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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
Whoever Endures YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - December 25, 2015 Feast of Saint Stephen, first martyr When they heard this, they were infuriated, and they ground their teeth at him. But he, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and he said, "Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God." But they cried out in a loud voice, covered their ears, and rushed upon him together. Acts 7:54-57 "Brother will hand ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2015/12/whoever-endures.html
Happy St. Nicholas Day! CATHOLIC FIRE - December 6, 2015 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/2015/12/happy-st-nicholas-day.html
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne CATHOLIC FIRE - November 18, 2015 ... Religious Sister and educator. She is the foundress of the American branch of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Saint Rose was born on August 29, 1769 at Grenoble, France to a family of wealth and political connections. When she was eight years old, she heard a Jesuit missionary speak of his missionary work in America, which sparked a strong desire within her to evangelize. She was educated at home until she was twelve years old, when she was sent to the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/11/saint-rose-philippine-duchesne.html