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St. Bernadette Soubirous: Mystic and Visionary at Lourdes CATHOLIC FIRE - April 16, 2015 Today, April 14, is the feast of St. Bernadette Soubirous, a mystic and visionary at Lourdes, France. St. Bernadette is the patron of: Lourdes, the poor, the sick, and people ridiculed for their piety. Born in Lourdes, France, on January 7, 1844, Bernadette was the first child of Francois and Louise Soubirous, a poor peasant family. A severe asthma sufferer, Bernadette was such a poor student that she was unable to make her First Holy Communion until she was 14. She had ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/04/st-bernadette-soubirous-mystic-and.html

Rediscovering Saint Drogo of Sebourg CRISIS MAGAZINE - April 16, 2015 In the earliest edition of the Martyrologium Romanum approved by Pope Gregory XIII in 1584, as in every edition since, one finds a modest mention of "Saint Drogo, confessor" on the sixteenth day of April. Behind this humble reference stands a largely forgotten story that offers not only a fascinating window on rural and religious life in medieval Europe, but also an object lesson in Christian spiritual discipline and charity that challenges our contemporary perspective. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/-_qsS4FpaHw/rediscovering-saint-drogo-sebourg

Saint Michael De Sanctis: Patron of Cancer Patients CATHOLIC FIRE - April 10, 2015 Today is the feast of Saint Michael de Sanctis, also known as St. Michael of the Saints, a Spanish Discalced Trinitarian priest, the patron of cancer patients. Michael Argemir was born on September 29, 1591 at Vic, Catalonia, Spain. At age 6, he told his parents that he planned to become a monk and began modeling his life after Saint Francis of Assisi. Michael's parents died when he was about ten years old. He then served as an apprentice ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/04/saint-michael-de-sanctis-patron-of.html

Saint Casilda: The Muslim Princess Who Converted to Christianity CATHOLIC FIRE - April 9, 2015 The saint of the day for April 9 is St. Casilda of Toledo. Saint Casilda, the daughter of a Muslim king, was born in Toledo, Spain in the 11th century. Raised Muslim, she embraced her faith, but showed much kindness to Christian prisoners. Against her father's wishes, Casilda often visited the prisoners, smuggling in food for them in the folds of her dress. On one occasion, she was stopped by prison guards, who demanded she disclose what she was hiding in ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/04/st-casilda-muslim-princess-who.html

10 Year Anniversary of the Death of St. John Paul II A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - April 2, 2015 Shared by Mary Jane. (1) Litany to Saint John Paul II Kyrie eleison; Kyrie eleison Christe eleison; Christe eleison Kyrie eleison; Kyrie eleison Christ hear us, Christ graciously hear us God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us Saint John Paul II, pray for us Perfect disciple of Christ, ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2015/04/10-year-anniversary-of-death-of-st-john.html

Praying the Holy Rosary Together With Intention Καθολικός διάκονος - March 27, 2015 ... teacher and mentor, Msgr M. Francis Mannion's article from last Spring, "A patron saint for those suffering from ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2015/03/praying-holy-rosary-together-with.html

Saints Memorials During Lent COFFEE AND CANTICLES - March 26, 2015 I was travelling yesterday and so unable to mark the Solemnity of the Annunciation with a post, but I hope this lovely psalms and prayers of this feast were in your heart and on your lips yesterday. I was able to do all the hours in my car, thanks to my ipod and the the podcasts from DivineOffice.org, a real godsend for commuters. It's funny--and a tad embarrassing--that after all these years of praying the LOTH, and having read through the General Instruction of the Liturgy ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CoffeeAndCanticles-TheDivineOfficeInYourLife/~3/_Dk7bbSOWVY/saints-memorials-during-lent.html

San Gennaro Relic Liquefies in Presence of Pope Francis DA MIHI ANIMAS - March 21, 2015 The following comes from the NCR: The blood relic of San Gennaro, Naples' patron saint, liquefied in the presence of Pope Francis today, the first time the miracle has occurred in front of a Pontiff since Pope Pius IX. The miracle of the relic, in which half of the blood liquefied, took place during Francis' visit to Naples cathedral. Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, the Archbishop of Naples, said it was "a sign that St. Gennaro loves Pope Francis: half of the ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/03/san-gennaro-relic-liquefies-in-presence.html

Solemnity of St. Joseph HAPPY CATHOLIC* - March 19, 2015 Giuseppe Maria Lo Spagnolo Crespi - Death of Saint Joseph [c.1712] Via Gandalf's Gallery The season of Lent is interrupted by the Solemnity of Joseph, Husband of Mary. With the exception of Our Lady, there is no greater saint in Heaven than Saint Joseph. This feast originated in the fifteenth century and was then extended to the whole church in 1621. In 1847 Pope Pius IX named Saint Joseph Patron of ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2015/03/solemnity-of-st-joseph.html

Lessons From Elusive St. Joseph JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - March 19, 2015 ... saint against doubt?" St. Joseph, of course. That set off my curiosity on St. Joseph once again... and my journey to understanding him a little better. There's not much known about St. Joseph but what is known about him speaks volumes. He was the holy spouse of our Blessed Mother and the adoptive father of Jesus, a role that couldn't have been filled by just anyone. I'm sure there are a number of incredibly qualities (unknown to man) that St. Joseph possessed to have been ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/03/learning-from-elusive-st-joseph.html

Feast of St. Joseph - The Most Forgotten Saint! BATTLE BEADS BLOG - March 19, 2015 Patron of the Universal Church St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal church is commemorated on On March 19. He is one of the most important Saint in the Catholic Church, second to the Blessed Mother. He was faithful, patient man, obedient to the demands of God and willingly accepted the hardships. St. Matthew calls him "a just man", illustrated by his loyalty in protecting and providing for his family. In 1870, Pius IX declared ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2014/03/patron-of-universal-church-st.html

St. Patrick's Day BATTLE BEADS BLOG - March 17, 2015 St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland was born around the year 390. His story in regards to bringing Christianity to Ireland begins in 432 when he arrived as a missionary Bishop. He spent the rest of his life converting the population and organizing the Church before his death in Armagh in 461. It would take too long to enumerate the many accomplishments of Patrick. He was a tireless defender of the faith and his efforts have had a lasting effect on ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2012/03/st-patricks-day.html

St. Serpahina: Patron of the Physically Challenged CATHOLIC FIRE - March 12, 2015 Today's saint is a great inspiration for those who suffer from poverty and illness, especially young people. She is the patron of the disabled and those who are physically challenged. Seraphina was born to a poor family in San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy in 1238. Her father died when she was very young and her widowed mother went to work, leaving her alone at home. She was an attractive girl with a cheerful, congenial nature and a deep empathy for others ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/03/st-serpahina-patron-of-physically.html

Novena in Honor of St. Joseph FATHER JIM CHERN'S BLOG - March 10, 2015 Saint Joseph - The Foster Father of Jesus, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary... the Patron of the universal Church... He's most remembered for his quote: " " (that's a joke, he has absolutely no quoted words in scripture) St. Joseph has been an inspiration to me for over 25 years now (with much thanks to my pastor, Fr. Eugene Marcone who brought this devotion to our parish all those years ago). He's been a "model of chastity"; challenged me to be ...http://chernjam.blogspot.com/2015/03/novena-in-honor-of-st-joseph.html

Novena to St. Patrick FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - March 8, 2015 Today begins the novena to Saint Patrick , Apostle of the Irish. Say once a day for 9 days, especially beginning on 8 March and ending on 16 March, the eve of the Feast of St. Patrick. (From Fish Eaters ) Blessed saint Patrick, glorious Apostle of Ireland, who didst become a friend and father to me for ages before my birth, hear my prayer and accept, for God, the sentiments of gratitude and veneration with which my heart is filled. Through thee I have ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2015/03/novena-to-st-patrick.html

New: "Saint Rita of Cascia: The True Story" (DVD) INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - March 5, 2015 Now available from Ignatius Press: Saint Rita of Cascia: The True Story DVD 61 minutes A compelling docu-drama that tells the whole story of the amazing life of St. Rita of Cascia, the very popular saint who lived in Italy in the 14th century. Famous as the patron of hopeless situations, St. Rita dealt with many very difficult, and tragic, events in her life. Through it all she developed a profound faith in God that was the source of her ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/03/new-saint-rita-of-cascia-the-true-story-dvd.html

St. John Joseph of the Cross: Model of Charity and Humility CATHOLIC FIRE - March 5, 2015 The saint of the day for March 5 is St. John Joseph of the Cross, a Franciscan priest who practiced self-denial in order to grow in the virtue of charity. Saint John Joseph of the Cross was born on the feast of the Assumption in 1654 on the Island of Ischia in Southern Italy. He was a pious and virtuous child. Even as a child, he devoted himself to poverty and fasting. He wore the clothes of the poor, despite the fact that he was a noble. At the age of ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/03/st-john-joseph-of-cross-model-of.html

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows COMMUNIO - February 27, 2015 There is something very special about Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows that we ought to pay attention to today. Saint Gabriel (1838-1862) was born at Assisi in 1838. He was guided by Our Lady into the Passionist Order founded by Saint Paul of the Cross, and became a veritable Apostle of Her Sorrows. He was a very great and truly contemplative soul, whose only preoccupation was to unite himself to God at all times. He allowed no ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/02/saint-gabriel-of-our-lady-of-sorrows/

St. Peter Damian: Monk, Bishop, Cardinal, Reformer, and Doctor of the Church CATHOLIC FIRE - February 21, 2015 The saint of the day for February 21 is St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, who was one of the Church's greatest reformers in the Middle Ages. Peter was the youngest child born to a large family in Ravenna, Italy in 1007. His parents both died when he was young and he was placed in the care of one of his brothers, who treated him like a slave. His oldest brother, a priest in Ravenna, rescued him and sent him away to study. Peter was brilliant and excelled in ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/02/st-peter-damian-monk-bishop-cardinal.html

The Catholic Nook: Chaplet of St. Dymphna LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - February 19, 2015 Good day to you all, and I hope that your Thursday after Ash Wednesday is off to a good start. :) I've been happily reading along with my Magnificat Lenten Companion , do you have your copy? If not, you can download the Kindle version for 99 cents . I'm loving mine. Today's suggested penance is to offer up your day for someone, and keep that person in mind all day. I love that! I have my person all tucked in my brain, and am offering away. :) And with Lent turning all of ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-catholic-nook-chaplet-of-st-dymphna.html

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