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Exploring the oldest church in the world – Aleteia

Gentle sea breezes filled with the scent of salt air drift across the ancient port city of Aqaba in Jordan as the sun set...
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Pray St. Gertrude the Great’s powerful prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

According to tradition, many souls would fly to heaven when this prayer is prayed with heartfelt devotion. St. Gertrude the Great was a holy mystic...
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Haunted American History: 1779 Unexplainable Events that Converted many Catholics

An account from the "Father of American Catholic History" tells the spooky tale. For many – particularly those who have experienced religious persecution – the first thing...
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KNOW: That Latin Prayer R.I.P.

The abbreviation RIP that's frequently found on gravestones has an ancient history tied to Catholic funeral ceremonies. Found on gravestones throughout the world, R.I.P. is...
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Aleteia – 6 Exorcism prayers to cast out a demonic presence

Aleteia.org presented these ancient prayers invoke God's power to dispel the darkness of evil. Catholics firmly believe in the existence of fallen angelic spiritual beings,...