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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

The Shroud: Not a Painting, Not a Scorch, Not a Photograph INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - March 27, 2015 ... will take advantage of April 19-June 24 exposition of the Shroud, which was last displayed in public in 2010. The Shroud, which is a 14.5' by 3.5' linen cloth bearing the image of the front and back of a man who has been scourged and crucified, has been kept in Turin since 1578. Barrie Schwortz is one of the world's leading experts on the Shroud. In 1978, Schwortz, a technical photographer, was invited to participate in the first ever in-depth scientific examination of the cloth, known as the ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2015/03/the-shroud-not-a-painting-not-a-scorch-not-a-photograph.html

Saint of the Day: Cuthbert of Lindisfarne DA MIHI ANIMAS - March 20, 2015 ... sheep on the hills above Leader Water or the valley of the Tweed. He had difficulty walking because of an abscess on the knee (made worse by an attempted cure), but despite this he was high-spirited, and physically strong. When Cuthbert was 15, he had a vision of angels conducting the soul of St. Aidan to heaven. The next morning, he found that St. Aidan - founder of the Priory of Lindisfarne and a man of great holiness - had died at the very moment of his vision. Cuthbert was ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/03/saint-of-day-cuthbert-of-lindisfarne.html

Feast of St. Joseph - The Most Forgotten Saint! BATTLE BEADS BLOG - March 19, 2015 Patron of the Universal Church St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal church is commemorated on On March 19. He is one of the most important Saint in the Catholic Church, second to the Blessed Mother. He was faithful, patient man, obedient to the demands of God and willingly accepted the hardships. St. Matthew calls him "a just man", illustrated by his loyalty in protecting and providing for his family. In 1870, Pius IX declared ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2014/03/patron-of-universal-church-st.html

The Fourth Sunday of Lent IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - March 11, 2015 ... Clement VIII. The disputants were Fr. Gregory de Valentia SJ and Fr. Diego Alvarez OP. · Mar 21, 1768. In Spain, at a special meeting of the Council of State in the presence of King Charles III, the Suppression of the Society was urged on the pretense that it was independent of the bishops, that it plotted against the State, and that it was lax in its ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-fourth-sunday-of-lent.html

Novena to St. Patrick FOUNTAIN OF ELIAS - March 8, 2015 Today begins the novena to Saint Patrick , Apostle of the Irish. Say once a day for 9 days, especially beginning on 8 March and ending on 16 March, the eve of the Feast of St. Patrick. (From Fish Eaters ) Blessed saint Patrick, glorious Apostle of Ireland, who didst become a friend and father to me for ages before my birth, hear my prayer and accept, for God, the sentiments of gratitude and veneration with which my heart is filled. Through thee I have ...http://fountainofelias.blogspot.com/2015/03/novena-to-st-patrick.html

St. John Joseph of the Cross: Model of Charity and Humility CATHOLIC FIRE - March 5, 2015 The saint of the day for March 5 is St. John Joseph of the Cross, a Franciscan priest who practiced self-denial in order to grow in the virtue of charity. Saint John Joseph of the Cross was born on the feast of the Assumption in 1654 on the Island of Ischia in Southern Italy. He was a pious and virtuous child. Even as a child, he devoted himself to poverty and fasting. He wore the clothes of the poor, despite the fact that he was a noble. At the age of ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/03/st-john-joseph-of-cross-model-of.html

Prayers for Those in Labor: THY WILL BE DONE... - March 4, 2015 Please pray for a woman tonight: Her water has broken,yet no contractions. She is asking for prayers, for a natural delivery. She is really nervous her Dr. will want another c-section. Please keep her, baby, Cooper in your prayers! A Prayer to St. Gerard for Safe Delivery O great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of your meek and humble Savior, and devoted child of Mother of God, enkindle within my heart one spark of that ...http://babystepsjmj.blogspot.com/2015/03/prayers-for-those-in-labor.html

Encountering God in His Creation 1 FRANCISCAN WAY - February 27, 2015 ... sitting next to water or within the woods that I find a stillness within me which brings me to God's peace and love. In fact, I was first drawn to St. Francis because he was the patron saint of ecology. Since then I have realized that there is much more about him and his spirituality that I love including his love of the cross and the Eucharist. Yet, his ability to see God and God's will and works within creation remains one of the ways in ...http://1franciscanway.blogspot.com/2015/02/encountering-god-in-his-creation.html

The Dominicans Rejoiced and So Did We! PRINTS OF GRACE - February 15, 2015 http://printsofgrace.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-Dominicans-Rejoiced-and-So-Did-We.html

St. Blaise and the Blessing of the Throats CATHOLIC FIRE - February 3, 2015 ... especially of sore or diseased throats. Thus, he is the patron of those suffering from throat ailments. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, St. Blaise became one of the most popular saints of the Middle Ages. Blessing of the Throats This is the day when we, as Catholics, participate in the beautiful sacramental of having our throats blessed. The aid of St. Blaise is asked in delivering the faithful from throat ailments and other evils.To do this, the priest consecrates two ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/02/st-blaise-and-blessing-of-throats.html