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Memorial of St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr HAPPY CATHOLIC* - August 14, 2017 ... 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 me take his place. I am old. He has a wife ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2017/08/memorial-of-st-maximilian-mary-kolbe.html

No Favorites YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - August 13, 2017 Memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and be no longer stiff-necked. For the LORD, your God is the God of gods, the LORD of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who has no favorites, accepts no bribes; who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and befriends the alien, feeding and clothing him. Deuteronomy 10:16-18 As Jesus and his disciples were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is to ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2017/08/no-favorites.html

Saint Thomas Aquinas Missionary of Truth - Marianne Lorraine Trouvé And Cathy Morrison - Encounter the Saints Book BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE - August 10, 2017 Saint Thomas Aquinas Missionary of Truth Encounter the Saints Series Book 35 Marianne Lorraine Trouvé Cathy Morrison (Illustrator) Pauline Books and Media ISBN 9780819890269 eISBN 9780819890276 ASIN B017S0ZN38 I have been reading this series for about six months now. Because each book is the biography of a specific saint I have been jumping around. At first I was reading saints I had an affinity for, and now I just want to read the whole series. This ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookReviewsAndMore/~3/KmcZYGW7bDc/saint-thomas-aquinas-missionary-of.html

Homily - 6 August 2017 - The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord SERVANT AND STEWARD - August 6, 2017 ... and lived; the light of his face was not too bright for them. They received the fulfillment of the ancient longing of every human heart and so Saint Peter desired to remain before the Transfigured face of the Son of God (cf. Matthew 17:4 ). Our heavenly patron, Saint Augustine, recognized this common and universal yearning when he prayed in his Confessions , saying to God, "…you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/FQCYuMx1STY/homily-6-august-2017-feast-of.html

Saints Joachim and Anne: Parents of Mary JEAN M. HEIMANN - July 26, 2017 ... and the other women in our small French community were so devoted to St. Anne. When mom asked which of us kids wished to accompany her, I always volunteered — it was a special treat and a privilege to participate in this summer evening novena praying the beautiful devotions in the quiet, candle lit church that smelled of incense and sweet perfume. It was so meditative and mystical –at times I could almost feel St. Anne's holy presence in the contemplative setting. I also remember ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/07/saints-joachim-anne-parents-mary/

The Historical Saint Benedict MONASTERY OF THE HOLY CROSS - July 6, 2017 After a few weeks densely populated with solemnities, we enter into the heart of summer with the Feast of Saint Benedict next Tuesday. Benedict has been receiving a certain amount of attention recently, thanks to the publication of The Benedict Option by journalist Rod Dreher. The current issue of Regina Magazine also features an article called " Benedict and Scholastica ," by Bill Schulz. It's a fine introduction to some of the questions surrounding the historicity of ...http://chicagomonk.org/about-us/the-priors-blog/the-historical-saint-benedict/

St. Germaine: Patroness of the Abused and Disabled JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 15, 2017 http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-germaine-patroness-abused-disabled/

St. Ephrem: Doctor of the Church JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 9, 2017 http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-ephrem-doctor-church/

Developing a Canon and Schema of Liturgical Art for the Churches of the Roman Rite (Part 2) NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - June 8, 2017 ... Baptism of Christ which is appropriate for a baptistery. For modern Roman Catholic congregations, there could be even more script. The ax and the tree are there to reflect the John the Baptist's words, "Now also the ax is laid to the root of the trees: therefore every tree which brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." (Matthew 3, 10). Perhaps the biblical reference could be placed next to the symbol. The personifications of the River Jordan and the Red Sea are there ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/myWCre6q0gE/developing-canon-and-schema-of_8.html

St. Boniface: Apostle of Germany JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 4, 2017 June 5 is the memorial of St. Boniface, bishop and martyr. He was chosen by God to become Germany's great apostle and patron. St. Boniface is the patron of: brewers, file cutters, and tailors. St. Boniface was born in Devonshire, England, around 680. Known as the apostle of Germany, Boniface was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot to devote his life to the conversion of the Germanic tribes. It was a slow and dangerous task; his life ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-boniface-apostle-germany/

The African Proto-Martyrs of Uganda ABBEY ROADS - June 3, 2017 Blessed Pope Paul VI canonized Charles Lwanga and his companions on June 22,1964. Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions "They left this life in triumph and entered God's eternal city with joy." It is providential that the feast day of a group of martyrs who were put to death for refusing King Mwanga of Uganda homosexual advances is celebrated during what has come to be known as Gay Pride Month. Though many Christians were killed by Mwanga, a group of pages were sentenced to ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-african-proto-martyrs-of-uganda.html

Information on the Margaret Home A FOLLOWER OF FRANCIS - May 27, 2017 ... or adoption for their child. Moms must be willing to reside in a community-living environment and agree to abide by the home's norms and expectations. For the safety of The Margaret Home community, potential moms must be free from current drug and alcohol use at intake and maintain sobriety throughout their stay. Additionally, moms must be free from active domestic violence and also be free from severe mental illness. The Margaret Home will have strict house rules by which all residents must ...http://paxchristirochester.blogspot.com/2017/05/information-on-margaret-home.html

The Holy Family: A Triple Threat PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - May 16, 2017 ... Mary, pure and lowly, Virgin mothjer undefiled. Sing of God's own Son most holy, Who became her little child. Fairest child of fairest mother, God the Lord who came to earth; Word made flesh, our very brother, Takes our nature by His birth. Sing of Mary, pure and spotless, Born to bear the Holy Child; Blest was she, to do God's bidding, Blessed, gentle, meek and mild. Blessed, too, was good Saint Joseph, Foster father to the Lord; Let us praise God's Holy Family Who brought ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-holy-family-triple-threat.html

What St. Brigid of Kildare Reminded Me JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - May 16, 2017 ... them. The reason why this particular incident stands out for me was because I was promptly ridiculed by a close family member for it. They laughed quite derisively in my face, making me feel ashamed and embarrassed about what I had done. Imagine that you're an extremely sensitive child and that someone you love mocks you and then gets mad for something you wanted to do to help others. It's going to leave an impression (a negative one) on you. That happened almost 24 years ago and I still ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-st-brigid-of-kildare-reminded-me.html

Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker BIG C CATHOLICS - April 30, 2017 May 1st, the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker. In 1955, Pope Pius XII established the feast with the hope that it would accentuate the dignity of labor. St. Joseph shows us that work when offered to God, no matter how mundane, routine or seemingly unspiritual, is of great value. Whenever people labor to support themselves and their families, they're fulfilling the same responsibilities that St. Joseph had in protecting and supporting ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/04/feast-of-saint-joseph-worker.html

St. Joseph the Worker ATONEMENTONLINE - April 30, 2017 ... pope expressed the hope that this feast would accentuate the dignity of labour and would bring a spiritual dimension to the work we do. The teaching of the Church reaches back into the Old Testament, when we read in the Book of Genesis that God created man, and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend to it. From that time, God, who is the creator and ruler of the universe, has called men and women in every age to develop and use their talents for the good of others, and as a way ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2017/04/st-joseph-worker.html

St. Zita of Lucca, Patron Saint of Housekeepers JEAN M. HEIMANN - April 27, 2017 April 27 is the feast of St. Zita of Lucca (1212-72), the patron saint of housekeepers, domestic servants, and waitresses. She is also invoked to help find lost keys. She was born in Tuscany, Italy in the village of Monsagrati. Zita came from a poor, but deeply pious family. To help support the family, she became a maid of a wealthy family, Fatinelli, in the nearby Tuscan city of Lucca, serving them loyally for 48 years. A member of the Third Order of ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/04/st-zita-lucca-patron-saint-housekeepers/