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St. Germaine: Patroness of the Abused and Disabled JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 15, 2017 ... in winter, when she was being chased by her stepmother who accused her of stealing bread, she opened her apron and fresh summer flowers fell out. She offered the flowers to her stepmother as a sign of forgiveness. Eventually, the adults of the village began to realize the special holiness of this poor, crippled shepherdess. Germaine's parents eventually offered her a place back in their house, but she chose to remain in her humble place outside. Just as the villagers were realizing the beauty ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-germaine-patroness-abused-disabled/

Go Nuts 'OD'S BLOG! - June 5, 2017 ... Church, Geel. We hear of Dymphna first in the 13th century. But by then her local cult was said to be well-established. There had already been, the chronicler asserts, a history of miraculous healings of the mad (Wikipedia). She was believed to have actually lived in the seventh century, in Ireland. Devotional image of St. Dymphna I have written of Saint Dymphna before. Here is her story, in brief: In the seventh century, in what is now County Tyrone, Ireland, a small kingdom ...http://odsblog.blogspot.com/2017/06/go-nuts.html

St. Boniface: Apostle of Germany JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 4, 2017 June 5 is the memorial of St. Boniface, bishop and martyr. He was chosen by God to become Germany's great apostle and patron. St. Boniface is the patron of: brewers, file cutters, and tailors. St. Boniface was born in Devonshire, England, around 680. Known as the apostle of Germany, Boniface was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot to devote his life to the conversion of the Germanic tribes. It was a slow and dangerous task; his life ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-boniface-apostle-germany/

Saint Joan of Arc, "The Maid of Orléans" BIG C CATHOLICS - May 29, 2017 ... despite the obvious differences in culture, two things regarding this saint remain constant. The first is her willingness to respond to God, and the second is her commitment to persevere in that response no matter how high the cost. Joan was the youngest of five children, born into a comfortable peasant family in the region of Domremy-Greux, France, in 1412. Until the age of 13, there was nothing that set her apart from her peers, nor hinted at the life she ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/05/saint-joan-of-arc-maid-of-orleans.html

St. Philip Neri: Patron Saint of Joy JEAN M. HEIMANN - May 26, 2017 ... changed his life. He left his relative's home and set out for Rome, as he had a vision that he had a mission to fulfill there. He left without money or a specific plan, trusting in God's providence. In Rome, he found shelter in the home of Galeotto Caccia who offered him an attic and a few basic necessities in exchange for tutoring his two sons. During his first two years there, he lived as a recluse, spending time in prayer and eating small meals. Then, for the next three years, he studied ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/05/st-philip-neri-patron-saint-joy/

Novena: Prelude MAN WITH BLACK HAT - May 25, 2017 http://manwithblackhat.blogspot.com/2017/05/novena-prelude.html

Saint John Bosco Champion for the Young - Emily Beata Marsh - Encounter the Saints Series BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE - May 20, 2017 Saint John Bosco Champion for the Young Encounter the Saints Series Emily Beata Marsh FSP Wayne Alfano (Illustrator ) Pauline Books and Media ISBN 9780819890450 eISBN 9780819890467 ASIN B017S0ZN3S This is the third book in the Encounter the Saints series that I have read and it will not be the last. This is an amazing series. And even though this series was written for children, geared to the pre-teen and teen market, these are such good reads I really ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookReviewsAndMore/~3/MXlE5TTHLx0/saint-john-bosco-champion-for-young.html

Cardinal: Consecrate Russia to "Immaculate Heart of Mary" BYZANTINE, TEXAS - May 19, 2017 ... much more than the ending of world wars, and the physical calamities that Our Lady of Fatima predicted. "As horrible as are the physical chastisements associated with man's disobedient rebellion before God, infinitely more horrible are the spiritual chastisements for they have to do with the fruit of grievous sin: eternal death," he said. He expressed agreement with one of the foremost Fatima scholars, Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité, who said that the promised triumph of the ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2017/05/cardinal-consecrate-russia-to.html

Saint Simon Stock: Recipient of the Brown Scapular JEAN M. HEIMANN - May 16, 2017 The saint of the day for May 16, Saint Simon Stock, was born in Aylesford in County Kent, England in 1165. Although we know little about Simon Stock's early life, tradition has it that starting at age twelve, he lived as a hermit. He received the name "stock" because he lived in the hollowed trunk or stock of an oak tree. He ate herbs, roots, and wild apples and drank only water. In 1212, he joined the Carmelites and three years later, he was appointed ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/05/saint-simon-stock-recipient-brown-scapular/

The Holy Family: A Triple Threat PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - May 16, 2017 ... Mary, pure and lowly, Virgin mothjer undefiled. Sing of God's own Son most holy, Who became her little child. Fairest child of fairest mother, God the Lord who came to earth; Word made flesh, our very brother, Takes our nature by His birth. Sing of Mary, pure and spotless, Born to bear the Holy Child; Blest was she, to do God's bidding, Blessed, gentle, meek and mild. Blessed, too, was good Saint Joseph, Foster father to the Lord; Let us praise God's Holy Family Who brought ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-holy-family-triple-threat.html

The King's Prey: Saint Dymphna of Ireland {Sponsored Giveaway} SHOWER OF ROSES - May 15, 2017 ... introduce you all to the brand new book that has just been written and released by author Susan Peek about this holy saint and give away a copy to one of my visitors ! During our correspondence the author shared: "I really, really feel Saint Dymphna needs to be known in this day and age of such widespread depression and stress. She is the patron saint of so many things: mental illness, emotional disorders, depression, nervous ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/uESMLYMuG84/saint-dymphna.html

Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker BIG C CATHOLICS - April 30, 2017 May 1st, the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. In 1955, Pope Pius XII established the feast with the hope that it would accentuate the dignity of labor. St. Joseph shows us that work when offered to God, no matter how mundane, routine or seemingly unspiritual, is of great value. Whenever people labor to support themselves and their families, they're fulfilling the same responsibilities that St. Joseph had in protecting and supporting Mary and Jesus. ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/04/feast-of-saint-joseph-worker.html

St. Joseph the Worker ATONEMENTONLINE - April 30, 2017 http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2017/04/st-joseph-worker.html

St. Catherine of Siena ATONEMENTONLINE - April 29, 2017 St. Catherine was born in Siena in the year 1347, and she was the last of 25 children born to her parents. Her father was a wealthy man in the business of dying wool. From her earliest life, Catherine was a different kind of child, spiritually sensitive, and being part of such a large family, she liked to find times when she could be alone with God. It was at the age of six that she had some sort of vision near the Church of San Domenico in Siena. From that moment onward, ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2017/04/st-catherine-of-siena.html

Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church CATHOLIC HOTDISH - April 28, 2017 St. Catherine was born in Siena, Italy, in 1347, the youngest of twenty-five children. As a young girl she had a vigorous spiritual life, and her mystical experiences began at age six when she reported her first vision when Jesus appeared to her along with Peter, Paul, and John. When Catherine was sixteen, her parents insisted that she prepare for marriage. Catherine steadfastly refused, cut off her long hair, and reserved herself completely for Jesus. In an effort to ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatholicHotdish/~3/CZUSovAo9-k/

St. Zita of Lucca, Patron Saint of Housekeepers JEAN M. HEIMANN - April 27, 2017 April 27 is the feast of St. Zita of Lucca (1212-72), the patron saint of housekeepers, domestic servants, and waitresses. She is also invoked to help find lost keys. She was born in Tuscany, Italy in the village of Monsagrati. Zita came from a poor, but deeply pious family. To help support the family, she became a maid of a wealthy family, Fatinelli, in the nearby Tuscan city of Lucca, serving them loyally for 48 years. A member of the Third Order of ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/04/st-zita-lucca-patron-saint-housekeepers/

St Gemma Galgani COMMUNIO - April 11, 2017 For years I have been intrigued by today's saint, Gemma Galgani. Several of my friends have a devotion to Galgani, yet she has basically remained a name for me until now. It is an interesting event that her feast day this is not on Holy Saturday as when she died, but it is during the week we call great and holy. One striking thing is that St. Gemma was not a professed member of the Passionist Order yet she intimately linked to its spiritual patrimony. A biographer writes, ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2017/04/st-gemma-galgani/

John Baptist De La Salle: Patron Saint of Teachers JEAN M. HEIMANN - April 7, 2017 The saint of the day for April 7 is St. John Baptist de la Salle, father of modern education and the patron saint of teachers. He is known for promoting and reforming Christian education, especially among the poor. John Baptist de la Salle was born at Rheims in France in 1651. He was the oldest of ten children in a noble family. After ordination to the priesthood, he devoted himself to the education of boys and the founding ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/04/john-baptist-de-la-salle-patron-saint-teachers/

Saint of the Day: John Baptist De La Salle DA MIHI ANIMAS - April 7, 2017 ... Schools. His enterprise met opposition from the ecclesiastical authorities who resisted the creation of a new form of religious life, a community of consecrated laymen to conduct gratuitous schools "together and by association." The educational establishment resented his innovative methods and his insistence on gratuity for all, regardless of whether they could afford to pay. Nevertheless De La Salle and his Brothers succeeded in creating a network of quality schools throughout France that ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2017/04/saint-of-day-john-baptist-de-la-salle.html

Saint John the Baptist De La Salle, Patron of Teachers BIG C CATHOLICS - April 6, 2017 April 7th, is the optional memorial for Saint John Baptist de la Salle. He was born at Rheims, France in 1651, became a member of the cathedral chapter at Rheims when he was sixteen, and was ordained a priest in 1678. Soon after ordination he was put in charge of a girls' school, and in 1679 he met Adrian Nyel, a layman who wanted to open a school for boys. Two schools were started, and Canon de la Salle became dedicated to the field of education. He took an interest in ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/04/saint-john-baptist-de-la-salle-patron.html

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