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The Paschal Mystery, the Priesthood FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK - April 13, 2014 ... something he chooses but a life which God has chosen for the ones that He calls. Those called respond freely with a "yes" or a "no" or even a "not at this time." It is not a career. Each priest is in persona Christi , that is, in the person of Christ . Why? Simply because he is to teach as Christ taught, to forgive as Christ forgave, to save souls as Christ saved. As a matter of fact, it is correct to say that Christ teaches, forgives and saves today through the life of each priest. So, this ...http://stmichaelpastorsdesk.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-paschal-mystery-priesthood.html
Apostle of Brazil Canonized; The Passing of Bishop M. Pearse Lacey THE JOURNEY OF A BISHOP - April 6, 2014 ... Blessed Francois de Laval , the first bishop of Quebec, were canonized by "equivalent canonization." All three saints were beatified together in 1980. They were put on a fast track to sainthood after Pope Francis waived some of the usual procedures in response to requests from the Canadian and Brazilian bishops' conferences. President of the Brazilian bishops' conference, Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, announced in December that their request for Anchieta's canonization had ...http://archbishopterry.blogspot.com/2014/04/apostle-of-brazil-canonized-passing-of.html
St. Catherine of Sweden CATHOLIC FIRE - March 23, 2014 St. Catherine of Sweden is the patron saint against abortion and miscarriages. She was born in 1331, the fourth of eight children, to Saint Bridget of Sweden and Ulf Gudmarsson. At the age of seven, Catherine was sent to Risberg Convent to be educated. She desired to remain in the convent to pursue a religious vocation, but she was promised in marriage to the virtuous and pious German noble Eggard Lydersson von Kürnen, a lifelong ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/03/st-catherine-of-sweden.html
Pope Receives Ecumenical Delegation From Finland; Urges Continuous Effort for Christian Unity VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - January 17, 2014 ... Finland during their annual pilgrimage to Rome. They have been celebrating the feast of Saint Henry of Uppsala, patron saint of Finland, in this manner for 25 years now. The Holy Father addressed them, saying: "The Apostle asks the members of the community of Corinth, marked by divisions, 'Is Christ divided?' This question has been chosen as the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian unity, which begins tomorrow. Today it is addressed to ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2014/01/pope-receives-ecumenical-delegation.html
Friday, 17 Jan – Physician of the Soul OXYGEN - January 16, 2014 17 Jan – Saint Antony, Abbot Following the death of his parents when he was about 20, Anthony insured that his sister completed her education, then he sold his house, furniture, and the land he owned, gave the proceeds to the poor, joined the anchorites who lived nearby, and moved into an empty sepulchre. At age 35 he moved to the desert to live alone; he lived 20 years in an abandoned fort. Anthony barricaded the place for solitude, but admirers and would-be ...http://thecatholicwriter.com/oxygen/2014/01/friday-17-jan-physician-of-the-soul/
Tuesday, 7 Jan – Don't Be Shy OXYGEN - January 6, 2014 ... Patron Saint Index _______________________ 1 John 3:22-4:6 Whatever we ask God, we shall receive, because we keep his commandments and live the kind of life that he wants. His commandments are these: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and that we love one another as he told us to. Whoever keeps his commandments lives in God and God lives in him. We know that he lives in us by the Spirit that he has given us. It is not every spirit, my dear ...http://thecatholicwriter.com/oxygen/2014/01/tuesday-7-jan-dont-be-shy/