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St. Nicholas of Tolentino: Patron of Babies, the Dying, and the Poor Souls CATHOLIC FIRE - September 9, 2014 The saint of the day for September 10 is St. Nicholas of Tolentino. Nicholas was born in 1245 in Sant'Angelo in the diocese of Fermo. His middle-aged parents named him in thanksgiving to St. Nicholas of Myra, to whose shrine they had made a pilgrimage after being childless for several years. Nicholas showed early signs of piety. At age seven, he hid away in a nearby cave and prayed there like the hermits whom he had observed in the mountains. He became an Augustinian friar ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/09/st-nicholas-of-tolentino-patron-of.html

Saint Louis of France: Man of the Holy Eucharist DA MIHI ANIMAS - August 25, 2014 The following comes from Archbishop Burke at the Catholic Exchange: On this August 25, we celebrated the feast day of Saint Louis of France, principal patron saint of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The feast day of Saint Louis is celebrated as a solemnity in the City of Saint Louis and as a feast in the rest of the Archdiocese. In my homily for the Pontifical Mass for the Solemnity ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/08/saint-louis-of-france-man-of-holy.html

Ironic, No Priest for St John Vianney's Memorial.... SCELATA - August 4, 2014 ... "right stuff" to serve Christ's Church as a priest --- on St John Vianney's feast day, we heard about the need for a Church and for the agency of Her ministers if we are to be nourished with the Bread of Life. God send us holy priests. God send us many holy ...http://scelata.blogspot.com/2014/08/ironic-no-priest-for-st-john-vianneys.html

St. James - Santiago Peregrino Drinks CATHOLIC CUISINE - July 25, 2014 ... James, Santiago in Spanish, is the patron saint of Spain and of pilgrims, particularly the pilgrims on the Camino. St. James is usually depicted in one of two ways: a fighter or a pilgrim. As a fighter, he is Santiago Matamoros or St. James the Moor Slayer. It is in this guise that he appeared to the local armies who were trying to drive the Moors out of the Iberian peninsula. He is also portrayed as a pilgrim, Santiago Peregrino. He is dressed in robes with ...http://catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/2014/07/st-james-santiago-peregrino.html

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