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Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Week JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - June 29, 2015 ... was my go-to saint for the majority of my 20s and I know they will both remain with me into my 30s. So, what does a fangirl do on the 90th anniversary of (one of) her favorite saint's (or, blessed in this case) death / unofficial feast day? Celebrate! No, it's not morbid. I'm not celebrating the fact that he died; I'm celebrating the fact that he existed and that, through him, God was able to give us a wonderful example of how it is possible to live a good, ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/06/bl-pier-giorgio-frassati-week.html
Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - June 17, 2015 http://predmore.blogspot.com/2015/06/twelfth-sunday-of-ordinary-time.html
St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) BATTLE BEADS BLOG - June 13, 2015 ... Franciscan martyrs went through the Portuguese city where he was stationed, he was again filled with an intense longing to be one of those closest to Jesus himself: those who die for the Good News. So Anthony entered the Franciscan Order and set out to preach to the Moors. But an illness prevented him from achieving that goal. He went to Italy and was stationed in a small hermitage where he spent most of his time praying, reading the Scriptures and doing menial tasks. The call of God came ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-anthony-of-padua-1195-1231.html
Saint Peregrine Laziosi COMMUNIO - May 16, 2015 On this feast of Saint Peregrine, the Church prays: Eternal Father, I wish to honor St. Peregrine, and I give Thee thanks for all the graces Thou hast bestowed upon him. I ask Thee to please increase grace in my soul through the merits of this saint, and I commit the end of my life to him by this special prayer, so that by virtue of Thy goodness and promise, St. Peregrine might be my advocate and provide whatever is needed at that hour. Amen A biography of ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/05/saint-peregrine-laziosi/
The International Community Must Not Resign Itself to the Tragedy of Christians in the Middle East VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - April 30, 2015 ... East to help their faithful to grow in this knowledge, pouring abundant oil of consolation, forgiveness and mercy on the wounds of the recent past. If we do not move in this direction, there is no doubt that power-crazed groups such as ISIS will multiply, especially as they are supported with arms and resources by various interested parties". "The West appears to have lost, over the centuries, the capacity for conceiving of itself within a healthy religious framework of reference, and ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-international-community-must-not.html
Celebrating the Feast of St. Stephen With Good King Wenceslas PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - April 28, 2015 ... shalt find the winter's rage Freeze thy blood less coldly." In his master's steps he trod Where the snow lay dinted Heat was in the very sod Which the Saint had printed Therefore, Christian men, be sure Wealth or rank possessing Ye who now will bless the poor Shall yourselves find blessing The "fisheaters" website has more on the connection between St. Stephen and Good King Wenceslas: Because St. Stephen was the first Deacon, and because one of the Deacons' ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2009/12/celebrating-feast-of-st-stephen-with.html
Saint of the Day: Turibius DA MIHI ANIMAS - March 23, 2015 http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/03/saint-of-day-turibius.html