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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

Happy Birthday, Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati! JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - April 6, 2016 Just a quick blog post to celebrate the fact that my forever "man crush Monday"/saint crush Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati was born 115 years ago today. Though he had an very short time here on earth (he died at the age of 24), he lived such a beautiful life that continues to inspire me to this day. I'm not going to write a long post because I have schoolwork but I'll leave you new readers (and you established readers who want a trip down memory lane) links to other posts ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2016/04/happy-birthday-bl-pier-giorgio-frassati.html

In the Hands of St. Joseph PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - March 21, 2016 ... lived: chaste, responsible, strong, courageous, skilled, loving, manly. I am so thankful that, in giving me my middle name, my parents made him my patron. I have done the same with my own son (Dominic Joseph), so that he will always have the intercessory power of St. Joseph to guide him and protect him. Here are some articles on St. Joseph. Learn what it means to be devoted to him and to live the sort of life that he lived: Act of Consecration to St. Joseph Exploring St. ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2007/03/in-hands-of-st-joseph.html

This Week in Madonna House - March 13-19 GETTING TO THE POINT - March 20, 2016 http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2016/03/this-week-in-madonna-house-march-13-19.html

Saint Joseph COMMUNIO - March 19, 2016 Saint Joseph's a prime example of what it means to be self-giving and faithful in one's love. His feast today, is a good opportunity each of us to renew our commitment to the Christian calling God has given each of us. Consider praying on the theological virtues of faith, hope, love: these are the supports of Saint Joseph's life and of all Christian lives. O Glorious St. Joseph whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2016/03/saint-joseph-2/

Solemnity of St. Joseph HAPPY CATHOLIC* - March 19, 2016 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/2016/03/solemnity-of-st-joseph.html

Lessons From St. Joseph JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - March 19, 2016 ... 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 chosen as the man worthy of protecting both Mama Mary and a young Jesus. That ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2016/03/lessons-from-st-joseph.html

Feast of St. Joseph - The Most Forgotten Saint! BATTLE BEADS BLOG - March 19, 2016 St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal church is commemorated on On March 19. He is one of the most important Saints 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 him patron and protector of the universal family of the ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2014/03/patron-of-universal-church-st.html

Temper and Turning the Other Cheek JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - March 18, 2016 ... something that needs to change. God has already shown me that it's possible, I simply need to work on it. Anyway, that's it for now. Sorry for the ongoing gaps between posts; I've been busier (with important things) lately and haven't had the concentration (due to the stress) or the time (poor time management at times) to either write or even read the books I have from the library. That crazy, folks! I think I may have something up for St. Joseph's feast day tomorrow since he is my ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2016/03/temper-and-turning-other-cheek.html

St. Patrick's Breastplate: A Shield for Divine Protection CATHOLIC LIGHT - RADICAL FAITH & TRUST - March 17, 2016 St. Patrick's Breastplate: A Shield for Divine Protection St. Patrick's Breastplate, a prayer attributed to Ireland's beloved patron saint, is a powerful hymn of hope for God's help in adversity. St. Patrick certainly puts on the armor of God here!http://tsahaylu.blogspot.com/2016/03/st-patricks-breastplate-shield-for.html

MARCH 17th: FEAST OF ST PATRICK MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - March 16, 2016 Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ], Old Irish: Cothraige) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with saints Brigit of Kildare and Columba. He is also venerated in the Anglican Communion, the Old Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Church as equal-to-apostles and ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/03/saint-patrick-latin-patricius-irish.html

Saint Joseph: Strong and Silent CRISIS MAGAZINE - March 15, 2016 ... particular bullet, he reveals a most just and resolute heart. Indeed, in his readiness to serve the woman he loves, rather than expose her to the law, we see the grandeur of the man, his life seared with the memory of an ancient promise delivered to God's people, which he as a true son of David longs to see fulfilled. And who will shortly see, amid the most prosaic details of a perfectly ordinary life, hidden away all those years in Nazareth, all that had been promised by God between a Mother ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/mHjuW6CMPOs/saint-joseph-strong-and-silent

Bouncing Off the Walls Over Here on a Beautiful Spring-Like Day... LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - March 9, 2016 http://www.lifeofacatholiclibrarian.com/2016/03/bouncing-off-walls-over-here-on.html

Novena to St. Patrick FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - March 8, 2016 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

Saint Peregrine the Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers ANGELS, WONDERS, AND MIRACLES OF FAITH - February 27, 2016 Saint Peregrine - 2016 by Stephen B. Whatley Flickr - Photo Sharing! From the website of artist Stephen B. Whatley: A new tribute painting of the Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers, Saint Peregrine by expressionist artist Stephen B. Whatley. Saint Peregrine is also the Patron Saint of AIDS and other illnesses as well as Cancer - so may all those who meditate upon the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AngelsWondersAndMiraclesOfFaith/~3/chQ0OzD1rkE/saint-peregrine-patron-saint-of-cancer.html

Sister Josephine Carney Funeral: Memories Are Seeds of Hope HOMILIES AND OCCASIONAL THOUGHTS - February 26, 2016 Memories Are Seeds of Hope Homily Preached at the Funeral Mass for Sister Josephine Carney, SSA Before I begin, I just have two personal things to say. The first is that I come from a family that cries when they sing "O Canada" at hockey games. My father ignored this fact when he asked me to preach at his funeral, and my dear friend Sister Josephine did the same. If I run into trouble fulfilling her commission it is important you know that it's not grief, but gratitude, ...http://gregorynsmith.blogspot.com/2016/02/sister-josephine-carney-funeral.html

Prayer to Saint Dymphna for Any Special Need ANGELS, WONDERS, AND MIRACLES OF FAITH - February 24, 2016 St. Dymphna Patron Medal Saint Dymphna Patroness of those afflicted with emotional and nervous disorders In Nervous or Emotional Distress Lord, our God, you graciously chose St. Dymphna as patroness of those afflicted with mental and nervous disorders. She is thus an inspiration and a symbol of charity to the thousands who ask her intercession. Please grant, Lord, through the prayers of this pure youthful martyr, relief and consolation to all suffering ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AngelsWondersAndMiraclesOfFaith/~3/tCDyMQxQ3Mo/prayer-to-saint-dymphna-for-any-special.html

Mass in the Basilica of Guadalupe: God Awakens Hope in the Rejected VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - February 14, 2016 ... the mother of the Sun Child. The features of the face of the Virgin are neither Spanish nor Indian, but mixed. Her feet rest on the moon and her left leg, flexed, indicates the way (pilgrimage) and the dance (feast in pre-Columbian cultures). Her pink gown is decorated with strange overlapping flowers; one of the smallest with four petals is located in her womb representing for indigenous cultures the divine presence, the origin of life. She also carries a pendant, a cross, which in ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2016/02/mass-in-basilica-of-guadalupe-god.html

No Greater Love - The Story of St. Valentine SHOWER OF ROSES - February 13, 2016 ... friend or your children, you need look no further than this inspiring and heartwarming story about the saint whose self-sacrificing love and message of giving has come down through nearly 17 centuries and remembered every February 14th – Saint Valentine himself. How this obscure Roman priest and martyr, who neither courted nor married, became the patron saint of lovers has led to many stories and legends about him. Yet ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/gwcGOQj_SOw/st-valentine.html

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