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St. William of Vercelli, Hermit, Abbot, and Founder CATHOLIC FIRE - June 25, 2015 The saint of the day for June 24th is St. William of Vercelli, hermit, abbot, and founder of a religious congregation known as the Hermits of Monte-Vergine. William was born to noble and wealthy parents in Vercelli, Italy in 1085. He lost his father and mother in his infancy and was raised by a relative. At age fifteen, he made a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. When he returned, he became a hermit in Naples and lived there on an ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-william-of-vercelli-hermit-abbot-and.html
Novena to St. Anthony of Padua Begins Friday CATHOLIC FIRE - June 4, 2015 ... June 5, 2015 and ends on his feast day, June 13. Patronage and Miracles Catholics know St. Anthony best as the patron saint of lost and stolen articles . According to one story, St. Anthony had a psalter, filled with his own notes, that a novice, leaving the monastery, took. St. Anthony prayed for its return and the novice came back, gave him his psalter, and rejoined the order. Barren women claim St. Anthony for their patron ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/novena-to-st-anthony-of-padua-begins.html
Chartres Meditation 9: At the Foot of the Cross Stood Mary, His Mother COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - June 2, 2015 ... our own salvation. For Mary, it is the same thing but on a larger scale. The first grace, completely freely-given, was the Immaculate Conception. Then by her own efforts, she united herself to that grace, so as to become a co-operator in the salvation of all. That is the Co-Redemption. Important precision: it is not the same grace of salvation merited by Christ and by Mary. The grace which Mary merits for us at the foot of the Cross is not like the grace that Christ merits. Jesus is, in fact, ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2015/06/chartres-meditation-9-at-foot-of-cross.html
The Feast of St. George! ARE WE THERE YET? - April 23, 2015 Now here is a saint of mystery, legend, and glory. The popular story of St. George, passed down to us in the Golden Legend , has dragons and princesses running around, with our hero saving the day. This is the familiar tale and the origin of our saint's iconography, but, there are other legends of St. George, too. In one of the earliest legends , he's put to death, chopped up into little pieces, buried, and set on fire ~ three times ~ and each time God ...http://arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-feast-of-st-george.html
The Church Triumphant: Spotlight on St. Isidore the Farmer LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - March 24, 2015 ... dedicate the remainder of their lives to God, and they chose to live as brother and sister. During the course of his daily labors, Isidore wanted to make his work sacred by prayer and attending Mass. His fellow workers felt that he was being lazy by slipping off to attend Mass and, in their opinion, sticking them with extra work, so they informed their boss of his actions. When his boss came to check on the situation, he found angels plowing the field in Isidore's stead. I love that that image ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-church-triumphant-spotlight-on-st.html
Saint of the Day: Turibius DA MIHI ANIMAS - March 23, 2015 ... native peoples' rights and the Latin American ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/03/saint-of-day-turibius.html
"It's Worth Revisiting" Wednesday - Holy Priests and Zeal for Salvation of Souls or Political Activism and Social Justic HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION - March 18, 2015 ... frequently write urging prayers for our priests, prayers for more holy priests, prayers for priests whose lives are truly centered on the Eucharist, and for priests who have an unflinching zeal for the salvation of souls. Why not offer a monthly Novena to St. John Vianney on behalf of your priests? Despite the pleas of John Paul II and Benedict XVI that their priests follow this holy man's example, this patron saint of priests is too often ...http://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/2015/03/its-worth-revisiting-wednesday-holy.html