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Friday, 7 Mar – On Fasting OXYGEN - March 6, 2014 7 Mar – Friday after Ash Wednesday, Memorial of Saints Perpetua and Felicity, Martyrs Saint Perpetua Lay-woman born to a noble pagan family. Convert to Christianity. Wife and mother. Martyred with her maid, friend, and fellow convert Saint Felicitas. In centuries past, their story was so popular that Saint Augustine of Hippo warned against giving it the weight of Scripture. Saint Felicity Lay-woman. Convert. Maid, ...http://thecatholicwriter.com/oxygen/2014/03/friday-7-mar-on-fasting/
On Spiritual Friendship - According to St. Aelred ABBEY-ROADS - January 13, 2014 Yesterday was the memorial of St. Aelred, though I wasn't aware of any bloggers devoted to the saint posting on the medieval abbot of Rievaulx to commemorate him nor his spirituality on friendship. I found a very good essay on the saint written by Patricia Carroll OCSO. She concludes, sums up her reflections on the treatise with the following: Finally Aelred admits that this spiritual friendship is something we will experience with only a few people, ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2014/01/on-spiritual-friendship-according-to-st.html
St. Stephen, Deacon and First Martyr CATHOLIC FIRE - December 26, 2013 ... mercies of God towards Israel during its long history and of the ungratefulness by which, throughout, Israel repaid these mercies. "[Y]ou always oppose the holy Spirit; you are just like your ancestors" (Acts 7:51b). His speech provoked the anger of his audience. But "[Stephen], filled with the holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and he said, 'Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2013/12/st-stephen-deacon-and-first-martyr.html