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Posture of the Heart Minute Meditations
It’s never too late to fall into the arms of God. Prayer is not complicated, and it should never be scary. It’s not about the words—it’s about the posture of the heart. Stop and pray right now, and ask God to speak to you.
— from Zealous

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Catherine of Alexandria: According to the <i>Legend of St. Catherine</i>, this young woman converted to Christianity after receiving a vision. At the age of 18, she debated 50 pagan philosophers. Amazed at her wisdom and debating skills, they became Christians—as did about 200 soldiers and members of the emperor’s family. All of them were martyred. 
<p>Sentenced to be executed on a spiked wheel, Catherine touched the wheel and it shattered. She was beheaded. Centuries later, angels are said to have carried the body of St. Catherine to a monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai. </p><p>Devotion to her spread as a result of the Crusades. She was invoked as the patroness of students, teachers, librarians and lawyers. Catherine is one of the 14 Holy Helpers, venerated especially in Germany and Hungary.</p> American Catholic Blog We exist because God is infinitely beautiful, infinitely good, and overflowing with a love that seeks to share itself. When he made us and placed us in this glittering created world, it was an act of pure generosity.

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

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

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Today we celebrate Mary's assumption, reminding us that like her, one day our bodies and souls also will be reunited in heaven.

St. Maximilian Kolbe
This 20th-century priest offered his life in exchange for another man's. Would we have the courage to do the same?

As the summer winds down, send an e-card to remind family and friends to take time to enjoy this holy season.

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The Meeting of St. Francis and St. Clare
Inspired by Christ and St. Francis, Clare's life modeled Gospel poverty and charity.

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