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Saint Joseph of Canada 'OD'S BLOG! - December 31, 2014 Patron saints are important. Ireland has Saint Patrick; England has St. George; Scotland has Saint Andrew. The patron saint can become a unifying national symbol, at least as much as can a large rodent or a fallen leaf. Unfortunately, there is some dispute over who qualifies as Canada's patron saint. Some say Jean de Brebeuf; some say St. Anne; some say St. Kateri ...http://odsblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/saint-joseph-of-canada.html
Help Me Choose a Patron for 2015! JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - December 26, 2014 ... I've been busy so that's my excuse. :D I like to do this every year because I always learn something new... or the saint ends up being incredibly relevant to my year. This year's patron , St. Raphael the Archangel, was... wow. I ended up serving as the person many of my friends went to when they were going through relationship issues and/or advice in general. In fact, I think I spent most of the year being some of my guy friends' "wing woman" / serving for ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2014/12/help-me-choose-patron-for-2015.html
The Immigrant Saint: Frances Xavier Cabrini CRISIS MAGAZINE - November 13, 2014 ... missionaries were read and discussed. Frances was educated by the local sisters, the Daughters of the Sacred Heart. She felt the call of God early and sought entry to the Daughters' convent, but was refused. Not easily daunted, she would find another way. As she searched for her path to consecrated life she began working as a teacher in a nearby school. In 1870 both her parents died and she tried another congregation—again no luck. Ironically, her own evident quality was ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/AabI9QDRxpc/immigrant-saint-frances-xavier-cabrini
OCTOBER 12th: OUR LADY OF APARACIDA IN BRAZIL & THE BLESSING OF AN ICON IN OUR MONASTERY (SYNOD ON THE FAMILY - 6) MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - October 13, 2014 ... what the icon has to say in the light of the Sunday Gospel, which is about the Marriage Banquet of the king's Son to which good and bad have been invited because those that had been originally invited did not want to attend. The icon was "written" by our brother, Dom Alex Echeandia, in preparation for his priestly ordination which will take place on Thursday, the feast of St Luke, patron saint of iconographers. At the centre, Christ is manifested, glorified on ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-12th-our-lady-of-aparacida-in.html