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Why Newman?: Sean Ross (2017)

By Sean Ross [Editor’s Note: Graduation is over. The seniors are gone, but so many of us, even if we know them, don’t know their story. Welcome to “Why Newman?”, where every Spring we’ll feature a senior and ask them to reflect on their time in our community. This year, I present Sean Ross, a […]

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Blessed Week: Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

  By Alex Hamilton             Aside from being arguably one of the most good looking saints, Pier Giorgio has one of the most attractive personalities in the Catholic Church from the last century. Though he only lived till his mid 20’s, he lived a full, rich life of giving himself to others. He fully embodied […]

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Blessed Week: Bl. Chiara Luce Badano

By Kate Burke   Do you ever wonder why bad things happen to good people? I know I do. Chick-fil-A is out of waffle fries? “Why do bad things happen to good people.” I have to take another class with my least favorite professor? “Why do bad things happen to good people?!?” Or on a […]

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Blessed Week: Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

By Gabby Kromer One of the best things about great friendships is the ability to share similar passions, interests, and devotions with each other. A few years ago, a good friend of mine introduced me to the writings of an incredible writer, television speaker, and radio host. Unfortunately for me, I was born about 50 […]

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Blessed Week: Bl. John Henry Newman

By Alex Hamilton [Editor’s Note: Welcome to Blessed Week on Newman’s blog! Ever day this week we’ll be highlighting one of the many Blesseds and Venerables of the Church, holy men and women who are on the path to Sainthood but just aren’t there yet. Questions about the blog? Email Chris Roy at croy213@vt.edu]   […]

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Blessed Week: Bl. Miriam Teresa

By Teresa Bliss [Editor’s Note: Welcome to Blessed Week on Newman’s blog! Ever day this week we’ll be highlighting one of the many Blesseds and Venerables of the Church, holy men and women who are on the path to Sainthood but just aren’t there yet. Questions about the blog? Email Chris Roy at croy213@vt.edu]                […]

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Born Again

By Bryan Faulkner From my first breath as an infant (and before all-of-time began), I was meant to be Catholic.  After being born three months prematurely in December of 1993, the only hospital in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area that could effectively care for my medical needs was Good Samaritan Hospital; a Catholic Hospital founded […]

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Finding God in Nature

By Christian Williams “…If nature had never awakened certain longings in me, huge areas of what I can now mean by the “love” of God would never, so far as I can see, have existed.” -C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves Before we reflect on how we find God in nature, we must first think about […]

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Saint of the Month: St. Gianna Beretta Molla

By Maria Bernero I want to tell you a story. It’s about a woman who was deeply devoted to the Lord, who dedicated her life to doing His work, and who loved without ever considering the cost… Gianna Beretta was born on October 4th, 1922, in the town of Magenta, Italy. She was the tenth […]

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History of Ash Wednesday

By Thomas Denson “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread till thou return to the earth, out of which thou wast taken: for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return.” – Genesis 3:19 (D-R) I’d be willing to bet that, while it is not a holy day of obligation, Ash […]

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