10.1
Memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Doctor of the Church

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a shower of rose petals at the Vatican

In an age when we have learned to enshrine our worst traits as that which makes us particular and, God help us, interesting, let us ask Therese to pray that we, too, might learn “the little way.” (Above: a shower of rose petals at the Pantheon.) More from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

9.17
Feast of St. Hildegard of Bingen Doctor of the Church

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St. Hildegard of Bingen

The Benedictine Abbess, Hildegard of Bingen, is remembered as a musician, a poet, a scientist, and a preacher. She is also remembered as a woman who performed the works of mercy. Many people found medical care within her abbey’s walls. More from TCC’s own Melissa Musick after the jump:

4.21
Memorial of St. Anselm, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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St. Anselm's illuminated manuscript

Anselm was an opponent of slavery. He helped pass a law banning the sale of human beings. Read more and a book recommendation from Melissa Musick after the jump: