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St. Rose of Lima CATHOLIC FIRE - August 23, 2014 August 23 is the optional memorial of St. Rose of Lima, virgin. Isabella Flores de Oliva was born April 20, 1586 to Spanish immigrants in Lima, Peru. At her confirmation, she took the name of Rose, because as an infant, her face had been seen transformed by a mystical rose. She was pious from an early age. At age five, she built a small chapel for herself in the family garden. When she made her first Confession, she obtained permission from ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/08/st-rose-of-lima.html
Bursting Bubbles BOINKIE'S BLOG - August 19, 2014 ... that is, except anyone who might rock the boat. What might the Cruise Ship do, one is tempted to wonder, with a Francis of Assisi, or a Dominic de Guzman, or a Catherine of Siena, or an Alphonsus Liguori, or a Fulton Sheen? Would they have to walk the plank?... Can one picture Father Augustine Tolton on board, his soul blazing like a beacon from the crumbling lighthouse of his overworked body, his trembling hands raised amid the mellow strains of "On Eagle's ...http://boinkie.blogspot.com/2014/08/bursting-bubbles.html
Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival CATHOLIC FIRE - August 10, 2014 http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/08/sunday-snippets-catholic-carnival_10.html
Seven Quick Takes -- A Birthday, a Conference, a Fan Page, and Saints Galore CATHOLIC FIRE - August 9, 2014 1. Friday, August 8, the feast of St. Dominic, was my birthday. I love birthday parties and enjoy each one I celebrate just as if I were a child. They are a special blessing to me, as are the people the Lord has put into my life. I had a wonderful time celebrating with a few friends and my husband at my favorite restaurant, Bella Luna, which serves scrumptious Mediterranean food. We enjoyed some delicious tiramisu for dessert. (I am the one who is not ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/08/seven-quick-takes-birthday-conference.html
St. Ignatius of Loyola: Knight for Christ CATHOLIC FIRE - July 30, 2014 July 31 is the memorial of St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest, and founder of the Society of Jesus. St. Ignatius of Loyola was born in 1491 in the Basque Country of Northern Spain to parents of distinguished families in that area. He was the youngest of 13 children and was called was called Iñigo. At the age of 15, he served as a page in the court of a local nobleman and later embraced a military career and became a valiant soldier. Wounded in battle by ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/07/st-ignatius-of-loyola-knight-for-christ.html