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Women Who Touch the Heart of Father Gordon MacRae FREEDOM THROUGH TRUTH - October 1, 2014 ... that Saint Therese be a focus of his article since she was proclaimed, in 1997, as "the greatest saint of modern times" by none other than Saint John Paul II, and is a Doctor of the Church. Gift of Life permeates Father Gordon's latest missive, as he writes of Miriam Ibrahim, Saint Therese, Michelle, and a young woman named Andrea McCormick. As I pondered the Gift of Life and the brief stories of the women in this article, I ...http://freethroughtruth.blogspot.com/2014/10/women-who-touch-heart-of-father-gordon.html

Pope Francis: Prepare and Pray During Our "Dark Times" DA MIHI ANIMAS - October 1, 2014 ... first appears to us like a curse. He recalled how Job was "put to the test", how he "lost his entire family, everything he possessed", how he lost his health and "his body had become a plague, a disgusting plague". The Pope said in that moment "he had lost all patience and he says these things. They are ugly! But he was always accustomed to speak the truth and this is the truth that he feels at that moment". Pope Francis recalled how even Jeremiah, "uses almost the same words: 'Cursed be the ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/10/pope-francis-prepare-and-pray-during.html

St. Jerome, the Thunderer HAPPY CATHOLIC* - September 30, 2014 Saint Jerome visited by angels by Bartolomeo Cavarozzi I just realized it is St. Jerome's feast day. Like many, I have a fondness for this crochety, language specialist and translator, who was a spiritual director to many holy women. This amusing poem captures a great deal of the spirit of this very human saint. The Thunderer God's angry man, His crotchety scholar Was Saint Jerome, The great name-caller Who cared not a dime For the laws ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2014/09/st-jerome-thunderer.html

St. Jerome: Father and Doctor of the Church CATHOLIC FIRE - September 30, 2014 ... Aquileia, north of Rome) around 340 to a wealthy Christian family. At the age of 20, Jerome was sent to study in Rome, where he became fluent in Latin and Greek and developed a love for the classical writers. Here he acquired many worldly ideas, made little effort to control his pleasure-loving instincts, and lost much of the piety that had been instilled in him at home. He travelled throughout western Europe with a friend but that ceased when he had a conversion experience in Trier and ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/09/st-jerome-father-and-doctor-of-church.html

St. Jerome ARE WE THERE YET? - September 30, 2014 Today is the feast of the great Doctor of the Church, St. Jerome. Known for being the translator of the Bible, St. Jerome may be just as famous for his irascible temperament. There's something about the pure humanity of that personality trait that makes him particularly lovable to many of us. We grab hold of the faults of the saints with jealous hope for ourselves. I've been known to have a tad bit of a temper myself... (Ask anyone.) So, yeah. I feel a comfortable ...http://arewethereyet-davisfarmmom.blogspot.com/2014/09/st-jerome.html

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus ATONEMENTONLINE - September 30, 2014 Marie Thérèse Martin was born into a family of very faithful Catholics, and she was the youngest of five daughters. Her father was a watchmaker, and her mother, Zelie, who died when Thérèse was four, was a lace maker. While still a child she felt the attraction of the cloister, and at fifteen obtained permission to enter the Carmel of Lisieux, taking the name of Sr. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. For the next nine years she lived ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/09/st-therese-of-child-jesus.html

The Daily Gospel and Readings 30 September 2014 DAILY PRAYERS AND MEDITATIONS - September 30, 2014 Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church Lectionary: 456 Reading 1 jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23 Job opened his mouth and cursed his day. Job spoke out and said: Perish the day on which I was born, the night when they said, "The child is a boy!" Why did I not perish at birth, come forth from the womb and expire? Or why was I not buried away like an untimely birth, like babes that have never seen the light? Wherefore did the knees receive me? or ...http://prayersandmeditations.com/2014/09/30/the-daily-gospel-and-readings-30-september-2014/

Daily Homily: Your Word Became the Joy of My Heart ZENIT - THE WORLD SEEN FROM ROME - September 29, 2014 -- 2 Timothy 3:14-17 Psalm 119:9,10,11,12,13,14 Matthew 13:46-52 Saint Jerome was born in the Roman Province of Dalmatia in the town of Stridon (located in modern-day Slovenia) in 342/7, he studied in Rome and, after leaving behind a life of worldly pleasure, became a Christian in 366 and devoted himself to t...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zenit/english/~3/3YmV3Rn-rO8/daily-homily-your-word-became-the-joy-of-my-heart

Hear My Prayer, Lord YOUR DAILY TRIPOD - September 29, 2014 Memorial of Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church By Beth DeCristofaro Job opened his mouth and cursed his day. Job spoke out and said: Perish the day on which I was born, the night when they said, "The child is a boy!" Why did I not perish at birth, come forth from the womb and expire? (Job 3:1-3) [B]ut (the Samaritans) would not welcome him because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this they ...http://yourdailytripod.blogspot.com/2014/09/hear-my-prayer-lord.html

Feast of the Day: Wenceslaus DA MIHI ANIMAS - September 28, 2014 The following comes from the Catholic Online site: St. Wenceslaus (903-29), also known by Vaclav, was born near Prague, and was the son of Duke Wratislaw. He was taught Christianity by his grandmother, St. Ludmila. The Magyars, along with Drahomira, an anti-Christian faction murdered the Duke and St. Lumila, and took over the government. Wenceslaus was declared the new ruler after a coup in 922. He encouraged Christianity. Boleslaus, his brother, no longer successor to ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/09/feast-of-day-wenceslaus.html

New Jersey Nun a Step Closer to Sainthood CREATIVE MINORITY REPORT - September 28, 2014 I love this. Sister Miriam Teresa would be the third American-born saint, after Elizabeth Ann Seton and Katharine Drexel. NorthJersey.com : It was nearly 50 years ago that Michael Mencer, a third-grader at St. Anastasia School in Teaneck, was moved to the front of his classroom to be closer to the blackboard. He'd been diagnosed with macular degeneration in both eyes, an irreversible condition that eventually causes blindness. Even then, Michael could make ...http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2014/09/new-jersey-nun-step-closer-to-sainthood.html

St. Vincent De Paul, Apostle of the Poor CATHOLIC FIRE - September 27, 2014 September 26 is the memorial of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th century French priest known for his apostolic work among the poor and marginalized. Born to a poor family in Pouy in the southwest of France in 1581, Vincent was an intellectually gifted youth who began his theological studies at the age of 15 and was ordained at the age of 20. On a voyage to the Holy Land, Vincent's ship was boarded by pirates and he was captured and sold into slavery in Africa, where he was ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/09/st-vincent-de-paul-apostle-of-poor.html

Saints Cosmas and Damian COMMUNIO - September 26, 2014 With the Church we pray: May you be magnified, O Lord, by the revered memory of your saints Cosmas and Damian,for with providence beyond words, you have conferred on them everlasting glory and on us, your unfailing help. Mother Church commemorates twin brothers, Saints Cosmas and Damian born in Arabia. Eminent for their practice of medicine and reputation for giving free medical care; hence being known as the "moneyless ones." The practice of charity ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/09/saints-cosmas-and-damian/

Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Patron Saints of Pharmacists, Physicians, and Surgeons CATHOLIC FIRE - September 26, 2014 Gerard Seghers, Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian (17th century) Today, Friday, September 26, is the optional memorial of Sts. Cosmas and Damian. Cosmas and Damian were twin bothers born in Syria in the third century. They were also doctors, and they became known as "the holy moneyless ones" because they cared for the sick free of charge. The strange practice of accepting no money for medical care was their way of embodying God's providential ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/09/sts-cosmas-and-damian-patron-saints-of.html

St. Vincent De Paul ATONEMENTONLINE - September 26, 2014 St. Vincent was born of poor parents in a little village in France, in about 1580. He was able to go to school, which was run by a community of Franciscans, and it was there that he learned the value of humility and poverty, and the importance of serving others. Young Vincent was a good student, and in fact, he made such good progress that when he was in his fourth year of school, a wealthy man chose him to be a tutor for his own children, and Vincent was able to continue ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/09/st-vincent-de-paul.html

7 Quicks Day: The Spinning Baby, Nesting, and a Talking Toddler A WOMAN'S PLACE... - September 26, 2014 http://awomansplaceis.blogspot.com/2014/09/7-quicks-day-spinning-baby-nesting-and.html

St. Vincent Strambi: Fearless Advocate for Religious Freedom CATHOLIC FIRE - September 25, 2014 The saint of the day for September 25 is St. Vincent Strambi, Passionist priest and bishop. Vincent Strambi was born in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome on January 1, 1745, the only child of the pharmacist Giuseppe Strambi and his wife Eleonora who survived infancy. He was a happy and athletic child who manifested a strong interest in spirituality. When he was fifteen, he received the clerical "tonsure" and entered the diocesan seminary at ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/09/st-vincent-strambi-fearless-advocate.html

The Church Triumphant: Spotlight on St. Vincent De Paul LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - September 25, 2014 Morning everybody! I'm delighted that it's once again Saint Spotlight Thursday. :) Cristina and I have developed a pattern whereby my book club posts are the 4th Wednesday of every month, and then our saint posts immediately follow, on the 4th Thursday. Very fun! This month we chose to highlight two saints with feast days coming up within the week, a nice way to stay in touch with our liturgical calendar. #CatholicNerds Cristina is talking about St. Gabriel ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-church-triumphant-spotlight-on-st.html

Well Said: The Romance of Catholicism HAPPY CATHOLIC* - September 24, 2014 ... from his darkest throne in Hell. And I live in a world where a holy Child was born a secret king beneath a magic star, and the animals knelt and prayed. And from that dread lord, the small Child will save us. You might think my world inane, or insane, or uncouth, or false, but by the beard of Saint Nicholas, by the Breastplate of Saint Patrick, and by the severed head of Saint Valentine, no one can say it is not romantic. My ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2014/09/well-said-romance-of-catholicism.html

Stigmata, Physical and Spiritual COSMOS + SUN - September 23, 2014 ... undying life. Namely… Ok. Now, raise your hand if you have ever heard of Padre Pio. When some of us were born, St. Pio of Pietrelcina still lived on this earth. He died 46 years ago today. During his lifetime, Padre Pio wore special gloves because of a gift that the Lord Jesus gave him. Receiving this particular gift involves a great deal of physical and spiritual pain. The Lord gives this gift only very rarely. Anybody remember what it's called, when a living ...http://frmarkdwhite.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/stigmata-physical-and-spiritual/

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