Tag Archives: Feast Days

Because St. Barbara is the Patron Saint of Artillery

It is the Feast of St. Barbara! As a former member of November Battery, 5th Battalion, 14th Marines, let me tell you something: this is a feast day celebrated throughout the entire US Armed Forces in the Artillery Community. Knowing … Continue reading

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For Shakespeare’s St. Crispin’s Day Speech

It’s St. Crispin’s Day! Which means it’s time for my favorite speech penned by William Shakespeare. See, the Battle of Agincourt occurred on the Feast of Sts. Crispin and Crispinian, which back before I was Catholic I would only have … Continue reading

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In Nazareth, This Is Where The Annunciation Took Place…

I was blessed to visit where the Annunciation took place. I figured that I should share some of the photographs of the grotto, and cave-like home, of the Theotokos on this day on which we celebrate this Solemnity. Over this … Continue reading

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The Kind Of Post TIME Magazine Never Picks Up, AKA, Hell Is Real!

The other day TIME Magazine picked up a Patheos post from a different channel in which the author asked us to imagine Christianity without Hell. A Christianity without hell would be largely unevangelical, since there would be nothing to save … Continue reading

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A Poem on St. John the Baptist’s Day

  Happy Birthday to St. John the Baptist! Here is a little poem I found written by John Keble in honor of this, the greatest of all men.

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The Quest For The Origins Of The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

What is the deal with celebrating Trinity Sunday? After all, isn’t every Mass a celebration of our Triune God? So why a special Sunday dedicated as a feast to God, in three persons? That question is why I picked up … Continue reading

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“On Reproof,” A Poem By St. Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, and Doctor of the Church

I came upon these lines while researching St. Ephrem the Syrian, the Deacon, and Doctor of the Church, whose feast day is today. As it turns out, St. Ephrem wrote almost all of his homilies in verse or as hymns … Continue reading

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“The Kingdom of Heaven is like an investment that everyone wants to buy, but no one wants to hold.”

Put your Bibles down, folks, because Jesus never said that. It’s just a thought that popped into my head while I was reviewing the results of the last five years of my retirement account. The seed of the thought was … Continue reading

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For All the Saints: Paul of the Shipwreck

How can something good come from something tragic? This is a mystery to us all. We see the devastation and the loss of life, and we wonder, Why Lord? Can anything good come from natural disasters? It’s the riddle of … Continue reading

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For Poems Like This For Childermas

-Feast of the Holy Innocents  Have you ever heard of Emily Hickey? Me either, at least not until just now. Born in 1845, she is a child of the Emerald Isle, an Irish lass born in 1845 into a family … Continue reading

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