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The most beautiful stories...
story0111-The wise Poles.
One should not change religion for human reasons.
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.
story0115-Stripped of the garment by the enemy.
To lose one’s life for God is to enter heaven immediately; so the Church never prays for martyrs.
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.
story0403-The Saints, faithful to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit.
The Saints were attentive to God and faithfully followed His inspirations.
story0404-The thief and the Blessed Sacrament.
The good Lord urges men inwardly to do good; but man does not obey God’s voice and that is why grace is not effective.
story0519 – The rosary of a Polytechnic student
The most brilliant student of the Military School, the most esteemed and beloved of all, boldly defends his faith before all the students.
story0405-The castle lady and the dying mason.
Many Christians have the life of the body but no longer possess that of the soul. They lack sanctifying grace, which alone produces and sustains the life of the soul.
story0907-How much sin displeases Mary.
Take this sword, and pierce Me rather than wound My Son by this sin.
story0406-Saint Catherine and the 50 scholars.
The Saints had the gift of wisdom; they recognized that the unalterable beauty of the soul is more valuable than the beauty of the body which withers in a short time.
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.”
story0410-The death of Saint Peter in Rome.
The greatest glory in this world is to be treated like Jesus Christ Himself. He gave His life for love of us; let us generously give Him ours to prove our love.
story1024-Devotion to the Blessed Virgin frees us from worldly frivolities
If we want to join our good Mother in Heaven, we must detach ourselves from the world.
story0419-Every soul who has recognized the truth of the Catholic Church is strictly obliged to enter it.
Jesus Christ said, “What does it profit a man to gain the universe, if he comes to lose his soul?”
story1216-A fiancée of character.
Unbelief generally has its source in the corruption of morals.
story0420-Mary Stuart, Queen Martyr.
Those who faithfully keep the Catholic faith will be able to repeat these consoling words on their deathbed: “Lord, I have hoped in Thee, I shall not be confounded for eternity.”
story0106-Christian in secret.
Jesus Christ says in the Gospel: “Whoever acknowledges Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in Heaven; but whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My heavenly Father.”
story0421-The Manichean and the Catholic hermit.
The Saints knew how to win the hearts of heretics and sinners by their charity. Harshness and intolerance would have produced the opposite effect. Our Lord would say to us, “Go and do likewise.” We must be tolerant of those who are not members of the Church; for though they are in error, they are our brothers.
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.
story0422-Pius IX and the painter.
It is not Christian to refuse help to one’s neighbor because he is not of the same religion or nationality.
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.
By a solemn promise, Jesus Christ promised His Church victory over all its enemies: “Thou art Peter,” said the Savior to His first Vicar, “and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell (the devil) shall not prevail against it.”
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.
story0110-An uncle from America who pretends to be destitute.
If here on earth, where Christ does not show Himself in His glory, we blush to belong to Him and His Church, He will send us away empty-handed on the day of judgment.