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Worth Revisiting - Have We Forgotten the Guilty One? HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION - September 20, 2016 ... Monsignor Hugh F. Blunt let us ask and answer - and find the guilty one: 'Who plaited the crown of thorns for His brow? Some Roman soldier, nameless now. Who hewed the Cross from the grim pine-tree? Some Jew - a carpenter - as was He. Who forged the nails He was fastened with? He knew no better - poor nameless smith. Nameless all! - for the sin and the shame were done by one who bears my name!' While Mary still stands at the foot of the cross and Jesus hangs upon it, it is ...http://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/2016/09/worth-revisiting-have-we-forgotten.html

St. Teresa of Calcutta: Model of Mercy and Charity CATHOLIC FIRE - September 5, 2016 oday marks the feast day of Saint Teresa of Calcutta - a beautiful servant of God who is one of our most celebrated mothers and a universal symbol of God's merciful and preferential love for the poor and forgotten. She has been widely known as both a model of mercy and of charity. There is no one more renowned for practicing the heroic virtue of charity than Blessed Teresa of Calcutta! A diminutive figure, just under five feet tall, she gave ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/09/st-teresa-of-calcutta-model-of-mercy.html

Top 10 Mercy Quotes of Pope Francis EDITOR's NOTE: Only two months ... MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - September 4, 2016 Top 10 Mercy Quotes of Pope Francis EDITOR's NOTE: Only two months into his papacy, Pope Francis has been eminently quotable. We've culled a few of our favorite quotes. If you have any you'd like to share, please do so in the comments section below. Enjoy! I think we too are the people who, on the one hand, want to listen to Jesus, but on the other hand, at times, like to find a stick to beat others with, to condemn others. And Jesus has this message for ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/09/top-10-mercy-quotes-of-pope-francis.html

Commemorating the Canonization of Mother Teresa {and "Works of Love Are Works of Peace" Giveaway!} SHOWER OF ROSES - September 3, 2016 ... born in 1910 into a regular family, like you or me, in modern day Macedonia in Southeast Europe. Her name was Anjezë, which is Agnus in English. When she was 18 years old, she felt called to be a nun, so she left home for Ireland and joined a religious order called the Sisters of Loreto. A nun will often choose a new name when she becomes a sister, and she took the name Sister Teresa, after St. Therese of Lisieux. She was sent to Calcutta, India, where she served as a teacher for many ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/Ma33xyvT-m0/mother-teresa.html

Rediscover Jesus - Matthew Kelly BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE - September 2, 2016 ... will you?" And that is what I am striving to do and what this book can challenge us all to do. This book has a prayer of transformation, I have started praying it regularly as a reminder: "Loving Father, Here I am. I trust that you have an incredible plan for me. Transform me. Transform my life. Everything is on the table. Take what you want to take and give what you want to give. Transform me into the person you created me to be, so I can live the life you you envision for me. I hold nothing ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookReviewsAndMore/~3/hF6WRDJZ_00/rediscover-jesus-an-invitation-matthew.html

St. Jeanne Jugan, Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor CATHOLIC FIRE - August 29, 2016 ... (1792 – 1879), also known as Sister Mary of the Cross. During the 19th century, she founded the Little Sisters of the Poor with the goal of imitating Christ's humility through service to elderly people in need. Born on Oct. 25, 1792 in a port city of the French region of Brittany, Jeanne Jugan grew up during the political and religious upheavals of the French Revolution. Four years after she was born, her father was lost at sea. Her mother struggled to provide for Jeanne ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-jeanne-jugan-foundress-of-little.html

St. Louis IX, King of France CATHOLIC FIRE - August 25, 2016 ... instruction from him in the Christian life. Louis brought justice to France. When, for example, a baron hanged three students for poaching rabbits, the King's response was firm. He forced the Baron to surrender his forest, imprisoned him for a time, fined him heavily, made him build a chapel in memory of each student, and ordered him to crusade for three years in Palestine. On one occasion, Louis learned of a count who had hanged three children for hunting rabbits in his woods. Louis had the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-louis-ix-king-of-france.html

Saint Rose of Lima CATHOLIC FIRE - August 23, 2016 August 23 is the feast of St. Rose of Lima, virgin, who became known for both her piety and her care of the poor. She is the patron saint of embroiderers, florists, gardeners, people ridiculed for their piety, and those who suffer from family problems. Isabella Flores de Oliva was born April 20, 1586 to a family of educated, but impoverished Spanish immigrants in Lima, Peru. At her confirmation, she took the name of Rose, because as an infant, her face had been seen ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/saint-rose-of-lima.html

Desiring Peace and Joy in Korean Society CATHOLIC AMERICAN EYES IN KOREA - August 7, 2016 ... word to express their sadness in what they see: 'Hell Joseon'( the period of the Joseon dynasty where the feudal system determined who got ahead). They see how many things they have to give up and their use of sarcasm shows this with the new words they coin. An individual before this mammoth power of money feels like a candle flame before the big wind that is blowing. Recently when hearing the speeches of the party leaders, at the 20th National Assembly, the sister felt a sense of peace in ...http://catholicamericaneyesinkorea.blogspot.com/2016/08/desiring-peace-and-joy-in-korean-society.html

Saint John Mary Vianney CATHOLIC FIRE - August 4, 2016 ... receive any formal education until he was 20 years old. While a student he was called for military service, and became a delinquent military recruit due to illness, and hid to escape Napoleon's police. As a seminarian, he had difficulty learning Latin, and twice failed the examinations required before ordination. He was finally ordained at the age of 30, but was thought to be so incompetent that he was placed under the direction of Fr. Balley, a holy priest in a neighboring village, for ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/saint-john-mary-vianney.html

Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Apostle of the Eucharist CATHOLIC FIRE - August 2, 2016 ... 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 tabernacle. When they anxiously questioned him about his mysterious disappearance, he answered simply, "I am here listening to Jesus." God called to Peter Julian to religious life at an early age. However, his father insisted that he take over the family business instead and refused to give his permission to allow Peter Julian to enter ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/saint-peter-julian-eymard-apostle-of.html

Thinking About the Joy of Martyrdom ... ABBEY ROADS - July 28, 2016 ... time ago and it was never returned.) I may have shared these quotes before, but it seems especially appropriate to do so once again today. Not surprisingly, the source is Coptic . + I think that they love God with all their soul who with a great desire to be in union with God,withdraw and separate their souls not only from the earthly body but also from every material thing that can keep them from God. Such men accept the putting away of the body of ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2016/07/thinking-about-joy-of-martyrdom.html

DOCAT, a Catechism for Youth of Catholic Social Doctrine, Introduced at World Youth Day INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - July 27, 2016 ... for using the DOCAT in a classroom setting, at home, or in small groups. An 8-page, full-color flyer offering details about DOCAT and the Study Guide is available in PDF format from the Ignatius Press website. Below is the full Introduction to DOCAT, written by the Holy Father, Pope Francis: Dear Young People! My predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, put into your hands a Youth Catechism, YOUCAT. Today I would like to commend to you another book, DOCAT, which contains the social doctrine of the ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2016/07/docat-a-catechism-for-youth-of-catholic-social-doctrine-introduced-at-world-youth-day.html

PART I - The GOOD SAMARITAN - TRUE Compassion and Mercy. GLORIA OLIVAE - July 8, 2016 ... is insanely in love with God. Then Christ said that these things must be done to enable anyone not to conform himself to the world which is a world of sin. Do you mean if I do not go home, sell all my possession, give them to the poor and follow Christ, I will not have everlasting life? If you don't do those things you will live a life in conformity with the world. And since the world has Lucifer as its prince you will be subject to this prince; you will do ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2016_07_01_archive.html#2290459683396720045

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria CATHOLIC FIRE - July 5, 2016 ... left to bring up her only son in the love of God and tenderness for the poor. As a child he gave his coat to a poor beggar who was shivering with cold. He studied philosophy and medicine at the Universities of Pavia and Padua and became a licensed physician in 1524, but was striving more earnestly to care for souls than to heal their material envelope. Sometimes when he was traveling as a doctor and found abandoned children, he assembled them ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/07/st-anthony-mary-zaccaria.html

Friday Flashback: The Role of Hate IN OTHER WORDS - June 17, 2016 ... today just as much as in the Bronze Age." And he concludes, in what I think is the most relevant sentence in the discussion, A civilization that can't summon up some pretty widespread hatred for a man who lines up little girs and shoots them in their heads, after having been foiled in an attempt to molest them, is a civilization with a spring broken somewhere. No question that hatred has been around for a long time, and is an essential part of human nature. But did Christ come to us to ...http://hadleyblog.blogspot.com/2016/06/friday-flashback-role-of-hate.html

St. Anthony of Padua: Doctor of the Church, Hammer of the Heretics, Wonder-Worker CATHOLIC FIRE - June 13, 2016 http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/st-anthony-of-padua-doctor-of-church.html

Seven Saint Quotes on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus CATHOLIC FIRE - June 3, 2016 On June 3, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus . Here are seven inspiring saint quotes for reflection on this beautiful feast day. 1. "The Heart of Jesus is an open heart. Spend your time there...It is not an ordinary school or a boarding school or a school for examinations, but it is a school of Jesus where you come to learn and to know the Heart of Jesus - where the teachers are His Mother and He. What have we to learn? To be meek and humble; if we ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/seven-saint-quotes-on-solemnity-of.html