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St. Jane Frances De Chantal CATHOLIC FIRE - August 11, 2015 August 12 is the optional memorial of St. Jane Frances de Chantal, the foundress of the Order of the Visitation of Mary. Biography Jane Frances Fremiot was born on January 23, 1572, into a prominent and prosperous family of Dijon, in France. Her father was the president of the parliament and a wealthy landowner; her mother, who died in childbirth when Jane was about eighteen months old, was a descendant of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. By the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-jane-frances-de-chantal.html
New Revelations on a Little-Known Aspect of Daniel A. Lord, S.J.'S Life THE DAWN PATROL - July 23, 2015 ... Life (St. Louis, MO: The Queen's Work, 1934). He wrote it after his mother's death, because she had requested there be no monument upon her grave, so he decided to honor her wishes but also honor her with a literary monument. Iva Lord's request went beyond merely asking that her own grave be unmarked. As Father Lord relates in My Mother , in a conversation he had with her less than two weeks before her death, her stated desire was that, after her burial, the ...http://dawneden.blogspot.com/2015/07/new-revelation-on-little-known-chapter.html
Higher Thoughts VIDEO MELIORA, PROBOQUE; DETERIORA SEQUOR - June 15, 2015 From a biography of St. Anthony of Padua: In the mean time he inflamed his devotion by assiduous prayer and holy meditation, and nourished daily in his soul the strongest sentiments and affections of piety, without which means the heart is left spiritually dry, the usual consequence of studies whether sacred or profane unless prayer imparts to them its unction. * This below, quoting a saint from a seven deadly sins book, reminds me of how we have to religiously attribute all ...http://poncer.blogspot.com/2015/06/higher-thoughts.html
Pentecost IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - May 20, 2015 ... baptizing Jesus with a bowl of water at the River Jordan. The original tapestry is situated behind the baptismal font in the Los Angeles Cathedral. However, just a few days ago as we Jesuits gathered for evening liturgy, I noticed the rays of the setting sun falling upon the tapestry. The sunlight fell solely upon the water being poured on the head of Jesus. The effect was as if the water was on fire with the Holy Spirit. As the lector began the first reading, ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/05/pentecost.html
Pope Francis to Canonize a Levitating, Bilocating Carmelite Stigmatic, Among Others SERVANT AND STEWARD - May 16, 2015 ... Mary of Jesus Crucified Baouardy. I know next to nothing about the first three of these women, except that the first is French, the second is Italian, and the third is Palestinian, as is the fourth women. Having visited the tomb of the fourth woman during my pilgrimage to the Holy Land and having read a biography about her, I am happy to know a fair amount about her. Born on January 5, 1846, Mariam Baouardy seemed set apart by the Lord even ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/TptEWdGWDO0/pope-francis-to-canonize-levitating.html
Saint Peregrine Laziosi COMMUNIO - May 16, 2015 ... priest, and patron saint of those suffering with cancer, AIDS, and other serious diseases. Saint Peregrine was miraculously cured during his lifetime of cancer, through his devotion to the suffering Jesus on the Cross. Saint Peregrine is a reminder of the gracious love and healing of a personal relationship with Jesus. He is invoked today to intercede in the healing and comfort of those struggling against disease. Peregrine Laziosi was born into a wealthy ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/05/saint-peregrine-laziosi/