|San Bernardino of Siena
Saint Bernardino or Bernadine (after whom the valley in CA is named) was a Franciscan Friar who died in 1444. During his lifetime, he was perhaps the most powerful preacher not only in Italy but in all of Christendom. He is best known for spreading devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus.
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God's Seven Gifts: The Sacraments of the Catholic Church
In the Gospels, Christ made it clear just how important the sacraments are for our lives. Yet today, many Catholics take them for granted. With little understanding of the importance and power of the sacraments, these Catholics are simply going through the motions.
But as Marcellino DíAmbrosio explains in Godís Seven Gifts, God gave us the sacraments as a gift to help us in our walk with him.