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Saints Who Were Model Confessors: St. Leopold Mandic

St. Leopold Mandic, Capuchin Confessor and Spiritual Director
The last of twelve children, Leopold Mandic was born in Dalmatia on May 12, 1866. When he was sixteen, he traveled to Udine, Italy, where he entered the Seraphic school run by the Capuchin fathers. Two years later …

Saints Who Were Model Confessors: St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, Capuchin Mystic, Confessor, and Spiritual Director
Padre Pio is usually associated with San Giovanni Rotondo, the small town in the Gargano Mountains in southern Italy. As a Capuchin friar with the stigmata, St. Pio lived …

Saints Who Were Model Confessors: St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney, Parish Priest
Who was this country pastor who became a shining light in the midst of a French Church plunged into darkness by the reign of terror and revolution? He was born near Lyons, France, in 1786.
When he was five years old, the…

Why Should I Confess My Sins to a Priest?

In a modern American mindset, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on privacy. As such, the idea of confessing one’s sins to another person can seem odd or even unnecessary. Often, the most common argument against this idea is that Almighty God knows …

Confession of Venial Sin as a Means of Ongoing Conversion of Life

Children are often asked about what they want to be when they grow up. The answers that flow from their fertile imaginations cover a whole gamut of professions that range from superhero to astronaut, from fireman to president of the United States.
As t…

Attention: Texas A&M and Blinn (Bryan) Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students

Attention Texas A&M and Blinn (Bryan) Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students:
Saint Mary’s Catholic Center at Texas A&M University in (TAMU) College Station invites each incoming freshman and transfer student to attend one of the two upcoming Connect 2014 Retreats:
Monday, Aug. 25 through Tuesday, Aug. 26 …

Mass Intentions: 16-22 August 2014

Sat 16 August 4:00 PM Billy Brown +
Sun 17 August 9:30 AM Mary Kelly +
11:30 AM Intentions of the Gerald Tomlin Family
Mon 18 August 11:40 AM Paul Stagliano +
12:15 PM Intentions of Nancy Arden
Tue 19 August 11:40 AM Intentions of J.B. and Marie Boswel…

Mass Intentions: 2-8 August 2014

In your charity, please pray for:
Saturday 2 August 4:00 PM Intentions of Luz Maria Rosa
Sunday 3 August 9:30 AM Gary Mugg +
11:30 AM Intentions of Elizabeth Loftus
Monday 4 August 11:40 AM Intentions of Carol Shultz
12:15 PM Feliciano Torres +

Receiving the Holy Communion

Today, for our communal meal (the Eucharist), we have learned from the experiences of those who distribute it that the procedures for receiving Holy Communion are not always clear in the minds of the faithful.
Most people have the routine down pat. How…

Bible Quiz: What is the only miracle performed by Jesus that all four Evangelists include in their Gospels?

Answer: It is the story of the feeding of the multitude.

The fact that all four of the Gospel authors included this story tells us how important it was to the early Christians, for the story mirrors the action of Jesus in the Eucharist. So, let …

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