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Francis discovered the hidden secret to inner peace: Don’t react. It doesn’t make the insults OK. But it does keep us from being consumed by our own anger.
— from Lent With St. Francis

Thursday, March 20, 2014
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Denis and Companions: This martyr and patron of France is regarded as the first bishop of Paris. His popularity is due to a series of legends, especially those connecting him with the great abbey church of St. Denis in Paris. He was for a time confused with the writer now called Pseudo-Dionysius. 
<p>The best hypothesis contends that Denis was sent to Gaul from Rome in the third century and beheaded in the persecution under Emperor Valerius in 258. </p><p>According to one of the legends, after he was martyred on Montmartre (literally, "mountain of martyrs") in Paris, he carried his head to a village northeast of the city. St. Genevieve built a basilica over his tomb at the beginning of the sixth century.</p> American Catholic Blog The saints share in God’s glory, for they are God’s new creation through Jesus Christ. This new creation radiates God’s glory, for God fills the saints with his grace. He shares his glory, his divine life, with those who are willing to receive it through the work and person of Jesus Christ.

Through the Year With Mary

Start the New Year off right with these daily insights on the Mother of God!

The Rosary Project
This unique celebration of prayer and song will lead you deeper into the life of Christ! (2CDs)
150 Bible Verses Every Catholic Should Know

Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ. Do you know these Bible passages?

Mysteries of the Virgin Mary

On this Feast of the Immaculate Conception, grow closer to Mary with this beautiful book by Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.

In this season of penance, may we put aside those things that keep us from the Lord.

St. Joseph, Husband of Mary
Now honored as patron of the universal Church, this humble carpenter devoted his life to caring for Mary and Jesus.

Happy Birthday
While we celebrate the passing of one year we also ask God’s blessings on the one ahead.

St. Patrick
This patron saint of Ireland grew in his understanding of God through his ministry with and for God’s people.

Second Sunday in Lent
Lent invites us to open our hearts, minds and bodies to the grace of rebirth.

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