Posts tagged "Saints"
When Santa Punched a Heretic in the Face: 13 Memes on St. Nicholas

When Santa Punched a Heretic in the Face: 13 Memes on St. Nicholas

During the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea (AD 325), Arius was called upon to defend his position on the inferiority of Christ. Saint Nicholas just couldn’t listen to all of Arius’ nonsense and so he stood up and laid in to Arius with his fist.
The Early Church in Jerusalem Followed the Pope: 7 Quotes from History

The Early Church in Jerusalem Followed the Pope: 7 Quotes from History

"In the power of the same Holy Spirit, Peter, also the foremost of the Apostles and the key-bearer of the Kingdom of Heaven, healed Aeneas the paralytic in the name of Christ." Cyril, Catech. xviii. n. 27
7 Things You Must Know about St. Benedict's Medal

7 Things You Must Know about St. Benedict’s Medal

"Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux" (The Holy Cross be my light), written downward on the perpendicular bar; the initial letters of the words, "Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux" (Let not the dragon be my guide).
"The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers" - 3 Prayers for Catholic Lawyers

“The First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers” – 3 Prayers for Catholic Lawyers

"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." Listers, this hackneyed quote is taken from a minor character in Shakespeare's Henry VI. Often quoted in glee and with a smirk, it raises the question of why society enjoys a "good" lawyer joke.
Know Thyself: 10 Reflections from St. Teresa of Avila on the Spiritual Life

Know Thyself: 10 Reflections from St. Teresa of Avila on the Spiritual Life

Listers, St. Teresa of Avila, one of the great doctors of the Church, wrote some of the most beautiful and animated descriptions of the intricacies of the spiritual life. Although some of her ideas and descriptions appear to be strange to the modern mind, her words still have something to give to this present age,...
5 Quotes from St. Thérèse of Lisieux's "The Story of a Soul"

5 Quotes from St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s “The Story of a Soul”

"Somehow a celibate little nun who died at the age of 24 was teaching me to be a kinder wife, a more patient mother, and, most of all, a more faithful Christian."
8 Quotes from St. John Chrysostom on How to Raise Children

8 Quotes from St. John Chrysostom on How to Raise Children

Listers, one of the most important basis for children’s spiritual formation is a strong foundation of faith made by their parents. This task is a massive long-term undertaking, which requires the parents to approach their vocation with fear and trembling. St. John Chrysostom was not ignorant of this. In fact mingled in his great orations...
"Souls Falling Into Hell Like Snowflakes" - 10 Saintly Quotes on Hell

“Souls Falling Into Hell Like Snowflakes” – 10 Saintly Quotes on Hell

"I saw souls falling into hell like snowflakes." - St. Teresa of Avila
The Glory of Catholic Art: Matthew Alderman Studios Presents 21 Must-See Images

The Glory of Catholic Art: Matthew Alderman Studios Presents 21 Must-See Images

MATTHEW ALDERMAN is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame's distinguished classical design program and a noted expert and frequent speaker on traditional liturgical planning, church furnishing design and sacred art.