Articles tagged: Saints

The Ultimate Guide to St. Genevieve: 13 Things about Her and Her Feast Day

history Theology

SPL Staff • January 3rd, 2016

Life & Works 1. General Background St. Genevieve was born around Anno Domini 419 or 422 in Nanterre, France, "a small village four miles from Paris, near the famous modern stations, or Calvary, adorned with excellent sculptures, representing our Lord's Passion, on Mount Valerien."1 She died... Read More →

20 Quote Graphics from the 2015 World of Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

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SPL Staff • October 18th, 2015

Listers, the World Meeting of Families exists to strength and support family. According to the official site of the 2015 gathers: "Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world's largest Catholic gathering of... Read More →

16 Practical Tips for Creating & Maintaining Your Daily Prayer Habit

Life & Leisure

Greg Colker • August 23rd, 2015

Listers, many of the most-read lists we've published are prayer focused: the best prayers to say before bed, really short prayers to say throughout the day, or even prayers recommended by an exorcist to fight evil, and of course the Latin prayers we should all know. We've also covered questions... Read More →

10 Really Short Prayers to Say During the Day

Life & Leisure

SPL Staff • January 17th, 2015

Listers, in his epistle to the Catholics in Thessalonica, St. Paul encouraged them to be in a constant state of prayer. He wrote, "Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all. Extinguish not the spirit."1 In her... Read More →

4 Step Guide for Celebrating St. Stephen's Day

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SPL Staff • December 26th, 2014

Listers, Holy Mother Church provides us with the beautiful gift of the liturgical calendar, which draws us out of the world of time and into the realm of the sacred. By reminding us of the witness of the saints, the calendar gives us insight into the Christian life and points to the paradoxes of... Read More →

4 Facts about the Catholic Saint who Fought the Loch Ness Monster

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SPL Staff • May 13th, 2014

1. Saint Columba Saint Columba (7 December 521 – 9 June 597) was an Irish abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries. He is the... Read More →

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

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SPL Staff • November 30th, 2013

Listers, St. Nicholas was born in AD 270 and became the Bishop of Myra in Lycia (modern day Turkey). He died on December 6, 343 leaving a legacy that would grow into a strong and multifaceted cult. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left... Read More →

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

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SPL Staff • January 23rd, 2013

Listers, St. Peter is the Prince of the Apostles and our First Pope. Protestantism at its heart is divorced from history. Protestant "ecclesial communities" sprout up amongst shared value systems generally centered on one dynamic individual. These cults of personality are a far cry from our Early... Read More →

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

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SPL Staff • November 9th, 2012

1. The Story of St. Benedict From Fisheaters: St. Benedict of Nursia, Italy (A.D. 480-543), the twin brother of St. Scholastica, is considered to be the Father of Western monasticism, and his "Rule of St. Benedict" came to be the basis of organization for many religious orders (his own... Read More →

3 Prayers by St. Thomas More for Catholic Lawyers

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SPL Staff • October 22nd, 2012

"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. "The answer is simple," states Strickland and... Read More →

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

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SPL Staff • July 6th, 2012

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... Read More →

5 Quotes from St. Thérèse of Lisieux's "The Story of a Soul"

literature Theology

SPL Staff • June 8th, 2012

**Listers, many people often say that writings by many saints who were monks and nuns are hard to apply outside of the consecrated life. However, nothing could be further from the truth. ** Yes, monks and nuns perhaps have more time to sit in active prayer than those who are called to the married... Read More →

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

Life & Leisure Theology

SPL Staff • May 25th, 2012

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... Read More →

"Souls Falling Into Hell Like Snowflakes" - 10 Saintly Quotes on Hell

Theology

SPL Staff • March 15th, 2012

**Listers, the following saintly quotes focus on the narrow path of salvation and the fewness of those who will apparently achieve the heavenly reward. **In an era that consistently opines a broad if not universal path to salvation, it is difficult but necessary to remind ourselves of the grim... Read More →

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

Art & Architecture

SPL Staff • February 20th, 2012

Listers, today SPL proudly presents the artwork of Matthew Alderman Studios. 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... Read More →
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