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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

Sunday Word, 23 Mar 14 TO FIND FRUIT - March 23, 2014 Visiting Wells Lenten Sunday3 A (23 Mar 2014) Ex 17. 3-7; Ps 95; Rm 5. 1-2, 5-8; Jn 4. 5-42 Homily of Fr. Paul Panaretos, S.J. A woman came to draw water from her neighborhood well . We came to draw nearer to Jesus and to one another as a parish community. Hers was a simple task, and it wasn't. Simple because drawing water is straightforward: hard work but not complex; not simple because like every person in every age, the woman was a fusion of ...http://findfruit.blogspot.com/2014/03/sunday-word-23-mar-14.html

Saint of the Day: Cuthbert of Lindisfarne DA MIHI ANIMAS - March 20, 2014 ... 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/2014/03/saint-of-day-cuthbert-of-lindisfarne.html

Damien: A Second Joseph - A Homily for the Hawaiians - 19 March 2014 SERVANT AND STEWARD - March 19, 2014 N.B. : Were I in Hawaii today, below is the homily I would preach. The Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary The 150 th Anniversary of the Arrival of Saint Damien of Moloka'i at Honolulu My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: May the Lord give you peace! How my heart longs to be with you today to share with you my aloha and to deliver these words to you in person as you celebrate the arrival of our beloved Makua Kamiano! Since that is not possible ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/OhEL/~3/KxePOaHA360/damien-second-joseph-homily-for.html

The Influence Saint Joseph Has on Catholic Men in the 21st Century TOM PERNAâ„¢ - March 19, 2014 Instead of doing the usual blog post on Saint Joseph, which I have done here and here , I thought would reach out to some of my fellow Catholic brothers to see how Saint Joseph has influenced their lives as husbands and fathers. Although I am not a husband and father yet, even as a single man, Saint Joseph has had a great influence on me for many years of my life. Every man, especially every Catholic man, should try to emulate the virtues ...http://tomperna.org/2014/03/19/the-influence-saint-joseph-has-on-catholic-men-in-the-21st-century/

Prayer Pillowcases {Sponsored Review & Giveaway} SHOWER OF ROSES - March 15, 2014 ... patron saints ! The inspiring and soft pillowcases have been such a lovely addition to our home and I have been very impressed with the quality. These pillowcases are made in the USA and the images are printed directly onto the pillowcase using non-toxic water based inks. I have washed the pillowcases inside out using cold water and have only noticed very minimal fading after the first washing and they still look just beautiful as when they ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/jeWDc_U4BzQ/prayer-pillowcases-sponsored-review.html

Saturday, 8 Mar – Empathize to Evangelize OXYGEN - March 7, 2014 8 Mar – Saturday after Ash Wednesday, Memorial of Saint John of God Juan grew up working as a shepherd in the Castile region of Spain. He led a wild and misspent youth, and travelled over much of Europe and north Africa as a soldier in the army of Charles V, and as a mercenary. Fought through a brief period of insanity. Peddled religious books and pictures in Gibraltar, though without any religious conviction himself. In his 40?s he received a vision of the Infant ...http://thecatholicwriter.com/oxygen/2014/03/saturday-8-mar-empathize-to-evangelize/

St Davids' Feast Day SISTERS OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE - March 1, 2014 ... and intense study. Around the year 550, David attended a synod at Brevi in Cardiganshire. His contributions at the synod are said to have been the major cause for his election as primate of the Cambrian Church. He was reportedly consecrated archbishop by the patriarch of Jerusalem while on a visit to the Holy Land. He also is said to have invoked a council that ended the last vestiges of Pelagianism. David died at his monastery in Menevia around the year 589, and his cult was approved in 1120 ...http://gospeloflifesisters.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/st-davids-feast-day/

The Only Saint in the Village - St David LINEN ON THE HEDGEROW - March 1, 2014 Today, March 1st, is the feastday of the patron saint of Wales, St David. The son of King Sant and St Non, David was born on the outskirts of the town of Menevia, now known as St David's, and after receiving Holy Orders he studied under St Paulinus. His reputation as a speaker and an intensely holy man spread rapidly and he became the first Bishop of Menevia, a diocese still in existence today with Bishop Thomas Burns being the present incumbent. Many ...http://linenonthehedgerow.blogspot.com/2014/03/the-only-saint-in-village-st-david.html

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus ATONEMENTONLINE - February 28, 2014 Happy St. David's Day, as the title of this post says. My Welsh ancestors would want me to make mention of our great patron for his feast day, which is March 1st. Following is an excerpt from an anonymous account of the saint: Saint David, or Dewi Sant, as he is known in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales. He was a Celtic monk, abbot and bishop, who lived in the sixth century. During his life, ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/02/dydd-gwyl-dewi-hapus.html

What Makes Your Homeschool Catholic? HEART OF A MOTHER - February 25, 2014 ... wedding anniversary day to celebrate all together (we call it our Family Birthday and always eat white cake with white icing!). When you go on vacations, be sure to attend Mass and try to include a pilgrimage to some religious site . You can also plan local pilgrimages to various churches, such as on the feast day of the patron of the church (visit St. Mark's on his feast day, etc...), and the Missions. Pray for the Pope every day . Use Catholic curriculum for subjects you can ...http://heartofamother.blogspot.com/2014/02/what-makes-your-homeschool-catholic.html

Monday Musings – We Need More Holy Priests HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF CONTEMPLATION - February 17, 2014 ... souls. Thank God He still places in our midst, men who see this need and dedicate their lives to doing something about it. One such group is the Benedictine Monks of Perpetual Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar located at Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, Ireland. They are in their own words "an embryonic community of monks, under the Rule of St Benedict, who intercede for the sanctification of priests by 'persevering with one mind in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus' (Acts ...http://harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/2014/02/monday-musings-we-need-more-holy-priests.html

Thursday, 6 Feb – Travelling Light OXYGEN - February 5, 2014 6 Feb – Memorial of Saint Paul Miki and his companions, Martyrs of Nagasaki Twenty-six Franciscan and Jesuit missionaries and Japanese converts crucified together by order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Following their arrests, they were taken to the public square of Meako to the city's principal temple. They each had a piece of their left ear cut off, and then paraded from city to city for weeks with a man shouting their crimes and encouraging their abuse. The priests ...http://thecatholicwriter.com/oxygen/2014/02/thursday-6-feb-travelling-light/

St. Blaise and the Blessing of the Throats CATHOLIC FIRE - February 2, 2014 ... sore or diseased throats. Thus, he is the patron of those suffering from throat ailments. 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 candles, generally by a prayer, and then holds each in a crossed position on the throat of the person being blessed. At ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/02/st-blaise-and-blessing-of-throats.html

The Saint of Beer GOOGLING GOD - February 1, 2014 Today is the feast day of St Brigid of Ireland, the second most popular saint in the Emerald Isle and I'd argue a much more Irish saint than St Patrick could ever hope to be. St. Brigid is often known as the patron saint of hospitality, first and foremost for her love of the poor, lepers especially and she would welcome them when nobody else would and care for their suffering. She is also known for this because one of ...http://googlinggod.com/2014/02/01/the-saint-of-beer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-saint-of-beer

Seek to Be Faithful, Not Successful CATHOLICMOM.COM - January 31, 2014 ... – from being instrumental in the crumbling of the Berlin Wall to baptizing infants of Vatican employees who would never remember anything about him other than his strong hand pouring water over their heads. You see, that is what makes a saint a saint: a person who is unafraid of what God may ask of him or her, a person who knows that God's path to his or her sanctification may include being scorned, ostracized, and invisible as in the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Catholicmomcom/~3/M_ihV-qh980/

Friday, 31 Jan – Chaos Theory OXYGEN - January 30, 2014 31 Jan – Memorial of Saint John Bosco Son of Venerable Margaret Bosco. John's father died when the boy was two years old; and as soon as he was old enough to do odd jobs, John did so to helps support his family. Bosco would go to circuses, fairs and carnivals, practice the tricks that he saw magicians perform, and then put on one-boy shows. After his performance, while he still had an audience of boys, he would repeat the homily he had heard earlier that day in church. ...http://thecatholicwriter.com/oxygen/2014/01/friday-31-jan-chaos-theory/

Purifying Prayer THE BREADBOX LETTERS - January 24, 2014 ... will of depraved affections. It is a stream of holy water that flows forth and makes the plants of our good designs grow green and flourish, and quenches the passions within our hearts.' St. Francis de Sales Painting: Thomas Moran, Mountain of the Holy Cross (the cross is in original - it is NOT a Photoshopped alteration!) LATE BREAKING BLOG NEWS: The Breadbox Letters has been nominated for a Sheenazing award. This has come as a complete surprise. I now know what people mean ...http://thebreadboxletters.blogspot.com/2014/01/purifying-prayer.html

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