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Totus Tuus: Marian Consecration DA MIHI ANIMAS - September 3, 2015 ... pontificate through general audiences, homilies, pastoral letters and encyclicals. In his encyclical dedicated entirely to Mary, Redemptoris Mater ("On the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Life of the Pilgrim Church"), John Paul declared a Marian Year, performed a scriptural exegesis on Mary, explained her role in the life of Christians and the Church, encouraged devotion to Our Lady and praised the fruits of Marian consecration. (You can read about it here .) Our Sunday Visitor's "Totus Tuus: A ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/09/totus-tuus-marian-consecration.html

Saint of the Day: Gregory the Great! DA MIHI ANIMAS - September 3, 2015 ... in the Desert ! The following short biography comes from the Catholic.org website : St. Gregory, born at Rome about the year 540, was the son of Gordianus, a wealthy senator, who later renounced the world and became one of the seven deacons of Rome. After he had acquired the usual thorough education, Emperor Justin the Younger appointed him, in 574, Chief Magistrate of Rome, though he was only thirty-four years of age. After the death of his father, he built six monasteries in ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/09/saint-of-day-gregory-great.html

September 3 - Homily for Today FATHER BILL DINGA'S BLOG - September 3, 2015 Gregory the Great born in 540 was son of Gordianus, a Roman officer, and was related to three saints and a Pope who was also a saint. He was educated by the finest teachers in Rome, and then became prefect of Rome for a year, but then he sold his possessions, turned his home into a Benedictine monastery and used his money to build six monasteries in Sicily and one in Rome. He himself became a Benedictine monk. Upon seeing English children being sold in ...http://fatherbill1975.blogspot.com/2015/09/september-3-homily-for-today.html

Saint Giles, Abbot and Confessor RECTA RATIO - September 1, 2015 From The Catholic Encyclopedia:An Abbot, said to have been born of illustrious Athenian parentage about the middle of the seventh century. Early in life he devoted himself exclusively to spiritual things, but, finding his noble birth and high repute for sanctity in his native land an obstacle to his perfection, he passed over to Gaul, where he established himself first in a wilderness near thehttp://rectaratio.blogspot.com/2015_08_30_archive.html#3508837644318697495

St. Giles, Patron of the Poor and Disabled CATHOLIC FIRE - September 1, 2015 The saint of the day for September 1 is St. Giles (650-710), abbot, hermit, and patron of the poor and disabled. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers , Saint Giles is invoked for protection in times of plague and epidemic. Giles was born to a wealthy Greek family during the 6th century. When his parents died, he gave away all of his wealth to the poor and the sick and attracted many followers who wished to emulate his piety. Giles moved to ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-giles-patron-of-poor-and-disabled.html

St. Ingrid of Sweden CATHOLIC FIRE - September 1, 2015 The saint of the day for September 2 is St. Ingrid of Sweden, one of the patron saints of Sweden. Born in Skänninge, Sweden, in the 13th century of a noble family, St. Ingrid lived under the spiritual direction of Peter of Dacia, a Dominican priest. She married young and when her husband died, she dedicated all her possessions to God. After a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, she became the first Dominican nun in Sweden and in 1281 she founded the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/09/st-ingrid-of-sweden.html

Saint Raymond Nonnatus RECTA RATIO - August 31, 2015 He was "not born," in that he was delivered essentially by Caesarian Section. Saint Raymond Nonnatus, please pray for us!http://rectaratio.blogspot.com/2015_08_30_archive.html#6383286931649886699

St. Raymond Nonnatus, Patron of Expectant Mothers, Midwives, and Newborn Babies CATHOLIC FIRE - August 31, 2015 The saint of the day for August 31 is St. Raymond Nonnatus. He is the patron of: children, expectant mothers, infertile couples, midwives, newborn babies, and obstetricians. Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain in 1204, the son of wealthy parents. He was delivered by cesarean section when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus (not born). In his childhood, he seemed to find pleasure only in his devotions and ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-raymond-nonnatus-patron-of-expectant.html

Marriage, It's Always Been Marriage RORATE CÆLI - August 29, 2015 From the very first Martyrdom, that of the "Greatest born of women", Saint John the Baptist, whose Beheading we celebrate today, the purity/indissolubility of marriage has always been the essential moral and social dogmatic centerpiece of Christian life since the fullness of time, when Our Lord Jesus Christ, " by virtue of His supreme legislative power ...restored the primeval law in its integrity by those words which must never be forgotten, 'What God ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/08/marriage-its-always-been-marriage.html

Saint of the Day: Augustine DA MIHI ANIMAS - August 28, 2015 ... his pride darkened his mind so much, that he could not see or understand the Divine Truth anymore. Through the prayers of his holy mother and the marvelous preaching of St. Ambrose, Augustine finally became convinced that Christianity was the one true religion. Yet he did not become a Christian then, because he thought he could never live a pure life. One day, however, he heard about two men who had suddenly been converted on reading the life of St. Antony, and he felt terrible ashamed of ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/08/saint-of-day-augustine.html

August 28 - Homily for Today FATHER BILL DINGA'S BLOG - August 28, 2015 St. Augustine of Hippo, was born in Tagaste (modern Algeria, Northern Africa) in 354, of a pagan father named Patricius (who converted on his deathbed, thanks to the prayers of his literally sainted wife, Monica, who was the mother of three sons: one of which was Augustine). While raised a Christian, Augustine lost his faith in youth and led a wild life, living with a Carthaginian woman from age 15 through 30. With her he fathered a son whom he named Adeotadus , which means ...http://fatherbill1975.blogspot.com/2015/08/august-28-homily-for-today.html

Saint Monica COMMUNIO - August 27, 2015 Today the Church remembers Saint Monica (331 – 387), widow and mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. Her vocation is also that of intercessor for others before the Throne of Grace. Monica was born at Thagaste, North Africa of a Christian family. Having married at an early age to Patricius, among her children was the famed Saint Augustine. Augustine's brilliant intellect and questionable morals opened the door to being a gyrovague with ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/08/saint-monica-4/

Pope Francis has recalled the feast day of Saint Monica, mother of ... LEARNING TO BE QUICK TO LISTEN - August 27, 2015 Pope Francis has recalled the feast day of Saint Monica, mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. Toward the conclusion of Wednesday's general audience in St. Peter's Square in his remarks to Italian-speaking pilgrims, Pope Francis recalled that today, August 27, is the feast day of St. Monica. To the intercession of her and her son, Francis said, "We entrust newlyweds and Christian parents so that, like Monica, they will accompany the way of their children with their example ...http://listenquickly.blogspot.com/2015/08/pope-francis-has-recalled-feast-day-of.html

Feast of St. Monica, Housewife and Mother HAPPY CATHOLIC* - August 27, 2015 Painting of Augustine of Hippo and his mother Monica of Hippo, Ary Scheffer, 1846 via Wikipedia Widow; born of Christian parents at Tagaste, North Africa, in 333; died at Ostia, near Rome, in 387. She was married early in life to Patritius who, a pagan, though like so many at that period, his religion was no more than a name. His temper was violent and he appears to have been of dissolute habits. Consequently Monica's married life was far from being a happy one, more ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2015/08/feast-of-st-monica-housewife-and-mother.html

It's a Mom Thing THOUGHTS ALONG THE JOURNEY - August 27, 2015 ... not inclined to follow in his mother's footsteps when it came to faith. There were probably at least three other children born to this marriage, but very little is known of Augustine's siblings. Monica chose to remain steadfast in her relationship with God. This included a life of prayer for both her husband and son. Patricius died when Augustine was 17 years old, having requested baptism about one year prior to his passing. His eldest son was in pursuit of knowledge, but ...http://journeythoughts.blogspot.com/2015/08/its-mom-thing.html

St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars CATHOLIC FIRE - August 26, 2015 August 26 is the feast day of St. Teresa of Jesus Jornet Ibars (also known as Saint Teresa de Gesu, Jornet y Ibars), the Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Poor. She is the patron saint of senior citizens and retired people. Born in 1843 at Catalonia, Spain, she was raised on a farm and later became a teacher at Lérida. She had been preparing to take her final vows as a Poor Clare nun, when the government suppressed ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-teresa-of-jesus-jornet-ibars.html

"Never Forget That Sin Is the Only Great Evil in the World."-- The Feast of Saint Louis SAINT LOUIS CATHOLIC - August 25, 2015 May this great saint and ruler pray for his namesake city and archdiocese in these troubled times. From Fisheaters : Louis, the quintessential Christian Prince, was born in Poissy, France on 25 April 1215 to King Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile. His father died when he was just eleven years old, and he was crowned -- at Rheims, like almost all French Kings -- on the First Sunday of Advent in 1226. His very strong and pious mother acted as ...http://stlouiscatholic.blogspot.com/2015/08/never-forget-that-sin-is-only-great.html

Saint Rose of Lima PRIEST - August 23, 2015 It was commonly believed that Saint Martin de Porres and St. Rose of Lima are contemporary but I could not have a reference if they have personally met. However, there is a page that say that the only spiritual support that Saint Rose received comes from St. Martin de Porres that can be found here. St Martin de Porres - 1579 - 1639 St Rose of Lima - 1586-1617 Born as Isabel Flores y dehttp://frjessie.blogspot.com/2015/08/saint-rose-of-lima.html

Don Dolindo Ruotolo: "It Is the Duty of Every Catholic to Contribute to the Salvation of Souls." RORATE CÆLI - August 23, 2015 http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/08/don-dolindo-ruotolo-it-is-duty-of-every.html

Saint Pius X COMMUNIO - August 21, 2015 We honor the memory of Saint Pius X, known in history as Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto. He was the Roman Pontiff from 1903 to 1914. It was 101 years ago that Pope Pius X went to his eternal reward. His last will and testament stated, "I was born poor, I have lived poor, I w ish to die poor." He is known for several instructions on our participation in the holy mysteries: the liturgy of the church. The Church prays: O God, Who didst raise up ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2015/08/saint-pius-x-3/

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