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Here is our “Hot Off The Press” (Ahem …. For the youngsters, back-in-the-day, way before Sirius All News All Day and Cable Television, “hot off the press” meant some big hot news was coming out about something so the publishers would rush to get it written, printed and then distributed to the people). The news would be literally and figuratively, hot off the printing press.

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The first medals we sent out came with a message on the card. It said “Wear this medal and then share it with someone you love.” The idea was to wear the medal outwardly, and then, if and when someone noticed it, to take it off from around neck and give it to them! We called it “Serenity for Sharing.” It was meant as a bit of a message that our medals were not so much about religion, per se. Instead, they were “Tokens of Hope” to offer one another, friends and strangers, alike.

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Cosmas and Damian were brothers, twins and Doctors. They were well known as healers and were one of the earliest organ transplant surgeons…. who performed their surgeries for free! Cosmas & Damian were nicknamed the “Moneyless or Silverless,” probably because of their generous spirits.

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The message offered here is to celebrate, not denigrate, each others’ differences. No one is wrong for being the way they are. We’re all here and we all have value. Once Martha accepted this reality she was able to reap benefits from her sister Mary. Both sisters could teach the other a thing or two. And with the acceptance of the differences, their bond became stronger and brought deeper love, care, and compassion into their hearts. Martha was proud of Mary and Mary was proud of Martha. Their relationship kept growing and became more meaningful day after day.

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Saint Expedite is very popular in New Orleans. His story is very unusual and it’s actually not certain he is an Official Saint. Some doubt he ever existed at all, but there are some Holy Ladies in New Orleans who would offer debate.

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Many say Saint Anthony was a brilliant speaker. So brilliant, in fact, that when he would preach by the sea, all of the fish would stand up on their tales to hear his Sermons. 

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Saint Raphael is well known as the Patron of Health, Healing, and Love. Archangel Raphael is called the “Healer of God” and known for bringing about many happy meetings, and he certainly did! He is also one of the Messengers of God.

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Gabriel is quite naturally the patron saint of the United States Post Office, Fed Ex, UPS, and Amazon. He gets all of their messages and sends them where they need to go. Gabriel is obviously the patron of cable and television broadcasters, and philatelists (better known as “Stamp Collector") are very fond of Archangel Gabriel. 

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 Michael, along with GabrielRaphael, and Uriel, is exalted above all the other Angels and Cherubs. His medal typically displays Saint Michael brandishing a sword and shield, as well as defeating Lucifer, the Devil, who is most often presented as a defeated dragon underneath his feet.

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One of the legends about Saint Florian involves Florian saving a small town or a small church, depending on the tale you wind up hearing. It’s basically the same story though, despite the descriptions of the things protected. 

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Saint Padre Pio is well known as a miracle worker and many pray for his intercession for healing, most especially healing for young boys and girls whose health is in danger.

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Please say all your prayers for the children, women, and men enduring War in Ukraine. On this 9th calendar day of Lent, March 10th, 2022, we celebrate Saint Francis of Assisi – the Patron of Peace and credited author of what is now called “The Prayer of Saint Francis.”

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The most popular image of Saint Joseph shows Joseph with the Christ child, or “Baby Jesus.” The story and medal exemplify the great trust Joseph had regarding his wife, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Joseph had been away from home for many weeks and when he returned, he learned that Mary had experienced the “Immaculate Conception.” Mary was pregnant and would soon give birth to Baby Jesus. Imagine how Joseph felt about that!

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Saint Catherine of Siena is one of the 4 female “Doctors of the Church,” a truly noteworthy accolade. Catherine was fiercely independent as a child. She kept her hair cut short, and when her parents felt it was time for her to marry, she hid herself away to avoid marriage altogether. Her parents accepted that she wasn’t going to marry and felt like they relented by saying “You can go join a Convent,” but she didn’t do that either!

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Many Talbot Houses of Recovery have been established worldwide and thousands of alcoholics attribute the Miraculous Intercession of Matt Talbot as the guiding force behind beating their addiction to alcohol. Matt Talbot needs “another miracle” to be declared a saint. It’s odd that Matt has interceded and had thousands connect mind, body, spirit and recover from the disease of alcoholism, each arguably being a distinct very real, palpable miracle.

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