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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

There's a Patron Saint for That? CRISIS MAGAZINE - December 30, 2016 It may strike many Catholics as odd, improper, even irreverent, that there would be a patron saint of hangovers. We know from personal experience that through the prayers of the saints we are healed of serious ailments, protected in our travels, find stuff we've lost, and are granted a host of other graces. Why, then, would any saint get tangled up with people who don't know when they've had enough? It's a fair question. But bear in mind ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/FaDYFec6Djk/theres-patron-saint

How Acting Drew Me to God: A Reflection on the Acting Program at JPCatholic IMPACTING CULTURE BLOG - December 27, 2016 (Nik, I will email pic of Hannah) Hannah Dorss Bible scholar N.T. Wright from the University of Saint Andrew in Scotland encouraged artists to recognize the relationship between art and theology, by integrating the two and celebrating creation's goodness, brokenness, and redemption through art. At John Paul the Great Catholic University, that's exactly what both the teachers and students do in the acting program. When I came to JPCatholic, I thought that I'd have to ...http://www.impactingculture.com/how-acting-drew-me-to-god-a-reflection-on-the-acting-program-at-jpcatholic/

Feast of St. Lucy JEAN M. HEIMANN - December 13, 2016 ... 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://www.jeanmheimann.com/2016/12/feast-st-lucy/

St Catherine of Alexandria in the Counter-Reformation NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - November 25, 2016 ... martyr par excellence among women, Lucy (a rather random choice), and Catherine of Alexandria were kept at the highest grades. Virgo inter Virgines (The Virgin Mary among the other holy virgins) by the anonymous Netherlandish painter known as the Master of the St Lucy Legend, ca. 1490. The holy Virgins are Ss Apollonia, Ursula, Lucy, Dorothy, Catherine (receiving a ring from the baby Jesus; her red cloak is covered with her symbol, the wheel,) Mary Magdalene, Barbara, Agnes, Margaret, Agatha ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/y2TC7xcw11g/st-catherine-of-alexandria-in-counter.html