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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/

Saint of the Day: John Baptist De La Salle DA MIHI ANIMAS - April 7, 2017 ... religious life, a community of consecrated laymen to conduct gratuitous schools "together and by association." The educational establishment resented his innovative methods and his insistence on gratuity for all, regardless of whether they could afford to pay. Nevertheless De La Salle and his Brothers succeeded in creating a network of quality schools throughout France that featured instruction in the vernacular, students grouped according to ability and achievement, integration of religious ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2017/04/saint-of-day-john-baptist-de-la-salle.html

Prayer for the Intercession of Saint Lazarus BIG C CATHOLICS - March 27, 2017 Dear Saint Lazarus, friend of Christ Incarnate and patron of the poor and the sick. I request your intercession, with the aid of the Holy Spirit; May the Lord, Who prefigured His Resurrection through your own miraculous rising, always guide me in my earthly pilgrimage and protect me in sickness and in health. Together with Saint Martha and Saint Mary, you welcomed the Savior into your home. May I do the same by welcoming ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/03/prayer-for-intercession-of-saint-lazarus.html

Solemnity of St. Joseph HAPPY CATHOLIC* - March 20, 2017 ... 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 the Universal Church. Pope John XXIII had Saint Joseph's name ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2017/03/solemnity-of-st-joseph.html

IRL : St Patrick's Day Sermon - Thoughts on Anger and Injustice in the Wake of Tuam CLERICAL WHISPERS - March 20, 2017 ... set forth to spread the Good News - a land whose patron Saint Patrick we celebrate today, and who is the most popular Saint on the planet and who is the reason for all the festivities around St. Patrick's Day which have made it increasingly a worldwide event. We are also a people in whose history and heritage the Christian faith is interwoven to the point that it is inseparable and indistinguishable from that history and heritage. It is part ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/03/irl-st-patricks-day-sermon-thoughts-on.html

Feast of St. Joseph - The Most Forgotten Saint! BATTLE BEADS BLOG - March 19, 2017 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

St. Seraphina: Patron of the Poor and the Physically Challenged JEAN M. HEIMANN - March 13, 2017 Today's saint, St. Seraphina, also known as Fina, 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 ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/03/st-seraphina-patron-poor-physically-challenged/

Oscar Romero: Prophet of Hope - Roberto Morozzo Della Rocca BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE - March 7, 2017 Oscar Romero: Prophet of Hope Roberto Morozzo della Rocca Michael J. Miller (Translator) Pauline Books and Media ISBN 9780819854667 ASIN B012GVRMT2 I have encountered Oscar Romero in a number of university courses. There are some who hold him up as a patron of liberation theology. There were other that considered him too close to the government. But in reality neither extreme could really claim him as their own; for in fact first and foremost he was a ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookReviewsAndMore/~3/pGZk5iSOj4w/oscar-romero-prophet-of-hope-roberto.html

St. Colette: Abbess, Mystic, Reformer JEAN M. HEIMANN - March 6, 2017 The saint of the day for March 6 is St. Colette, founder of the Poor Clare Colettines . She is the patron saint of expectant mothers and unborn babies, of childless couples who long to conceive, and of sick children. Colette was a miracle baby, born to parents over sixty years of age, who had been praying for a child to Nicholas of Myra. Born at Corbie in Picardy, France in 1381, Nicolette was named in honor of St. Nicholas and was known by ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/03/st-colette-abbess-mystic-reformer-2/

Statement on Dispensations From Abstinence From Meat Granted by Bishops for St. Patrick's Day CATHOLIC TRADITIONAL LOOKING FOR WIFE - March 6, 2017 Since March 17th, the Feast of Saint Patrick, falls on a Friday this year, many bishops (including Boston's Cardinal O'Malley) have dispensed the requirement to abstain from meat that day to eat corned beef and cabbage. I totally disagree, and hereby republish previous-years' posts on St. Patrick: 2016: Please sign petition to stop dishonoring St. Patrick! Please [sign this petition] sponsored by Mass Resistance and the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts to the ...http://catholiclookforwife.blogspot.com/2017/03/statement-on-dispensations-from.html

Catholic Divisions TEA AT TRIANON - February 19, 2017 ... showed that Trump's position is actually closer to the official church teaching on immigration than is Fr. Martin's (or Pope Francis'). [...] The question of solidarity within the Body of Christ aside, this high-minded sounding statement willfully ignores the fact that Middle Eastern Christians are the deliberate target of religious genocide, and that (unlike Sunni Muslims) they have absolutely no safe place to go in the region — while vast and wealthy Sunni Muslim countries such as ...http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2017/02/catholic-divisions.html

Saint Josephine Bakhita, From Slave to Saint BIG C CATHOLICS - February 7, 2017 ... She was beatified in 1992 by Saint John Paul II and canonized by the same on October 1, 2000. Pope Benedict XVI's second encyclical, Spe Salvi extols her life as an outstanding example of Christian hope. She is the patron saint of Sudan. O God, who led Saint Josephine Bakhita from abject slavery to the dignity of being your daughter and a bride of Christ, grant, we pray, that by her example we may show ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/02/saint-josephine-bakhita-from-slave-to.html

Feb 6 - St. Paul Miki FATHER BILL DINGA'S BLOG - February 6, 2017 ... lesson to, their countrymen; they sang the Te Deum on the way. Paul's last sermon was delivered from the cross: this is part of what he had to say: The only reason for my being killed is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason that I die. I believe that I am telling the truth before I die. I know you believe me and I want to say to you all once again: Ask Christ to help you become happy. I obey Christ. After Christ's example, I forgive my persecutors. I do ...http://fatherbill1975.blogspot.com/2017/02/feb-6-st-paul-miki.html

Welcome Back and Some Feast Day Celebrations CHERISHED HEARTS AT HOME - February 5, 2017 ... look like old fashioned candle holder with candle in it. You know the ones you carry up to bed with you. I think they are pretty darn cute. Each year we have our floating candles and doves and have them lit while we do our reading and colouring. This year on all three days we had a very, very involved little boy. He was quite pedantic about his colouring pages and towards the end of the week was a little testy about his ability. Not Mr Perfect - oh no!! St Blaise was our final Feast day and ...http://cherishedheartsathome.blogspot.com/2017/02/welcome-back-and-some-feast-day.html

St. Brigid's Hearty Healing Beef Stew CATHOLIC CUISINE - February 1, 2017 ... Brigid of Ireland St. Brigid is the patron saint for numerous things including cattle and dairy work. She was said to be the best mead and ale maker in all of Ireland, as well as an excellent cook. One way to celebrate this Abbess from Kildare is to enjoy a steaming bowl of Irish Beef stew… made with Ireland's own Guinness Draught ! Many miracles have been attributed to St. Brigid that involve physical healing. Another great recipe to serve on her feast ...http://catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/2017/02/st-brigids-hearty-healing-beef-stew.html

St. Brigid of Ireland: Healer and Miracle Worker JEAN M. HEIMANN - February 1, 2017 ... patron saint of: babies, children whose parents are not married, dairy workers, midwives, nuns, poets, poultry farmers, printing presses, sailors, scholars, and travelers. Brigid is also known as Brigid of Kildare and her name is often given as Bride or Bridget. She is known as the "Mary of the Gael." Around 453 AD, Brigid was born out of wedlock, the daughter of a pagan chieftain named Dubthach and a Christian slave woman named Brocessa. After giving birth, ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/02/st-brigid-ireland-healer-miracle-worker/

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