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St. Cecilia: Patron of Poets and Musicians CATHOLIC FIRE - November 22, 2014 ... a Roman 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 ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/st-cecilia-patron-of-poets-and-musicians.html

St. Lawrence O'Toole: Pious Peacemaker CATHOLIC FIRE - November 14, 2014 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/2014/11/st-lawrence-otoole-pious-peacemaker.html

7 Quick Takes THE FIRE WITHIN - November 7, 2014 ... I've been on a "meal plan" for 6 weeks now and most of my meals are focused around protein and veggies. Roasted broccoli was getting old and I can't do raw veggies so I made this up: 4 cups steamed cauliflower, 4 mini bell peppers, 1 carrot, large slice onion, cilantro, 2 cups kale, 6 mini grape tomatoes, 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock, 1/4 avocado, pink Himalayan sea salt (SO GOOOOOD), ground pepper, cumin. Blend it all up. TOP WITH SRIRACHA. Mmmmmm. 5 cups of thick yummy soup. 300 ...http://mikeandkristine.blogspot.com/2014/11/7-quick-takes.html

Dominican Priories: Glasgow GODZDOGZ - October 26, 2014 ... fishing on the Clyde, Glasgow has always been an important ecclesiastical centre. The Dominicans had a Priory in Glasgow from 1246, when William de Bondington, Bishop of Glasgow, and the Cathedral Chapter, at the behest of King Alexander III (1241-1286) welcomed the friars to the city, asking that the Friars Preachers be received in his diocese. Our Dominican priory was situated some few hundred yards south of the Glasgow Cathedral, at the bottom of the modern High Street. The priory complex ...http://godzdogz.op.org/2014/10/dominican-priories-glasgow.html

OCTOBER 12th: OUR LADY OF APARACIDA IN BRAZIL & THE BLESSING OF AN ICON IN OUR MONASTERY (SYNOD ON THE FAMILY - 6) MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - October 13, 2014 ... what the icon has to say in the light of the Sunday Gospel, which is about the Marriage Banquet of the king's Son to which good and bad have been invited because those that had been originally invited did not want to attend. The icon was "written" by our brother, Dom Alex Echeandia, in preparation for his priestly ordination which will take place on Thursday, the feast of St Luke, patron saint of iconographers. At the centre, Christ is manifested, glorified on ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/10/october-12th-our-lady-of-aparacida-in.html

Who Was St. Bruno -- The Patron Against Diabolic Possession? CATHOLIC FIRE - October 6, 2014 ... of the French Alps. There they built a hermitage, consisting of a few log cabins opening towards a gallery which allowed them access to the communal areas of the community -- church, refectory, and chapter room -- without having to suffer too much from intemperate conditions. After six years of a pleasant solitary life, Bruno was called by Pope Urban II to the service of the Holy See. As a personal advisor to the Pope (a former student), Bruno felt uncomfortable in the Pontifical Court. He ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/10/who-was-st-bruno-patron-against.html

Sunday Word, 05 Oct 14 TO FIND FRUIT - October 5, 2014 http://findfruit.blogspot.com/2014/10/sunday-word-05-oct-14.html

Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Patron Saints of Pharmacists, Physicians, and Surgeons CATHOLIC FIRE - September 26, 2014 Gerard Seghers, Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian (17th century) Today, Friday, September 26, is the optional memorial of Sts. Cosmas and Damian. Cosmas and Damian were twin bothers born in Syria in the third century. They were also doctors, and they became known as "the holy moneyless ones" because they cared for the sick free of charge. The strange practice of accepting no money for medical care was their way of embodying God's providential love and care for ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/09/sts-cosmas-and-damian-patron-saints-of.html

35 Saints' Names Rarely Picked for Confirmation AGGIE CATHOLICS - September 18, 2014 ... - Blessed Rudolph Aquaviva -Isn't a bottled water named after him? No that was Saint Flavian of Acquapendente. 33 - Saint Exuperance -She was very enthusiastic. 32 - Saint Fabius Claudius Gordianus Fulgentius -I wonder if his parents spoke Latin? 31 - Saint Zynovij Kovalyk -The last Saint in the alphabet and one of the hardest to pronounce. 30 - Saint Gall -He was brazenly ...http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2014/09/35-saints-names-rarely-picked-for.html

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