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How a Painting of St Gregory the Great Shows Us the Supernatural End of Education NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - September 3, 2015 ... has the full office for the day, gives the following reflection on him to accompany the Hours of his feast day: "He was born in Rome and followed the career of public service that was usual for the son of an aristocratic family, finally becoming Prefect of the City of Rome, a post he held for some years. He founded a monastery in Rome and some others in Sicily, then became a monk himself. He was ordained deacon and sent as an envoy to Constantinople, on a mission that lasted five years. He was ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/2PgCeTdryCQ/how-painting-of-st-gregory-great-shows.html

Thursday, September 3, 2015 FR. CARMEN MELE, O.P.: TODAY'S HOMILETTE - September 2, 2015 Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, pope (Colossians 1:9-14; Luke 5:1-11) St. Gregory is known as "the Great" because of his many accomplishments as pope. Of these he is particularly famous for his sending out missionaries to England and Germany. Especially in the latter place he is credited with facilitating the acceptance of Christianity by allowing the inculturation of the faith. The pagan people there were accustomed to worshipping outside, but Christians generally ...http://cbmdominicanpreacher.blogspot.com/2015/09/thursday-september-3-2015.html

Saint of the Day: Monica DA MIHI ANIMAS - August 27, 2015 Today is the Feast of St. Monica! You can learn more about this wonderful saint from the Patron Saints Index ! The following are the words of St. Augustine about his mother: The day was now approaching when my mother Monica would depart from this life; you know that day, Lord, though we did not. She and I happened to be standing by ourselves at a window that overlooked the garden in the courtyard of the house. At the time we were in Ostia on the Tiber. And ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/08/saint-of-day-monica.html

Pope St. Pius X: Pope of the Eucharist CATHOLIC FIRE - August 20, 2015 August 21st is the memorial of Pope St. Pius X (1835-1914), patron of communicants. Giuseppe Sarto was born June 2, 1835, the second of ten children born to a poor family in the village of Riese, Province of Treviso, near Venice. His mother, Margherita Sanson, was a seamstress. His father, Giovanni Sarto, who was a cobbler by trade, as well as the caretaker of the city hall and the town's postmaster, passed away when Giuseppe was 16. Giuseppe entered the seminary at the age ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/pope-st-pius-x-pope-of-eucharist.html

Memorial of St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr HAPPY CATHOLIC* - August 14, 2015 ... and radio techniques. He planned to begin a motion picture studio. And then he was imprisoned in 1941 by the Nazis. He was known for walking among the bunks at night, quietly saying, "I am a Catholic priest. Can I do anything for you?" When a prisoner escaped, Franciszek Gajowniczek was one of the ten men chosen for death in retaliation. He sobbed, "My poor wife! My poor children! What will they do? Maximilian Kolbe stepped forward before the commandant and said, "I am a Catholic priest. Let ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2015/08/memorial-of-st-maximilian-mary-kolbe.html

For Divine Mercy, Stone Walls Do Not a Prison Make THESE STONE WALLS - August 12, 2015 ... everlasting despair." (p. 15) Father Gaitley is referring here to what he calls "one of the most important passages in all of Sacred Scripture," the Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46. It is so important, he says, because it tells us exactly what to expect at the end of time. It is from this very Gospel passage that the Church defines Her authoritative teaching about the Corporal Works of Mercy. One of those verses, Matthew 25:36, is "I was in prison, and you came to me." It's reiterated in the Letter ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/JEJZMrrYpps/

Sunday Word, 09 Aug 15 TO FIND FRUIT - August 9, 2015 ... Panaretos, S.J. W e can recall turning points in our lives. Some turning points offer hope for the future—graduation, a new job, reconnecting with a friend; others cut deeply—personal failure, pink-slips, illness, death of dear ones and acquaintances. Turning points affect us strongly; at times people want to run away. Our turning points help us appreciate Prophet Elijah. He had become afraid and fled for his life . 1 During his turning point God's bread nourished ...http://findfruit.blogspot.com/2015/08/sunday-word-09-aug-15.html

Novena to St. Anne Starts July 17 CATHOLIC FIRE - July 16, 2015 Saint Anne's feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th; however, you can pray it anytime. St. Anne (Hebrew, Hannah, grace; also spelled Ann, Anne, Anna) is the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the grandmother of Jesus, and the wife of Joachim. She is mentioned in the Apocrypha, chiefly the Protoevangelium of James, which dates back to the second century. Devotion to St. Anne dates back to the sixth century in the Church ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/07/novena-to-st-anne-starts-july-17.html

Homily - 5 July 2015 SERVANT AND STEWARD - July 4, 2015 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/CgCJKM_kxQw/homily-5-july-2015.html

June in the Rearview WITH A HOPEFUL HEART - July 1, 2015 http://withahopefulheart.blogspot.com/2015/07/june-in-rearview.html

The Pope to the New Metropolitan Archbishops VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - June 30, 2015 ... inhuman and incomprehensible" persecutions, often "under the silent gaze of all", and exhorted the metropolitan archbishops to "teach prayer by praying, announce the faith by believing, and offer witness by living". "The reading, taken from the Acts of the Apostles, speaks to us of the first Christian community besieged by persecution. A community harshly persecuted by Herod who 'laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the Church… proceeded to arrest Peter also… and when he ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-pope-to-new-metropolitan-archbishops.html

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Week JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - June 29, 2015 ... was my go-to saint for the majority of my 20s and I know they will both remain with me into my 30s. So, what does a fangirl do on the 90th anniversary of (one of) her favorite saint's (or, blessed in this case) death / unofficial feast day? Celebrate! No, it's not morbid. I'm not celebrating the fact that he died; I'm celebrating the fact that he existed and that, through him, God was able to give us a wonderful example of how it is possible to live a good, ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/06/bl-pier-giorgio-frassati-week.html

St. Joseph Cafasso, Apostle of Hope CATHOLIC FIRE - June 23, 2015 Today, June 23, we honor St. Joseph Cafasso, an Italian priest who was a social reformer in Turin during the 19th century. He is the patron of prison chaplains, captives, and prisoners. He was born on January 15, 1811 in northern Italy, about twenty miles from Turin. Joseph Cafasso was the third child of a family of four. His parents, who were known for their charity to the poor, were small farmers who had to supplement their scanty income by working on neighboring ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-joseph-cafasso-apostle-of-hope.html

Clearing Up the Confusion: New Film Sheds Light on Beauty, Truth of Marriage CNA DAILY NEWS - June 21, 2015 ... up their resources on marriage and family life. Saint Anthony Communications, a Catholic media company in the United Kingdom, is looking to do just that with its latest project, " Marriage: God's Design for Life and Love ," a DVD which addresses the Church's teachings on marriage, sexuality, and family life. "I think that so much of what is contained within the DVD has, for a large extent, not been taught in Catholic parishes, certainly across the Western world," Christian ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~3/PGSNVzxBhBU/

Saint Lutgardis, Patron of the Blind and the Physically Disabled CATHOLIC FIRE - June 16, 2015 On June 16, we honor St. Lutgardis, a Cistercian, and one of the first mystics of the Sacred Heart. St. Lutgardis is the patron saint of the blind and physically disabled people. Other areas of patronage include: childbirth, Flanders, and Belgium. St. Lugardis was born at Tongres, Brabant, the Netherlands, in 1182. She was sent to the Black Benedictine convent of Saint Catherine when she was 12- years-old because her father lost her dowry in ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/saint-lutgardis-patron-of-blind-and.html

St. Germaine Cousin, Patron of People With Disabilities and Victims of Abuse CATHOLIC FIRE - June 15, 2015 http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-germaine-cousin-patron-of-people.html

St. Ephrem: "Harp of the Holy Spirit" CATHOLIC FIRE - June 9, 2015 http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-ephrem-harp-of-holy-spirit.html

The Love of Learning and the Desire for God MONASTERY OF THE HOLY CROSS - June 5, 2015 In the hands of a genius or a saint, or, even more so , a man who, like Bernard, is both, the artificial, the factitious, and art become natural, or, rather, nature yields itself unrestrainedly to art and its laws. The specific type of cultural engagement of monasticism does not simply dissolve culture. It creates a new culture. Few have illustrated this with such erudition and passion as did Fr. Jean LeClercq, OSB. I opened with his description of the high art of St. ...http://chicagomonk.org/about-us/the-priors-blog/the-love-of-learning-and-the-desire-for-god/

Sunday Word, 31 May 15 TO FIND FRUIT - May 31, 2015 ... identity of Jesus, animates us the more we: do not hide behind defenses; do not let our hearts grow cold and hard; do not put ourselves above others. Doing the opposite lets Holy Spirit work godly power through us: when we act sincerely not perfectly; when we act warmly, humanely; when we respect others as equals or even more deserving than ourselves. Acting in those ways is weak, foolish, even pathetic as the world measures human action. Jesus measured differently, according to the ...http://findfruit.blogspot.com/2015/05/sunday-word-31-may-15.html

The Oblates of the Precious Blood Pay a Visit to the Handmaids and St. Maximilian Kolbe's Shrine IMPRISONED IN MY BONES - May 31, 2015 http://annebender.blogspot.com/2015/05/when-oblates-visit-handmaids-and-st.html

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