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Ss. Peter and Paul: Called, Strengthened, Sanctified LIVING SACRIFICE - June 29, 2014 ... Peter and Paul, patron saints of the Diocese of Providence and the two great pillars upon which Christ would build His Church. In the City of Rome, which was consecrated by the blood of Saints Peter and Paul and the first Christian martyrs, there are two magnificent statues, just outside St. Peter's Basilica: St. Peter, clutching firmly the keys of the kingdom, and St. Paul, holding majestically the sword which symbolizes the instrument of his martyrdom. These men proclaimed ...http://fathermahars.blogspot.com/2014/06/ss-peter-and-paul-called-strengthened.html
THE POPE WHO PROCLAIMS THE TRADITION by Sandro Magister MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - June 25, 2014 ... at the center of the Church's preaching. Cardinal Giacomo Biffi explains why, with a stunning quote from Saint Ambrose . by Sandro Magister ROME, June 24, 2014 – Among the great pastors who marked the season of John Paul II is the cardinal and theologian Giacomo Biffi, 86, Milanese, archbishop of Bologna from 1984 to 2003. In 1989 pope Karol Wojtyla called upon him to preach the spiritual exercises for the beginning of Lent to him and the leading figures of the Roman ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-pope-who-proclaims-tradition-by.html
A Short Biography of "The Apostle of Ireland" for St. Patrick's Day PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - April 11, 2014 ... morning of a great victory over paganism, remains to this day a popular Catholic prayer. He is called "The Apostle of Ireland" because of his tireless evangelism in that land, and is one of the Church's greatest saints. For more about St. Patrick and the conversion of Ireland, see the following resources: New Advent: St. Patrick Patron Saints Index: Saint Patrick Saint of the Day: St. Patrick St. Patrick, Confessio St. Patrick, "Breastplate" ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-short-biography-of-apostle-of-ireland.html
St. Mary of Egypt: Reformed Prostitute CATHOLIC FIRE - April 1, 2014 April 1 is the feast of a little-known saint whose story demonstrates the power of the Church as the home of forgiveness, redemption and mercy. St. Mary of Egypt was a prostitute for 17 years before she received the Eucharist and chose the life of a hermit. Born in 344 A.D., Mary of Egypt moved to the city of Alexandria when she was 12 years old and worked as a prostitute. With the intention of continuing her trade, she joined a large group that was making ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-mary-of-egypt-reformed-prostitute.html