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The Pope to the New Metropolitan Archbishops VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - June 30, 2015 ... inhuman and incomprehensible" persecutions, often "under the silent gaze of all", and exhorted the metropolitan archbishops to "teach prayer by praying, announce the faith by believing, and offer witness by living". "The reading, taken from the Acts of the Apostles, speaks to us of the first Christian community besieged by persecution. A community harshly persecuted by Herod who 'laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the Church… proceeded to arrest Peter also… and when he ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-pope-to-new-metropolitan-archbishops.html

The Love of Learning and the Desire for God MONASTERY OF THE HOLY CROSS - June 5, 2015 In the hands of a genius or a saint, or, even more so , a man who, like Bernard, is both, the artificial, the factitious, and art become natural, or, rather, nature yields itself unrestrainedly to art and its laws. The specific type of cultural engagement of monasticism does not simply dissolve culture. It creates a new culture. Few have illustrated this with such erudition and passion as did Fr. Jean LeClercq, OSB. I opened with his description of the high art of St. ...http://chicagomonk.org/about-us/the-priors-blog/the-love-of-learning-and-the-desire-for-god/

Sunday Word, 31 May 15 TO FIND FRUIT - May 31, 2015 ... understand readily St. Paul's word to describe God's graciousness, adoption . His closing point, though, may perplex: having Jesus' identity includes suffering. Jesus…foretold we would share in the persecutions that brought [him] to a violent death . 9 We may not suffer for sharing the faith of Jesus. Yet we are more aware than ever that many in our contemporary Christian family suffer intensely for their share of the faith of Jesus. 10 Jesus suffered; God in Jesus suffered. The Author ...http://findfruit.blogspot.com/2015/05/sunday-word-31-may-15.html

Holy Wells of Ireland TEA AT TRIANON - May 13, 2015 ... convent in the county; or a local saint, such as St Colman in Co. Clare. Holy wells in Ireland are often credited with a cure and, traveling around the country, you will find the cure to most ailments hidden away in a local well. Popular cures involve using the water to sort out you teeth or eyes. Whether that was because of the lack of dentists or the expense of spectacles at the time, who knows, but these places are still being visited today. Even if nothing ...http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2015/05/holy-wells-of-ireland.html

How to Drink Like a Saint CRISIS MAGAZINE - May 12, 2015 ... key points. To drink like a saint—that is, to enjoy alcohol the way it was meant by God to be enjoyed—one must drink… With Moderation Moderation is not only the morally responsible thing to do, it is also the more pleasant. The Epicureans of old were moderate in their appetites because of their commitment not to virtue but to maximizing their physical pleasure, for they knew that excess would rob them of the carnal goal they sought. Christians are free to ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/Ma7UC86uwjY/how-to-drink-like-a-saint

Forget the Money, Ask St Anthony! CRISIS MAGAZINE - May 8, 2015 Let's face it, there is one route the finance guys have yet to try. You have to pray to a saint! Am I right? We had a problem. A BIG problem! Exactly, it was all about money. We were staring two mortgages in the face. Changing houses is easy if your bank goes along with the idea. We had found our new dream residence. Signed on the dotted line and then our bank refused us a bridging loan. We needed badly to sell our old house. I mused, stared at the sky. My wife was ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/TAl7bzsGEPE/forget-the-money-ask-st-anthony

St. Florian, Patron of Firefighters CATHOLIC FIRE - May 3, 2015 ... or water. Prayer for Firefighters Dear God, through the intercession of our patron, Saint Florian, have mercy on the souls of our comrades who have made the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duty, and on all who have gone before us after years of faithful discharge of their responsibilities which now rest on ourselves. Give us Grace to prepare each day for our own summons to Thy tribunal of justice. Into Thy hands, O Lord, I ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/05/st-florian-patron-of-firefighters.html

God's Gifts Within and Around Us FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF LITTLE FALLS: LIFE AT THE CONVENT - April 29, 2015 ... John's/St. Ben's. All of creation reflects the goodness and beauty of God. We've all had the "Oh" and "Ah" moments on seeing a beautiful sunrise or sunset or other beautiful sight. These experiences bring a "Thank you, God," to my mind…and most probably to you, too. A number of years ago, Elizabeth Roberts made these lovely large wooden symbols of creation: Brother Sun, Sister Moon and Stars, Sister Water, Brother Wind, Sister Bodily Death, and Sister Mother Earth. Here ...http://smarylou.blogspot.com/2015/04/gods-gifts-within-and-around-us.html

The Feast of St Peter Martyr - Guest Article by Dr Donald Prudlo NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - April 29, 2015 ... the Saint's relics are kept, it is usually transferred to the nearest Sunday. Dr Prudlo is a specialist in the study of the cult of the Saints, and has often provided commentary for Vatican Radio during canonization ceremonies. Peter of Verona was an early Dominican inquisitor, brutally murdered in 1252 by Cathar heretics. He had been active in public ministry for nearly 30 years in northern and central Italy, and was one of the most powerful preachers of the age; after his ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/KeXJwhkV-iE/the-feast-of-st-peter-martyr-guest.html

Feast of St. Peter Martyr, Milan, Italy. By Prof. Donald Prudlo. DOMINICAN LITURGY - April 29, 2015 ... parish, and each year, on the Sunday closest to his feast, the local church celebrates in his honor. The Basilica of Saint Eustorgius I was privileged this year to be present for the festivities, which demonstrated the close connection between liturgy and the Saints: an excellent example of liturgical and extra-liturgical devotion, and a witness to an ancient cult still alive and well in the Church. Saints, even those canonized with a universal cult like St. Peter Martyr, are ...http://dominican-liturgy.blogspot.com/2015/04/feast-of-st-peter-martyr-milan-italy-by.html

St. Benedict Joseph Labre: Patron Saint of the Homeless A CATHOLIC LIFE - April 16, 2015 ... of St. Benedict Joseph Labre, so that his name may be more widely known: He saw him last on the Friday before Holy Week, 1783, when Benedict came to make his confession as usual. He remarks that though always before Benedict had fixed the day when he would come again, this time he made no appointment. The next the priest heard of him was that he was dead, exactly a week later. But he was not surprised. For some months before, when once he had come to know Benedict and his way of life, he had ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/5k6TKoIr88A/st-benedict-joseph-labre-patron-saint.html

Rediscovering Saint Drogo of Sebourg CRISIS MAGAZINE - April 16, 2015 In the earliest edition of the Martyrologium Romanum approved by Pope Gregory XIII in 1584, as in every edition since, one finds a modest mention of "Saint Drogo, confessor" on the sixteenth day of April. Behind this humble reference stands a largely forgotten story that offers not only a fascinating window on rural and religious life in medieval Europe, but also an object lesson in Christian spiritual discipline and charity that challenges our contemporary perspective. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/-_qsS4FpaHw/rediscovering-saint-drogo-sebourg