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Happy Saint George's Day to All the Anglosphere! SUNLIT UPLANDS - April 23, 2014 O n this, the Feast Day of Saint George, patron saint of England , we wish all our English friends, visitors and all those throughout the world whose roots are in that "sceptred isle," a proud, blessed and happy Saint George's Day. We remember, too, that it is on this day that William Shakespeare, the greatest writer in the English language, was born and died; so what could be more appropriate to the day than these lines ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SunlitUplands/~3/RXW7gRiR4fw/happy-saint-georges-day-to-all.html

SAINT JOHN PAUL II Beyond Doctrine and Politics A CATHOLIC MOM IN HAWAII - April 23, 2014 ... during his lifetime. And even before his passing to eternity some commentators were assigning to him the encomium "John Paul the Great." But John Paul II also drew a considerable share of criticism and a wide variance of opinion. Then what can we say with certainty, in the absolute, about the 264th successor of St. Peter. Looking beyond doctrine and politics we see a truly extraordinary person. Above all, he mattered in his period of history. He changed the face of Europe, stopped several wars ...http://hicatholicmom.blogspot.com/2014/04/saint-john-paul-ii-beyond-doctrine-and.html

St. George CATHOLIC FIRE - April 23, 2014 The saint of the day for April 23 is St. George , a soldier of the Roman army who was tortured and beheaded for his Christian faith in the year 303, in Lydda (in modern day Palestine). He was likely born in Cappadocia, of a Cappadocian father and a Palestinian mother of noble rank. At the death of his father (possibly martyrdom) he moved to Palestine with his mother where he joined the military and apparently served with some distinction, meriting ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-george.html

Learning About Venerable Matt Talbot in Utah  VENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - April 22, 2014 ... Ireland, but Talbot will likely be canonized in the not-too-distant future and become the patron saint of alcoholics. He was declared Venerable by Pope Paul VI in 1975. Matt Talbot was born in humble circumstances in Dublin in May 1856. At that time, Ireland was recovering from the devastating famine of the mid-1840s. This was an era of grinding poverty and appalling living conditions, especially in the larger cities. Heavy drinking and ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2014/04/learning-about-venerable-matt-talbot-in.html

Saint Quote: Saint Ignatius of Antioch SAINT QUOTE OF THE DAY - April 21, 2014 You are firmly convinced about our Lord, who is truly of the race of David according to the flesh, Son of God according to the will and power of God, truly born of a virgin,. . . He was truly nailed to a tree for us in his flesh under Pontius Pilate. . . He truly suffered, as He is also truly risen. -- Saint Ignatius of Antioch Your purchase of Mystic Monk Coffee helps support The Carmelite Monks of Wyoming, and gets you the best tasting coffee online!http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SaintQuoteOfTheDay/~3/hYW2uO7XNBg/saint-quote-saint-ignatius-of-antioch.html

Saint Anselm – The Father of Scholasticism TOM PERNA™ - April 21, 2014 In the year 1033 A.D., in the region of Piedmont, Saint Anselm was born. From his earliest years, he was attracted to the life of a monastic, and even applied at the age of fifteen, but was rejected. This rejection pleased his father, a man Anselm never agreed with as a boy. After the death of his mother, he went to study in Burgundy since his father nearly drove him out of the house. After three years in Burgundy, Anselm traveled to Bec in Normandy where ...http://tomperna.org/2014/04/21/saint-anselm-the-father-of-scholasticism/

Saint Quote: Saint Melito of Sardis SAINT QUOTE OF THE DAY - April 19, 2014 Born as a son, led forth as a lamb, sacrificed as a sheep, buried as a man, he rose from the dead as a God, for he was by nature God and man. He is all things: he judges, and so he is Law; he teaches, and so he is Wisdom; he saves, and so he is Grace; he begets, and so he is Father; he is begotten, and so he is Son; he suffers, and so he is Sacrifice; he is buried, and so he is man; he rises again, and so he is God. This is Jesus Christ, to whom belongs glory for all ages. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SaintQuoteOfTheDay/~3/GF9BJYAT0HE/saint-quote-saint-melito-of-sardis_19.html

A Blessed Pascha CAELUM ET TERRA - April 19, 2014 http://caelumetterra.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/a-blessed-pascha/

Good Friday of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, AD 2014 VIVIFICAT! - April 18, 2014 From today's Office of Readings. From the Catecheses by Saint John Chrysostom, bishop The power of Christ's blood If we wish to understand the power of Christ's blood, we should go back to the ancient account of its prefiguration in Egypt. "Sacrifice a lamb without blemish", commanded Moses, "and sprinkle its blood on your doors". If we were to ask him what he meant, and how the blood of an irrational beast could possibly save men endowed with reason, his answer would be ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cybercatholics/jrWV/~3/QOC6Q-Xt0S4/good-friday-of-passion-of-our-lord.html

The Futility of Pride THE IMPRACTICAL CATHOLIC - April 15, 2014 ... not a choice, then by right I should be no more proud of being straight than of having brown eyes or a hairline that has not merely retreated but fled the battlefield in a rout. No one wonders why there's not a "straight pride" movement ... but there may very well need to be something of a "Christian pride" movement in the not-too-distant future. Although it would have to be called something else, because "Christian pride" is an oxymoron. Not to mention that the admonition is ...http://impracticalcatholic.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-futility-of-pride.html

Assisi of Francis and Clare BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES - April 12, 2014 ... bishop's residence, is where Saint Francis came to the bishop and, in front of his father and others, renounced his inheritance and removed all his clothes and gave them back to his father. I'd always thought this happened in the town square -- probably because that's how at least one movie depicts it. This is an ancient Roman temple, built before our Lord was born. It's now a church. In the Benedictine monastery up on the hill overlooking Assisi -- where ...http://frmartinfox.blogspot.com/2014/04/assisi-of-francis-and-clare.html

Saint of the Day: Teresa of the Andes DA MIHI ANIMAS - April 12, 2014 The saint of the day is Teresa of the Andes. This young woman died as a Carmelite novice and was just a few months shy of her 20th birthday. There was a movie made about her life that you can purchase here. The following comes from the Catholic Fire site : Juanita Fernandez Solar was born at Santiago, Chile on July 13, 1900. Her nickname was "Juanita". She was the daughter of an upper class family. Early in her life she read an autobiography of the ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/04/saint-of-day-teresa-of-andes.html

A Powerful Image MOUNT CARMEL - April 12, 2014 Saint Teresa of Avila is an attractive model of spirituality because of her down to earth and charismatic personality. Many people love her because her life story reflects the spiritual struggles of so many. She is also a straight shooting spiritual adviser as we see when we read her spiritual writings. What makes St. Teresa attractive to me was her bold determination and her keen sense of spiritual illnesses which afflict anyone who takes the spiritual journey seriously. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MountCarmel/~3/k28NahWFr90/powerful-image.html

The Long & Winding Road…to Sainthood! CNS BLOG - April 11, 2014 VATICAN CITY — Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a saint? Pope Francis gave us a thorough list of the secrets to holiness on the Feast of All Saints last year. "Saints aren't superheroes nor were they born perfect," he said. It's just that "when they experienced the life-changing encounter with God," they never left his side. But what about "the bureaucratic" aspect of saint-making? What needs to happen to declare someone ...http://cnsblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/the-long-winding-road-to-sainthood/

A Short Biography of "The Apostle of Ireland" for St. Patrick's Day PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - April 11, 2014 S aint Patrick was born in Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387 AD. When he was 16, he was captured by pirates from Ireland and sold into slavery there. For six years, he tended the flocks of his master. While a slave, he prayed 100 times a day and the same every night. Regardless of the weather or the time, in the woods or on a mountain, he was always praying. Providentially, his time in captivity became a preparation for his later work as bishop ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-short-biography-of-apostle-of-ireland.html

St. Stanislaus CATHOLIC FIRE - April 11, 2014 The saint of the day for April 11, is St. Stanislaus, the Bishop of Cracow, Poland. A champion of the liberty of the Church and of the dignity of man, he defended the lonely and the poor. When he reproached King Boleslaus II for his immoral life, the king himself killed him during Mass. Stanislaus was born in 1030 and was educated at Gnesen and at Paris. After his ordination to the priesthood he was made a canon of the cathedral at Cracow as well as ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-stanislaus.html

Rejoice! BACK BAY VIEW - April 11, 2014 Me at 40+5 two days before delivery. Beach ball belly She's here! She's here! Laura Catherine Jane was born April 8th after about 8 hours of oxytocin-augmented labor. She was 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 20.5 inches long - tiny for a gestational diabetes baby. All of her siblings and relatives were overjoyed and relieved to finally meet her. The birth story I'll preface with a comment from my husband: Women like to hear about birth stories because then they have the opportunity ...http://backbayview.blogspot.com/2014/04/rejoice.html

St. Fulbert CATHOLIC FIRE - April 10, 2014 The saint of the day for April 10 is St. Fulbert . St. Fulbert was a scholar, philosopher and bishop of Chartres, France, who defended monasticism and orthodoxy. He was born in Italy in the 10th century and studied at Rheims, France, under the celebrated philosopher Gerbert, who later became Pope Sylvester II. Gerbert took Fulbert to Rome with him. After the Pope's death, the bishop of Chartres made Fulbert the chancellor of the cathedral, and soon ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-fulbert.html

"Deriving Beauty" - An Exhibition on Aurelius Stehle OSB NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - April 10, 2014 ... the parochial school attached to the Benedictine church of the Most Blessed Sacrament and at the age of thirteen entered the scholasticate at Saint Vincent. Completing his studies at the college and seminary in 1899, Aurelius Stehle was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Richard Phelan of Pittsburgh and for the next nineteen years served at the archabbey in various capacities, first as professor in the classical (college) course, and then, after 1911, as prefect and ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/YPnNj02WBus/deriving-beauty-exhibition-on-aurelius.html

St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr GODZDOGZ - April 10, 2014 ... 1030. He studied in a cathedral school in Gniezno (at that time it was the capital of Poland) and later in Paris. After his return he was ordained priest and after the death of the bishop of Cracow he was elected his successor in 1072. As a bishop he was a ducal advisor and he had some influence on Polish politics. His major accomplishments included bringing papal legates to Poland as well as the re-establishment of a metropolitan see in Gniezno and because of that the German metropolitan see ...http://godzdogz.op.org/2014/04/st-stanislaus-bishop-and-martyr.html

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