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Saint Clare of Assisi, Virgin and Foundress BIG C CATHOLICS - August 10, 2017 ... avail. In fact, eventually, two of Clare's sisters and her widowed mother would follow her into consecrated life, joining the Second Order of St. Francis. The nuns of the new religious Order were especially dedicated to extreme poverty and prayer. Secluded from the world, they went without shoes, slept on the ground and obtained from meat: subsiding only on the donations they received. The chapel of San Damiano, which St. Francis had repaired in response to ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/08/saint-clare-of-assisi-virgin-and.html

What's a Sister or Nun Today? ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC BLOGGERS - August 9, 2017 ... to offer her whole life to him. She follows Jesus and imitates him usually by making the three vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. She belongs to a particular congregation founded for a certain purpose and marked by a charism, that is, a special gift for the benefit of the whole Church. Congregations can be devoted to social action, promoting life, giving retreats, missionary work, or publishing. Others focus on the traditional ministries of teaching and ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2017/08/whats-sister-or-nun-today.html

Saint Peter Julian Eymard: Apostle of the Eucharist JEAN M. HEIMANN - August 3, 2017 ... the strength for the journey of life. Saint Peter Julian Eymard was born to a poor family in La Mure d'Isère in southeastern France near Grenoble. From early childhood he led a holy life and demonstrated an intense devotion to the Eucharist. One day, five-year-old Peter Julian Eymard secretly strayed from his family home. His sister and half-sister looked everywhere for the boy and finally found him in the parish church, standing on a stool near the ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/08/saint-peter-julian-eymard-apostle-eucharist/

St. Eusebius of Vercelli ATONEMENTONLINE - August 1, 2017 ... became a member of the Roman clergy under Pope Julius. Consecrated for the see of Vercelli in 344, he gathered his clergy into a community life, founding also the dioceses of Turin and Embrun. In 355, he attended the Council of Milan as legate of Pope Liberius, which defended St. Athanasius against those Western bishops intimidated by the emperor. When Eusebius was ordered along with other bishops to condemn Athanasius, he refused, insisting instead that they ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2017/08/st-eusebius-of-vercelli.html

St. Eusebius of Vercelli, Martyr, Defender of the Faith BIG C CATHOLICS - August 1, 2017 ... member of the Roman clergy under Pope Julius. Consecrated for the see of Vercelli in 344, he gathered his clergy into a community life, founding also the dioceses of Turin and Embrun. In 355, he attended the Council of Milan as legate of Pope Liberius, which defended St. Athanasius against those Western bishops intimidated by the emperor. When Eusebius was ordered along with other bishops to condemn Athanasius, he refused, insisting instead that they all sign ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/08/st-eusebius-of-vercelli-martyr-defender.html

What Breakdancing Priests and the Incarnation Share in Common - Both Can Be Scandalous. REFLECTIONS AND RUMINATIONS - July 30, 2017 http://frlukefong.blogspot.com/2017/07/what-breakdancing-priests-and.html

A Love Louder Than Noise WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD - July 27, 2017 The New York Times and National Post recently discovered the "trend" of young women entering religious orders to become nuns. Marlena Loughheed didn't need to read the news. She listened to her heart, and shares with Convivium why she answered the call to consecrated life. A Love Louder Than Noise Convivium Magazinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/oOuOI/~3/Grb5RNWcYMc/a-love-louder-than-noise.html

Saint James the Greater, Apostle, "Son of Thunder" BIG C CATHOLICS - July 24, 2017 ... flourished on the shores of the Galilean Sea. The Galilean origin of St. James in part explains the energy of temper and the vehemence of character which earned for him and St. John the name Boanerges, or "sons of thunder". Galileans were the fiercest defenders of the Jewish nation. When John the Baptist proclaimed the coming of the Messiah, St. John became a disciple and was directed to "the Lamb of God". Later, he brought his brother James to Jesus. The call of St. James is found in Matthew, ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/07/saint-james-greater-apostle-son-of.html

St. Macrina the Younger: Virgin and Ascetic JEAN M. HEIMANN - July 19, 2017 ... monastery of women and men founded by Basil. Kissing an iron crucifix that held the relics of the Cross of the Savior, which she always had close to her, St. Macrina the Younger died peacefully in the year 379. She was buried beside her parents. The post St. Macrina the Younger: Virgin and Ascetic appeared first on Jean M. Heimann ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/07/st-macrina-younger-virgin-ascetic/

Deacon Bob's Homily for Corpus Christi CATHOLIC FAITH AND REFLECTIONS - July 18, 2017 ... world could renew the earth if every day they fervently prayed that prayer and took Jesus into themselves in Holy Communion and become who they receive. We could change the world for we would be united to Christ and to each other, and Jesus would work through us unhindered. We would become one body in Christ, united to each other and with God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. We celebrate today the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi. There are two important ...http://bob.yerhot.org/2017/07/deacon-bobs-homily-for-corpus-christi/

PRECIOUS BLOOD. - The TWO DRINKS of CHRIST on Holy Week. GLORIA OLIVAE - July 2, 2017 ... Precious Blood of Christ, we will momentarily separate the host from the wine and look only at the wine. At the last Supper Christ drank wine and consecrated it to become His Body and Blood. So, the consecrated Wine is the Body and Blood of Christ. This is what the apostles drank that symbolized their intense union with the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church. This is a guarantee of salvation; that the apostles had worthily and voluntarily received the Body ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2017_07_01_archive.html#8814128726497974944

Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord 2017 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LATIN MASS - July 1, 2017 ... ills of this life on earth, that we may enjoy its everlasting fruit in heaven. Through the same. Collect. Mass of the Most Precious Blood of Our ...http://knightsofcolumbuslatinmass.blogspot.com/2017/07/feast-of-most-precious-blood-of-our.html

Living in the Present Moment REFLECTIONS OF AN RSCJ - June 19, 2017 ... just a way of helping us to focus on the Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Whenever we go to the Chapel, we are in the Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist as we keep consecrated hosts in the tabernacle. That is why every Catholic Church will have a sanctuary lamp burning to remind us that Jesus is really present here in the Eucharist. Now I did promise to share from my retreat so let me start with a quote I like from Thich Mhat Hanh: "Life is available only ...http://reflectionsofanrscj.blogspot.com/2017/06/living-in-present-moment.html

Itala Mela Beatified COMMUNIO - June 17, 2017 ... the entire Church, but in particular for the laity. In fact, Cardinal Amato said in his homily, "Society needs secular holiness, education, economics, family, politics. The world needs lay saints." Blessed Itala, pray for ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2017/06/itala-mela-beatified/

Metropolitan Antonio (Chedraoui) Has Reposed in the Lord BYZANTINE, TEXAS - June 14, 2017 ( Antiochian.org ) - "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live." John 11:25 His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch, the Holy Synod of Antioch, and the Archdiocese of North America announce with great regret the departure to the house of the Lord of Metropolitan Antonio Chedraoui on the morning of June 14, 2017. His Eminence was born in the City of Tripoli, Lebanon, on January 17, 1932. He received his Bachelor of Arts ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2017/06/metropolitan-antonio-chedraoui-has.html

Risking One's Life to Worship and Serve God Alone in Suburban Catholic Detroit GOD IS AT WORK IN YOU! - June 10, 2017 ... BLOOD AND THE BLOOD OF HIS PEOPLE ON THE CONSECRATED HANDS OF HIS EMASCULATED AND WEAK KNEED LEADERS INSTEAD OF THEIR HANDS BEING TRANSPIERCED WITH HIS SACRED HANDS AS ONE ON THE CROSS THERE ON MOUNT CALVARY. ...http://godisatworkinyou.blogspot.com/2017/06/risking-ones-life-to-worship-and-serve.html

St. Boniface: Apostle of Germany JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 4, 2017 ... a slow and dangerous task; his life was in constant peril, while his flock was often reduced to abject poverty by wandering bands of robbers. Yet his courage never failed. He began with Bavaria and Thuringia, next visited Friesland, and then passed on to Hesse and Saxony, everywhere destroying the idol temples and raising churches in their place. After being recalled to Rome and consecrated bishop by the Pope, he returned to extend and organize the rising ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-boniface-apostle-germany/

The 'Other' Prayer of Pope Leo the XIII - No Longer in Official Use ... ABBEY ROADS - June 4, 2017 On June 11, 1899, in communion with the bishops of the world, Leo XIII consecrated the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Most sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thine altar. We are Thine, and Thine we wish to be; but, to be more surely united with Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy most Sacred Heart. Many indeed have never known Thee; many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-other-prayer-of-pope-leo-xiii-no.html

Saint Boniface, "The Apostle of the Germans" BIG C CATHOLICS - June 4, 2017 ... continued his missionary activity with renewed zeal. On an eminence near the village of Geismar on the Eder, he felled a giant oak that the people honored as the national sanctuary of the god Thor. Boniface used the wood to build a chapel in honor of Saint Peter. This courageous act assured the eventual triumph of the Gospel in Germany. The resident clergy and the priests dwelling at the court, whose unworthy lives needed censure, were constantly creating difficulties. Nevertheless Boniface ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/saint-boniface-apostle-of-germans.html

Are Consecrated Virgins More Lay Than Religious Women? COVENANT WITH CHRIST ! - May 30, 2017 The history of Religious Life during the recent centuries, shows that some of the founders intended their communities to have greater interaction with the world through apostolic activities. Some of them did not see the vocational commitments in the form of 3 evangelical counsels. However, pressure from authorities in the Church led most of them to embrace the regimented lifestyle ofhttp://ocvnewevangelisation.blogspot.com/2017/05/are-consecrated-virgins-more-lay-than.html

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