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Saint Rose of Lima CATHOLIC FIRE - August 23, 2016 August 23 is the feast of St. Rose of Lima, virgin, who became known for both her piety and her care of the poor. She is the patron saint of embroiderers, florists, gardeners, people ridiculed for their piety, and those who suffer from family problems. Isabella Flores de Oliva was born April 20, 1586 to a family of educated, but impoverished Spanish immigrants in Lima, Peru. At her confirmation, she took the name of Rose, because as an infant, her face had ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/saint-rose-of-lima.html
Book Review: Champions of the Rosary SPIRITUAL WOMAN - August 7, 2016 In the early 18 th century, St. Louis de Montfort wrote The Secret of the Rosary "to teach people about the history and power of the rosary." With that book as inspiration, Fr. Donald Calloway, a Marian Father, has endeavored to rewrite "the story of the rosary . . . for the people of our times." Champions of theRosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon has three parts: a detailed history of the rosary, profiles of twenty-six champions of the rosary, and ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/SPBgN/~3/487ebo7Ot_0/book-review-champions-of-rosary.html
Warts and All. . . DOMINE, DA MIHI HANC AQUAM! - July 1, 2016 13 th Week OT (F) Fr. Philip Neri Powell, OP St Dominic Church, NOLA Moses was tongue-tied. King David was a murderer and an adulterer. John the Baptist was smelly locust-eating hobo wandering 'round the desert. St. Matthew was a tax-collector for the enemy of his people. Saul hunted down and jailed Christians before the Holy Spirit got him. Jesus himself named St. Peter "Satan," and Peter later lied about even knowing Jesus. ...http://hancaquam.blogspot.com/2016/07/warts-and-all.html
Peg Saint Aficionados Will Love This Book! TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - May 29, 2016 ... think they should make another volume of totally different saints, and even more of them. I concur that t he Encyclopedia of Peg Saints is well-designed and filled with facts and illustrations that capture children's attention. Each page features one of 36 different saints , with a photograph of a hand-painted saint peg doll in the middle of the page atop a light background that contains a photograph or fine-art painting of the saint . Atop the background and around the peg saint photograph ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2016/05/encyclopedia-of-peg-saints.html
St. Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church CATHOLIC FIRE - April 28, 2016 April 29th is the feast of my Confirmation saint, St. Catherine of Siena, Caterina di Giacomo di Benicasa (1347 - 1380). As a mystic, activist, reformer, contemplative, and Doctor of the Church, she is one of the most prominent figures in Christian history. Catherine, the youngest of twenty-six children, was born in Siena on March 25, 1347. During her youth she had to contend with great difficulties on the part of her parents. They were planning marriage for their ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/04/st-catherine-of-siena-doctor-of-church.html