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Saint Joseph: Strong and Silent CRISIS MAGAZINE - March 15, 2016 ... particular bullet, he reveals a most just and resolute heart. Indeed, in his readiness to serve the woman he loves, rather than expose her to the law, we see the grandeur of the man, his life seared with the memory of an ancient promise delivered to God's people, which he as a true son of David longs to see fulfilled. And who will shortly see, amid the most prosaic details of a perfectly ordinary life, hidden away all those years in Nazareth, all that had been promised by God between a Mother ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/mHjuW6CMPOs/saint-joseph-strong-and-silent

St. Polycarp: Man of Piety and Fortitude CATHOLIC FIRE - February 22, 2016 The saint of the day for February 23rd is St. Polycarp (69 A.D. - 155 A.D.), a disciple of the apostles, bishop of Smyrna, and a friend of St Ignatius of Antioch. He is one of the earliest Christians whose writings still survive. St. Polycarp is the patron saint against ear aches and dysentery. St. Polycarp was one of the immediate disciples of the Apostles, in particular St. John the Evangelist. He embraced Christianity very young and ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/02/st-polycarp-man-of-piety-and-fortitude.html

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys: Woman of Faith, Fortitude, and Fervor CATHOLIC FIRE - January 12, 2016 Today is the feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the founder of the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, a teaching order. She is the patron saint of poor people and those rejected by religious orders. St. Marguerite Bourgeoys was a woman of aspirations and action, despite her fragile health. She was a woman of grace and fortitude, known for her obedience to God and for her perseverance in carrying out His desires despite the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/01/st-marguerite-bourgeoys-woman-of-faith.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 always thought ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2016/01/st-angela-of-foligno-and-mercy.html

A New Year's Resolution TEA AT TRIANON - January 1, 2016 ... how a young woman so desirous of God bore her excruciating pain and suffering with good cheer and fortitude, never losing concern for those around her. In the midst of great difficulty in breathing that was alleviated only by sitting up with arms extended in the form of a cross, and propped up on the shoulders of two supporting Sisters, St. Therese somehow managed to utter little puns and word plays that elicited laughter from those surrounding her death bed. In her concern ...http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-new-years-resolution.html