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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

Saint of the Day: Francis De Sales, Patron of Church Unity DA MIHI ANIMAS - January 24, 2015 ... 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/2015/01/saint-of-day-francis-de-sales-patron-of.html

St. Raymond of Peñafort: Dominican Preacher, Philosopher, Lawyer, and Evangelizer CATHOLIC FIRE - January 7, 2015 January 7 is the optional memorial of St. Raymond of Peñafort, the third Master-General (Superior) of the Dominican Order. A contemporary of Saint Thomas Aquinas, he inspired the theologian to write the "Summa Contra Gentiles" for the conversion of non-Catholics. At least 10,000 Muslims reportedly converted as a result of St. Raymond's evangelistic efforts. 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 ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/01/st-raymond-of-penafort-dominican.html

Feast of St. Lucy and Traditional Celebrations CATHOLIC FIRE - December 13, 2014 ... noblewoman who was born in Syracuse, Italy, during the Diocletian persecution. She made a vow of virginity and distributed her wealth to the poor. This generosity angered the pagan youth to whom she had been unwillingly betrothed and who denounced her to Paschasius, the governor of Sicily. When it was decided to violate her virginity in a place of shame, Lucy, with the help of the Holy Spirit, stood immovable. A fire was then built around her, but again God protected her. She ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/12/feast-of-st-lucy-and-traditional.html

St. Nicholas: Model of Charity CATHOLIC FIRE - December 6, 2014 Saint Nicholas was born in the village of Patara in Asia Minor (now the southern coast of Turkey) about the middle of the third century. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Later he was ordained a priest, and when the bishop of his district died, he was made Bishop of Myra. Saint Nicholas is distinguished for his great faith. His faith was so great, that with his prayer he calmed ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/12/st-nicholas-model-of-charity.html