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St. George A CATHOLIC LIFE - April 23, 2016 Saint George by Gustave Moreau. Español: San Jorge por Gustave Moreau. Galego: San Xurxo por Gustave Moreau Simple (1955 Calendar): April 23 Who was the real St. George? When St. George is mentioned, what often comes to mind is the image of the dragon slaying knight. But St. George's impact extends far beyond the tale of "dragon slayer." Many of the Christians in the Middle East in modern day Jordan are named George after this holy saint. Are they ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/0SpuvFTju7M/st-george.html
St. Katharine Drexel: Model of Charity CATHOLIC FIRE - March 2, 2016 ... month after Katherine's birth. A few years later, Katharine's father, a wealthy and prominent banker and philanthropist, married Emma Bouvier – a distant aunt to Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onasis. Emma was a deeply religious woman. Three years later, Emma gave birth to her own child, a third daughter whom they named Louise. The deeply religious couple taught their children that wealth was meant to be shared with others, particularly the poor. The three siblings – ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/03/st-katharine-drexel-model-of-charity.html
Saint of the Day: Francis De Sales, Patron of Church Unity DA MIHI ANIMAS - January 24, 2016 ... ministry, the faithful chided him for having an aristocratic manner. In many ways, Francis' greatest achievements – such as the "Introduction to the Devout Life," an innovative spiritual guidebook for laypersons, or his strong emphasis on the role of human love in Christian devotion – represent successful attempts to re-integrate seemingly disparate "worldly" and "spiritual" realities into one coherent vision of life. Few people, however, would have predicted these achievements for ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2016/01/saint-of-day-francis-de-sales-patron-of.html
Celebrating the Feast of St. Stephen With Good King Wenceslas PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - January 21, 2016 ... 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 Raymond of Peñafort, Patron of Lawyers CATHOLIC FIRE - January 7, 2016 January 7th is the optional memorial of Saint Raymond of Peñafort, a Spanish Dominican friar from the 13th century who served as the third Superior-General of the Order. He is the patron saint of lawyers, particularly canon lawyers. Raymond was born in Spain in 1175 and died there on January 6, 1275 at the age of 99. He was the gifted son of the count of Peñafort in Catalonia, Spain. Due to his status and wealth, ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/01/saint-raymond-of-penafort-patron-of.html