“St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen”


Francesco Cozza, Saint Michael the Archangel Vanquishing the Devil, c. 1650

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The interior of the baroque basilica of Mariazell, Austria’s most important place of pilgrimage.

At the heart of the church stands the Chapel of Grace, the orginal shrine to Mary built in the 12th century.

I need godmother advice!

My friend Weronika (an international student from Poland) offered to be my godmother. 

She was raised Catholic and follows the Church’s teachings, goes to Mass and adoration often, etc. But she’s only a year older than me.

I know that a godparent is supposed to be a spiritual guide for me throughout my life. While I think that we would be able to maintain a close spiritual relationship, but I’m not sure if she would be able to offer me any real wisdom because we seem to be on the same page as far as our spirituality goes. But that doesn’t mean that she couldn’t offer me a valuable perspective. 

Do you guys have an opinion on having a godmother close in age?


Hail Mary, bright Star of the Sea.
“Happy is the soul that knows how to find Jesus in the Eucharist, and in the Eucharist all things!”
— St. Peter Julian Eymard (via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)

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