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The Assumption of the Virgin by Francesco Botticini (1475-6)

For parents, make cakes; for churchgoers, meet friends; for everyone, contemplate

A painting of St Francis de Sales gives St Jane Jane Frances the Rule of the Order of the Visitation

St Jane Frances struck up a close friendship with St Francis de Sales

Pope Francis prays in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima (Photo: CNS)

The devotion was explained by Our Lady to Sister Lucia 90 years ago this December

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Oklahoma (Photo: PA)

We need to be ready for the abortion industry spin: that to deny the use of unborn babies for research is morally wrong

A painting of St Philip Neri

The heart of St Philip’s apostolate is beating strong half a millennium after his birth

A detail from St Margaret and the Dragon by Titian

Today is the feast day of the patron saint of pregnant mothers and women in childbirth

'Offering prayers of thanksgiving when prayers are not answered can be very good for our soul ' (CNS)

Disappointments can actually help us to grow in trust and humility

A banner of St Kateri Tekakwitha hangs from the facade of St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

Throughout her short life, St Kateri Tekakwitha suffered so that she could pursue her calling as a bride of Christ

Pope Francis elevates the chalice on the Feast of Corpus Christi (CNS)

Modern Catholics are too prone to thinking that Our Lord’s Passion and the Divine Gift of His Precious Blood is something locked in the past

A statue of Padre Pio covered with rosaries stands in Mergellina bay, in Naples (PA)

There are three disciplines we must all adopt in order to try and achieve sainthood