Patroness of Immigrants and Orphans

  We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend on material success; nor on sciences that cloud the intellect. Neither does it depend on arms and human industries, but on Jesus alone. St.Frances Xavier Cabrini If you went to a Sacred Heart school, you already know all about this great saint…

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Fine Shrines

  I’ve found something new and exciting and I can’t wait to share! Just in time for All Saints Day (and for all the saints days after!)  What is it?  Well, here’s a hint: (Roman Catholic Church) a building, alcove, or shelf arranged as a setting for a statue, picture, or other representation of Christ,…

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Entrance to an Interior Castle

“Truth suffers, but never dies.” St. Teresa   Born over 500 years ago (the Centenary of her birth was celebrated March 25, 2015), Saint Teresa of Avila is a beloved saint and one of only four female Doctors of the Church. She is the patroness of headache sufferers (a pretty useful thing to know if…

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5 Ways to Celebrate Michaelmas

It’s our pleasure to welcome back to TAN Homeschool, frequent contributor Jessica Gordon of  Shower of Roses   The feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels, traditionally known as Michaelmas, is celebrated each year on September 29th.   According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “the existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that…

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X-traordinary St Xystus

YES! ! A saint with a name beginning with “X”. You’ve been searching for a saint to complete your “Alphabet of Saints”.   Search no more. We’ve got you covered—ST XYSTUS. One of the elite group of “X-named” saints-besides good St Xystus, only St Xantippa springs to mind.  (You’re a fan of St Francis Xavier, no…

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Meeting the Saints

China.  What an amazing country to explore! With its ancient history, vast landscape, delicious food, warm and generous people and Giant Pandas (!), it is always an adventure to be in China.   Giant Panda in Chengdu Ancient Architecture   My family and I have been blessed to spend a good deal of time recently…

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