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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/
The Patron Saint of Walmart TEN THOUSAND PLACES - June 20, 2014 http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-patron-saint-of-walmart.html
Wait on God With Patience VULTUS CHRISTI - June 16, 2014 ... Ideal of the Monk into my hands. He even let me take the precious green-covered volume home with me. With all the ardour of my fifteen years I devoured it. No book had ever spoken to my heart in quite the same way. My Spiritual Father I read and re-read Christ, the Ideal of the Monk . At fifteen one is profoundly marked by what one reads. The impressions made on a soul at that age determine the course of one's life. As I pursued my desire to seek God, I relied on Dom Marmion. I chose him not ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/06/wait-on-god-with-patience/
St. Francis Caracciolo CATHOLIC FIRE - June 4, 2014 The saint of the day for June 4th is St. Francis Caracciolo, (1563-1608), confessor, and founder of the Minor Clerks Regular. He was born of a royal family in the Kingdom of Naples. At the age of 22, he contracted leprosy, and nearly died from it. In this trial he heard the Lord's call and was ready to dedicate his life completely in the service of God and neighbor if he would recover. After his miraculous cure, faithful to his promise, he renounced all his properties and ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/06/st-francis-caracciolo.html
Res Miranda Populo VULTUS CHRISTI - May 19, 2014 Saint Yves Today is also the feast of Saint Yves, the patron of barristers, solicitors, and jurists. (Saint Yves is also the patron saint of Mother Yvonne–Aimée de Jésus.) We are mindful today of the kind lawyers who have helped Silverstream Priory with the complicated and often bewildering process of becoming established. All our lawyer friends will be remembered at Holy ...http://vultus.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/05/res-miranda-populo/