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Patron Saint of Difficult Marriages CATHOLICISM FOR EVERYONE - October 5, 2015 ... Another great tragedy struck when Rita's two sons, who after declaring they would seek revenge for their father's death, fell ill from dysentery and ultimately both died. Rita was now a childless widow at the age of 36. To make matters worse, she was an only child and had no siblings to rely on. Rita decided to join a convent and spend her life in prayer. St. Rita is the Patron Saint of Abused Wives and Grieving Mothers (in many countries at least). If you are ...http://holymotherchurch.blogspot.com/2015/10/patron-saint-of-difficult-marriages.html
St. Bruno, Founder of the Carthusians and Protector Against Diabolic Possession CATHOLIC FIRE - October 5, 2015 ... the French Alps. There they built a hermitage, consisting of a few log cabins opening towards a gallery which allowed them access to the communal areas of the community -- church, refectory, and chapter room -- without having to suffer too much from intemperate conditions. After six years of a pleasant solitary life, Bruno was called by Pope Urban II to the service of the Holy See. As a personal advisor to the Pope (a former student), Bruno felt uncomfortable in the Pontifical Court. He lived ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/10/st-bruno-founder-of-carthusians-and.html
General Audience: It Is Essential to Revive the Alliance Between the Family and the Christian Community VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - September 9, 2015 http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/09/general-audience-it-is-essential-to.html
St. Jane Frances De Chantal CATHOLIC FIRE - August 11, 2015 ... we can?" "We should go to prayer with deep humility and an awareness of our nothingness. We must invoke the help of the Holy Spirit and that of our good angel, and then remain still in God's presence, full of faith that he is more in us than we are in ourselves." "Hold your eyes on God and leave the doing to him. That is all the doing you have to worry about." "Love! love! love! my daughters; I know nothing else." Patronage St. Jane is the patron of: forgotten people, in-law ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-jane-frances-de-chantal.html
St. Germaine Cousin, Patron of People With Disabilities and Victims of Abuse CATHOLIC FIRE - June 15, 2015 ... mercy on anyone who abuses children. Intercede for handicapped children and their parents. Saint Germaine, you who suffered neglect and abuse so patiently, pray for us. Amen. Remember us, blessed Germaine, your brothers and sisters who labor and suffer in this difficult world. Know that we place our hope in you, ask for your help in our need, and for consolation in our suffering. Hear us as we ask you to be with us in our time of trial. You experienced much pain, isolation, ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-germaine-cousin-patron-of-people.html