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St. Thomas Aquinas: The Angelic Doctor CATHOLIC FIRE - January 27, 2016 January 28 is the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a 13th century Dominican priest, philosopher, and theologian. As a Doctor of the Church, he has been given the title "Angelic Doctor" and is the patron saint of apologists, Catholic schools, chastity, learning, philosophers, publishers, students, theologians, and universities. St. Thomas ranks among the greatest writers and theologians of all time. His most important work, the Summa Theologiae ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/01/st-thomas-aquinas-angelic-doctor.html
St. Angela of Foligno and Mercy ABBEY ROADS - January 6, 2016 ... and orphans' rather than being a busybody. One author suggested her chief sin was just that - being a busybody or 'gossip'. Perhaps. If so she'd be an excellent example for someone like me to imitate - spending so much time online as I do. Did I ever mention I'm embarrassed to admit to anyone that I have a blog? I also try to immediately change the conversation when someone brings it up. I'm ashamed of it - which is why I've subtitled it - 'the last days ...' That said - I ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2016/01/st-angela-of-foligno-and-mercy.html
Please Help Me Pick the Patron Saint for 2016! JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - December 23, 2015 It's that time of year again, dear readers. Yes, it's time to post the annual patron saint poll. For those you know who are new to this blog: the idea is to help me pick a patron saint for the blog in hopes that they can help me learn something new during the year. So far, whichever saint had won for each year has been incredibly relevant during that particular year. There is a twist to the poll this year: ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/12/please-help-me-pick-patron-saint-for.html
NYC Parade Chairman and Critic of St. Patrick Harvests Fetal Tissue CRISIS MAGAZINE - November 12, 2015 The new chairman of New York City's iconic Saint Patrick's Day Parade, who has proposed eliminating the honoring of Saint Patrick from the parade's bylaws, is "a director" of a foundation that financially supports medical experiments that use fetal tissue harvested from abortions and acquired for a fee from a company at the heart of the Planned Parenthood video scandal that has horrified the nation. Dr. John Lahey, who took control of the parade's board ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/U8U-ZyBOm28/nyc-parade-chairman-and-critic-of-st-patrick-harvests-fetal-tissue
How Do We Paint Disfigurement and Bodily Imperfections in Saints? NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - November 6, 2015 Blessed Margaret of Castello is the patron saint of unwanted and disabled children. Born in 14th century Italy, she was disfigured and neglected from birth by her wealthy parents. She was taken in by Dominican nuns when she was sixteen and became a member of their Third Order. Her story is both harrowing and inspiring: harrowing because of the suffering and cruelty she experienced; and inspiring because of her joy in life, which arose from her faith ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/crTxYFPTv1c/how-do-we-paint-disfigurement-and.html
Patron Saints: Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Heaven's Door THESE STONE WALLS - October 28, 2015 The gift of a patron saint is more than intercession for our woes. Saint Maximilian Kolbe reaches behind These Stone Walls with a call to action and contemplation. "Devotion to St. Maximilian Kolbe helps us face prison bravely. It doesn't deliver us from prison walls, but rather from their power to stifle our souls." ( These Stone Walls , Oct. 31, 2012 ) I'm not entirely sure which came first. Did I decide on a title for this post and then ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/WDjhm9ppV4c/
Saint Callistus and Ember Days COMMUNIO - October 14, 2015 Happy feast day of Pope Saint Callistus. The Church liturgically remembers this early pope because of his leadership and spiritual care in the face of trial and heresy. Slave, failed banker, convict and pope. He's a late second century personage. Studied theology, ordained a deacon and a great counselor. Killed in 222 a riot against Christians. He's the patron saint of cemetery workers. The pope's biography is incomplete and often ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/10/saint-callistus-and-ember-days/