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St. Alphonsus - Feastday: August 1 BATTLE BEADS BLOG - August 1, 2015 ... of all opposition he now entered the ecclesiastical state. In 1726, he was ordained a priest. He exercised the ministry at various places with great fruit, zealously laboring for his own sanctification. In 1732, God called him to found the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, with the object of laboring for the salvation of the most abandoned souls. Amid untold difficulties and innumerable trials, St. Alphonsus succeeded in establishing his Congregation, which became his ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-alphonsus-feastday-august-1.html
Novena to St. Anne Starts July 17 CATHOLIC FIRE - July 16, 2015 Saint Anne's feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th; however, you can pray it anytime. St. Anne (Hebrew, Hannah, grace; also spelled Ann, Anne, Anna) is the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the grandmother of Jesus, and the wife of Joachim. She is mentioned in the Apocrypha, chiefly the Protoevangelium of James, which dates back to the second century. Devotion to St. Anne dates back to the sixth century in the Church ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/07/novena-to-st-anne-starts-july-17.html
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