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A Prayer Petition, Please  - July 23, 2016 ... mountain to witness the Transfiguration, May this experience be an encounter that strengthens us for our work in the world. Through the intercession of Mary, the Immaculate Conception, patroness of our nation, May we be worthy witnesses of our faith, humble representatives of our country, and inspired missionaries bringing peace, hope, and mercy into our communities. Amen. Saint James the Apostle , patron of pilgrim travelers, pray for us. ...http://mydailymusing.com/index.php?/archives/2668-A-Prayer-Petition,-Please.html

A Soldier Surrenders: The Conversion of Saint Camillus De Lellis {Book Review & Giveaway} SHOWER OF ROSES - July 18, 2016 ... Conversion of Saint Camillus de Lellis . Yesterday afternoon I pulled my son's copy of A Soldier Surrenders (we actually own the out of print 2007 edition published by Ignatius Press ) off his bookshelf to skim through before posting the giveaway. Here is an excerpt from the introduction written by the author's husband Jeff Peek which caught my eye: "If you, while skimming these words, are casually standing in your local bookstore browsing for a good book to read, but you feel ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/77oisaZ4ffk/saint-camillus.html

Novena to St. Anne Begins CATHOLIC FIRE - July 18, 2016 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/2016/07/novena-to-st-anne-begins.html

4+ Sensory-Smart Ways to Learn About St. Maximilian Kolbe TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - July 3, 2016 I learned this week that a church not too far from us will be hosting the Pilgrimage of the Relic of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe this coming week, so I hope re-arrange our schedule in order to bring my children to either a prayer service, Mass, or veneration at the hosting church. Whether we are able to work such a visit into our schedule or not, I plan to focus this week's faith-learning time on St. Maximilian Kolbe, whose feast day is coming up on August 14. I've come up ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2016/07/sensory-smart-saint-maximilian-kolbe.html

St. Joseph Cafasso: Apostle of Hope CATHOLIC FIRE - June 23, 2016 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, spiritual directors, and prisoners. He is known as the "Priest of the Gallows". He was born on January 15, 1811 in northern Italy, about twenty miles from Turin. Joseph Cafasso was the third of four children. His parents, who were known for their charity to the poor, were small farmers who had to supplement their ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/st-joseph-cafasso-apostle-of-hope.html

Saint Rita: Hope for the Impossible! CATHOLIC LIGHT - RADICAL FAITH & TRUST - June 20, 2016 Saint Rita: Hope for the Impossible! : Known as the patron saint of the impossible and model of maidens, wives, mothers, widows and nuns, St. Rita of Cascia is a canonized intercessor for challenging marriages, difficult children, feuding relatives, spiritual mothers and multiple vocations. Rita was born in 1381in the ancient city of Cascia, about seventy-five miles from Rome, in the southeastern …http://tsahaylu.blogspot.com/2016/06/saint-rita-hope-for-impossible.html

7 QT: Answered Prayer, First Blessings, Saints, and Cats CATHOLIC FIRE - June 17, 2016 ... will leave you with this cute cat video: Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Father's Day to all dads! :) Jean For more Quick Takes, please visit Kelly at This Ain't the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/7-qt-answered-prayer-first-blessings.html

St. Germaine Cousin: Patron of People With Disabilities and Victims of Abuse CATHOLIC FIRE - June 15, 2016 http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/st-germaine-cousin-patron-of-people.html

Freedom!!... Sort Of. JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - June 15, 2016 http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2016/06/freedom-sort-of.html

St. Ephrem: Doctor of the Church, "Harp of the Holy Spirit" CATHOLIC FIRE - June 8, 2016 http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/st-ephrem-doctor-of-church-harp-of-holy.html

Priesthood in the Real Presence and the Present Absence THESE STONE WALLS - June 1, 2016 A new Manual for Eucharistic Adoration from the Poor Clares and Saint Benedict Press has found a captive audience in Fr Gordon MacRae as he marks 34 years of priesthood. "You have GOT to be joking!" That was my first reaction. In early April this year, I was summoned to a prison office to sign for "personal property." I had no idea what it could be. I hadn't ordered anything recently from the place where we in prison must purchase shoes, clothing, toiletries. So it had to be ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/lXsMAXNdUL0/

Build Yourself Up YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - May 27, 2016 ... used, and so became eager to assist any who asked him, to the point of intervening in the direst of circumstances. The Church also wanted to encourage veneration of this "forgotten" disciple. Therefore, the Church maintained that St. Jude would intervene in any lost cause to prove his saintliness and zeal for Christ, and thus St. Jude became the patron of lost causes. Action One of the nation's foremost children's hospitals is named for St. Jude – not its founder the ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2016/05/build-yourself-up.html

Franciscan Penitent St. Margaret of Cortona ABBEY ROADS - May 16, 2016 ... away. The temptation to depend upon her own wits, to return to her old life became overwhelming. Her conversion, so unstable at first, demonstrates for us that our misfortunes are not immediately recognized for what they are - a call from God. Instead, in our panic, fear of the unknown can compromise our choices, making us all the more vulnerable to concupiscence as a means of survival. Margaret's conversion was painful and a difficult struggle. She was tested and mistrusted by the friars who ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2016/05/franciscan-penitent-st-margaret-of.html

Christ Ascends Into Heaven and Sends the Promised Gift of the Spirit VERITATEM FACIENTES IN CARITATE. PROCLAIMING THE TRUTH IN LO - May 16, 2016 ... a Sunday celebration in the table of feasts. However, because of the scriptural basis of the Ascension taking place 40 days after the Resurrection, transferring "Ascension Thursday" to the following Sunday makes no sense. The uniqueness of the Ascension demands a unique celebration. Accommodating convenience is a poor reason for making decisions about Church practice. A better reason is facilitating a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Taking time out of our routine to honor significant ...http://proclaimthetruthinlove.blogspot.com/2016/05/christ-ascends-into-heaven-and-sends.html

Novena to St. Rita 5/13-5/21 BATTLE BEADS BLOG - May 13, 2016 Say the following prayer once a day for 9 days, beginning on May 13 and ending on May 21, the eve of the Feast of St. Rita. St. Rita is the patron saint against: abuse, infertility, loneliness, sickness, and hopeless and impossible causes. O holy protectress of those who art in greatest need, thou who shineth as a star of hope in the midst of darkness, blessed Saint Rita, bright mirror of God's grace, in patience and ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2016/05/novena-to-st-rita-513-521.html

In "Humbled, Exposed" Twin Cities, "God Is Calling Us to Let Go of Everything but Jesus" WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - May 13, 2016 HOMILY OF THE MOST REVEREND BERNARD ANTHONY HEBDA NINTH ARCHBISHOP OF SAINT PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS SOLEMN MASS OF INSTALLATION THE CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PAUL ST PAUL 13 MAY 2016 " M y spirit rejoices in God my Savior. " Those words from today's Gospel resonate in my heart as I reflect on God's goodness in bringing me so unexpectedly to this day. It is overwhelming to know of the prayers that are being offered for me this afternoon — and for this local ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2016/05/in-humbled-exposed-twin-cities-god-is.html

Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Pentecost Illumines the Night THESE STONE WALLS - May 11, 2016 ... eclipsed by the sorrowful mysteries of the poor to whom she devoted her life. The images of her presence among the poor, the disfigured, the utterly broken and rejected – even the despised – have always been part of the background landscape of my life as a priest, but to be honest I could never bring myself to linger on those scenes. They were just too painful. They always left me with a sense of inadequacy as a priest, afraid to look upon the broken too long lest I feel compelled ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/dkEQfOUkEKg/

"Holy" Cards SCELATA - May 5, 2016 ... cold enough to wear? It would make a swell pillow. I hate vertical blinds, took them down immediately - but don't the long cream colored strips look like candles? Add yellow construction paper flames and let each child in Sunday school write the names of people they would like to remember in prayer during the month of All Souls, I can't throw out scrap metal, I know there are people around who will take it, I understand there are people who buy expensive garments they've never worn, or replace ...http://scelata.blogspot.com/2016/05/holy-cards.html

Saint Zita of Lucca CATHOLIC FIRE - April 27, 2016 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 devotional 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://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/04/saint-zita-of-lucca.html

Heroism in the Land of Dragons CRISIS MAGAZINE - April 25, 2016 ... get killed by the dragon, they would be Christian outlaws in the Empire (p. 121). George did not expect to be able to slay the dragon, but he knew he had to try. In the Christian spirit, he knew the main thing was not to win the fight, but to know what is worth fighting for and to stake his life upon it. George did slay the dragon, but was in turn slain by the Emperor. (St. George died in the early fourth century during the persecutions of Diocletian.) So, why is this legend, and even its ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/ZhmUNrV0SNY/heroism-in-the-land-of-dragons

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