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St. Romuald, Abbot and Founder JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 19, 2017 Today is the optional memorial of Saint Romuald, abbot and founder of the Camaldolese Benedictines –one of the Italian branches of the Benedictines. He was born around 950 in Ravenna, Italy of a noble family and died on June 19, 1027 in Val-di-Castro, Italy. Horrified, after his father killed a relative in a duel, at which he was forced to be present, Romuald retired to the Benedictine monastery of St. Apollinare , near Ravenna, where he became abbot ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-romuald-abbot-founder/

St. Romuald, Abbot, Founder of the Camaldolese Order BIG C CATHOLICS - June 18, 2017 ... in the city of Ravenna around the year 950. Like many of his contemporaries who were raised in the faith, Romuald desired holiness, but the allure of the world was too much to overcome. His actions and lifestyle were given over to the pursuit of worldly pleasures, but they would come to an abrupt and unexpected end when he was about 20 years old. It was then that his father, Sergius, obliged him to be his second in a duel. What is more, the person with whom his father was dueling was a ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/st-romuald-abbot-founder-of-camaldolese.html

St. Romuald ATONEMENTONLINE - June 18, 2017 St. Romuald, born c.950 in Ravenna, is the founder of the Camaldolese Order, which is a branch of the Benedictines. Austere and devout, along with the penance he imposed upon his young monks, he also gave them solid formation. Here is the "Brief Rule" of St. Romuald for his monks: Sit in your cell as in paradise. Put the whole world behind you and forget it. Watch your thoughts like a good fisherman watching for fish. The path you must follow is in the Psalms — ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2017/06/st-romuald.html

Homily G-MANS JOURNEY - June 18, 2017 ... study the Holy Bible, we learn that the word water signifies the Sacrament of Baptism. We also learn that being born of the Spirit signifies to be sanctified in Christ. And sanctification means to persevere in the living faith. When we were baptized with water, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we received the "righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ" [Rom. 3:22] "whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by His blood, effective through faith. He did this to ...http://gman59.blogspot.com/2017/06/homily_18.html

Swimming the Dnieper: St. Alexis Relics Head to Ukraine BYZANTINE, TEXAS - June 16, 2017 ... and Hungarian borders, the area where St. Alexis was born and ministered before coming to America. Noting that American Orthodox Christians have traveled abroad for many years to venerate the relics of the saints, it is "something wonderful to see pilgrims from Europe coming to America to venerate our saints!" said an elated Met. Tikhon. Archimandrite Pimen received the gift at the Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the anniversary of St. Alexis' glorification, which took place ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2017/06/swimming-dnieper-st-alexis-relics-head.html

St. Germaine: Patroness of the Abused and Disabled JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 15, 2017 Today, June 15 is the feast day of St. Germaine Cousin, a simple and devout young girl who lived in Pibrac, France in the late 1500s. She was born in 1579 to a humble family. Her father was a farmer, and her mother died when she was still an infant. She was born with a deformed right arm and hand, as well as the disease of scrofula , a tubercular condition. Her father remarried soon after the death of her mother, but his new wife was repulsed by ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-germaine-patroness-abused-disabled/

Sts. Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia A CATHOLIC LIFE - June 15, 2017 Simple (1954 Calendar): June 15 St. Vitus, born of an illustrious Sicilian family, was arrested with his tutor and his nurse. After many sufferings, they were martyred A.D. 303. In the Middle Ages St. Vitus was declared one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, and came to be considered as the special patron of those inflicted with nervous disorders. The following is taken from The Liturgical Year by Abbot Gueranger: One of the titles of this Divine Spirit who is reigning so ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/GlPveJCvbTQ/sts-vitus-modestus-and-crescentia.html

St. Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor of the Church BIG C CATHOLICS - June 12, 2017 Mention the name "Saint Anthony" in a roomful of Catholics, and you are likely to be regaled with story after story of things, people and pets that have been found, often in what seem to be miraculous circumstances, through his intercession. And although this saint is the patron of lost items and a thaumaturgist, or miracle worker, many people may not realize that he is also a Doctor of the Church who had a burning desire to imitate Christ ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/st-anthony-of-padua-priest-doctor-of.html

St. Anthony of Padua ATONEMENTONLINE - June 12, 2017 ... Franciscan martyrs in Morocco reached him, he joined the Franciscans at Coimbra. At his own request, he was sent as a missionary to Morocco, but he became ill, and on his return journey his boat was driven off course and he landed in Sicily. He took part in St. Francis' famous Chapter of Mats in 1221 and was assigned to the Franciscan province of Romagna. He became a preacher by accident. When a scheduled preacher did not show up for an ordination ceremony at Forli, the Franciscan superior ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2017/06/st-anthony-of-padua.html

Remembering Fr. Ragheed and Companions TEA AT TRIANON - June 12, 2017 ... scholarship from the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need . In 2003 he decided to return to Iraq, despite the war following the American invasion, and the persecution of Christians that was taking place. He served at a parish in Mosul until the day of his death, June 3, 2007. Ten years after his death, Fr. Ganni's friend and fellow priest, Fr. Rebwar Basa, has written a book about his life and death, and about the ongoing situation of Christians in Iraq. He spoke to CNA at a ...http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2017/06/remembering-fr-ragheed-and-companions.html

Saint Joachina De Vedruna, Religious BIG C CATHOLICS - June 9, 2017 Optional Memorial of St. Joachina de Vedruna, June 10th St. Joachina de Vedruna de Mas was born on April 16, 1783 in Barcelona, Spain, on the verge of a period of war and unrest. A loving and generous daughter, she exhibited the deep piety that would mark her life's work and vocation. At age 12, Joachina asked to enter the cloistered Carmelite convent, only to be turned away. Her parents hoped this childhood aspiration would pass. And for a time it did. She married Theodore ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/saint-joachina-de-vedruna-religious.html

St. Ephrem: Doctor of the Church JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 9, 2017 ... Church, hymnographer, and theologian of the 4th century. Known as the "Harp of the Holy Spirit", St. Ephrem was born around 306 A.D. in Nisibis, Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). He is the only Syrian Father who is honored as a Doctor of the Universal Church. Ephrem was baptized at the age of eighteen and became a disciple of the famous bishop of Nisibis, St. Jacob . He also accompanied St. Jacob to the Council of Nicaea in 325. Due to his great knowledge of the Church and ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-ephrem-doctor-church/

Saint Ephrem, "The Harp of the Holy Spirit" BIG C CATHOLICS - June 8, 2017 Although Saint Ephrem (or Ephraim) lived in the 4th century, there is much about him and his life that strikes a contemporary note. Born in Nisibis, Mesopotamia (present day Syria) around the year 306, he is the only Syrian recognized as a Doctor of the Church. His background, which was Asian/ African rather than Greek, afforded him a different worldview than many of his contemporaries, one of whom was St. Athanasius. His theology and insights into the ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/saint-ephrem-harp-of-holy-spirit.html

One Unique SAINT of the DAY Website Noting Venerable Matt Talbot ┬áVENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - June 7, 2017 Saint of the Day – 7 June: Venerable Matt Talbot OFS by Ana StPaul Breathing Catholic Posted on 7 June 2017 This special website begins on one of the following 4 links about Venerable Matt Talbot OFS: "Venerable Matt Talbot OFS (1856 – 1925) (born Matthew Talbot) – Layman, Ascetic, Mystic – known as the "Saint in Overalls" and "the Workers' Saint", disciple of Eucharistic Adoration and the Blessed ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2017/06/one-unique-saint-of-day-website-noting.html

Saint William of York, Archbishop BIG C CATHOLICS - June 7, 2017 ... connection to the throne itself. A very nasty and protracted dynastic struggle, however, turned many things political on their heads, and William's own nomination as Archbishop of York came under hostile scrutiny. He was accused of simony and sexual misconduct, and some believed that the only reason for his elevation was due to the influence of the crown. Though eventually cleared of all charges, he was nonetheless deposed and retired to live an austere monastic life. The election of a new ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/saint-william-of-york-archbishop.html

Saint Norbert of Xanten, Bishop and Founder BIG C CATHOLICS - June 5, 2017 Saint Norbert was another saint whose life did not begin in the same spirit of holiness with which it ended. Born in the Rhineland in 1080, Norbert became almoner (one who distributed alms to the needy, especially on behalf of a church, monastery, or wealthy family) to Henry V, Emperor of Germany. Although his role entailed spiritual duties, he spent his time at court pursuing worldly pleasures. According to legend, one day while out riding, ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/saint-norbert-of-xanten-bishop-and.html

St. Norbert: Patron Saint of Peace JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 5, 2017 ... Church in the 12th century. He is the founder of the Praemonstratensians or the Norbertines and the patron saint of peace. Norbert was born around the year 1080 in Xanten, a town near the Holland-German border. He was the son of nobility. Through the influence of his family he obtained a financial subsidy from the parish church at Xanten when he accepted ordination to the subdiaconate. His only task was to chant the Divine Office at the Church, but he ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-norbert-patron-saint-peace/

St. Boniface: Apostle of Germany JEAN M. HEIMANN - June 4, 2017 ... patron. St. Boniface is the patron of: brewers, file cutters, and tailors. St. Boniface was born in Devonshire, England, around 680. Known as the apostle of Germany, Boniface was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot to devote his life to the conversion of the Germanic tribes. It was a slow and dangerous task; his life was in constant peril, while his flock was often reduced to abject poverty by wandering bands of robbers. Yet his courage never failed. He ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/06/st-boniface-apostle-germany/

St. Francis Caracciolo, Founder BIG C CATHOLICS - June 4, 2017 It would have been easy for St. Francis Caracciolo to be a name dropper; born at Naples into Italian nobility in 1563, he was related on his mother's side to the great St. Thomas Aquinas. But the word that described him best was humility, for it was this virtue that guided him throughout his life. When he was 22, Francis developed a skin condition resembling leprosy; he vowed that, if he was cured, he would devote the rest of his life to God. When the condition ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/06/st-francis-caracciolo-founder.html

Monday, June 5, 2017 FR. CARMEN MELE, O.P.: TODAY'S HOMILETTE - June 2, 2017 Memorial of Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr (Tobit 1:3.2:1a-8; Mark 12:1-12) St. Boniface was born in England and raised there in a Benedictine monastery. He was a successful teacher but desired to be a missionary among the pagans in what is now Germany. When he arrived, he achieved notoriety by chopping down an old oak tree worshipped by the people without incurring harm. He labored successfully throughout the land. After a distinguished career in which ...http://cbmdominicanpreacher.blogspot.com/2017/06/monday-june-5-2017.html

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