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Pope Saint Gregory I the Great

IN the year 589 the Tiber River overflowed. Buildings collapsed. Homes were carried away by raging waters. Crops were destroyed. Church granaries were wrecked. Dead people were piled up in the streets. Pits outside city walls became common burial grounds. People wallowed in misery. Pestilence continued unceasingly.

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Holy Face of Manoppello: The Resurrection’s unequivocal proof?

AMID the misery brought upon it, largely by recurrent extreme weather and rampantly thieving politicians, the Philippines will very soon have a welcome visitor that may counteract and even likely reverse the doomsday gloom it has been mired in for so long. From September 10 to 17, the Holy Face of Jesus will be in Manila. Its significance: It is quite possibly the imprint of Christ’s countenance at the moment He resurrected from the dead.

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Saint Bartholomew the Apostle skinned alive for spreading his faith

HE was flayed alive—the skin of his body cut into strips, then pulled off, leaving his body open and bleeding for a long time, then beheaded, wrote Fr. Paolo O. Pirlo, SHML, in My First Book of Saints.

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