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St. Peter Claver: Patron of Interracial Justice CATHOLIC FIRE - September 8, 2015 September 9 is the memorial of St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest who dedicated his life to the service of African slaves. He is the patron saint of: black people, the African missions, and interracial justice. The son of a Catalonian farmer, Peter was born in Verdu, Spain in 1581. He obtained his first degrees at the University of Barcelona. At the age of twenty, he entered the Jesuit novitiate and was ordained in 1615. While Peter was studying philosophy ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/09/st-peter-claver-patron-of-interracial.html
Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - June 17, 2015 ... caused by human actions. Some politicians, who are not scientists, say the Pope, who is not a scientist, needs to stay out of the debate. News media speculate that the encyclical will challenge those on the political right and left alike. This tension is good. Some claim that a few bishops might not support the Pope's letter, leaving the faithful with the question, "How am I to honor my Pope and bishop at the same time? Who am I to believe?" I am thankful for the challenging words that will ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/06/twelfth-sunday-of-ordinary-time.html
St. Germaine Cousin, Patron of People With Disabilities and Victims of Abuse CATHOLIC FIRE - June 15, 2015 ... her time praying the Rosary and teaching the village children about the love of God. She was barely fed and was very thin, yet despite this, she shared the little bread that she had with the poor of the village. From her simple faith grew a deep holiness and profound trust in God. She went to Mass every day, leaving her sheep in the care of her guardian angel, who never failed her. Germaine's deep piety was looked upon with ridicule by the villagers, but not by the children, who were drawn to ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-germaine-cousin-patron-of-people.html