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The Church Triumphant: Spotlight on St. Isidore the Farmer LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - March 24, 2015 ... dedicate the remainder of their lives to God, and they chose to live as brother and sister. During the course of his daily labors, Isidore wanted to make his work sacred by prayer and attending Mass. His fellow workers felt that he was being lazy by slipping off to attend Mass and, in their opinion, sticking them with extra work, so they informed their boss of his actions. When his boss came to check on the situation, he found angels plowing the field in ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-church-triumphant-spotlight-on-st.html

Lessons From Elusive St. Joseph JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - March 19, 2015 ... little is known about him and his life), I'd get sidetracked and/or another saint would come to mind. This was the same pattern I had for years, until doubt came to mind and I began to understand St. Joseph a bit more. I don't remember exactly what I was questioning at the time (odds are that it was either about my vocation or my career path) but I remember feeling unsettled by the indecision and doubt I had. "Who is the patron saint against ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/03/learning-from-elusive-st-joseph.html

Feast of St. Joseph - The Most Forgotten Saint! BATTLE BEADS BLOG - March 19, 2015 Patron of the Universal Church St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal church is commemorated on On March 19. He is one of the most important Saint in the Catholic Church, second to the Blessed Mother. He was faithful, patient man, obedient to the demands of God and willingly accepted the hardships. St. Matthew calls him "a just man", illustrated by his loyalty in protecting and providing for his family. In 1870, Pius IX declared ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2014/03/patron-of-universal-church-st.html

St. John of God ATONEMENTONLINE - March 8, 2015 ... jokes, and even stones and mud from the townspeople and their children. Some friends took him to a hospital for the insane. Eventually, the priest who had preached the sermon that had affected John so much, came to see him, and told him that he had gone on like this enough, so John was moved to a better part of the hospital, and where he was free to move about. Although still a patient, he began to help the other sick people around him. In fact, this experience made him decide to start his own ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2015/03/st-john-of-god.html

SAINT TIELO IN WALES AND SAINT SCHOLASTICA IN ITALY: TWO MONASTIC SAINTS by Abbot Paul at Llandaff Anglican Cathedral &# MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - February 16, 2015 ... heaven and heard the angels sing. He became immediately aware of his unworthiness and confessed that he was a sinner, a man of unclean lips. With a live coal his sin is taken away and his iniquity purged. Only then could he proclaim, "Here I am, Lord, send me." We don't know the details of St Teilo's vocation, that moment that takes your breath away and you realise that you have been chosen by God for a ministry for which you are totally unprepared and utterly unworthy. But St Teilo knew the ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/02/saint-tielo-in-wales-and-saint.html

Frying Tonight... COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - February 5, 2015 ... AIDS.' 8) Church obsessed with sex - not us, with our permissive attitudes: no we have a healthy attitude - we like it, it's fun, it's jolly, it's a primary impulse...' 9) the wealth of the Church, its power, and self-justification: the Gallilean Carpenter would be kicked out... -- Where does one start? For someone who begins by saying he will martial facts, I think Fry could have looked a little more carefully at his history, rather than swallowing whole whatever antiCatholic bile he can ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2015/02/frying-tonight.html

Saint John Bosco: Hero of Youth CATHOLIC FIRE - January 30, 2015 ... complete the farm chores previously performed by their father to support the family. At age nine, John had a vision that foretold his vocation. In the dream, he was encircled by a crowd of boys who were fighting and cursing. He tried to calm them, first by reasoning with them, then by hitting them. Suddenly, a mysterious lady appeared, who directed him, "Softly, softly…if you wish to win them! Take your shepherds staff if you wish to lead them to pasture." Her words transformed the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/01/saint-john-bosco-hero-of-youth.html

St. André Bessette ATONEMENTONLINE - January 5, 2015 ... believed that was because this was the place where he should have been all along. The Holy Cross Brothers took him into the novitiate but soon found out what others had learned – as hard as Alfred (now Brother André) wanted to work, he simply wasn't strong enough. They asked him to leave the order, but André, out of desperation again, appealed to a visiting bishop who promised him that André would stay and take his vows as a Religious ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2015/01/st-andre-bessette.html

I'm Back, and I Don't Even Know Where to Start!! LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - January 5, 2015 ... wrong side of her little stuffed animal infested bed, and then refused to wear the Christmas Eve dress my mom bought for her. She left the house with a pouty face. Henry was in good spirits, but you know, this is Henry's excited face: Looks like he's about to undergo involuntary medical testing :0 For my part, I was wearing a black velvet dress and a snowflake necklace that I made just for the occasion: No photo of me *in* said items, Anne was making me too stressed for selfies. :0 But off we ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/01/im-back-and-i-dont-even-know-where-to.html

St. Amand and King Dagobert of the Franks ALIENS IN THIS WORLD - January 2, 2015 St. Amand (aka St. Amandus) was a great missionary of the 600's and 700's. He did mission work in what is today France, Belgium, Eastern European Slavic settlements along the Danube, and in the Basque country between France and Spain. He was a busy man. He came from a well-to-do family in Brittany but at the age of twenty, he decided to go off and be a hermit on an island. When his father got mad at him and threatened to cut him out of the will, he told him that like ...http://suburbanbanshee.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/st-amand-and-king-dagobert-of-the-franks/

Venerable Matthew Talbot Conversion Story ┬áVENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - December 18, 2014 ... alcoholic, Matt's god was the bottle, and his altar was a bar" (McGrane, 2006). Yet, as is the case for many heroic saints whose vigor for self transforms into pining for God, Matt's zeal for drinking quickly and permanently became transformed into a thirst for God. He realized that God alone could slake his eternal thirst, and returning to the sacraments was grace enough for Matt to tackle withdrawals and long-term sobriety. A striking feature of Matt's conversion is that his life did not ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2014/12/venerable-matthew-talbot-conversion.html

Announcing! Roses in the Snow (illustrated by Lydia Grace) PONDERED IN MY HEART - December 6, 2014 Lydia's new book is here! Lydia has been hard at work for many months illustrating Dessi Jackson's latest saint story, one very near and dear to our hearts: Roses in the Snow: A Tale of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. It is a pleasure to be able to announce it today on the Feast of St. Nicholas, patron of all children. Roses in the Snow tells the tale of a little Hungarian girl preparing to celebrate ...http://ponderedinmyheart.typepad.com/pondered_in_my_heart/2014/12/announcing-roses-in-the-snow-illustrated-by-lydia-grace.html

Saint of the Day: Nicholas of Myra DA MIHI ANIMAS - December 6, 2014 Today is the Feast of St. Nicholas! Here is the info from the Patron Saints Index: Priest. Abbot. Bishop of Myra, Lycia (modern Turkey). Generous to the poor, and special protector of the innocent and wronged. Many stories grew up around him prior to his becoming associated with Santa Claus. Some examples Upon hearing that a local man had fallen on such hard times that he was planning to sell his daughters into prostitution, Nicholas went by night to the ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/12/saint-of-day-nicholas-of-myra.html