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Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne CATHOLIC FIRE - November 18, 2015 ... Religious Sister and educator. She is the foundress of the American branch of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Saint Rose was born on August 29, 1769 at Grenoble, France to a family of wealth and political connections. When she was eight years old, she heard a Jesuit missionary speak of his missionary work in America, which sparked a strong desire within her to evangelize. She was educated at home until she was twelve years old, when she was sent to the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/11/saint-rose-philippine-duchesne.html
St. Giles, Patron of the Poor and Disabled CATHOLIC FIRE - September 1, 2015 The saint of the day for September 1 is St. Giles (650-710), abbot, hermit, and patron of the poor and disabled. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers , Saint Giles is invoked for protection in times of plague and epidemic. Giles was born to a wealthy Greek family during the 6th century. When his parents died, he gave away all of his wealth to the poor and the sick and attracted many followers who wished to emulate his piety. ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-giles-patron-of-poor-and-disabled.html
St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr CATHOLIC FIRE - August 10, 2015 ... --Tintoretto In great anger, the Prefect condemned Lawrence to a slow, cruel death. Lawrence was tied on top of an iron grill over a slow fire that roasted his flesh little by little. St. Lawrence said: "I offer myself as a sacrifice to God for an odor of sweetness." Lawrence was burning with so much love of God that he almost did not feel the flames. In fact, God gave him so much strength and joy that he even joked. "Turn me over. "I'm done on this side!" And just prior to his death, he said, ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-lawrence-deacon-and-martyr.html