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St. Benedict of Nursia CATHOLIC FIRE - July 11, 2014 July 11 is the feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, the twin brother of St. Scholastica , the patron of Europe, and the founder of Western monasticism. Biography Tradition teaches that St. Benedict lived from 480 to 547, though we cannot be sure that these dates are historically accurate. His biographer, St. Gregory the Great, pope from 590 to 604, does not record the dates of his birth and death, though he refers to a Rule written by Benedict. Scholars debate the dating of ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/07/st-benedict-of-nursia.html

JULY 11th FEAST OF ST BENEDICT OF (by the Late Abbot Primate, Dom Jerome Theisen OSB) MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - July 10, 2014 On the occasion of the dedication of the rebuilt monastery of Monte Cassino in 1964, Pope Paul VI proclaimed St. Benedict the principal, heavenly patron of the whole of Europe. The title piously exaggerates the place of Benedict but in many respects it is true. St. Benedict did not establish the monastery of Monte Cassino in order to preserve the learning of the ages, but in fact the monasteries that later followed his Rule were places where learning and manuscripts ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/07/july-11th-feast-of-st-benedict-of-by.html

Taong Putik – A Philippines Tradition Celebrating John the Baptist… THE CRESCAT - June 24, 2014 … because Church Universal. In the Philippines, as in other Catholic countries, June 24 is observed as the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. The day offers an excuse to engage in revelry such as dousing water on unwary people. In Aliaga, Nueva Ecija, in Barangay Bibiclat, hundreds of devotees of the village's patron [Read More...]http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thecrescat/2014/06/taong-putik-a-philippines-tradition-celebrating-john-the-baptist.html

The Oballe Chapel, Toledo IDLE SPECULATIONS - June 22, 2014 ... angelic salutation and her divine response to the angel, in a clear vision appeared all the generations of the Virgin Mary, those who would be saved through Jesus Christ. He said that 'generations' refers not only to the ancestors, but also to contemporary humanity, those who praise the Virgin's intercessory power. We also see the traditional symbols associated with the Virgin and the Immaculate Conception in particular: roses, lilies, mirror, fountain of clear water The key ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/Uocyk/~3/mFmPck66rXs/the-oballe-chapel-toledo.html

The Feast of Saint John Nepomuk NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - May 16, 2014 ... least because of the 30 Baroque statues or statue groups on the parapets. Here is the statue of St. John with a halo of seven stars. The inscription reads "To Saint John Nepomuk, cast off this bridge in the year 1383, Matthias Dewinschwitz raised (this statue) in the year 1683." It must be granted that many of the details of Saint John's life and death are debated by scholars, and at the time this statue was erected, the year of his death was noted incorrectly ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/KMe1VLhAnZw/the-feast-of-saint-john-nepomuk.html

St. Isidore of Seville ATONEMENTONLINE - April 3, 2014 ... Isidore was shocking, even to people who lived at that time. Leander, who was much older than Isidore, took over Isidore's education and Leander's idea of education involved force and and lots of punishment. We know from Isidore's later accomplishments that he was very intelligent and hard-working, so it's difficult to understand why Leander thought abuse would work instead of patience. One day, the young Isidore couldn't take any more. He was frustrated by his inability to learn as fast as ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-isidore-of-seville.html

St. Richard of Chichester CATHOLIC FIRE - April 3, 2014 The saint of the day for April 3 is St. Richard of Chichester. Historically today is the feast of St. Richard of Chichester also known as Richard de Wych, a saint canonized 1262 who was Bishop of Chichester. St Richard was born at the manor of Wiche, famous for its salt wells, four miles from Worcester, being second son to Richard and Alice de Wiche. In order to keep faithfully his baptismal vows, he from his infancy always manifested the utmost dislike ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-richard-of-chichester.html

Saint of the Day: Francis of Paola DA MIHI ANIMAS - April 2, 2014 The following comes from the Patron Saints Index: Francis's parents were childless for many years, but following prayers for the intercession of Saint Francis of Assisi, they had three children; Francis was the oldest. Following a pilgrimage in his teens to Rome and Assisi in Italy, he became a hermit in a cave near Paola. Before he was 20 years old he began to attract followers. By the 1450's the followers had become so numerous that he established a Rule ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/04/saint-of-day-francis-of-paola.html