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Historically, the Solemnity of the Ascen...

Historically, the Solemnity of the Ascen...

Historically, the Solemnity of the Ascension is an ancient and major feast for the Church (thus, its status as a holy day of obligation). In order to think of it and treat it with the same reverence as Christians of days past, it helps to understand it more deeply. Here are three aspects of…

The Ascension of Jesus & the Holy Spirit Novena to Pentecost

…saw him go into heaven." Historically, the Solemnity of the Ascension is an ancient and major feast for the Church (thus, its status as a holy day of obligation).  In order to think of it and treat it with the same reverence as Christians of days past, it helps to understand it more deeply. Here are…

Why Do Catholics Choose A Saint’s Name At Baptism?

…St. John Chrysostom strongly encouraged parents to choose for their children names of holy men and women known for their strength and virtue, in order that the children might look to them as role models. Even earlier, St. Dionysius of Alexandria (c. 260) observed, “There are many of the same name…

St. Philomena the Wonder-Worker: Her Story in Her Own Words

…gave me to accept the hand of Diocletian. The grace of my God rendered me invincible, and my father, not being able to make the Emperor relent, in order to disengage himself from the promise he had given, was obliged by Diocletian to bring me to the Imperial Chamber. I had to withstand for some time…

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