A Saint a day: October 21
Saint Hilarion of Gaza
Raised in a pagan family. Converted to Christianity while studying at Alexandria, Egypt as a teenager. Studied with Saint Anthony the Great in the Egyptian desert in 306. He then gave away his wealth, and introduced the eremitical life in the Gaza region of Palestine. Supported himself by weaving baskets. Founded several monasteries in Palestine. Noted for his ascetic life; for years he ate but 15 figs a day. Miracle worker whose fame attracted unwanted crowds; to escape the people, including his most dedicated student Saint Hesychius, the notoriety, and the persecutions of Julian the Apsotate, he lived on Mount Sinai, in Egypt, in Sicily, in Dalmatia, on Paphos, and Cyprus.
Born: c.291 at Gaza, Palestine
Died: 371 at Cyprus of natural causes
Baby says “I love you” at just 10 weeks old
Over the years there have been countless stories of babies responding to their mothers’ voice, music, and other sounds while in utero.
In 2013, new research revealed that babies can even hear sounds from the outside world—and can understand them well enough to retain memories of them after birth. This was determined by a group of scientists who gave expectant women a recording to play several times a week during their last few months of pregnancy. The recording included a made-up word, which was repeated many times interspersed with music
the full article:
Progressive Modernist Liberal Catholics Will “Crash And Burn” Someday
by Father Peter Carota
…Many of us traditional Catholics have already been outside the King’s wedding feast. We have already seen “the exterior darkness”, “the weeping and gnashing of teeth“. Yes it is hard to be a true Catholic and obey all of God’s rules. But it sure beats “crashing and burning”.
Liberal Catholicism only leads to sin, which leads to suffering and suffering for those around us. Let us humble ourselves and again put on the wedding garment of holiness and return back to the Bible and Church. Then, once again, we will feel the security of Our Father’s loving home.
the full article: