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Lent with the Saints: Margaret of Cortona

Daniel 13:1–9, 15–17, 19–30, 33–62; Psalm 23:1–3a, 3b–4, 5, 6; John 8:1–11
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Lent with the Saints: Jeremiah

Year A: Ezekiel 37:12–14; Psalm 130:1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 7–8; Romans 8:8–11; John 11:1–45 Year B: Jeremiah 31:31–34; Psalm 51: 3–4, 12–13, 14–15; Hebrews 5:7–9; John 12:20–33 Year C: Isaiah 43:16–21; Psalm 126:1–2a, 2b–3, 4–5, 6; Philippians 3:8–14; John 8:1–11
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Lent with the Saints: Teresa of Avila

Jeremiah 11;18–20; Psalm 7:2–3, 9bc–10, 11–12; John 7:40–53
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Four Great Spanish Saints

Last spring, 40 pilgrims, with me serving as chaplain, crossed northern Spain by motor-bus. We had the good fortune to visit—in the following sequence—the shrines and birthplaces of four prominent Spanish saints: Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint John of the Cross, Saint Ignatius Loyola, and Saint Francis Xavier. I’m pleased to share these memories so that readers can follow our path across Spain and become better acquainted with these inspiring saints.
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Saint Teresa of Avila on Prayer

According to Saint Teresa—one of the Church’s great spiritual masters—prayer is a matter of coming into living contact with Jesus; it is not just recitation and repetition. Simply going through the motions doesn’t deserve the noble title of “prayer,” and it won’t lead to the union of our souls with Jesus. It was only through her living contact with Jesus that Saint Teresa began to love him.
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Your Field Guide to Flying Saints

Today is the feast day of a saint best known for becoming so immersed in prayer that his feet literally left the ground. While amazing, this is by no means unique. There are many saints reputed to have this gift. Here are a few.
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