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The most beautiful stories...
story0817-Courage of Sister Rosalie
It was in her faith, her love for God and her tender devotion to the Blessed Virgin that she drew the heroic strength that made her endure all the hardships, and the superhuman courage that made her insensitive to danger.
story1215-The irreligious banker.
People without religion cannot be relied upon.
Oh! answered Vincent, I invoked the good Virgin Mary and I felt wings: She sent me Her angels, because I had to save your life: yesterday you wanted to kill me.
story1216-A fiancée of character.
Unbelief generally has its source in the corruption of morals.
A happy housewife and an unhappy worldly woman
story0107-The Angelus at the beginning of a theatrical performance.
He who in due course professes his faith without human respect resembles a valiant warrior: this one is decorated, but this one will receive from God an infinite reward.
story0701-Fruits of reading a good book
When dinner was not ready, the magistrate became angry with his wife. To calm him down and get him to be patient, she offers him a book to read. The magistrate became even angrier, threw the book on the floor, and became furious with everyone in the house.
story0108-Two ladies of the court of the empress of Japan.
We must not argue for long with those who mock us because of our religion.
story0702-Conversion of Ignatius of Loyola
Wounded, not knowing what to do and bored to death during his convalescence, Ignatius asked for a novel to distract himself. Amadis and other books of chivalry, so profane and dangerous, were famous in those days, and the most honest people delighted in them.
story0109-It is impossible not to believe in anything!
Often the courage of faith is at first met with mockery or trouble, but sooner or later it wins the esteem and respect of even the most ill-intentioned.
story0704-Faith, the sustainer of the martyrs
As the young man was being led to the place of torture outside the city, his mother, fearing that he would not complete his glorious sacrifice, cried out to him from the ramparts, “My son, remember the living God; arm yourself with constancy and strength; lift your heart high, and look up to Him who reigns in heaven.”
story0111-The wise Poles.
One should not change religion for human reasons.
story0909-The novelist and the galley slaves.
We are here only to have practiced your lessons, and to have had them practiced on two or three people; but have you not corrupted thousands of young people? and does not the contagion you have spread make new victims every day?
story0114-The obedient child.
In appearance, they are defeated because they lost their lives when they could have saved them by trampling on the law of God; in reality, they are heroes and therefore victors, who rightly bear the palm of triumph.
story0910-Trahec and the thief.
If there is no other life, if there is no God, if we are only matter, I refuse to eat sick potatoes all my life, do you hear?
story0124-The king and the philosopher.
The memory of God’s presence makes man fearless.
story0913-Mary Protector of those who suffer.
Close to expiring under the violence of the torments, he gathered what remained of his strength, raised his head, and with a dying voice murmured this touching farewell: Ave, Maria!
story0125-A thief in an orchard.
The remembrance of God’s presence turns us away from sin, keeps us from offending Him and spares us His punishments.
story0914-An act of consecration to Mary written in the blood of a martyr.
Father Matha, a missionary in China, had just administered the sacraments to a dying woman when he fell into the hands of a group of idolaters…
story0126-Consolation for the loss of a favorite son.
God always acts for our greatest good. Everything He does, He does through His Love.
story0923-A little girl of twelve years old, an apostle in her family.
The little one, being in church beside her mother, said softly in her ear, “Mother, are you not longing to receive Jesus Christ? Go and confess.”
story0227-The Arian emperor and the crown prince.
The tyrant wanted, by tearing out the tongue of these martyrs, to prevent them from confessing the divinity of Jesus Christ. This miracle proves that Our Lord is God and Arius a heretic.
story1030-The Rosary is a pledge of faith, hope and fidelity
The Rosary strengthens the faith of Christians on their way to martyrdom.
story1211-The martyrs of Compiègne.
A clear proof of the heroism that religion inspires in the face of death!
story1212-Two workers without supervision.
Religion makes man conscientious and turns him away from crime.