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Praying at Mass

LOOK DOWN FROM HEAVEN, HOLY FATHER

May 26th is the feast of our Holy Father Saint Philip, Apostle of Rome and Founder of the Congregation of the Oratory. On that day in 1595 his soul left this world and was taken to heaven. While still a layman Philip had a life-changing experience in the Roman catacombs. In 1544 on the vigil of Pentecost he was alone in the catacombs praying for the gifts of the Holy Spirit. He saw a globe of fire coming towards him. He felt it entering his mouth and sinking down into him. It enlarged his heart. The experience left him consumed ...

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