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Saint of the Day: Catherine of Alexandria DA MIHI ANIMAS - November 25, 2014 The following comes from the Patron Saints index: Born to the nobility. Learned in science and oratory. Converted to Christianity after receiving a vision. When she was 18 years old, during the persecution of Maximinus, she offered to debate the pagan philosophers. Many were converted by her arguments, and immediately martyred. Maximinus had her scourged and imprisoned. The empress and the leader of the army of Maximinus were amazed by the stories, went to see Catherine ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/11/saint-of-day-catherine-of-alexandria.html

Pope Francis Appoints New Bishop for the Diocese of Gary  - November 24, 2014 ... Born to Albert and Catherine Hying (both deceased) on August 18, 1963, he is the youngest of six sons. After attending St. Aloysius and Immaculate Heart of Mary grade schools, he graduated from Brookfield Central High School and Marquette University. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He was ordained to the ...http://mydailymusing.com/index.php?/archives/2055-Pope-Francis-Appoints-New-Bishop-For-The-Diocese-Of-Gary.html

Feast of St. Colombanus, Irish Monk and Father of Europe DA MIHI ANIMAS - November 23, 2014 ... monastic tradition, who went on to serve as a missionary to continental Europe during the early Middle Ages, the abbot Saint Columbanus – also known as St. Columban – is honored by the Catholic Church on Nov. 23. Despite their similar names and biographies, St. Columbanus is not the same person as Saint Columba of Iona, another monk from Ireland who spread the faith abroad and lived during the same time period. In a June 2008 general audience on ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/11/feast-of-st-colombanus-irish-monk-and.html

St. Cecilia: Patron of Poets and Musicians CATHOLIC FIRE - November 22, 2014 ... the most famous and most venerated of Roman martyrs. It is believed that St. Cecilia was born in the 2nd or 3rd century A.D., although the dates of her birth and martyrdom are unknown. Tradition tells us that Cecilia was a Roman girl of a patrician family who had been brought up as a Christian. She fasted often and wore a coarse garment beneath her rich clothing. Although she had consecrated her virginity to God, her father betrothed her to a young pagan named Valerian. When ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/st-cecilia-patron-of-poets-and-musicians.html

Saint Francis of Assisi Quote SAINT QUOTE OF THE DAY - November 21, 2014 O Divine Master, grant that I may not seek to be consoled, as to console. To be understood, as to understand. To be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. It is in dying that we are born to eternal life. -- Saint Francis of Assisi Visit my blog's store "Faith of the Fathers Catholic Gifts" and check out the Holidays section for cards and posters with many featuring the art work of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SaintQuoteOfTheDay/~3/ig8ZqOxh9sM/saint-francis-of-assisi-quote.html

Feast of the Presentation of Mary FREEDOM THROUGH TRUTH - November 21, 2014 ... Office of Readings for today. SECOND READING From a sermon by Saint Augustine, bishop (Sermo 25,7-8: PL 46, 937-938) She who believed by faith, conceived by faith Stretching out his hand over his disciples, the Lord Christ declared: Here are my mother and my brothers; anyone who does the will of my Father who sent me is my brother and sister and my mother. I would urge you to ponder these words. Did the Virgin Mary, who believed by faith and conceived by faith, who was the ...http://freethroughtruth.blogspot.com/2014/11/feast-of-presentation-of-mary.html

Who Was St. Bernward? CATHOLIC FIRE - November 20, 2014 The saint of the day for November 20 is St. Bernward, who was the thirteenth Bishop of Hildesheim, Germany. He was also an architect, painter, sculptor, and metal smith. Born in 1022, he came from a noble Saxon family. His grandfather was Athelbero, Count Palatine of Saxony. Having lost his parents at a young age, he was entrusted to the care of his uncle, Bishop Volkmar of Utrecht. He was educated at the cathedral school at Heidelberg, where he made ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/who-was-st-bernward.html

St. Agnes of Assisi: Co-Founder of the Poor Clares CATHOLIC FIRE - November 19, 2014 November 19, is the feast of Saint Agnes of Assisi (Catarina di Favarone) according to the Franciscan calendar. She is the younger of sister of Saint Clare of Assisi, and Abbess of the Poor Ladies of Assisi, and co-foundress of the Poor Clares. Born in Assisi, Catarina was the youngest daughter of Count Favorino Scifi and Countess Hortulana (now Blessed). Catarina was later named Agnes by St. Francis of Assisi when she became a nun. ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/st-agnes-of-assisi-co-founder-of-poor.html

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne: The "Woman-Who-Prays-Always" CATHOLIC FIRE - November 18, 2014 November 18th is the optional memorial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. Saint Rose was born on August 29, 1769 at Grenoble, France to a family of wealth and political connections. When she was eight years old, she heard a Jesuit missionary speak of his missionary work in America, which sparked a strong desire within her to evangelize. She was educated at home until she was 12 years old, when she was sent to the convent of the Visitation nuns in Grenoble ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/saint-rose-philippine-duchesne-woman.html

St. Elizabeth of Hungary AIRMARIA.COM - November 17, 2014 http://airmaria.com/2014/11/17/st-elizabeth-of-hungary/

35 Favorite Christmas Picture Books for Children {and a Christmas Mosaic Giveaway!} SHOWER OF ROSES - November 17, 2014 ... Ranger's Favorites :. (age 12) Waiting for Christmas: A Story about the Advent Calendar War Game: Village Green to No-Man's Land A Small Miracle The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Cobweb Christmas: The Tradition of Tinsel The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey A Small Miracle tells a beautiful story using only illustrations. All the children love this book! .: Twinkle Toes' Favorites :. (age 11) The Legend of the Christmas Rose The First Christmas Stocking The Little Fir Tree Marta and ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/53CtFtM8l7U/favorite-christmas-books.html

Feasts & Seasons :: Advent & Christmas Collection SHOWER OF ROSES - November 17, 2014 ... ~ Christmas Around the World ~ Baboushka: A Christmas Folktale from Russia Christmas Around the World Marta and the Manger Straw: A Christmas Tradition form Poland Miracle of the Poinsettia Pablo's Christmas The Miraculous Child: A Christmas Folktale from Old Russia ~ Christmas Books Inspired by Music ~ All for the Newborn Baby Good King Wenceslas Good King Wenceslas Mary Engelbreit's Nutcracker O Holy Night Stephen's Feast The Huron Carol ~ Christmas Crafts and Baking ~ A Christmas Manger ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/7qyFqiXHbFM/feasts-seasons-advent-christmas.html

St. Elizabeth of Hungary: The Real Princess Bride CATHOLIC FIRE - November 17, 2014 ... Bratislava, Hungary in 1207, Princess Elizabeth was the daughter of King Andrew of Hungary and his wife Gertrude. Her aunt was St. Hedwig and her great niece was St. Elizabeth of Portugal. Elizabeth was betrothed at the age of four to Prince Herman of Thuringia (in central Germany) and grew up in his father's court. In 1216, Hermann, who Elizabeth was to marry, died; after this she then became engaged to Ludwig, the second son. The couple married when she was fourteen and he was twenty - one. ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/st-elizabeth-of-hungary-real-princess.html

Saint of the Day: Albert the Great DA MIHI ANIMAS - November 15, 2014 ... Lauingen on the Danube, near Ulm, Germany; his father was a military lord in the army of Emperor Frederick II. As a young man Albert studied at the University of Padua and there fell under the spell of Blessed Jordan of Saxony, the Dominican who made the rounds of the universities of Europe drawing the best young men of the universities into the Dominicans. After several teaching assignments in his order, he came in 1241 to the University of Paris, where he lectured in theology. While teaching ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/11/saint-of-day-albert-great.html

Celebrating Sanctity: Blessed Maddalena Caterina Morano DA MIHI ANIMAS - November 15, 2014 Today the Salesian Family celebrates Blessed Maddalena Caterina Morano! She was born in Chieri, in the province of Turin, on the 15th November 1847. Her father Francis died when she was eight and she began to help her mother with her work. Thanks to her uncle, a priest, she was able to resume her studies. Her teacher appointed her to help the little ones. Meanwhile she met Don Bosco for the first time, while walking to Buttigliera d'Asti. Maddalena wanted to teach, and when ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/11/celebrating-sanctity-blessed-maddalena.html

St. Lawrence O'Toole: Pious Peacemaker CATHOLIC FIRE - November 14, 2014 The saint of the day for November 14 is St. Lawrence (also spelled Laurence) O'Toole, a Benedictine abbot and archbishop of Dublin. St. Lawrence O'Toole was born around 1128 in County Kildare, Ireland. His father was the chief of Hy Murray, and his mother one of the Clan O'Byrne. At the age of 10, Lawrence was taken hostage by King Mac Murehad of Leinster, who treated him with such cruelty that his father convinced the King to turn him over to the Bishop ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/st-lawrence-otoole-pious-peacemaker.html

Feast of St. Josaphat A CATHOLIC LIFE - November 14, 2014 ... Josaphat declined both an apprenticeship and a marriage proposal to follow the call to the religious live. In 1604 at the age of 20, he became a monk of the Ukrainian Order of St. Basil and took the name Josaphat. In 1609 he was ordained a deacon in the Byzantine Rite. When St. Josaphat's superior was removed from his post for seeking to undermine the union with the Roman Catholic Church, the Archbishop fo Kiev appointed Josaphat as Superior. St. Josaphat became a renowned priest and believed ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/6PkxLmQb2a0/feast-of-st-josaphat.html

Saint of the Day: Stanislaus Kostka DA MIHI ANIMAS - November 13, 2014 Today in the Church we remember St. Stanislaus Kostka. He was a young Jesuit saint who was a Dominic Savio of his day! The following comes from the St. Charles Borromeo site. Stanislaus was born of nobility in Poland in 1550, one of 7 children, under very strict religious rule. At 14 years of age, Stanislaus entered a Jesuit college in Vienna. While there, he became very ill. During that illness, he received Holy Communion from a vision ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/11/saint-of-day-stanislaus-kostka.html

Pilgrimage to Celebrate the 500th Anniversary of St. Teresa of Avila's Birth Unveiled CATHOLIC FIRE - November 13, 2014 Saint Teresa of Avila is one of the most influential women in the history of the Catholic Church. Her revolution began in 17 convents of the Carmelite Order spread throughout Spain in the 16th century. MIGUEL ÁNGEL GARCÍA NIETO President, "Footsteps of Teresa" Foundation "She wrote a book, called "The Foundations". In it, she describes the 17 places in Spain where, little by little, she installed what she called "bird houses". She would call her nuns "doves". ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/11/pilgrimage-to-celebrate-500th.html

Saint Didacus of Alcalá A CATHOLIC LIFE - November 13, 2014 ... James, the patron saint of Spain. In Spanish, St. James is called "St. Santiago" and Diego is a derivative of Santiago. Even as a young age he was called to the religious life. He joined the Order of Friars Minor at the friary in Albaida. He is remembered today for his missionary work in the New World. For a time he also headed a large monastery he had founded there. St. Didacus was above all a contemplative, and his abundant good works were the fruit of his ardent love of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/xKyJ3dUnL0I/saint-didacus-of-alcala.html

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