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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
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/