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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

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

St. Stanislaus of Cracow ATONEMENTONLINE - April 10, 2014 St. 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 archdeacon and preacher. Upon the death of the bishop of Cracow, he was nominated bishop of the diocese by Pope Alexander II. The king at the time, Boleslaus II, trying to strengthen his own power, began invading his neighbors, making himself very unpopular with the nobles of the country, who opposed ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-stanislaus-of-cracow.html

St. Waudu CATHOLIC FIRE - April 9, 2014 The saint of the day for April 9 is St. Waudu . Also known as St. Waltrude, she came from an extremely saintly family in Belgium. Her parents, her husband and her three children were declared saints. Her husband was the Count of Hennegau - and after their children were born, she convinced him to become a monk. He later founded an abbey at Haumont. She gave away all of her possessions, built a small house and lived alone. However, many people still sought ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-waudu.html

St. Julie Billart CATHOLIC FIRE - April 8, 2014 The saint of the day for April 8 is St. Julie Billart. Saint Julie was born in Cuvilly, France, on July 12, 1751 to a loving family. She was a woman of serenity, despite the great personal suffering she endured. The Billiart family survived many hardships, including the deaths of several children. When Julie was 16, she went to work as a teacher to help support her family. One night, robbers invaded her home and shot her father as she stood ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-julie-billart.html

Adventures With First Communion Preparation... LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - April 8, 2014 My little Henry is 8 now, can you believe it?! Seems like just yesterday that he was born and I nearly became comatose from all of the sleep deprivation . Come to think, thank God he's 8 now. :0 And he's in *third* grade, and about to make his First Holy Communion May 3rd. My precious pumpkin! Since he is enrolled in a Catholic school, Henry gets religious instruction every day. I have quizzed him on his understanding of the Eucharist, can't take these ...http://lifeofacatholiclibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/04/adventures-with-first-communion.html

Saint of the Day: John Baptist De La Salle DA MIHI ANIMAS - April 7, 2014 The following comes from the Christian Brothers site: John Baptist de La Salle was born into a world very different from our own. He was the first son of wealthy parents living in France over 300 years ago. Born at Reims, John Baptist de La Salle received the tonsure at age eleven and was named Canon of the Reims Cathedral at sixteen. Though he had to assume the administration of family affairs after his parents died, he completed his theological studies ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/04/saint-of-day-john-baptist-de-la-salle.html

St. John Baptist De La Salle CATHOLIC FIRE - April 7, 2014 The saint of the day for April 7 is St. John Baptist de la Salle, father of modern education and the patron saint of teachers. He is known for promoting and reforming Christian education, especially among the poor. John Baptist de la Salle was born at Rheims in France in 1651. After ordination to the priesthood, he devoted himself to the education of boys and the founding of schools for the poor. He liquidated his personal fortune ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-john-baptist-de-la-salle.html

Jesuit Priest Murdered in Homs Syria COMMUNIO - April 7, 2014 ... last 50 years working in education as a psychologist and in a project for handicapped people. With the Syrian civil war Father wanted to remain with the local population in the Centre of Homs as a man of peace. Our Lady, Queen of Peace pray for Father Frans van der Lugt. Saint Ignatiius, pray for ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/04/jesuit-priest-murdered-in-homs-syria/

St. John Baptist De La Salle ATONEMENTONLINE - April 6, 2014 St. John Baptist de La Salle was born at Rheims in 1651, became a member of the cathedral chapter at Rheims when he was sixteen, and was ordained a priest in 1678. Soon after ordination he was put in charge of a girls' school, and in 1679 he met Adrian Nyel, a layman who wanted to open a school for boys. Two schools were started, and Canon de la Salle became interested in the work of education. He took an interest in the teachers, eventually invited them to live in his ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-john-baptist-de-la-salle.html

Apostle of Brazil Canonized; The Passing of Bishop M. Pearse Lacey THE JOURNEY OF A BISHOP - April 6, 2014 ... suspension of the process," he said. "Now, Anchieta's canonization will take place in the context of the bicentenary celebration of the restoration of the Society of Jesus. His canonization is not only a gift for the church in Brazil, but also for the Society of Jesus." "We have many reasons for being grateful to Pope Francis for placing José de Anchieta before the world as a new and outstanding example of sanctity," said Jesuit Father General Adolfo Nicolás. "For the Society of ...http://archbishopterry.blogspot.com/2014/04/apostle-of-brazil-canonized-passing-of.html

The Flying Jesuit Priest Is Now a Saint GOOD JESUIT, BAD JESUIT - April 5, 2014 ... proclaimed a saint yesterday, so celebrations in local churches and neighbourhoods were held a day in advance. In fact Brazil's bishops had to issue a communiqué pointing out the correct date. José de Anchieta, known as "abarebebe" (which in the indigenous Tupi language means "the flying priest" ), is a Jesuit, like Francis. He was born in San Cristóbal de La Laguna on the island of Tenerife, on 19 March 1534 and died on 9 June 1957. Italian ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/ZlcTj/~3/knp4i7ktiEU/the-flying-jesuit-priest-is-now-saint.html

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