Saint Herman Joseph, the Patron of Children and of Students

On This Date… Today Norbertines celebrate the feast day of Saint Herman Joseph. He entered the Norbertine Abbey of Steinfeld in Germany at age 12. After priestly ordination he worked in the sacristy and dining room. He was described as humble, poor, patient, friendly, obedient, and spiritual; he composed hymns and wrote a commentary on […]

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Have Faith in God

Today’s Word: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God” (John 14:1) On This Date… Today is Mother’s Day, established on May 9, 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson, to be celebrated on the second Sunday in May. On May 9, 1905 Mrs. Ann Reeves Jarvis, a Sunday School teacher from Grafton, […]

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Pray Urgently For World Peace

Today’s Word: “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it” (John 14:14) On This Date… On May 13, 1917 the Blessed Mother appeared to three children (ages 10, 9, 7) at Fatima, Portugal; she appeared a total of six times, asking the children to pray for conversion, repentance and world peace. World […]

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Let Us Be Glad and Rejoice

Today’s Word:  “This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice” (Psalm 118:24) On This Date… On April 19, 1775 the “shot heard round the world” was fired at Lexington, MA signaling the beginning of the American Revolution; today the Museum of the American Revolution opened at 123 Chestnut Street […]

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Do Not Be Afraid

Today’s Word: “Do not be afraid” (Matthew 28:10) On This Date… On April 15, 1134, Easter Sunday, Saint Norbert celebrated his last Mass; he died of illness on June 6 at age 54. On April 15, 1865, Holy Saturday, President Abraham Lincoln died at age 56; he had begun his 2nd term 41 days earlier, and placed on […]

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