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St. Clare of Assisi: Contemplative, Miracle-Worker, Lover of the Eucharist JEAN M. HEIMANN - August 10, 2017 ... Lenten homilies at the Church of San Giorgo, she was captivated by his words and became determined to live out the gospel in a radical way in her life. On the evening of Palm Sunday, at the age of 18, she secretly left her paternal home with her cousin Pacifica, never to return. In the dead of night lit only by torches, Clare met Francis and his friars at the 'Portiuncola'. There, in the little chapel of 'Mary of the Angels', Francis cut her beautiful, long blond hair and Clare laid aside her ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/08/st-clare-assisi-contemplative-miracle-worker-lover-eucharist/

Memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest & Founder BIG C CATHOLICS - July 30, 2017 July 31st, is the memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, priest and founder of the Society of Jesus. Ignatius, was born of a noble family at Loyola, in Cantabria, Spain. He attended the court of the Catholic king before pursuing a military career. In 1521, while defending the town of Pamplona against French attack, Ignatius was struck by a cannonball in the legs. To save Ignatius' life doctors performed several surgeries. Despite their efforts, his condition deteriorated. ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/07/memorial-of-saint-ignatius-of-loyola.html

Itala Mela Beatified COMMUNIO - June 17, 2017 On Saturday, June 10th, Itala Mela (1904-57) was beatified in La Spezia, Italy, her home town. Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, offered Mass and declared Mela a Blessed of the Church in the presence of 3000 people. The liturgical memorial of Blessed Itala Mela will be April 28, the day prior to her anniversary of death so not to conflict the feast of St. Catherine of Siena, one of the ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2017/06/itala-mela-beatified/

St. Germaine: Patroness of the Abused and Disabled JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 15, 2017 Today, June 15 is the feast day of St. Germaine Cousin, a simple and devout young girl who lived in Pibrac, France in the late 1500s. She was born in 1579 to a humble family. Her father was a farmer, and her mother died when she was still an infant. She was born with a deformed right arm and hand, as well as the disease of scrofula , a tubercular condition. Her father remarried soon after the death of her mother, but his new wife was repulsed by ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-germaine-patroness-abused-disabled/

Sts. Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia A CATHOLIC LIFE - June 15, 2017 Simple (1954 Calendar): June 15 St. Vitus, born of an illustrious Sicilian family, was arrested with his tutor and his nurse. After many sufferings, they were martyred A.D. 303. In the Middle Ages St. Vitus was declared one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, and came to be considered as the 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 ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/GlPveJCvbTQ/sts-vitus-modestus-and-crescentia.html

The Body and Blood of Jesus Christ IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - June 14, 2017 The Body and Blood of Christ predmore.blogspot.com June 18, 2017 Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16:; Psalm 147; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58 The Body and Blood of Christ are real food and drink for Catholics. John's Gospel is clear that the followers of Jesus are to eat his flesh and drink his blood if they are to have any part in his life. This is real crunch and munch food, not merely a symbol, and it is the unifying power in Catholic worship because we believe it is the ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-body-and-blood-of-jesus-christ.html

St. Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor of the Church BIG C CATHOLICS - June 12, 2017 Mention the name "Saint Anthony" in a roomful of Catholics, and you are likely to be regaled with story after story of things, people and pets that have been found, often in what seem to be miraculous circumstances, through his intercession. And although this saint is the patron of lost items and a thaumaturgist, or miracle worker, many people may not realize that he is also a Doctor of the Church who had a burning desire to imitate Christ ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/st-anthony-of-padua-priest-doctor-of.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 ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-anthony-padua-doctor-church/

St. Ephrem: Doctor of the Church JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 9, 2017 June 9 is the optional memorial of St. Ephrem of Syria, deacon, Doctor of the Church, hymnographer, and theologian of the 4th century. Known as the "Harp of the Holy Spirit", St. Ephrem was born around 306 A.D. in Nisibis, Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). He is the only Syrian Father who is honored as a Doctor of the Universal Church. Ephrem was baptized at the age of eighteen and became a disciple of the famous bishop of Nisibis, St. Jacob . He also ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-ephrem-doctor-church/

One Unique SAINT of the DAY Website Noting Venerable Matt Talbot ┬áVENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - June 7, 2017 Saint of the Day – 7 June: Venerable Matt Talbot OFS by Ana StPaul Breathing Catholic Posted on 7 June 2017 This special website begins on one of the following 4 links about Venerable Matt Talbot OFS: "Venerable Matt Talbot OFS (1856 – 1925) (born Matthew Talbot) – Layman, Ascetic, Mystic – known as the "Saint in Overalls" and "the Workers' Saint", disciple ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/one-unique-saint-of-day-website-noting.html

St. Norbert: Patron Saint of Peace JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 5, 2017 June 6 is the memorial of St. Norbert, a convert, priest, preacher, and reformer of the Church in the 12th century. He is the founder of the Praemonstratensians or the Norbertines and the patron saint of peace. Norbert was born around the year 1080 in Xanten, a town near the Holland-German border. He was the son of nobility. Through the influence of his family he obtained a financial subsidy from the parish church at Xanten when he ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-norbert-patron-saint-peace/

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 ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-boniface-apostle-germany/

Saint Boniface, "The Apostle of the Germans" BIG C CATHOLICS - June 4, 2017 June 5th is the memorial of St. Boniface, the 8th century missionary and martyr. The Benedictine monk was chosen by divine Providence to become Germany's great apostle and patron. Boniface's first missionary endeavor was unsuccessful. Before attempting a second he went to Rome for papal authorization. Under the holy bishop Willibrord he converted Frisia (Prussia) within a period of three years. On November 30, 722, Boniface was consecrated bishop by ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/saint-boniface-apostle-of-germans.html

St. Francis Caracciolo, Founder BIG C CATHOLICS - June 4, 2017 http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/st-francis-caracciolo-founder.html

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, ...http://abbey-roads.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-african-proto-martyrs-of-uganda.html

St. Justin Martyr: Apologist and Father of the Church JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 1, 2017 Trial of Justin The Philosopher by Fra Angelico June 1st marks the feast day of St. Justin Martyr, an early Father of the Church. He was one of the first apologists for the Christian faith and has been regarded as the leading interpreter of the theory of the Logos (the Word of God) in the second century. Justin was born into a pagan family in Neapolis around the year 100 A.D. After spending years studying pagan philosophies, his quest for religious truth led him to ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-justin-martyr-apologist-father-church/

Saint Justin Martyr, Philosopher and Apologist BIG C CATHOLICS - May 31, 2017 http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/05/saint-justin-martyr-philosopher-and.html