The Faithful Wellspring

Reintroducing the Faith to the St. Tarcissus Parish Community

Christ has risen alleluia! May you all have a wonderful and blessed Easter. Chrystus zmartwychwstał alleluja! Niech wszyscy mają wspaniałe i błogosławione Wielkanoc.

Current Events History Holiday

“But may God, who grants pardon and loves to save man, in his goodness, give strength to us and make prosperous the Holy See.” ~Pope Alexander VI (Material for a History of Pope Alexander VI, Peter de Roo) The Origins   The Papacy is an institution that dates back two-thousand years into history. Throughout its lifetime, thus far, two-hundred sixty-six (266) men were invested with the title of Supreme Pontiff of the   Read More ...

History Musings Reflections

“Be obedient to the bishop and to one another, as Jesus Christ was in the flesh to the Father, and the apostles to Christ and to the Father and to the Spirit, so that there may be unity in flesh and in spirit.”

St. Ignatius of Antioch (c. 30-98/107 A.D.)

Reflections

“If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these people’s; even though some of them still look down on me.” ~St. Patrick of Ireland St. Patrick is one of the most recognizable and well-know Catholic figures throughout the known world, especially within Christendom. His visage rivals those of St. Nicholas of Myra (a.k.a. Santa Claus) and/or St. Valentine, at least in   Read More ...

Reflections

St. Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968)

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, O.F.M. Cap (1887-1968)

Quotes

“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt The complexities of life are truly awe-inspiring. It’s often stated, usually at the end of an excruciatingly tiring day, just how barely we made it through it all. Indeed, life, and particularly mankind, is an extraordinarily   Read More ...

Musings Reflections

“Look at His adorable Face. Look at His glazed and sunken eyes. Look at His wounds. Look Jesus in the Face. There, you will see how much He loves us.” ~St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Describing the Holy Infant Jesus)

History Quotes

Pope Benedict XV

Giacomo Paolo Giovanni Battista Della Chiesa (Pope Benedict XV)

History Quotes

“I swear I will faithfully, loyally and honourably serve the Supreme Pontiff [Francis] and his legitimate successors, and also dedicate myself to them with all my strength, sacrificing if necessary also my life to defend them.” ~Papal Guard Commitment of Loyalty (Source: Vatican.va)  We see them so often; whether it’s  in still images, films (fictional or non), graphic-novels or other illustrative formats, and referenced or alluded to in various written novels/stories; that they are practically   Read More ...

History Musings

“I claim there ain’t Another Saint As great as Valentine.” ~Ogden Nash   St. Valentine’s Day. The day when all lovers of the world unite to (re)connect with their partners–married, engaged, courting, or wish-to-be courting–to (re)state their admiration and affections towards them. Women will get showered with gifts of various kinds; whether they be a bouquet of roses–perhaps if you’re a maverick you’ll get her flowers that she particularly enjoys–along with a heart-shaped   Read More ...

Reflections