Saint Spotlight: Paula and Eustochium

One day, my friend and I were trying to find out who helped St. Jerome translate the scriptures into Latin…

I stumbled across this information while searching for a saint to write about, not while searching for an answer to our question!

Soon after this discovery, I found images of these saints in my friend’s photos.

Because there are so many connections, it seems this information was revealed for a purpose.

I believe that I’m meant to write about these saints.

This Saint Spotlight is dedicated to: Paula and Eustochium.
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Names

Today, September 12th is the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary.

I’m taking a break from the Lourdes Series to write about something connected to this day: names.

I’ve recently become interested in this topic. (So much so that I keep an ongoing list of names that I like, and there are enough on the list for a small army!)

I enjoy learning the meaning of names. I also enjoy hearing about how they are chosen.

First, I’ll briefly explain the feast.

Then, I’ll share an explanation of the importance of names.

Finally, I’ll provide personal tips for choosing names.

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today, August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

This is a Holy Day of Obligation, which means that Catholics must attend Mass.

In 1950, Pope Pius XII wrote on the teaching of the Assumption:

The Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory (Munificentissimus Deus 44).

The Solemnity of the Assumption — known as the Dormition of Mary in the Eastern Churches — is a special day for me and an important day for all Christians.

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