Winchester, VA – Saint Raymond Nonnatus was born in Catalonia, Spain in 1204. He was delivered via cesarean section after his mother died, hence the name “Nonnatus”: non natus, meaning “not born” in Latin. It is for this that he is the patron saint of midwives, obstetricians, and pregnant mothers. Raymond took the habit with the […]

Winchester, VA – The Daily Mail is reporting that ISIS was responsible for a vehicular terrorist attack yesterday in Barcelona, Spain, in which the suspects, in a rented van, drove into crowds of people on a pedestrianized street in Las Ramblas. The location of the attack is a popular one with tourists. Thirteen people were killed […]

Winchester, VA – Saint Lawrence was born in 225 in Spain and was ordained a deacon by his friend, Pope St. Sixtus II in 257. Despite his youth, he was appointed first of the seven deacons of Rome. In his position, he had charge of the Church’s treasury and riches, and saw to the distribution of […]

Winchester, VA – In this Celestial Musings…Polish Pilgrimage season has commenced! I was  aware of the Camino pilgrimages in Spain, but I was unaware of the annual Polish pilgrimage to the Black Madonna Shrine in Częstochowa. This pilgrimage has been a Polish tradition since the year 1711. Yesterday, 50 pilgrims left the northwestern city of Pustkowo, […]

Winchester, VA – James was the son of Zebedee and Salome, and the brother of Saint John the Beloved. The brothers were out repairing their nets one day with their father when Jesus called them to be his disciples. They followed without delay and earned the name “Sons of Thunder.” James was one of the three […]

Winchester, VA – There is not a lot of information about Saint Paul of Saint Zoilus. What we do know of him is that he was a deacon from Cordoba, Spain who was a member of the monastery of Saint Zoilus. He ministered to the Christians who were imprisoned by the Muslims and was beheaded by […]

Winchester, VA – Born in Spain in 1549, Ann was orphaned at ten by a brutal Spanish plague. She was graced from youth with an extraordinary spiritual life complete with visions and revelations. Her vocation as a religious was given to her in a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and at 21 she entered the […]

Podcast (crusade-on-demand): Download (Duration: 53:01 — 48.5MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | RSS | MorePodcast (crusade-previews): Download (Duration: 35:56 — 32.9MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Play | RSSThe topic of this show is is Queen Isabella’s Holy Rule, and it is a sequel to last week’s show. My guest is once more […]


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