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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/