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IN TODAY’S LIVES OF THE SAINTS AND MARYTRS A DECAPITATED SAINT WHO ACCORDING TO LEGEND PICKED UP HIS HEAD AND KEPT ON PREACHING

Winchester, VA - Saint Denis was a bishop of Paris in the third century who was martyred with his companions Rusticus and Eleutherius. There are different accounts his story. According to one account by the poet Venantius Fortunatus, he was sent from Italy to Gaul to evangelize the peoples and settled on the Ile de la Cite on the Seine River. These three missionaries were so effective at converting the Gauls, […]

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IN TODAY’S LIVES OF THE SAINTS AND MARTYRS, A SAINT WHO WAS CAPTURED BY BARBARY PIRATES

Winchester, VA - Born in 1581 in Gascony, France, to peasant farmers, Vincent was a smart child, but he was required to work as the herder of his family's livestock. His father would go on to sell his oxen to finance Vincent's seminary education at 15.  Vincent's goal in becoming a priest was to become successful, obtain a benefice, retire early and support his family with his money. Vincent went on, […]

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CARDINAL SARAH GAVE A RESOUNDING CALL TO PRAYER AND WITNESS TO THE FAITH IN FRANCE THIS PAST SATURDAY

Winchester, VA - A listener shared this with the Crusade News Desk... Info Catolica is reporting that Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrated Mass in the Vendee region of France, in honor of the 700th anniversary of the founding of the dioceses of Lucon and Maillezais. The Cardinal himself credits missionaries from Lucon for his vocation and training. The Vendee is known as the region whose peasants, during the French Revolution, revolted against […]

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WHAT WILL THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE CATHEDRAL OF Córdoba?

Winchester, VA - The Gatestone Institute is reporting that the future of the Cathedral of Córdoba is in doubt. A Christian basilica for hundreds of years before Muslims  destroyed it and turned it into the Great Mosque of Cordoba in 714, it was re-consecrated after the reconquest under King Ferdinand III in 1523. Muslims have long-eyed Cordoba as the lost caliphate, and have wished to turn the Cathedral in to a […]

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IN TODAY’S LIVES OF THE SAINTS AND MARTYRS THE NUNS WHOSE MARTYRDOMS STOPPED THE FRENCH REIGN OF TERROR

Winchester, VA - The French Revolution was a bloody affair for many in France, but especially for Catholic religious, whose convents and monasteries were closed during the Reign of Terror and who were forbidden from practicing their faith. The 16 Carmelite nuns of Compiegne were one such order, whose convent was closed in 1790, but who were arrested in 1794 on charges of continuing to live in community. Continuing their communal […]

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PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN FRANCE TO CELEBRATE 2 EVENTS

Winchester, VA - Reuters reports that President Trump arrived in Paris to celebrate both Bastille Day and the 100th anniversary of the entry of U.S. Troops into World War I. After standing with French President Emmanuel Macron to watch the French and American troops parade together, he will be engaging in talks with the French president about shared military and diplomatic endeavors. While the two leaders had an awkward start to […]

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IN TODAY’S LIVES OF THE SAINTS AND MARTYRS, A SAINTLY COUPLE WITH SAINTLY CHILDREN

Winchester, VA - Louis and Zelie Martin were born in 1823 and 1831 respectively in France. Both set their hearts on a religious vocation, but such a vocation was not to be for either of them. Louis became a watchmaker and Zelie a crafter of the delicate Alencon lace. While walking on a bridge one day, Zelie recalled that passing a distinguished looking gentleman, she heard an interior voice she identified […]

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June 8 Saint of the Day: Saint Jacques Berthieu

WINCHESTER, VA - Jacques Berthieu was born in 1838 to a humble French family, the second of seven children. He was a diocesan priest for 9 years before entering the Society of Jesus to become a missionary. Father Berthieu served around and in Madagascar and accepted his trials with saintly resignation. There was much seed to sow and little harvest to reap. When relations between Madagascar and France turned bitter, the […]

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