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A Stitch in Time: Threads of the Tapestry of God THESE STONE WALLS - November 26, 2014 ... Father Seraphim showed up in this prison to meet with me and Pornchai, I wrote of this encounter: "Father Seraphim became an instrument for the threads God was weaving for Pornchai … In spite of myself, in the back of the tapestry where we cannot yet see, those threads were being woven together miraculously, and trust found a foundation in the dawn of hope." Father George David Byers, who also has a presence in this story about threads of connection, read that post from his parish ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/8mfX4sAIM5M/

Sunday Sermon, November 9 -- Why Catholics Venerate Relics, and How to Become a Saint THE NEW THEOLOGICAL MOVEMENT - November 18, 2014 ... thought and word, and did he hate all duplicity and falsehood? Did he seek the advice of prudent men and act on it, and was he ready to give counsel when asked? Were all his acts good, and did he first invoke divine aid for their due performance? Had he a deep hatred of idleness as the source of vice, and did he love meditation and solitude? Did he endeavor to preserve purity of conscience and a holy fear of God? Did he take care to avoid all stain of sin? Faith Did he often return thanks to ...http://newtheologicalmovement.blogspot.com/2014/11/sunday-sermon-november-9-why-catholics.html

St. Martin De Porres: Man of Prayer, Penance, Humility and Charity CATHOLIC FIRE - November 3, 2014 Today we celebrate the feast of St Martin de Porres, the first black American Saint. He was born in Lima, Peru in 1579, the son of a Spanish aristocrat and a freed black slave woman from Panama. His father was repulsed by the darkness of his son's skin at birth and deserted him. At age 12, Martin was apprenticed to a "surgeon," at that time a combination of barber, druggist, physician and surgeon. Once trained, he began to use his skills to serve the poor. Martin was a ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/st-martin-de-porres-man-of-prayer.html

St. Louis in St. Louis, St. Louis in France SAINT LOUIS CATHOLIC - October 27, 2014 ... Louis Review covering the same. At the link is a beautiful slideshow of the occasion, too. Excerpt: The celebration of St. Louis last weekend at St. Francis de Sales Oratory was certainly fit for a king. Nearly 250 people in their Sunday finest — many young families, with women in dresses and lace veils and men in crisp suits — processed the streets surrounding the south St. Louis Oratory Oct. 19 with a relic of St. Louis IX, King of France. The procession was followed by a sermon ...http://stlouiscatholic.blogspot.com/2014/10/st-louis-in-st-louis-st-louis-in-france.html

Dominican Priories: Glasgow GODZDOGZ - October 26, 2014 ... fishing on the Clyde, Glasgow has always been an important ecclesiastical centre. The Dominicans had a Priory in Glasgow from 1246, when William de Bondington, Bishop of Glasgow, and the Cathedral Chapter, at the behest of King Alexander III (1241-1286) welcomed the friars to the city, asking that the Friars Preachers be received in his diocese. Our Dominican priory was situated some few hundred yards south of the Glasgow Cathedral, at the bottom of the modern High Street. The priory complex ...http://godzdogz.op.org/2014/10/dominican-priories-glasgow.html

St. John of Capistrano: Victory Through the Holy Name of Jesus CATHOLIC FIRE - October 23, 2014 The saint of the day for October 23 is St. John of Capistrano, a great Franciscan priest, preacher, and theologian who promoted devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a former German knight of that city. He studied law at the University of Perugia and practiced as a lawyer in the courts of Naples. King Ladislas of Naples appointed him governor of Perugia. During a war with a neighboring town he was betrayed and ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/10/st-john-of-capistrano-victory-through.html

A Glorious Evening With St. Louis IX SAINT LOUIS CATHOLIC - October 20, 2014 ... neighborhood. They were there to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Louis IX, king of France, and the 250th anniversary of the founding of the city of St. Louis, and they took something special with them. As they marched up and down the streets surrounding St. Francis de Sales Oratory — the neo-Gothic church known for practicing the Latin liturgy and for its soaring, 300-foot steeple — they carried a relic of St. Louis IX, a piece of bone thought to be hundreds of ...http://stlouiscatholic.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-glorious-evening-with-st-louis-ix.html

Saint of the Day: Luke DA MIHI ANIMAS - October 18, 2014 ... him into Macedonia where they traveled first to Samothrace, Neapolis, and finally Philippi. Luke then switches back to the third person which seems to indicate he was not thrown into prison with Paul and that when Paul left Philippi Luke stayed behind to encourage the Church there. Seven years passed before Paul returned to the area on his third missionary journey. In Acts 20:5, the switch to "we" tells us that Luke has left Philippi to rejoin Paul in Troas in 58 where they first met up. They ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/10/saint-of-day-luke.html

Saint Francis and the Liturgy VULTUS CHRISTI - October 4, 2014 Franciscans and the Liturgy: A Benedictine Point of View Here and there in the family of the Seraphic Saint Francis of Assisi one finds communities that glow with a warm love for liturgical prayer. I'm thinking, in particular of the Poor Ladies of Bethlehem Monastery in Barhamsville, Virginia, where a warm and glowing love for the Sacred Liturgy has been fostered for many years. I'm thinking also of the Conventual Franciscan Friar at the Basilica of ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/10/saint-francis-and-the-liturgy/

St. Stephen of Hungary CATHOLIC FIRE - August 16, 2014 Today's saint of the day is St. Stephen of Hungary, the first Christian king of Hungary. Born a pagan, Stephen was baptized at age 10, along with his father, and was raised as a Christian. In 996, at age 20, he married Gisela, the daughter of Duke Henry II of Bavaria and devoted much of his reign to the promotion of the Christian faith. He gave his patronage to Church leaders, helped build churches, and was a proponent of the rights of the Holy See. Stephen also crushed ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/08/st-stephen-of-hungary.html

St Ignatius SISTERS OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE - July 31, 2014 ... best forward the one end for which he was created—the glory of God and the perfection of his own soul." He finally achieved his purpose of going to the Holy Land, but could not remain, as he planned, because of the hostility of the Turks. He spent the next 11 years in various European universities, studying with great difficulty, beginning almost as a child. Like many others, his orthodoxy was questioned; Ignatius was twice jailed for brief periods. In 1534, at the age of 43, he and six ...http://gospeloflifesisters.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/st-ignatius/