned in a brothel. Agatha never lost her confidence in God, even after a month of assaults and efforts to get her to abandon her vow to God. Enraged, Quintianus sent her off to a prison. Agatha continued to proclaim Jesus as her Savior. So, Quintianus ordered her to be tortured. Noticing Agatha was enduring the torture with a sense of cheer, he commanded she be subjected to a worse form of torture. He then sent her back to prison with an order of no food or medical attention. But the Lord was her Sacred Physician and protector. Agatha then had a vision of the apostle, St. Peter, who healed her wounds through his prayers. After four days, Quintianus had her stripped and rolled over hot coals mixed with sharp shards. When she was returned to prison, Agatha prayed, "Lord, my Creator, you have ever protected me from the cradle; you have taken me from the love of the world and given me patience to suffer: receive now my soul." Agatha is believed to have passed into Heaven around the year 251. St. Agatha is the patron saint of Sicily, bellfounders, breast cancer patients, rape victims, and wet nurses. She is also considered a powerful intercessor when people suffer from fires. Her feast day is celebrated on February 5. To learn more about St. Agatha: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=14 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2kRmMwL] St. Agatha Collection [http://bit.ly/2kRTP0D] St. Agatha 14 Kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2kRrQkO] St. Agatha 14 Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2jCWx8u] St. Agatha Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2jXvVCz] St. Agatha Specialty Rosary [http://bit.ly/2ksdXZA] St. Agatha Picture Folder Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Genevieve HD
 
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St. Genevieve was a fair and courageous peasant girl born around 422 in what is today France. When Genevieve was seven-years-old, her bishop, St. Germanus, visited her town. While there, he noticed Genevieve. He foretold her future as a holy woman. At her request, he led her to a church, and consecrated her to God as a virgin. The next day, Germanus presented her with a medal to always wear around her neck, as a reminder of the consecration she made of herself to God. Encouraged by Germanus, Genevieve dedicated her life to prayer, practices of devotion and acts of penance. When she was only 15-years-old, she met with the Bishop of Paris and asked to become a nun. In 451, when Attila the Hun and his army came upon Paris, the people were prepared to run, but Genevieve convinced them to stay, fast and pray. She assured them they would have the protection of Heaven. Her prediction came true as Attila changed his course away from Paris. Genevieve passed away at 89-years-old on January 3, 512. Her relics were encased in a gold and silver shrine around 630. Paris went on to experience proof of Genevieve's intercession on many occasions. The most famous occurrence was the miracle of Des Ardens. A violent fever swept Paris in 1129. The shrine of Genevieve was carried in a procession to the cathedral, and during the ceremony, those who touched her shrine were cured. Throughout the whole town, no one else became sick. St. Genevieve is the patron saint of Paris and her feast day is celebrated on January 3. Learn more about St. Genevieve: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=120 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2hAFohU] St. Genevieve Collection [http://bit.ly/2igmYDV] St. Genevieve Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2iqfC1b] St. Geneveieve 14 Kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2iN8mIY] St. Genevieve 14 Kt Gold-Filled Pendant Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Kateri Tekakwitha HD
 
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St. Kateri Tekakwitha is the first Native American to be recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church. She was born in 1656, in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon. Her mother was an Algonquin, who was captured by the Mohawks and who took a Mohawk chief for her husband. She contracted smallpox as a four-year-old child which scarred her skin. The scars were a source of humiliation in her youth. She was commonly seen wearing a blanket to hide her face. Worse, her entire family died during the outbreak. Kateri Tekakwitha was subsequently raised by her uncle, who was the chief of a Mohawk clan. Kateri was known as a skilled worker, who was diligent and patient. However, she refused to marry. When her adoptive parents proposed a suitor to her, she refused to entertain the proposal. They punished her by giving her more work to do, but she did not give in. Instead, she remained quiet and diligent. Eventually they were forced to relent and accept that she had no interest in marriage. At age 19, Kateri Tekakwitha converted to Catholicism, taking a vow of chastity and pledging to marry only Jesus Christ. Her decision was very unpopular with her adoptive parents and their neighbors. Some of her neighbors started rumors of sorcery. To avoid persecution, she traveled to a Christian native community south of Montreal. According to legend, Kateri was very devout and would put thorns on her sleeping mat. She often prayed for the conversion of her fellow Mohawks. According to the Jesuit missionaries that served the community where Kateri lived, she often fasted and when she would eat, she would taint her food to diminish its flavor. On at least one occasion, she burned herself. Such self-mortification was common among the Mohawk. Kateri was very devout and was known for her steadfast devotion. She was also very sickly. Her practices of self-mortification and denial may not have helped her health. Sadly, just five years after her conversion to Catholicism, she became ill and passed away at age 24, on April 17, 1680. Her name, Kateri, is the Mohawk form of Catherine, which she took from St. Catherine of Siena. St. Kateri Tekakwitha was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 21, 2012. She is the patroness of ecology and the environment, people in exile and Native Americans. [http://bit.ly/1qJrP0A] St. Kateri Tekakwitha Collection [http://bit.ly/1TWFQzI] St. Kateri 14Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1YZwWWm] St. Kateri 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1szV4Eq] St. Kateri Tekakwitha Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1TySqek] St. Kateri Tekakwitha Biography [http://bit.ly/27Su4R0] St. Kateri Tekakwitha Holy Card Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Veronica HD
 
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Saint Veronica is known as the woman who offered a cloth to Jesus so He could wipe His face on the way to His crucifixion. The cloth is believed to exist today in the Vatican and is considered one of the most treasured relics of the Church. Saint Veronica is not mentioned in the Bible, but is known by Catholic tradition and at the Sixth Station of the Cross, "Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus." Tradition holds that as Christ was walking to Calvary, his face dripping with sweat and blood, Saint Veronica, a bystander, was moved with compassion. She approached Jesus and offered Him a cloth which He accepted and used to wipe His face. The image of his face was subsequently imprinted on the cloth. There are no stories from the period which speak of Veronica either before or after her act of compassion. We do not know when she was born or when she died. The veil and the legend surrounding it became very popular in the thirteenth though fifteenth centuries when the veil was on public display. Indulgences were granted for people who performed devotions before it. The veil may have been destroyed in 1527 by the Sack of Rome. Many reproductions were created, and it is unclear if the veil kept by the Vatican is the original or a reproduction. In 1616, Pope Paul V banned the production of all copies of the veil. In 1629, Pope Urban VIII went a step further and ordered the destruction of all copies, or that existing copies should be delivered to the Vatican. Anyone who disobeyed this order was to be excommunicated. The Veil of Veronica has since been kept from the public. There are six known copies in the world, none of these relics have been photographed in detail or have been subjected to forensic testing. The Vatican's relic is displayed, although briefly, on the 5th Sunday of Lent each year. Saint Veronica is the patron saint of laundry workers and photographers. Her feast day is celebrated on July 12. To learn more about St. Veronica: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=1953 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2sV8MVV] St. Veronica Collection [http://bit.ly/2sVbCKh] St. Veronica Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/2unEskw] St. Veronica 14 Kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2u2np84] St. Veronica 14 Kt Gold Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2sqnb8I] St. Veronica Holy Card [http://bit.ly/2ttk4ly] St. Veronica Medal Picture Folder Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. James the Greater HD
 
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Nothing is known of St. James the Greater's early life, though it has been established that he is the son of Zebedee and Salome and brother of John the disciple. The title "the Greater" was added to St. James' name to help distinguish him from the Apostle James "the Less," who is believed to have been shorter than James "the Greater." Saint James the Greater was one of Jesus' first disciples. James was fishing with his father and John the Apostle when Jesus came to the shores of the Sea of Galilee and called for the fisherman, who were unable to catch any fish that day, to dip their nets in the water once again. When the fishermen followed Jesus' instructions, they found their nets full, and after emptying the fish on board, the boats nearly sank from their weight. Later, James was one of only three called by Jesus to witness his Transfiguration, and when he and his brother wanted to call fire upon a Samaritan town, both were rebuked by Jesus. Following Christ's Ascension, James spread the Gospel across Israel and the Roman kingdom as well. He traveled and spread the Word for nearly forty years in Spain. It is said that one day, as he prayed, The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him and asked him to build her a church, which he did. Later, James returned to Jerusalem but was martyred for his faith by King Herod, who decapitated him. Saint James the Greater is known as the first apostle to die. As he was not allowed to be buried following his martyrdom, his remains were taken to Compostela, Spain, by some of his followers, who buried him. In the ninth century his remains were discovered and moved to a tomb in Santiago de Compostela. Today, his remains can still be found in the Cathedral of Santiago. Because Santiago de Compostela is the most frequently visited place pilgrims migrate to following Rome and Jerusalem, Pope Leo declared it a shrine. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about St. James the Greater: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=59 [http://bit.ly/24rMd95] St. James the Greater Collection [http://bit.ly/1SPmgp5] St. James the Greater 14 kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1Nk98vp] St. James the Greater 14 kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1TKRShZ] St. James the Greater Sterling Silver Pendant (Lite Chain) [http://bit.ly/1OeDpXk] St. James the Greater Sterling Silver Pendant (Heavy Chain) [http://bit.ly/21xPhvb] St. James the Greater Pewter Statue on Base Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Brigid of Ireland HD
 
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Saint Brigid was born Brigit, and shares a name with a Celtic goddess from whom many legends and folk customs are associated. There is much debate over her birthparents, but it is widely believed her mother was Brocca, a Christian baptized by Saint Patrick, and her father was Dubthach, a Leinster chieftain. Brocca was a slave, therefore Brigid was born into slavery. When Dubthach's wife discovered Brocca was pregnant, she was sold to a Druid landowner. It is not clear if Brocca was unable to produce milk or was not present to care for Brigid, but legend states Brigid vomited any food the druid attempted to feed her, as he was impure, so a white cow with red ears sustained her instead. Many stories of Brigid's purity followed her childhood. She was unable to keep from feeding the poor and healing them. One story says Brigid once gave her mother's entire store of butter, that was later replenished after Brigid prayed. When she was about ten-years-old, Brigid was returned to her father's home, as he was her legal master. Her charity did not end when she left her mother, and she donated his possessions to anyone who asked. Eventually, Dubthach became tired of her charitably nature and took her to the king of Leinster, with the intention of selling her. As he spoke to the king, Brigid gave his jeweled sword to a beggar so he could barter it for food for his family. When the king, who was a Christian, saw this, he recognized her heart and convinced Dubthach to grant her freedom by saying, "Her merit before God is greater than ours." After being freed, Brigid returned to the Druid and her mother, who was in charge of the Druid's dairy. Brigid took over and often gave away milk, but the dairy prospered despite the charitable practice, and the Druid eventually freed Brocca. Brigid then returned to Dubthach, who had arranged for her to marry a bard. She refused and made a vow to always be chaste. Legend has it Brigid prayed that her beauty be taken so no one would want to marry her, and the prayer was granted. It was not until after she made her final vows that her beauty was restored. Another tale says that when Saint Patrick heard her final vows, he accidentally used the form for ordaining priests. When the error was brought to his attention, he simply replied, "So be it, my son, she is destined for great things." Little is known about Saint Brigid's life after she entered the Church, but in 40 she founded a monastery in Kildare, called the Church of the Oak. It was built above a pagan shrine to the Celtic goddess Brigid, which was beneath a large oak tree. Brigid and seven friends organized communal consecrated religious life for women in Ireland and she founded two monastic institutions, one for men and one for women. Brigid invited a hermit called Conleth to help her in Kildare as a spiritual pastor. Her biographer reported that Brigid chose Saint Conleth "to govern the church along with herself." She later founded a school of art that included metalwork and illumination, which Conleth led as well. It was at this school that the Book of Kildare, which the Gerald of Wales praised as "the work of angelic, and not human skill," was beautifully illuminated, but was lost three centuries ago. There is evidence that Brigid was a good friend of Saint Patrick's and that the Trias Thaumaturga claimed, "Between St. Patrick and Brigid, the pillars of the Irish people, there was so great a friendship of charity that they had but one heart and one mind. Through him and through her Christ performed many great works." Saint Brigid helped many people in her lifetime, but on February 1 525, she passed away of natural causes. Her body was initially kept to the right of the high altar of Kildare Cathedral, with a tomb "adorned with gems and precious stones and crowns of gold and silver," but in 878, during the Scandinavian raids, her relics were moved to the tomb of Patrick and Columba. In 1185, John de Courcy had her remains relocated in Down Cathedral. Today, Saint Brigid's skull can be found in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Lumiar, Portugal. The tomb in which it is kept bears the inscription, "Here in these three tombs lie the three Irish knights who brought the head of St. Brigid, Virgin, a native of Ireland, whose relic is preserved in this chapel. In memory of which, the officials of the Altar of the same Saint caused this to be done in January AD 1283." [http://bit.ly/25lNNda] St. Brigid of Ireland Collection [http://bit.ly/1TWxcRP] St. Brigid of Ireland 14Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/1Vi87WC] St. Brigid of Ireland 14kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/247yUoZ] St. Brigid of Ireland Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/27Sqiae] St. Brigid of Ireland Visor Clip [http://bit.ly/1WTfwgL] St. Brigid of Ireland Holy Card Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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A Prayer For Hope HD
 
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Heavenly father, I am your humble servant, I come before you today in need of hope. There are times when I fell helpless, There are times when I feel weak. I pray for hope. I need hope for a better future. I need hope for a better life. I need hope for love and kindness. Some say that the sky is at it's darkest just before the light. I pray that this is true, for all seems dark. I need your light, Lord, in every way. I pray to be filled with your light from head to toe. To bask in your glory. To know that all is right in the world, as you have planned, and as you want it to be. Help me to walk in your light, and live my life in faith and glory. In your name I pray, Amen. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconl... More on A Prayer For Hope: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/praye... More on Prayers: http://www.catholic.org/prayers/ [http://bit.ly/1SymkZN] Prayer Book Collection [http://bit.ly/1q3ZrpU] Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers [http://bit.ly/1N6YgLA] Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis [http://bit.ly/1PS1ylT] Spiritual Thoughts Series [http://bit.ly/204E1Wj] Divine Mercy Rosary [http://bit.ly/1SbRs0t] Red Sacred Heart Rosary Bracelet [http://bit.ly/1UW1fyN] Black Capped Our Father Sterling Silver Rosary [http://bit.ly/1UIrqZm] Black Swarovski 14Kt Gold Rosary [http://bit.ly/1Xf48rQ] Holy Family Holy Card [http://bit.ly/1UTyBOP] GNT Leatherbound Bible [http://bit.ly/1S8xLXo] New American Bible [http://bit.ly/1RZVr6K] New Testament: Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Athanasius HD
 
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St. Athanasius, also known as Athanasius the Great and Athanasius the Confessor, was a bishop and doctor of the church. He is called the "Father of Orthodoxy," the "Pillar of the Church" and "Champion of Christ's Divinity." Athanasius became Bishop Alexander of Alexandria’s secretary in 318 after being ordained a deacon. Around 323, Arius, an ambitious priest of the Alexandrian Church, denied the Divinity of Christ, and began spreading word that Jesus Christ was not truly divine. Athanasius was present during the great Church debate and stood alongside Alexander during the famous Council of Nicaea, where the Nicene Creed was adopted as the Creed of the Church. Five months later, Alexander died and Athanasius succeeded him after being unanimously elected. He was consecrated as the new Bishop of Alexandria in 328 and continued the fight against Arianism. Efforts to get Athanasius impeached began, and he was charged with various crimes. Even though he proved his innocence, Emperor Constantine commanded Athanasius to go to the Council of Tyre in 335. Athanasius was exiled for the first time. After returning to Alexandria two and a half years later, his enemies continued to try to exile him. He was completely vindicated by a synod called by Pope Julius I, but was unable to return home to Alexandria until the death of the new Cappadocian in 345. In 353, Athanasius faced more condemnations by the Arians in the councils at Arles, France and again in 355 in Milan, Italy. The persecutions escalated to physical attacks until Athanasius escaped and hid in the desert with a group of monks for six years. After returning to Alexandria in 361, he was exiled two more times until Emperor Valens permanently restored him in 364. Over the course of his life, Athanasius was banished five times and spent 17 years of his life in exile for the defense of the doctrine of Christ's divinity. He died on May 2, 373 in Alexandria. He is a patron saint of theologians, and faithful Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christians. To this day, Athanasius is hailed as a great Defender of the Faith. His feast day is celebrated on May 2. To learn more about St. Athanasius: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=336 Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconlinemedia?sub_confirmation=1 More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/2pm34ch] St. Athanasius Collection [http://bit.ly/2ppBTyX] St. Athanasius 14 Kt Gold-Filled Pendant [http://bit.ly/2plA0Sc] St. Athanasius 14 Kt Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/2p7wtrW] St. Athanasius Sterling Silver Pendant Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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St. Rita HD
 
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Saint Rita was born Margherita Lotti in Roccaporena, Italy in 1381. The day after her baptism, Rita was surrounded by a swarm of white bees, which went in and out of her infant mouth without hurting her. Rather than being alarmed, her family believed she was marked to be virtuous and devoted to God. At an early age, she begged her parents to allow her to enter a convent but was instead arranged to be married to a cruel man named Paolo Mancini. Young Rita became a wife and mother at only twelve years of age and her husband was a man of violent temper. In anger, he often mistreated Rita verbally and physically. He was also known to pursue other women and he had many enemies. Paolo had many enemies in Cascia, but Rita's influence over him eventually led him to be a better man. He even renounced a family feud between the Mancinis and Chiquis. Unfortunately, the feud between the Mancini and Cascia family grew turbulent and one of Paolo's allies betrayed and killed him. Following her husband's death, Rita gave his murderers a public pardon, but Paolo's brother, Bernardo, was still angry and encouraged Rita's two sons, Giovanni Antonio and Paulo Maria, to join the feud. Under their uncle's leadership, each boy became more and more like their father had been before Rita married him, and they wanted to avenge their father's murder. Rita attempted to stop them, but both of her sons were determined to revenge their slain father. Rita prayed to God, asking Him to take her sons before they lost their souls to the mortal sin of murder. One year later, her prayers were answered when both of her sons fell prey to dysentery and died. Following the deaths of her sons, Rita attempted to enter the monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene in Cascia, but she was not allowed to join. Though Rita's character and piety were recognized, her husband's association with the family feud was greatly feared. When Rita persisted, the convent told her she could join if she could find a way to mend the wound between the Chiquis and Mancinis. After asking John the Baptist, Augustine of Hippo, and Nicholas of Tolentino to help her in her task, she attempted to end the feud. The bubonic plague had been spreading through Italy at that time, and when Bernardo Mancini became infected, he finally abolished the feud with the Chiqui family. Once the conflict was resolved, Rita was allowed to enter the monastery at the age of thirty-six. It is said that she was transported into the monastery of Saint Magdalene through levitation at night by the three patron saints she appealed to. While at the monastery, Rita performed her duties faithfully and received the sacraments frequently. Rita had a great devotion to the Passion of Christ, and one day, when she was sixty-year-old, she asked, "Please let me suffer like you, Divine Saviour." She passed away four months later, on May 22, 1457. Rita was beatified by Pope Urban VIII in 1627 and canonized by Pope Leo XII on May 24, 1900. Saint Rita is often portrayed in a black habit, which is historically inaccurate as the sisters at the Saint Magdalene monastery wore beige or brown. She is also often shown to hold a thorn, a large Crucifix, or a palm leaf with three thorns to represent her husband and two sons. In some images, Saint Rita is shown to have a wound on her forehead, holding a rose, or to be surrounded by bees. Support Catholic Online by Subscribing to our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/catholiconl... Learn more on St. Rita: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.... More on Saints: http://www.catholic.org/saints/ Catholic Online Shopping: http://catholiconline.shopping/ [http://bit.ly/1ZO8MPe] St. Rita Collection [http://bit.ly/22SwgrF] St. Rita Sterling Silver Oval Pendant [http://bit.ly/1Tlz7n0] St. Rita 14KT Gold Medal [http://bit.ly/1MHmO2V] St. Rita Sterling Silver Pendant [http://bit.ly/1SC9nk3] St. Rita Heavy Chain Pendant [http://bit.ly/25B22IJ] St. Rita 14KT gold filled pendant Light a Prayer Candle [http://bit.ly/1V6jjVj] You Can Make a Difference Today - Donate Now [https://ycvf.org]
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