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The Catholic Nook: A Patron Saint for Crafty, Artistic Folks? LIFE OF A CATHOLIC LIBRARIAN - July 1, 2015 ... *specifically* a saint for people who enjoy Zumba. ;-) So, when I Googled "patron saint knitters," I found a couple of interesting people, one of whom is St. Catherine of Bologna. Want to know why I was drawn to her? She's the patron saint of the arts. Visual and performing arts, to be exact. Hello, kooky Catholic belly dancer over here! St. Catherine certainly seems like a patron that I can adapt (along with St. Cecilia, patron ...http://www.lifeofacatholiclibrarian.com/2015/07/the-catholic-nook-patron-saint-for.html

Blessed Junipero Serra, Priest and Missionary CATHOLIC FIRE - July 1, 2015 On July 1, we honor Blessed Junipero Serra, a Franciscan priest and missionary, who converted thousands of native Americans. Miguel Jose Serra was born on the island of Majorca (Spain), on November 24, 1713, and took the name of Junipero in honor of Saint Juniper, who had also been a Franciscan and a companion of Saint Francis of Assisi. In 1730, he entered the Franciscan Order and was ordained seven years later. A brilliant man who had ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/blessed-junipero-serra-priest-and.html

These Nuns Are Making the Pope's Vestments for Ecuador CNA DAILY NEWS - June 30, 2015 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholicnewsagency/dailynews/~3/p3OwYJZooLg/

Blessed Junipero Serra ATONEMENTONLINE - June 30, 2015 ... to be a light in the world: Shine, we pray thee, in our hearts, that we also in our generation may show forth thy praise, who hast called us out of darkness into thy marvelous light; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. ------------------------------------------------------- On Wednesday, September 23rd, during his visit to the United States, the Holy Father will celebrate a Mass at the National ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2015/06/blessed-junipero-serra.html

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati Week JOURNEY OF A CATHOLIC NERD WRITER - June 29, 2015 ... was my go-to saint for the majority of my 20s and I know they will both remain with me into my 30s. So, what does a fangirl do on the 90th anniversary of (one of) her favorite saint's (or, blessed in this case) death / unofficial feast day? Celebrate! No, it's not morbid. I'm not celebrating the fact that he died; I'm celebrating the fact that he existed and that, through him, God was able to give us a wonderful example of how it is possible to live a good, ...http://catholicnerdwriter.blogspot.com/2015/06/bl-pier-giorgio-frassati-week.html

Saint of the Day: John Southworth DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 28, 2015 I am inspired by the stories of the English Martyrs and today is the feast of one o them. St. John Southworth was born in 1592 at Lancashire, England. St. John studied and was ordained at the English College, Douai, France. He returned to England on 13 October 1619 to minister to covert Catholics and was arrested and condemned to death for his faith in Lancashire in 1627; he was held in various prisons, and at one point hearing the final confession of ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/06/saint-of-day-john-southworth.html

Saint of the Day: Cyril of Alexandria DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 27, 2015 ... of ancient Egypt, between 370 and 380. From his writings, it appears he received a solid literary and theological education. Along with his uncle, Patriarch Theophilus of Alexandria, he played a role in an early fifth-century dispute between the Egyptian and Greek churches. There is evidence he may have been a monk before becoming a bishop. When Theophilus died in 412, Cyril was chosen to succeed him at the head of the Egyptian Church. He continued his uncle's policy of ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/06/saint-of-day-cyril-of-alexandria.html

Celebrating the Birthday of St. John the Baptist SHOWER OF ROSES - June 25, 2015 ... life with Like Mother, Like Daughter . ~ O glorious Saint John the Baptist, greatest prophet among those born of woman, although thou wast sanctified in thy mother's womb and didst lead a most innocent life, nevertheless it was thy will to retire into the wilderness, there to devote thyself to the practice of austerity and penance; obtain for us of thy Lord the grace to be wholly detached, at least in our hearts, from earthly goods, and to practice Christian ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/eojD/~3/UAqc7hdjK5U/st-john-baptist.html

St. William of Vercelli, Hermit, Abbot, and Founder CATHOLIC FIRE - June 25, 2015 The saint of the day for June 24th is St. William of Vercelli, hermit, abbot, and founder of a religious congregation known as the Hermits of Monte-Vergine. William was born to noble and wealthy parents in Vercelli, Italy in 1085. He lost his father and mother in his infancy and was raised by a relative. At age fifteen, he made a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. When he returned, he became a hermit in Naples and lived there on an ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-william-of-vercelli-hermit-abbot-and.html

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 24, 2015 Today is the feast of the Nativity of John the Baptist! The following comes from Catholic Online on this great saint: John the Baptist was the son of Zachary, a priest of the Temple in Jerusalem, and Elizabeth, a kinswoman of Mary who visited her. He was probably born at Ain-Karim southwest of Jerusalem after the Angel Gabriel had told Zachary that his wife would bear a child even though she was an old woman. He lived as a hermit in the desert of Judea ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/06/nativity-of-saint-john-baptist.html

Pornchai Moontri: Mercy to the Max THESE STONE WALLS - June 24, 2015 ... to die. Maximilian gave his life to save that of another prisoner, a young man chosen for execution to send a message to others, to keep others in the prison intimidated and broken. When Father Maximilian stepped forward with his hand raised, the brutal Nazi commandant barked, "Who is this Polish Pig?" Maximilian's name didn't matter. "I am a Catholic priest," he said, "and I wish to take the place of that man." I have been unable to discern any earthly justice in my imprisonment. But while I ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/4mTvK5Cdxkc/

St. Joseph Cafasso, Apostle of Hope CATHOLIC FIRE - June 23, 2015 ... reformer in Turin during the 19th century. He is the patron of prison chaplains, captives, and prisoners. He was born on January 15, 1811 in northern Italy, about twenty miles from Turin. Joseph Cafasso was the third child of a family of four. His parents, who were known for their charity to the poor, were small farmers who had to supplement their scanty income by working on neighboring farms. Although he was born with a deformed spine, Joseph did not allow ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-joseph-cafasso-apostle-of-hope.html

Saint of the Day: Joseph Cafasso DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 23, 2015 ... Consolata Missionaries. He was born on 15 January 1811 in a nineteenth century Piedmont marked by serious social problems but also by so many saints who strove to remedy them. They were linked to one other by a total love for Christ and profound love for the poor: the grace of God knows how to sow and multiply the seeds of holiness. Having entered the Convitto Ecclesiastico in Turin he remained there for the rest of his life, constantly engaged in the formation of priests and ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/06/saint-of-day-joseph-cafasso.html

Saint of the Day: Thomas More DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 22, 2015 The following comes from the Catholic Online site : St. Thomas More, Martyr (Patron of Lawyers) St. Thomas More was born at London in 1478. After a thorough grounding in religion and the classics, he entered Oxford to study law. Upon leaving the university he embarked on a legal career which took him to Parliament. In 1505, he married his beloved Jane Colt who bore him four children, andwhen she died at a young age, he married a widow, Alice Middleton, to be a mother for ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/06/saint-of-day-thomas-more.html

Sts.Thomas More and John Fisher, Martyrs CATHOLIC FIRE - June 22, 2015 Today is the feast of Sts.Thomas More, martyr, and John Fisher, bishop and martyr. St. Thomas More was born in London, England and was Chancellor of King Henry VIII. He was a devoted, loving husband and father and a dedicated public servant. St. John Fisher studied Theology in Cambridge and became Bishop of Rochester. He and his friend St. Thomas More gave up their lives in testimony to defend Church unity and the indissolubility of the sacrament of Matrimony. Both men ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/ststhomas-more-and-john-fisher-martyrs.html

To the Salesians: Remember St. John Bosco's "Street Children" VIS NEWS - HOLY SEE PRESS OFFICE - June 22, 2015 ... us in external realities and submerging ourselves in the Lord, our strength and our hope. And this will also be our fruitfulness". "The other important aspect of the life of Don Bosco is service to the young. He achieved this with steadfastness and constancy, notwithstanding obstacles and hardships, with the sensibility of a generous heart. … The charism of Don Bosco leads us to be educators of the young, implementing that pedagogy of the faith that may be summarised ...http://visnews-en.blogspot.com/2015/06/to-salesians-remember-st-john-boscos.html

Saint of the Day: Aloysius Gonzaga DA MIHI ANIMAS - June 21, 2015 The following comes from the Catholic Online site: St. Aloysius was born in Castiglione, Italy. The first words St. Aloysius spoke were the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. He was destined for the military by his father (who was in service to Philip II), but by the age of 9 Aloysius had decided on a religious life, and made a vow of perpetual virginity. To safeguard himself from possible temptation, he would keep his eyes persistently downcast in the presence of women. St. ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/06/saint-of-day-aloysius-gonzaga.html

Saint Athanasius the Great Quote SAINT QUOTE OF THE DAY - June 19, 2015 ... graces, for you are the Mother of God and our Queen. Help us for the sake of the King, the Lord God and Master who was born of you. For this reason, you are called full of grace. Remember us, most holy Virgin, and bestow on us gifts from the riches of your graces, Virgin full of graces. – Saint Athanasius the Great If you would like to donate to the fund for my cataract surgery, Please click here . Thank ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SaintQuoteOfTheDay/~3/jSV9ld9mYN0/saint-athanasius-great-quote.html

St. Emily De Vialar, Patron of Single Women CATHOLIC FIRE - June 17, 2015 ... St. Joseph of the Apparition. She is the patron of single women. Anne Marguerite Adelaide Emily de Vialar was born on September 12, 1797 at Gaillac in southern France to a noble family. She was the oldest of three children and the only daughter of Baron James Augustine de Vialar and his wife Antoinette. At thirteen, she was sent to the boarding convent of Abbaye-au-Bois in Paris, but returned home two years later. Her mother had died and she was needed to perform the ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/st-emily-de-vialar-patron-of-single.html

Saint Lutgardis, Patron of the Blind and the Physically Disabled CATHOLIC FIRE - June 16, 2015 On June 16, we honor St. Lutgardis, a Cistercian, and one of the first mystics of the Sacred Heart. St. Lutgardis is the patron saint of the blind and physically disabled people. Other areas of patronage include: childbirth, Flanders, and Belgium. St. Lugardis was born at Tongres, Brabant, the Netherlands, in 1182. She was sent to the Black Benedictine convent of Saint Catherine when she was 12- years-old because her father lost her dowry in ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/06/saint-lutgardis-patron-of-blind-and.html

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