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St. Raphael, Patron of Healing, Pray for Me SEASONS OF GRACE - September 29, 2016 ... the patron of the blind, of happy meetings, of nurses, of physicians, and of travelers. ST. RAPHAEL IN THE SCRIPTURES The Old Testament book of Tobit tells the story of how Tobit, a devout Jew in exile in Assyria, and his son Tobias (sometimes called Tobiah) were rewarded for their piety and good deeds. Two fervent prayers for help Against the orders of the evil king Sennaherib, Tobit—who respected the Jewish burial customs—buried the bodies of Jews who had been ...http://seasonsofgrace.net/st-raphael-patron-of-healing-pray-for-me/
Optional Memorial of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs BIG C CATHOLICS - September 25, 2016 Beheading Of Saint Cosmas And Saint Damian , Fra Angelico, c. 1439. September 26th, is the feast of Saints Cosmas and Damian, 3rd century martyrs, and brothers born in Arabia, who became skilled physicians, greatly revered in both the Orthodox and Latin rites. Little is known about them, but popular piety attests they were twin siblings and medical doctors, never charging a fee for their services. For this they were lauded, "Unmercenaries". By virtue of ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2016/09/optional-memorial-of-sts-cosmas-and.html
St. Ignatius Loyola: Soldier for Christ! DA MIHI ANIMAS - July 31, 2016 Today is the Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola! For information on his life please check out the Patron Saints Index! Born Inigo Lopez de Loyola in 1491, the man known as Ignatius of Loyola entered the world in Loiola, Spain. At the time, the name of the village was spelled "Loyola," hence the discrepancy. Inigo came of age in Azpeitia, in northern Spain. Loyola is a small village at the southern end of Azpeitia. Inigio was the youngest of thirteen children. His mother died ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/07/st-ignatius-loyola-soldier-for-christ.html