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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
Saint Casimir COMMUNIO - March 4, 2015 Two saints in a row –Saint Katharine Drexel yesterday and Saint Casimir today–we hear in the opening prayer the theme of holiness and justice. On the surface this is nothing new, nor ought it be surprising. Lent is a time of conversion and a reorientation toward acts of charity. Scripture exhort us to live in this manner, and the saints give good example. How is your orientation toward the universal call to holiness and charity? From the life ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/03/saint-casimir-2/
Frying Tonight... COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - February 5, 2015 ... - not us, with our permissive attitudes: no we have a healthy attitude - we like it, it's fun, it's jolly, it's a primary impulse...' 9) the wealth of the Church, its power, and self-justification: the Gallilean Carpenter would be kicked out... -- Where does one start? For someone who begins by saying he will martial facts, I think Fry could have looked a little more carefully at his history, rather than swallowing whole whatever antiCatholic bile he can find. 1, 2 and 3 are, ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2015/02/frying-tonight.html
St. Agatha, a Patron for Those With Breast Cancer CATHOLIC FIRE - February 4, 2015 The saint of the day for February 5 is St. Agatha, the patron saint against breast cancer. Agatha was born in Sicily, the daughter of rich and pious parents. At a young age, she consecrated herself to God. She grew to be a virtuous Christian woman, known for her remarkable beauty, but resisted the advances of men. The Roman Senator Quintianus, who governed Sicily, had heard of her great beauty and wealth, and planned ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/02/st-agatha-patron-for-those-with-breast.html