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|Saint of the Day – May 1 St Joseph the Worker Foster-father/father of Jesus Christ, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Prince and Patron of the Universal Church Also Patron of Catholic Church,..........

Is it not unbecoming for a Cardinal to be skiing? "It is unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly." Karol Wojtyla

While living in Italy as a small child DeGrazia was exposed to the art of the Catholic Church. Although he never formally participated in church life, this particular series of paintings reflect a deep reverence for all things religious. Instead of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, DeGrazia's collection culminates with the resurrection. "I never thought the cycle would be completed unless we had the 15th station where Jesus arises in glory." Station II Jesus takes up His cross.

The Miracles That Made Mother Teresa a Saint, National Catholic Register - Blessed Mother Teresa will be canonized on Sept. 4. This article describes her cause for canonization and the two approved miracles.

Look upon yourself as a tree planted beside the water, which bears its fruit in due season; the more it is shaken by the wind, the deeper it strikes its roots into the ground.” St Margaret Mary Alacoque

Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.” 49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”[a] 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them. 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.