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Celebrating the Feast of St. Stephen With Good King Wenceslas PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - May 16, 2017 ... 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/2016/12/celebrating-feast-of-st-stephen-with.html

What St. Brigid of Kildare Reminded Me JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - May 16, 2017 ... them. The reason why this particular incident stands out for me was because I was promptly ridiculed by a close family member for it. They laughed quite derisively in my face, making me feel ashamed and embarrassed about what I had done. Imagine that you're an extremely sensitive child and that someone you love mocks you and then gets mad for something you wanted to do to help others. It's going to leave an impression (a negative one) on you. That happened almost 24 years ago and I still ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2017/05/what-st-brigid-of-kildare-reminded-me.html

Saint of the Day: John Baptist De La Salle DA MIHI ANIMAS - April 7, 2017 ... in France for the care of delinquents. Worn out by austerities and exhausting labours, he died at Saint Yon near Rouen early in 1719 on Good Friday, only weeks before his sixty-eighth birthday. John Baptist de La Salle was a pioneer in founding training colleges for teachers, reform schools for delinquents, technical schools, and secondary schools for modern languages, arts, and sciences. His work quickly spread through France and, after his death, continued to spread across ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2017/04/saint-of-day-john-baptist-de-la-salle.html

New: "Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J.: With an Undivided Heart" INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - March 22, 2017 Now available from Ignatius Press: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J.: With an Undivided Heart by Silas Henderson Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591) was a prince of the Holy Roman Empire who renounced his titles and wealth to serve God and the Church as a member of the Society of Jesus. While he lived a short life and is honored as the patron saint of youth, Saint Aloysius invites all Christians ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2017/03/new-saint-aloysius-gonzaga-sj-with-an-undivided-heart.html

Saint Frances of Rome, Wife, Mother & Benedictine Oblate BIG C CATHOLICS - March 8, 2017 ... good man who cared deeply for his young wife, Frances was miserable. Her mother-in-law, Cecilia, felt that the proper place for Frances was in society—which meant an almost endless round of parties, banqueting, and card playing. This was so at odds with Frances' desire for an ascetic life that she broke down from the strain and lay close to death. But at what must have seemed her lowest point, God sent her a spiritual friend who would end up changing her life. Lorenzo's brother was ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/03/saint-frances-of-rome-wife-mother.html

Saint Casimir of Poland, "The Peace-Maker" BIG C CATHOLICS - March 3, 2017 March 4th, is the optional memorial of Saint Casimir (1458 – 1484). This patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and Russia made his mark on the hearts of his people even during his teenage years. Though born into high nobility in 1458, Saint Casimir, third child and second son of the King of Poland, never sought worldly honors or wealth. In fact, he is often depicted in iconography as having three ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/03/saint-casimir-of-poland-peace-maker.html