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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/

Sts. Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia A CATHOLIC LIFE - June 15, 2017 ... special patron of those inflicted with nervous disorders. The following is taken from The Liturgical Year by Abbot Gueranger: One of the titles of this Divine Spirit who is reigning so specially over this portion of the Cycle is the Witness of the Word (John xv. 26). Thus was He announced to the world by the Man-God Himself when about to quit it in order to return to His Father after having on His part rendered His own great testimony to Sovereign Truth (John xviii. 37). ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/GlPveJCvbTQ/sts-vitus-modestus-and-crescentia.html

St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 12, 2017 Saint Anthony of Padua with the Infant Christ by Guercino, 1656, Bologna, Italy By Jean M. Heimann June 13 is the feast of one of my favorite saints — St. Anthony of Padua. He is a Doctor of the Church, a Franciscan priest known as the "Hammer of the Heretics", the "Wonder-Worker", and the "Living Ark of the Covenant." Countless conversions, miraculous healings, and powerful preaching were all characteristic of his ministry. He was born to a noble family in 1195 ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-anthony-padua-doctor-church/

St. Francis Caracciolo, Founder BIG C CATHOLICS - June 4, 2017 ... the great St. Thomas Aquinas. But the word that described him best was humility, for it was this virtue that guided him throughout his life. When he was 22, Francis developed a skin condition resembling leprosy; he vowed that, if he was cured, he would devote the rest of his life to God. When the condition disappeared, Francis made good on his promise; he sold everything he owned, gave the proceeds to the poor, and went to Naples to study for the priesthood. While there, he ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/st-francis-caracciolo-founder.html

Saint Philip Neri, Priest, the Third Apostle of Rome BIG C CATHOLICS - May 25, 2017 Saint Teresa of Avila was reported to have said, "From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, Lord deliver us." Though he probably never heard those words, one of her contemporaries, Saint Philip Neri, lived as if he had. This delightful man, known as "the cheerful saint," believed that a life of humility and piety did not exclude a person from having a sense of lightheartedness. If anything, he had a profound appreciation ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/05/saint-philip-neri-priest-third-apostle.html

Paschal Baylon: "Saint of the Holy Eucharist" JEAN M. HEIMANN - May 17, 2017 The saint of the day for May 17th is St. Paschal Baylon (May 24, 1540 – May 15, 1592), a lay brother and Spanish mystic. Born in a small village in between Castille and Aragon in Spain, on Pentecost in 1540, he was christened Pascua (meaning "the pasch of the Holy Ghost") in honor of the feast. As a young man, until he was twenty-four years old, he worked as a shepherd for his poor, but pious family. During this time, he lived a life of penance and showed great ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/05/paschal-baylon-saint-holy-eucharist/

St. Paschal Baylon, Saint of the Eucharist BIG C CATHOLICS - May 16, 2017 Detail, Saint Paschal Baylon's vision of the Eucharist , Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, c. 1767, London. Saint Paschal Baylon (1540 – 1592) was active during what is known as the Golden Age of the Church in Spain. Some of his contemporaries included Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Saint Francis Xavier, and Saint Teresa of Avila, however it is doubtful that Paschal would have considered himself their equal. One ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/05/st-paschal-baylon-saint-of-eucharist.html

St. Isidore, Patron of Farmers and Rural Communities BIG C CATHOLICS - May 14, 2017 May 15th, is the optional memorial of Saint Isidore the Farmer (1070-1130), the patron saint of farmers, laborers. peasants and rural communities. He was married to Maria de la Cabeza, who was herself a saint. Their only son died in childhood. St. Isidore was especially devoted to the poor and to animals. According to tradition, the miracle of the multiplication of food occurred when Isidore fed a flock of starving birds ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/05/st-isidore-patron-of-farmers-and-rural.html

St. Peregrine Laziosi, the "Angel of Good Counsel" BIG C CATHOLICS - May 4, 2017 The story of Saint Peregrine Laziosi is actually one of two healings—the first occurring when he was a young man, and the second when he was in his mid-60s. Had the first healing not taken place, the second might not have, either. St. Peregrine was born around the year 1260 in Forli, Italy, the only son of an affluent and politically active family. Forli was part of the Papal States at the time, and was the center of a medieval partisan conflict over who should rule ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/05/st-peregrine-laziosi-angel-of-good.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 Mary and Jesus. ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/04/feast-of-saint-joseph-worker.html

Saint Benedict the Moor, Patron of African Americans BIG C CATHOLICS - April 3, 2017 April 4th, is the optional memorial of Saint Benedict the African (1526-1589), also known as Saint Benedict the Black or Benedict the Moor, the 16th century Italian Franciscan hermit and monk, venerated for his humility, holiness and charity for all. His wise counsel and gentle pastoral nature enabled him to successfully help reform the Order in which he ministered. Benedict held important positions as a Franciscan, but gracefully turned ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/04/saint-benedict-moor-patron-of-african.html