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Saint John Paul II and Saint John XXIII Canonization Highlights

By Adam Minihan | June 3, 2014

The Church celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of the Canonizations of Sts. Pope John Paul II and Pope John XIII – here are some of my reflections on that beautiful Mass. 4:00AM. I grimaced when the alarm went off. I’m an early riser, generally up and at my desk by 5:30AM, but 4:00AM on a Sunday…

JPII Talks Holiness – 7 Quotes

By Adam Minihan | June 3, 2014

The theme of Saints 365 is the church’s universal call to holiness. Pope John Paul II not only lived out this call through the radical holiness of his own life, but also challenged and encouraged the world to become saints! Below are 7 powerful quotes on holiness from Saint John Paul the Great! -1-“Dear young people, the…

7 Lessons from Pope John Paul II

By Adam Minihan | June 3, 2014

Narrowing down the lessons taught by Saint John Paul the Great to a mere 7 is a nearly impossible task. These are the 7 things that have most touched me – please feel free to share how he has impacted your life in the comments below!— 1 —Do not be afraid.”Brothers and sisters, do not…

Pope Francis’ Do’s and Don’ts of Mercy

By Adam Minihan | June 3, 2014

We’re joining Loyola Press in celebrating the release of The Church of Mercy by Pope Francis, a brand new book documenting Pope Francis’ vision for the Catholic Church in his own words. The book shares the Holy Father’s powerful message of mercy, service and renewal – a message that has captured the attention of Catholic’s…

8 Inspiring Quotes on the Resurrection

By Adam Minihan | June 3, 2014

Alleluia! Jesus is risen from the dead!  Today (and for the next 8 days) the Church celebrates the Octave of Easter, which basically means that the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead goes on for eight straight days!  Here are eight (seven below + one above) inspiring quotes on the Resurrection to meditate on…

Reading/Watching/Listening Recap – Vol 2

By Adam Minihan | June 3, 2014

Not a lot of watching or listening going on with me this week, but lots of great reading:As a Mom, I appreciated this article about vocations very much in helping guide my children to discern the Lord’s will in their lives: The Subjective Side of Vocations – Fr. Matthew Schneider – Ignitum TodayGreat post about the…

7 Lessons From the Visitation

By Adam Minihan | June 3, 2014

The church celebrates the Feast of the Visitation on May 31, bringing to a conclusion the month devoted to our Blessed Mother. The account of Mary’s Visitation to Elizabeth from Luke’s Gospel (Luke 1:39-56) is reflected upon by Catholics in  the second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, and I number it as one of my…

Five Favorites (Vol 2): St. Philip Neri Quotes

By Adam Minihan | June 3, 2014

The church celebrates the Feast of St. Philip Neri on May 26. I was delighted to discover a treasure chest of his maxims here, which has only stirred up an interest in this unique saint. I read this great post about the Oratory which St. Philip Neri founded and their unique charisms, which led me…

The Silence of Remembering

By Adam Minihan | June 3, 2014

The details of my first visit to the Tomb of the Unknown soldier at Arlington National Cemetery are permanently etched in my mind. My family and I were on a sight-seeing vacation to Washington, DC and I was a just entering my teen years. I was at that age – you know the one –…

Reading/Watching/Listening Recap (Vol 1)

By Adam Minihan | June 3, 2014

I’m starting something new here at Saints 365!  Each Saturday, I’ll share several blog posts, articles, videos, or podcasts that I have read, watched or listened to the previous week that have touched me.   There is such a wealth of great material in the vast wide world of Catholic writing and I am hoping…