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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

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