Category Archives: e-Formation

The Chair of St. Peter

The Chair of Saint Peter (Latin: Cathedra Petri), also known as the Throne of Saint Peter, is a relic conserved in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, the sovereign enclave of the Pope inside Rome, Italy. The relic is a wooden throne that tradition claims the Apostle Saint Peter, the leader of the Early Christians in Rome and first Pope, used as Bishop of Rome. The relic is enclosed in a sculpted gilt bronze casing designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and…
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Respect Life

In a world in which the most vulnerable are so often overlooked and disregarded, Christ calls us to embrace and uphold the unconditional dignity of every human life. In doing so, we help to build “a new culture of life, the fruit of the culture of truth and of love” (EV, 77). A great prayer…
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Catholic Christmas Traditions

Ecclesiastes 3:1 "All things have their season, and in their times all things pass under heaven" Christ is born in Bethlehem, Alleluia! The mood of this Feast is summed up by words of the angels to the shepherds in Luke 2:10-14: “And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good…
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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feast Day: December 12 Patron of the Americas The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego in the 16th century in present day Mexico City, Mexico. Juan Diego saw an apparition of the Blessed Virgin on the Hill of Tepeyac on December 9, 1531, which happened to be the feast day of the Immaculate Conception in that time.…
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