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Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Pentecost Illumines the Night THESE STONE WALLS - May 11, 2016 ... spirit she is, was eclipsed by the sorrowful mysteries of the poor to whom she devoted her life. The images of her presence among the poor, the disfigured, the utterly broken and rejected – even the despised – have always been part of the background landscape of my life as a priest, but to be honest I could never bring myself to linger on those scenes. They were just too painful. They always left me with a sense of inadequacy as a priest, afraid to look upon the broken too long ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/dkEQfOUkEKg/

Feast of St. Joseph - The Most Forgotten Saint! BATTLE BEADS BLOG - March 19, 2016 St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal church is commemorated on On March 19. He is one of the most important Saints 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 him patron and protector of the universal family of the ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2014/03/patron-of-universal-church-st.html

Temper and Turning the Other Cheek JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - March 18, 2016 ... it's possible, I simply need to work on it. Anyway, that's it for now. Sorry for the ongoing gaps between posts; I've been busier (with important things) lately and haven't had the concentration (due to the stress) or the time (poor time management at times) to either write or even read the books I have from the library. That crazy, folks! I think I may have something up for St. Joseph's feast day tomorrow since he is my patron saint for the ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2016/03/temper-and-turning-other-cheek.html

St. Clement Mary Hofbauer: Apostle of Vienna CATHOLIC FIRE - March 16, 2016 ... served that city. He is a co-patron saint of both Vienna and Warsaw. John, the name he was given at Baptism, was born in 1751, to a poor family in Moravia [now known as the Czech Republic], the ninth of twelve children. Although he desired to be a priest, the family did not have the money for him to attend the seminary, so he became an apprentice in a bakery at the age of 16. At 19, he went to work in the bakery of a monastery. At that time, ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/03/st-clement-mary-hofbauer-apostle-of.html

Easter Symbols :: More Easter Basket Stuffers & Catholic Gift Ideas {Plus a Basketful of Giveaways!} SHOWER OF ROSES - March 14, 2016 ... representing their patron saints and inspired by the various Easter symbols: Cross, Lamb, Bread of Life, Lily, Egg, Butterfly, Peacock, and Bells. Below you will find an explanation for each of the Easter Symbols, along with some Easter basket stuffers and gift ideas for each of the Easter symbols as well. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of 20 prizes from my generous sponsors with a combined value of over ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/pFOLzFbPhno/easter-symbols.html

St. John of God ATONEMENTONLINE - March 7, 2016 ... 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/2016/03/st-john-of-god.html

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus ATONEMENTONLINE - February 29, 2016 Happy St. David's Day, as the title of this post says. My Welsh ancestors would want me to make mention of our great patron for his feast day, which is March 1st. Following is an excerpt from an anonymous account of the saint: Saint David, or Dewi Sant, as he is known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. He was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. During his life, ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2016/02/dydd-gwyl-dewi-hapus.html

Sister Josephine Carney Funeral: Memories Are Seeds of Hope HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - February 26, 2016 ... years of her physical decline, and especially at the end of her life. But I'm at least entitled to thank them—and especially Sister Mary Ellen King—for the love and care they showed for me during these past weeks. Despite her long years, Sister Jo's death is a great loss to me, and sharing time at her bedside with Sister Mary Ellen and other Sisters lightened the sorrow considerably. *** Memories are seeds of hope. Like the aging Apostle John, Sister Josephine repeated a single ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/02/sister-josephine-carney-funeral.html

Lent All Year Round? CRISIS MAGAZINE - February 10, 2016 ... souls: "the accumulation of constant novelties exalts a superficiality" that makes it "difficult to pause and recover depth in life"; he observes that "a constant flood of new products coexists with a tedious monotony" (LS, 113). He calls for "a bold cultural revolution" to overturn a "use and throw away logic" (114, 123) for "a constant flood of new consumer goods can baffle the heart and prevent us from cherishing each thing and each moment" (222). In the section "Towards a New Lifestyle," ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/aQ3q1TsBGbA/lent-all-year-round