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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 would be called to ...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 ... began speaking of his conversion, which dramatically 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 ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/05/st-philip-neri-patron-saint-joy/

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/

St. Garbhan of Clonshambo and Athgarvan THE CATHOLIC HERITAGE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND - May 14, 2017 ... Cluenseannbo set down. Which of the saints of that name was patron here it is not easy to determine. St. Patrick having preached the Gospel in this locality, gives probability to the supposition, that St. German, Bishop of Auxerre, the great spiritual guide under whose direction our National Saint prepared himself for the future Apostleship of Ireland, some say, for 14 years, others, for so many as 30 years, - is meant. Another opinion is that St. German, ...http://catholicheritage.blogspot.com/2017/05/st-garbhan-of-clonshambo-and-athgarvan.html