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St. Boniface, Apostle of Germany DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 5, 2014 The following comes from American Catholic: Boniface, known as the apostle of the Germans, was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot to devote his life to the conversion of the Germanic tribes. Two characteristics stand out: his Christian orthodoxy and his fidelity to the pope of Rome. How absolutely necessary this orthodoxy and fidelity were is borne out by the conditions he found on his first missionary journey in 719 at the request of Pope Gregory ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/06/st-boniface-apostle-of-germany.html
They Prayed—and They "PUSHed." FATHER RAY'S 'OTHER' CORNER - June 1, 2014 ... marriage—you know the list. And they see absolutely, positively nothing wrong with supporting these things. They're completely ignorant (perhaps willfully so) of the meaning of this very important sacrament that they once received. And so they're not witnesses TO Christ; they're actually anti-witnesses to Jesus Christ in the modern world! They need prayers. Lots of them!—prayers that they will open their hearts to the gift they once received on the day they were confirmed. Speaking ...http://fatherrays.blogspot.com/2014/06/they-prayedand-they-pushed.html
The Apostle of the Rockies: Fr. Pierre-Jean De Smet, SJ CRISIS MAGAZINE - May 22, 2014 ... Americans is but one example of the harvest yielded by the seeds of faith planted by Pierre De Smet. When De Smet was born, January 30, 1801, Belgium was a devoutly Catholic land, the fertile soil that would nourish a bumper crop of saintly missionaries. Father Charles Nerinckx was already working in Kentucky, one of a handful of priests serving the Catholics scattered across the American frontier. Before returning to his native country on one of his ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/Yjnx2Vq-1PM/the-apostle-of-the-rockies-fr-pierre-jean-de-smet-sj
FAQ on Saints AGGIE CATHOLICS - April 24, 2014 A Saint is someone who has died that the Catholic Church declares is now in heaven. This is what we might call a Saint with a capital "S". Those of us in the grace of God here on earth might be called saints with a small "s". This is because the word "saint" can be used in different ways. St. Paul frequently refers to those he writes his letters to as "saints". This is merely someone who lives in the grace of God. With that being said, ...http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2014/04/faq-on-saints.html