What was the boy’s secret? His mother reflects … What was Carlo Acutis like up close? What was it like to live with him? His mother, Antonia Salzano, tells us in an interview with Aleteia. “You could feel Christ’s presence near Carlo,” she says. Both she and her husband realized early on that he was

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The sword was covered in sediment that preserved it in “perfect condition.” An amateur diver off the coast of Israel has made a once-in-a-lifetime discovery on Carmel Beach, just outside Haifa. While enjoying some afternoon scuba diving, Shlomi Katzin spotted a sediment-encrusted object that resembled a sword. Upon recovering the object, it was revealed that

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Magritte’s surrealist painting leads believers to reflect on that which is hidden, that which remains obscure. Source link All content is property of the owner, unless otherwise specified. This content is not owned, or maintained by Holy Rosary, and is used only for informational purposes. Please visit the content owners link via the source link

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CHILDREN ROSARY

“When a million children pray the Rosary, the world will change.” Over one hundred thousand children have already enrolled in this year’s “A million children praying the Rosary” initiative, organized by Aid to the Church in Need International (ACN), which will take place tomorrow, October 18, 2021. Emails and messages from dioceses, missions, and parishes

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… and they did so at considerable risk to themselves. As Halloween approaches, many people will enjoy themselves by dressing up as witches. But, outside of Halloween festivities, there is nothing enjoyable about being labeled as a witch. As fears and obsessions about witchcraft spread across Europe in the late-16th and early-17th centuries, countless thousands

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One university professor read C.S. Lewis’s ‘Screwtape Letters’ with his students. You won’t believe their response. With its publication in 1942, C. S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters became an instant classic. Written as a satirical correspondence between a senior demon (the titular Screwtape) and a junior demon (Screwtape’s “nephew” Wormwood), the book purports to relay

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Clergy kidnappings are becoming more common in Nigeria, where atrocities committed by Islamist extremists are committed every day against Christians. Three seminarians from Nigeria’s conflict-stricken Middle Belt were kidnapped from their college chapel Monday night and six others were injured. Six seminarians were injured in the attack. The abducted seminarians are all fourth-year theology students

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Each week Aleteia dusts off a forgotten rule of conduct to revive the chivalrous spirit. What does a modern-day knight look like? To answer this thorny question, Aleteia has revived an ancient code of chivalry from the 12th century. These rules dictated the conduct of knights who wished to cultivate holy virtues and awaken the

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In his texts, Augustine often referred to a very specific kind of monstrosity. One of Augustine’s favorite topics is that of infirmity. But, as is often the case, the original Latin infirmitas Augustine used can refer to many different things. Infirmitas, to begin with, translates “sickness.” When one is sick, one is infirmus: frail, weak,

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The Catholic Church in Nigeria claims that the Christians in that country are the victims of a process of ethnic cleansing at the hands of Fulani Muslims, with the complicity of the state. During a webinar hosted by Aid to the Church in Need International (ACN), respective speakers, among them one bishop and several priests

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Life is one storm after another. The Rosary is a great ship of obedience. The most common depictions of Our Lady of the Rosary show the Blessed Mother handing her chain of prayers to St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena. According to tradition, Dominic, the founder of the Dominicans, received the Rosary from Our

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There are at least four relics believed to be John the Baptist’s head. One of them is in a mosque. All four canonical gospels (and also the apocryphal “gospel of the Nazarenes”) present John the Baptist as being an itinerant, hermit-like preacher living in the semi-desert vicinity of the Jordan River in the early 1st

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About 30 religious leaders and 10 scientists gathered at the Vatican for the signing of an unprecedented document calling for respect of the environment. The October 4 meeting gathered leaders of Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and others to call on the world to limit the increase in global temperature to 1.5 degrees. It

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Archbishop Gabriele Caccia, Holy See representative to United Nations, preaches in presence of Chief Justice John Roberts. Justice has to do with the sacred, and those who administer justice are at the service of something larger and greater than themselves, a top Vatican diplomat told Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts; U.S.

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Former Secretary of State was national security advisor on 9/11 20 years ago. Condoleezza Rice, who was national security advisor under President George W. Bush at the time of the September 11 terrorist attacks, will be the keynote speaker at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner this month, 20 years after 9/11. Currently director

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She will participate with the Pope in the Meeting for Peace organized by Sant’Egidio. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be received by Pope Francis in audience at the Vatican on October 7. She will then participate with the Pontiff in the meeting for peace organized by Sant’Egidio near the Colosseum. German Federal Government spokesperson Steffen Seibert announced

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Dale Recinella, who has accompanied the condemned to the execution chamber, said he and his wife have “many baptismal godchildren” on death row. The Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Life has given its first Guardian of Life Award to an American layman who has dedicated his life to ministering to death row inmates.  Dale Recinella, an

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Tradition claims the chains of St. Peter, kept in Rome’s San Pietro in Vincoli, correspond to two sets of chains used to imprison Peter on two different occasions. The Roman minor basilica Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli (literally, “St. Peter in Chains”) is well known for being the home of Michelangelo’s Moses. But this

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Aid to the Church in Need interviews a religious sister about her experiences Originally from Pakistan, Sister Shahnaz Bhatti is a member of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Jeanne-Antide Thouret. She was serving in Afghanistan until 25 August, when she was able to leave the country through the help of the

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Saint would approve of new monument to Native Peoples, but legislation slanders “Apostle of California,” bishops write. At the height of Hispanic Heritage Month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation requiring that a statue of a Spanish saint be replaced with a monument commemorating the Native Americans he came to evangelize. The statue of

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In this Sunday’s Angelus address, Pope Francis names a temptation and offers an exhortation to Christian communities. “May God preserve us from the mentality of the ‘nest’, that which consists of guarding oneself jealously in the small group of those who consider themselves good,” begged Pope Francis on the occasion of the Angelus pronounced from

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Dear protector and shepherd, lead me to life! Catechism of the Catholic Church 350: Angels are spiritual creatures who glorify God without ceasing and who serve his saving plans for other creatures: “The angels work together for the benefit of us all” (St. Thomas Aquinas, STh I, 114, 3, ad 3). Prayer for Day 4 “God sends us the angel to

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What Jesus wrote

Holy Rosary Aleteia September 25, 2021

A famous passage in the Gospel of John presents Jesus writing on the ground with his finger. But what was he writing? Most of the ideas and practices of the very early centuries of Christianity can be safely understood as derived from those we understand to be typical of the Judaism of that period. Much

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Warns against ideas separated from the concrete life of persons. Pope Francis reiterated his concerns regarding gender ideology during a discussion with Jesuits held during his trip to Slovakia on September 12. He says that abstract ideologies have “a diabolical appeal” that must be “exposed at the root,” according to an article in the Jesuit

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Archbishop Vienneau of Moncton, New Brunswick, pledges cooperation with government in stopping spread of COVID-19. A Catholic bishop in Canada is requiring that anyone who wishes to attend Mass must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Archbishop Valery Vienneau of the Archdiocese of Moncton, New Brunswick, said in a statement last week that the

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Our Lady and St. Joseph are invoked together in this year’s prayer campaign organized by Aid to the Church in Need International. On October 18 this year the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International) is once again inviting parishes, kindergartens, schools and families to join in

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PAPAL TIARA; GUERCINO

Ornate, jewel-encrusted headgear is a thing of the past. The last pope to wear a papal tiara was St. Paul VI. This piece of historic regalia is now in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington, DC. In keeping with his austere style, the decorative effect is more like barbed wire than the

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October 3 demonstration mounted in response to Supreme Court ruling decriminalizing abortion. In response to the Mexican Supreme Court’s steps to decriminalize abortion and remove legal protection from unborn children, the Catholic Bishops Conference of Mexico is calling for a March for Women and for Life on October 3. The march will take place in

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If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible. Here are some numbers: 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian Each month, readers view more than 50 million

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Two days after decriminalizing abortion, supreme court takes aim at state constitutional provision protecting nascent life. A followup to the Mexican Supreme Court ruling decriminalizing abortion throughout the country also invalidated a clause in a state constitution that provided protection of life “from the moment in which an individual is conceived … until their death.”

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The painting of St. Ildephonsus having a gold and gemstone-encrusted chasuble forced onto him was an important Counter-Reformation message in the New World. Art exhibitions with Catholic content are a rare treasure. There is one that just closed in the St. James’s area of London – once the site of a church-run hospital for lepers 

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The shooting is the latest crime against clergy and religious in a year in which kidnappings and violence have increased dramatically. A Catholic priest was shot dead in Haiti on Monday, Catholic News Agency reported. Father André Sylvestre, age 70, was killed in the country’s second largest city, Cap-Haitien, outside of a bank where he

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The Basilica of Santa Maria di Collemaggio was founded by Pope Celestine V who is remembered for his Papal Bull of Forgiveness and for establishing the procedure by which popes step down. The city of L’Aquila, located in Italy’s central Italian region of Abruzzo, was devastated by a pair of earthquakes in 2009. Not only

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The three great medieval pilgrimage routes to Rome prepare for pilgrims to celebrate the Jubilee Year 2025. On September 11, 2021, the presidents of the three major pilgrimage routes to Rome—the Via Francigena, Via Romea Germanica and Via Romea Strata—will sign a memorandum of understanding in the presence of Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin,

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Since a resolution was adopted by the General Assembly in 2012, the U.N. has designated September 5 as the International Day of Charity. “The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities,” states

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Ephphatha: Christ opens more than the ears of the deaf and the mouths of the mute in the Scriptures. Among the many accounts of the miracles Jesus worked which are recorded in the New Testament, the healing of the deaf man in Mark 7 is particularly memorable. By commanding “ephphatha”—that is, “be opened”— Jesus summarizes

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CONVERSIONE SAIN PAUL DAMASCUS CARAVAGGIO

Caravaggio might try to convince you otherwise, but that is not what the biblical text says. Finding Saint Paul (or rather Saul) falling off his horse in the Book of Acts while on his way to Damascus is an impossible task. This is not to say, however, that Caravaggio (and other great masters who have

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30 years ago St. John Paul II’s Apostolic Constitution on Higher Education went into effect “on the first day of the academic year 1991.” Named “From the Heart of the Church” (Ex Corde Ecclesiae) the document clearly came from the heart of St. John Paul II. He shows great affection for higher education. The university

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