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Saint Rose of Lima CATHOLIC FIRE - August 23, 2016 August 23 is the feast of St. Rose of Lima, virgin, who became known for both her piety and her care of the poor. She is the patron saint of embroiderers, florists, gardeners, people ridiculed for their piety, and those who suffer from family problems. Isabella Flores de Oliva was born April 20, 1586 to a family of educated, but impoverished Spanish immigrants in Lima, Peru. At her confirmation, she took the name of Rose, because as an infant, her face had ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/saint-rose-of-lima.html
Saint John Mary Vianney CATHOLIC FIRE - August 4, 2016 August 4 is the feast of St. John Mary Vianney (also known as Saint Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney). He is such a special saint and a dear friend to me that one post hardly seems enough to describe the many virtues of this holy man. He was a gentle, charitable, humble, faithful and obedient French country priest who is the patron saint of priests and confessors. John Vianney was born May 8, 1786 in the village of Dardilly ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/saint-john-mary-vianney.html
St. John Vianney ATONEMENTONLINE - August 3, 2016 http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-john-vianney.html
St. Germaine Cousin: Patron of People With Disabilities and Victims of Abuse CATHOLIC FIRE - June 15, 2016 ... 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 her ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/st-germaine-cousin-patron-of-people.html
Freedom!!... Sort Of. JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - June 15, 2016 ... are still slightly panic inducing. Last night, before I took my final exam, I had this moment where I had a mini breakdown in confidence. "What am I doing in this program? I can't do this! Stupid anemia makes it hard for me to remember anything. How am I going to remember anything from weeks ago when I could barely remember when I took those quizzes that same week (or the week after)?!" I quickly looked up the website of the local school that offers an 18-month program to get me back into the ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2016/06/freedom-sort-of.html