continue reading | shop Born on October 16 1890 in Corinaldo, in the Ancona Province in Italy, her farmworker father moved his family to Ferrier di Conca, near Anzio. Castorius, Claudius, Nicostratus, and Symphorian are called "the four crowned martyrs" who were tortured ...

When Shabbat comes in, we light a simple candle; yet, when Shabbat is leaving, we light a larger flame of intertwined lights, for now we had the experience of living with an additional soul and the opportunity that provides. This is symbolic of our desire for blessings to overflow into the week.

Light the Havdalah candle (a braided candle with at least two wicks, or two candles held with their flames together).

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Born in Canas, Navarre, Spain, circa 1000, he entered the Benedictines at San Millan de Ia Cogolla.

"Jesus loved Martha and Mary and Lazarus." This unique statement in John's gospel tells us of the special relationship Jesus had with Martha, her sister, and her brother. continue reading | shop Pope Saint Gregory I, also known as the Great, was the Pope of the Catholic Church between 590 and 604 AD. continue reading Benedictine abbot and defender of the faith. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we ... Gabriel is an angel who serves as a messenger for God to certain people. Gabriel is mentioned in both the Old and the New Testaments of the Bible. Angels of the Church The Fallen Angels The Nine Choirs of Angels Angel Encounters Angels in the Bible Prayers to the Angels Winfrith had expected to return to England from Friesland (in what is now Holland) in triumph. continue reading More Female Saints Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. Angels with Names Guardian Angels Man lower than Angels?For this reason we smell some spices (spiritual smelling salts! This is why we say the blessing over fire on Saturday night.The Havdalah candle represents the primordial first light of creation; new beginnings, a new commitment. Joan of Arc is the patroness of soldiers and of France.