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Saints Cosmas and Damian CATHOLIC FIRE - September 26, 2016 Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian Dressing a Chest Wound by Antoine de Favray Photo Credit: Welcome Library September 26 is the optional memorial of Sts. Cosmas and Damian. Cosmas and Damian were twin bothers born in Syria in the third century. They were also doctors, and they became known as "the holy money-less ones" because they cared for the sick free of charge. The strange practice of accepting no money for medical care ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/09/saints-cosmas-and-damian.html

Saint Matthew: Apostle, Gospel Writer and Beloved Saint ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - September 21, 2016 Today we celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Matthew, Apostle to Christ and Gospel Writer of the Gospel According to Matthew. He directed his Gospel toward those of the Jewish faith, who followed Christ. He traveled to places like Ethiopia and Parthia, as a true evangelist and missionary. After I spent 36 years of my life in the financial industry, I relate well to Saint Matthew, the patron saint of tax collectors, accountants ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2016/09/saint-matthew-apostle-gospel-writer-and.html

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist CATHOLIC FIRE - September 21, 2016 http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/09/st-matthew-apostle-and-evangelist.html

Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist BIG C CATHOLICS - September 20, 2016 September 21st, is the feast of Saint Matthew, the Apostle and Evangelist, best known for the Gospel bearing his name. Information about his early years is scarce. In the New Testament, he is referred to variously as "Levi" and the "son of Alphaeus." He received the name Matthew upon becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. (Matthew in Hebrew: מַת'ּתְיָ"וּ‎‎ means "gift of God.") As a publican for the Roman authorities, he collected taxes in Capernaum where Jesus ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/09/saint-matthew-apostle-and-evangelist.html

St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church CATHOLIC FIRE - September 13, 2016 ... quench our envy, soften our anger, offer our prayers, and show a disposition which is reasonable, mild, kindly, and loving, how could poverty stand in our way? For we accomplish these things not by spending money but by making the correct choice. Almsgiving above all else requires money, but even this shines with a brighter luster when the alms are given from our poverty. The widow who paid in the two mites was poorer than any human, but she outdid them all." ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/09/st-john-chrysostom-doctor-of-church.html

St. Raymond Nonnatus, Patron of Expectant Mothers, Midwives, and Newborn Babies CATHOLIC FIRE - August 31, 2016 The saint of the day for August 31 is St. Raymond Nonnatus. He is the patron of expectant mothers, midwives, obstetricians, infertile couples, and newborn babies. Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain in 1204, the son of wealthy parents. He was delivered by cesarean section when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus (not born). In his childhood, he seemed to find pleasure only in his devotions and serious duties. His father, ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-raymond-nonnatus-patron-of-expectant.html

St. Dominic De Guzmann: Saint of the Holy Rosary CATHOLIC FIRE - August 7, 2016 ... preached the mysteries of the Holy Rosary, he converted the Albigensians and set the world on fire with the Truth of the Gospel message. Dominic Guzman was born in Castile (Spain) in 1170 to affluent aristocrats, Blessed Joan of Aza and Felix Guzman. When she was pregnant, Joan had three dreams. First, she dreamed that she would give birth to a son who would be a brilliant light to the Church. Second, she dreamed that she gave birth to a dog and that it broke away from her, carrying in its ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-dominic-de-guzmann-saint-of-holy.html

St. Bridget of Sweden CATHOLIC FIRE - July 23, 2016 http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/07/st-bridget-of-sweden.html

A Saint for Eliminating Human Trafficking ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC WOMEN BLOGGERS - July 20, 2016 Human trafficking is one of the largest businesses in the world. People unscrupulously make money from enslaving others, even young children, and selling them for sex. According to the U.S. State Department's annual report, in 2015 there were 6609 convictions for human trafficking and an estimated 20 million victims. How long will God tolerate this vile activity? How long will we?I offer as a patron saint in the fight against ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2016/07/a-saint-for-eliminating-human.html

St. Henry of Bavaria ATONEMENTONLINE - July 12, 2016 St. Henry (973–1024) is a patron saint for those who are childless. He was known also as Henry the Lame, and for that reason he is also counted as a patron saint for the disabled and handicapped. Here's his story: Henry, surnamed the Pious, Duke of Bavaria, became successively King of Germany and Emperor of the Romans; but not satisfied with a mere temporal principality, he strove to gain an immortal crown, by ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2016/07/st-henry-of-bavaria.html

St. Barnabas, Apostle and Martyr CATHOLIC HOTDISH - June 9, 2016 ... that someone who had opposed them with such ferocity could now be on their side. It was Barnabas who brought Paul to the apostles, and Barnabas who spoke on his behalf (Acts 9:27). Barnabas made a number of significant contributions to the early Church. He was commissioned by the apostles to be a missionary to Antioch of Syria (Acts 11:22). Barnabas, along with Paul, who he asked to be his partner (Acts 11:25-26), made numerous converts in Antioch. Barnabas was Paul's companion on his first ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatholicHotdish/~3/ZK0kob_NKyo/

Priesthood in the Real Presence and the Present Absence THESE STONE WALLS - June 1, 2016 A new Manual for Eucharistic Adoration from the Poor Clares and Saint Benedict Press has found a captive audience in Fr Gordon MacRae as he marks 34 years of priesthood. "You have GOT to be joking!" That was my first reaction. In early April this year, I was summoned to a prison office to sign for "personal property." I had no idea what it could be. I hadn't ordered anything recently from the place where we in prison must purchase shoes, clothing, toiletries. So it had to be ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/lXsMAXNdUL0/