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Welcome Back and Some Feast Day Celebrations CHERISHED HEARTS AT HOME - February 5, 2017 ... now that we are starting back to our 'scheduled' learning for the year I may be able to be more in this space and share what is happening in our lives. The first week of a learning year is always an easy start with three feast days in a row. St Brigid, Candlemas and St Blaise. Naturally we celebrated in regular style for us with good food, good reading and activities as well as sharing St Brigid with a special guest. We really do go all out for St Brigid- after all she is an Irish ...http://cherishedheartsathome.blogspot.com/2017/02/welcome-back-and-some-feast-day.html

St. Blaise and the Blessing of Throats JEAN M. HEIMANN - February 3, 2017 ... patron saint of: throat illnesses, animals, and veterinarians. As bishop, Blaise became a healer of souls and taught his people how to live a holy life by his example. His great virtues and sanctity were confirmed by many miracles. Crowds came to him for the cure of both bodily and spiritual afflictions. Agricola, the governor of Cappadocio, came to Sebaste to persecute Christians. His hunters discovered Blaise praying while seeking wild animals for the arena ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/02/st-blaise-blessing-throats/

St. Aldegund of Maubeuge: Patroness of Breast Cancer JEAN M. HEIMANN - January 30, 2017 January 30 is the feast of St. Aldegund of Maubeuge, a French Benedictine abbess who is the patron saint of breast cancer. She is also invoked against eye troubles, other types of cancer, childhood diseases, fever, wounds, and sudden death. Saint Aldegund, also known as Aldegonde, Aldegund, or Adelgondis, was born in 630 in Flanders in the province of Hainault which spanned the borders of modern Belgium and France. Saints Walbert and ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/01/st-aldegund-maubeuge-patroness-breast-cancer/

St. Anthony of the Desert: Founder of Monasticism JEAN M. HEIMANN - January 17, 2017 The saint of the day for January 17 is St. Anthony of the Desert (c. 251–356), a religious hermit and monk, who is known as the founder of monasticism. His rule of order was one of the first to create guidelines for monastic living. After his parents died, Anthony heard the words of the Gospel ( Matthew 19:21 ) and followed them. He gave all his belongings to the poor. He went out into the wilderness to begin a life of penance, living in dire poverty, praying, ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/01/st-anthony-desert-founder-monasticism/

St. Anthony, Abbot CATHOLIC HOTDISH - January 12, 2017 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatholicHotdish/~3/3RzemhYKcCM/

Politics May Complicate Sainthood for Pakistani Martyr (Comment) CLERICAL WHISPERS - December 31, 2016 ... them to villages to see how Christians truly live in a country where they're less than two percent of the population, most consigned to illiteracy, poverty, and chronic second-class citizenship. Bhatti would later recall that when he was 13, he heard a Good Friday sermon about the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross, and says he decided then and there he would dedicate his life to defending Christians and other minorities in the country. In college he founded an organization for Christian students ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2017/01/politics-may-complicate-sainthood-for.html

St. Francis Xavier: True Jesuit Missionary A CATHOLIC LIFE - December 3, 2016 ... whereby the bride of Jesus Christ multiplies her children, even in her fruitful old age, as the psalmist expresses it. [Ps. xci. 15] There are Gentiles who have still to be evangelized; the coming of the Messias is far from having been announced to all nations. Now of all the valiant messengers of the Divine Word who have, during the last few hundred years, proclaimed the good tidings among infidel nations, there is not one whose glory is greater, who has worked greater wonders, or who has ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/U0sHVQ9SSNk/st-francis-xavier-true-jesuit-missionary.html

Moses the Black: Thief, Murderer, Monk , Saint - Jared Zimmerer BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE - December 1, 2016 Moses the Black Thief, Murderer, Monk , Saint Moses the Black #1 Jared Zimmerer Zimmerer Books ISBN 9781539481973 ASIN B01MZZ5LCK This novella is the first instalment in a 10 part series. Picking a lesser known Saint to be the focus of his first foray into the field of fiction was a bold move for Jared Zimmerer. But as they say 'either go big or go home', and Zimmerer pulls it off. This book delivers on its commitment to present saints in all their ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookReviewsAndMore/~3/-QhT2QdHGFI/moses-black-thief-murderer-monk-saint.html

St. Cecilia: Patron of Poets and Musicians CATHOLIC FIRE - November 21, 2016 ... officer charged with their execution, was converted by a vision that he saw in the hour of their death. After professing Christianity, he, too, was martyred. The three were buried by the grieving Cecilia. Soon after, she was sentenced to death. The prefect tried to reason with her, but she remained strong in her faith. Consequently, he gave an order that she was to be suffocated in her own bathroom. Surviving this attempt on her life, a soldier was sent to behead her. He struck her neck three ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/11/st-cecilia-patron-of-poets-and-musicians.html

Today's Saints: St. Gertrude the Great and St. Margaret of Scotland CATHOLIC FIRE - November 16, 2016 ... extremely humble person, she prayed that her many spiritual gifts not be manifested outwardly to others and her request was granted. Gertrude was blessed with the gift of prophecy as well as the gift of miracles. A prolific writer, she authored five books on spirituality. However, only three of them are still in existence. Gertrude died on November 17th, 1301 or 1302 of natural causes. She is the patron saint of nuns, travelers, and the West Indies. Prayer to ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/11/todays-saints-st-gertrude-great-and-st.html

St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr CATHOLIC HOTDISH - November 16, 2016 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatholicHotdish/~3/k5IYFhNthmA/

The Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Christ the King) IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - November 16, 2016 ... was instrumental in getting Ignatius to narrate his autobiography. · In 1927: the execution of Fr. Michael Augustine Pro, SJ, by leaders of the persecution of the Church in Mexico. · Nov 24, 1963: The death of John LaFarge, pioneer advocate of racial justice in the United States. · Nov 25, 1584: The Church of the Gesu, built in Rome for the Society by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, was solemnly consecrated. · Nov 26, 1678: In London the arrest and imprisonment of St Claude la ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-thirty-fourth-sunday-in-ordinary.html

St. Lawrence O'Toole, Benedictine Peacemaker CATHOLIC FIRE - November 14, 2016 The saint of the day for November 14 is St. Lawrence (also spelled Laurence) O'Toole, a Benedictine abbot and archbishop of Dublin. St. Lawrence O'Toole was born around 1128 in County Kildare, Ireland. His father was the chief of Hy Murray, and his mother one of the Clan O'Byrne. At the age of 10, Lawrence was taken hostage by King Mac Murehad of Leinster, who treated him with such cruelty that his father convinced the King to turn him over to the Bishop of Glendalough. ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/11/st-lawrence-otoole-benedictine.html

The "Holy Oil" of Saint Walburga ANA BRAGA-HENEBRY'S JOURNAL - October 28, 2016 ... nuns. We saw the chamber, so rarely open for view, under the high altar above that holds her remains, and the "holy oil" that is collected through an inventive system of little channels into a bowl that is collected every by the sisters, from now until her feast day in February. It is impossible to describe the spiritual dimension of the whole experience. I had not only brought my own prayer intentions, so many and heartfelt, nestled in mother's heart, but the petitions of so many friends who ...http://anabragahenebrysjournal.blogspot.com/2016/10/last-post-on-our-trip-to-germany-holy.html

The Legends of Saints Simon and Jude NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - October 28, 2016 ... water into wine, but it is simply a hellenization of the Hebrew word "qanna'i – zealous." St. Thaddeus, more often called Jude, was the author of one of the seven Catholic Epistles. After the Ascension, the former went to evangelize Egypt, the latter to Mesopotamia; they later met in Persia, where they continued to preach the Gospel and were eventually martyred. The pre-Tridentine Roman Breviary, on the other hand, gives a much more elaborate account of their lives after ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/HwIywPIHe9U/the-legends-of-saints-simon-and-jude.html

St. Peter of Alcantra, Spanish Mystic CATHOLIC FIRE - October 26, 2016 ... vigorous Catholic reform, a Counter-Reformation with which to oppose the Protestant Reformation. Finally, with the approval of Pope Julius III, around 1556, he founded the Reformed Friars Minor of Spain, usually called the Alcatarine Franciscans, which established not only monasteries but also Houses of Retreat where anyone could go and try to live according to the Rule of Saint Francis. The friars lived in small groups, in great poverty and austerity, going barefoot, ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/10/st-peter-of-alcantra-spanish-mystic.html