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Real Life Incidents: Mother Teresa's Rosary Heals Sick People

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Real Life Incidents: Mother Teresa's Rosary Heals Sick People
There are many true life incidents. One such was Jim's experience while meeting Mother Teresa in an airplane. Jim Castle was tired when he boarded his plane in Ohio. The 45-year-old management consultant had put on a week long series of business meetings and seminars and now he sank gratefully into his seat ready for the flight home to Kansas City, Missouri.

As more passengers entered, the place hummed with conversation, mixed with the sound of bags being stowed. Then, suddenly, people fell silent. Jim craned his head to see what was happening and his mouth dropped open.


Walking up the aisle were two nuns clad in simple white habits bordered in blue. He recognized the familiar face of one at once, the wrinkled skin and the eyes warmly intent. This was a face he has often seen in newscasts and on the cover of TIME Magazine.

The two nuns halted, and Jim realized that his seat companion was going to be Mother Teresa! …

Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva

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Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva:
Real Life Incidents and Miracles of Saint Antony of Paduva: Men Won't Listen, Fishes Will!
EVEN though st. Antony was an eloquent preacher, St. Anthony wasn't always able to get an audience. Such was the case one day in Fimini. of Rimini to listen to the word of God, Undaunted by the refusal of the heretics the Saint was determined to preach and took his stand at the water's edge. to those who would listen. So he walked to the seashore As the saintly friar began to preach, which rose to listen. the surface of the water was broken by the heads of countless fishes.


St. Anthony preached to the fishes of the glory of God. He bade them be grateful and the goodness of their Creator. who had no place for the word of God and thus confound the coldness of the people of Rimini on with his sermon in their hearts. Not a fish moved as St. Anthony went the Saint blessed the fish to his quite unusual congregation. When he ha…

Real Life Incidents of Saint Mother Teresa: Remember Small Things

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Real Life Incidents of Saint Mother Teresa: Remember Small Things:
Some of my sisters work in Australia. On a reservation, among the Aborigines, there was an elderly man. I can assure you that you have never seen a situation as difficult as that poor old man's. He was completely ignored by everyone. His home was disordered and dirty.
I told him, "Please, let me clean your house, wash your clothes, and make your bed." He answered, "I'm okay like this. Let it be."
I said again, "You will be still better if you allow me to do it."
He finally agreed. So I was able to clean his house and wash his clothes. I discovered a beautiful lamp, covered with dust. Only God knows how many years had passed since he last lit it.
I said to him, "Don't you light your lamp? Don't you ever use it?"


He answered, "No. No one comes to see me. I have no need to light it. Who would I light it for?"
I asked, "Would you light it every night if the si…

Real Life Incidents of St. John Vianney, Patron of Parish Priests

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Real Life Incidents of St. John Vianney, Patron of Parish Priests (1786-1859): The Secret of His Holiness – A Lesson for Priests and Parents Alike Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney was a religious personality of unusual force. To the incomparable exclusion of everything else he addressed himself to the greater honor and glory of God and the salvation of souls. He accepted his obligation to holiness at an early age, and it took complete possession of him. Every word he uttered was spoken out of the world of religiousness. He brought to a conclusion an achievement which it would be hard for anyone to imitate. From this man there emanated an influence which cannot be overlooked, and the results of which cannot be contested.

St. John Vianney’s mother was a woman of great piety, and she led him into the way of religion at an early age. “I owe a debt to my mother,” he said, and added, “virtues go easily from mothers into the hearts of their children, who willingly do what they see being done.” He…

Why St. Anthony is Called the Patron Saint of Lost Things?

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Why St. Anthony is Called the Patron Saint of Lost Things?
Before actually addressing why St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost things, we ought to take some time to review his life.

St. Anthony was born in Lisbon in 1195 and was baptized "Ferdinand." His parents were of nobility. Some writers of the fifteenth century posited that his father was Martin Bouillon, a descendant of the famous Godfrey de Bouillon, commander of the First Crusade; and his mother, Theresa Tavejra, was a descendant of Froila I, fourth king of Asturia. However, this genealogy is unproven. Nevertheless, his parents were faithful and sought to hand their faith onto their son. He also was privileged to receive his early education at the cathedral school of Lisbon.


At the age of 15, Ferdinand joined the Canons Regular of St. Augustine in Lisbon. Two years later, he transferred to the monastery in Coimbra to avoid the distractions from frequent visits of relatives and friends. During this time, he studied d…