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St. Judith of Prussia, Patroness of Widows CATHOLIC FIRE - May 5, 2015 The saint of the day for May 5 is St. Judith, also known as Jutta. Judith was born at Sangerhausen in Thuringia, which is now central Germany. Judith was married at the age of fifteen to a wealthy, young nobleman. As a wife and mother, she tried to emulate St. Elizabeth of Hungary, and was very generous to the poor. Although quite wealthy, she lived and dressed simply. Judith's holiness served as an inspiring example to her family who ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/05/st-judith-of-prussia-patroness-of-widows.html

Blessed Anna Rosa Gattorno: Wife, Mother, Widow, Religious, Foundress CATHOLIC FIRE - May 5, 2015 The saint of the day for May 6th is Blessed Anna Rosa Gattorno. Rosa (1831-1900) was one of six children born to the wealthy, pious family of Francesco Benedetta and Adelaide Campanella Benedetta in Genoa, Italy. She had a very serene and lovable character, and practiced the virtues of piety and charity. Rosa was married at the age of 21 to Gerolamo Custo and moved with him to Marseilles, France. Financial difficulties brought them back ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/05/blessed-anna-rosa-gattorno-wife-mother.html

Cause and Cure for Being Gay. GLORIA OLIVAE - May 5, 2015 ... raises him up to the supernatural level. Here he becomes co-natural to God and the angels. Man cannot rise to the supernatural level without the help of God. When man is born, though he is born in the natural level but due to original sin he slowly descends to the lower degrees of the natural level until he passes the demarcation line of the natural level and descends to the unnatural level. 3. As long as man continuously aim at the higher level he will ...http://odondecastro.blogspot.com/2015_05_01_archive.html#2247236538182693304

Aletheia, Baby! DISPUTATIONS - May 3, 2015 ... practical-minded Roman, for whom truth is a matter of empirical fact? Empirically, Pilate could and did declare Jesus to be King of the Jews, even as he had Him crucified. The authority of Caesar is an authority to effect quite a bit of truth. A less Roman approach (to continue the stereotype) is to think of truth in terms of how it relates to the reality that is, rather than how reality can be made to conform to the truth Caesar asserts. The very word in Greek, aletheia , is a compound of "a ...http://disputations.blogspot.com/2015/05/aletheia-baby.html

"You Only Love God As Much As the Person You Love Least." A FRIAR'S LIFE - May 3, 2015 HOMILY FOR THE 5th SUNDAY OF EASTER, May 3, 2015: NOTE: I offered this homily for our men in formation in Boston this morning "You only love God as much as the person you love least." As you know, Fr. Mike and I were in Washington on Friday night for the 25th anniversary gala of Franciscan Mission Service. This quote by Dorothy Day was shared by one of the young adults who received the San Damiano Award for her service to the poor. "You only love God as much as the person ...http://afriarslife.blogspot.com/2015/05/you-only-love-god-as-much-as-person-you.html

St. Athanasius: Father of Orthodoxy CATHOLIC FIRE - May 2, 2015 Today, May 2, is the memorial of St. Athanasius, bishop and doctor of the Church. St. Athanasius (295 - 373) was the Church's greatest hero in the battle against Arianism (a heresy that denied Christ's divinity),which, in his lifetime, earned him the title "Father of Orthodoxy". Athanasius was born into a Christian family in Alexandria, Egypt, where he received a classical education. He was ordained a deacon and later became a priest. Athanasius served ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/05/st-athanasius-father-of-orthodoxy.html

Saint of the Day: Athanasius DA MIHI ANIMAS - May 2, 2015 The following comes from the Catholic Online site : St. Athanasius, the great champion of the Faith was born at Alexandria, about the year 296, of Christian parents. Educated under the eye of Alexander, later Bishop of his native city, he made great progress in learning and virtue. In 313, Alexander succeeded Achillas in the Patriarchal See, and two years later St. Athanasius went to the desert to spend some time in retreat with St. Anthony. In 319, he became a deacon, and ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/05/saint-of-day-athanasius.html

A Novena to Saint Jeremiah THE HILL COUNTRY HERMIT - May 1, 2015 St. Jeremiah Receiving A Message From God ( Jeremiah 1:11-14 ) The Prophet Jeremiah (Feast Day - May 1) began to prophecy for the people of Judah 626 years before Jesus was born. He felt apprehensive about speaking on behalf of God, but the L ORD gave him the courage he needed. It was a hard job. Many times the Judahites ignored, scorned, or even abused him. Though often discouraged, he persisted. Jeremiah struggled to guide God's people away from ...http://theresadoyle-nelson.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-novena-to-saint-jeremiah.html

Saint Mary of the Incarnation COMMUNIO - April 30, 2015 Saint Mary of the Incarnation was Widow, Ursuline nun (1599-1672). She was canonized on 2 April 2014 by Pope Francis. Born in Francis was purified in Canada and made a saint God for our redemption. Crucially, she reminds us of the question to whom do we belong. Hopefully we can say "we belong to Christ Jesus." Marie Guyart Martin, fourth child in a family of seven children, was born in Tours, France. When very young, she had ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/04/saint-mary-of-the-incarnation/

The Church Triumphant: Spotlight on St. Gianna Beretta Molla & St. Louis De Montfort LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - April 30, 2015 Happy Thursday all! Today is another installment in The Church Triumphant saint series that Cristina and I conspire on, but this month will be a little different. Both saints will be right here on my blog, one penned by each of us. Exciting yes? I have a co-author! And what do we have in store for April? Well. :) Today is April 30th, and just a few days ago, the 28th, we celebrated the memorial of a favorite of mine, St. Gianna Beretta Molla! Let's talk about her a little ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-church-triumphant-spotlight-on-st.html

The Pope of the Rosary: St. Pius V CATHOLIC FIRE - April 30, 2015 The saint of the day for April 30th is St. Pius V, pope. Michael Ghislieri was born near Alessandria in Italy in 1504. He was a poor shepherd boy, who entered the Dominican Order at the age of 14 and was ordained a priest at the age of 24. He taught theology and philosophy for sixteen years and developed a reputation as a gifted teacher and preacher. Michael led an austere and holy life in the monastery: he fasted, performed penance, spent long hours of ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-pope-of-rosary-st-pius-v.html

Saint of the Day: Louis-Marie De Monfort DA MIHI ANIMAS - April 28, 2015 The following comes from Catholic Online: Confessor, Marian devotee, and founder of the Sisters of Divine Wisdom He was born Louis Maie Grignon in Montfort, France, in 1673. Educated at Rennes, he was ordained there in 1700, becoming a chaplain in a hospital in Poitiers. His congregation, also called the Daughters of Divine Wisdom, started there. As his missions and sermons raised complaints, Louis went to Rome, where Pope Clement XI appointed him as a missionary ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/04/saint-of-day-louis-marie-de-monfort.html

St. Catherine of Siena ATONEMENTONLINE - April 28, 2015 St. Catherine was born in Siena in the year 1347, and she was the last of 25 children born to her parents. Her father was a wealthy man in the business of dying wool. From her earliest life, Catherine was a different kind of child, spiritually sensitive, and being part of such a large family, she liked to find times when she could be alone with God. It was at the age of six that she had some sort of vision near the Church of San Domenico in Siena. From ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2015/04/st-catherine-of-siena.html

A Short Biography of "The Apostle of Ireland" for St. Patrick's Day PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - April 28, 2015 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. Gianna Beretta Molla CATHOLIC FIRE - April 28, 2015 ... funeral was an occasion of profound grief, faith and prayer. Gianna was beatified by Pope St John Paul II on April 24, 1994, during the international year of the family and was canonized on May 16, 2004. "Conscious immolation", was the phrase used by Pope Paul VI to define the act of Blessed Gianna, remembering her at the Sunday Angelus of September 23, 1973, as: "A young mother from the diocese of Milan, who, to give life to her daughter, sacrificed her own, with conscious ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/04/st-gianna-beretta-molla.html

Celebrating the Feast of St. Stephen With Good King Wenceslas PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - April 28, 2015 M any of you may have forgotten (I know I almost did!) that today is the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr, who's life and death is accounted for us in Acts 6 and 7 . Well, a popular Christmas carol gives us a helpful reminder. Listen via the YouTube video below. Follow along with the lyrics underneath. Good King Wenceslas looked out On the feast of Stephen When the snow lay round about Deep and crisp and even Brightly shone the moon that night Though the ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2009/12/celebrating-feast-of-st-stephen-with.html

The Holy Family: A Triple Threat PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - April 28, 2015 ... your mother, find solace in Mary. She cares greatly for the entire Body of Christ, just as she cared for the literal body of Christ. Just as Sarah was the spiritual mother of the Jews (cf. 1 Pet 3:6), Mary is the spiritual mother of "those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus" (Rev 12:17). Her prayer for us will always be powerful because her will is always united with her Son's, and because "the prayer of the righteous has great power in its effects" (Jas 5:16). If you ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2006/12/holy-family-triple-threat.html

St. Zita: Patron of Housekeepers and Lost Keys CATHOLIC FIRE - April 27, 2015 April 27 is the feast of St. Zita of Lucca (1212-72), the patron saint of housekeepers, domestic servants, and waitresses. She is also invoked to help find lost keys. She was born in Tuscany, Italy in the village of Monsagrati. Zita came from a poor, but deeply devotional family. To help support the family, she became a maid of a wealthy family, Fatinelli, in the nearby Tuscan city of Lucca, serving them loyally for 48 years. A member of the Third Order of ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/04/st-zita-patron-of-housekeepers-and-lost.html

Saints of the City - St. Patrick's & The Latin Mass TOTUS TUUS FAMILY & CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOL - April 27, 2015 ... born last spring when Father Norman Carroll, pastor of St. Elizabeth Church, asked Andy Glover to start an adult catechesis program at the parish. Glover's committee surveyed parishioners about what they would like to see in such a program. Glover said three topics emerged: Bible study, prayer and the lives of the saints ." [Source, link above] Fr. Leonard Klein, speaking about the history of St. Patrick's My diocesan parish is blessed to have a weekly Extraordinary Form Mass ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/ePBq/~3/Al-6ODxY9Fk/saints-of-city-st-patricks-latin-mass.html

Saint of the Day: Mark the Evangelist DA MIHI ANIMAS - April 25, 2015 The following comes from Canterbury Tales: Saint Mark, the author of the Second Gospel of Our Lord is the same as "John Mark" who led to identifying him as the man who carried water to the house where the Last Supper took place (Mark 14:13). He may also have been the young man who ran away naked when Jesus was arrested (Mark 14:51-52). Saint Hippolytus states that Saint Mark was one of the Seventy Disciples sent out by ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/04/saint-of-day-mark-evangelist.html

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