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St. John of Capistrano: Victory Through the Holy Name of Jesus CATHOLIC FIRE - October 23, 2014 The saint of the day for October 23 is St. John of Capistrano, a great Franciscan priest, preacher, and theologian who promoted devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a former German knight of that city. He studied law at the University of Perugia and practiced as a lawyer in the courts of Naples. King Ladislas of Naples appointed him governor of Perugia. During a war with a neighboring town he was ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/10/st-john-of-capistrano-victory-through.html

Saint of the Day: John of Capistrano DA MIHI ANIMAS - October 23, 2014 Today is the memorial of St. John of Capistrano. The following comes from Catholic Online: St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a former German knight in that city. He studied law at the University of Perugia and practiced as a lawyer in the courts of Naples. King Ladislas of Naples appointed him governor of Perugia. During a war with a neighboring town he was betrayed and imprisoned. Upon his release he entered the Franciscan community at Perugia in ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/10/saint-of-day-john-of-capistrano.html

Book Review: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati SPIRITUAL WOMAN - October 23, 2014 ... Frassati lived only twenty-four years, from 1901 - 1925, but he packed a lifetime of work and service into that short period on earth. Born into a wealthy Italian family, he was expected his father's footsteps as owner and editor of one of Italy's leading newspapers. Instead, he chose to forge his own path, and while excelling at sports and applying himself to his studies, focused on living a life of service to others. Even as a teen, he gave generously to the poor and chose ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/SPBgN/~3/XQIh1R6TVkE/book-review-blessed-pier-giorgio.html

Saint John Paul II SISTERS OF THE GOSPEL OF LIFE - October 22, 2014 Poet, philosopher, and priest, Karol Wojtyla (1920-2005) was born in Poland and served as pope for twenty-eight years. Rooted in the conviction that Christ reveals man to himself, his apostolic witness included trips to one hundred and twenty-nine countries, the eloquent defence of family life, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.http://gospeloflifesisters.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/saint-john-paul-ii/

Saint John Paul COMMUNIO - October 22, 2014 Today is the first time the Church has the opportunity to pray to/for Saint John Paul II since being canonized in April by Pope Francis. What follows are the texts for Mass and the Divine Office. Charles Joseph WotjtyÅ‚a was born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland. After his ordination to the priesthood and theological studies in Rome, he returned to his homeland and resumed various pastoral and academic tasks. He became first auxiliary bishop and, in 1964, ...http://communio.stblogs.org/index.php/2014/10/saint-john-paul/

The Christopher Behind Columbus PHAT CATHOLIC APOLOGETICS - October 21, 2014 S o, as I'm sure you know, today is Columbus Day in the US. As you may also know, Christopher Columbus is a very controversial figure. I spent a good part of the day trying to learn more about the man and discern for myself whether he's a villain, a hero, or some mysterious mixture of both. I must say, I'm still undecided. Nowadays, he appears to be more vilified than anything, although I noticed a trend in recent conservative scholarship to make a reappraisal of the man. As ...http://phatcatholic.blogspot.com/2010/10/christopher-behind-columbus.html

OCA's Diocese of the West Gets Aux. Bishop BYZANTINE, TEXAS - October 21, 2014 ... May of the same year, he was ordained to the diaconate in Brussels, Belgium, and in August to the priesthood in Geneva, Switzerland. He continued to serve in France until 1982, at which time he returned to Canada to serve Montréal's French mission. He and the mission's faithful were received into the OCA in 1986. In 1992, Hieromonk Irénée was elevated to the dignity of Igumen by His Grace, Bishop Seraphim of Ottawa, to care for the French language monastics in ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2014/10/ocas-diocese-of-west-gets-aux-bishop.html

Saint Marianne Cope DA MIHI ANIMAS - October 21, 2014 ... said Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes. Cardinal Martins, who presided at the beatification Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, called her life "a wonderful work of divine grace." Speaking of her special love for persons suffering from leprosy, he said, "She saw in them the suffering face of Jesus. Like the Good Samaritan, she became their mother." On January 23, 1838, a daughter was born to Peter and Barbara Cope of Hessen-Darmstadt, ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/10/saint-marianne-cope.html

Saint of the Day: Paul of the Cross DA MIHI ANIMAS - October 20, 2014 St. Paul of the Cross was born in Ovada in northern Italy as Paolo Francesco Danei in 1694. As a young man, he helped his father who was a merchant. Paul received his early education from a priest and was a very virtuous and pious young man, who spent much time in prayer, attended daily Mass, and spent much time before the Blessed Sacrament without neglecting his duties. At the age of 19, Paul had a vivid experience of the depth of God's love. As a result of this experience, ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/10/saint-of-day-paul-of-cross.html

St. Peter of Alcantara A CATHOLIC LIFE - October 19, 2014 1955 Calendar (Double): October 19 St. Peter of Alcantara was born the son of Peter Garavita, governor of the palace. His mother was a member of the noble family of Sanabia. As a youth, Peter studied grammar and philosophy at Alcantara, and both civil and canon law at Salamanca University. At the age of 16, St. Peter became a Franciscan at Manjarez. St. Peter founded the friary at Babajoz at the young age 20, and served as its superior at a remarkably young age. He was ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/8WqTn6rN5DU/st-peter-of-alcantara.html

Mary of Nazareth Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl: "Beatitudes–Sermon the Mount" Catholic World Report – Global Church AIRMARIA.COM - October 19, 2014 ... known through her quiet yet astonishing Fiat–a prayer "revealed to us at the dawning of the fullness of time" (CCC, par 2617). via Mary of Nazareth Blog Tour/Rosary Crawl: "Beatitudes–Sermon the Mount" Catholic World Report – Global Church news and views ...http://airmaria.com/2014/10/19/mary-of-nazareth-blog-tourrosary-crawl-beatitudes-sermon-the-mount-catholic-world-report-global-church-news-and-views/

St. Paul of the Cross ATONEMENTONLINE - October 19, 2014 St. Paul of the Cross was born at Ovada in the Republic of Genoa, January 3, 1694. His infancy and youth were spent in great innocence and piety. When he was still young he was inspired by God to found a religious congregation that would be dedicated to the Passion of Christ as we see it in the Cross, and in fact, God allowed him, in a vision, to see the habit which he and his companions were to wear. He spoke humbly to his bishop about this, and the bishop understood that ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/10/st-paul-of-cross.html

George Weigel on Why Adults Become Catholics DA MIHI ANIMAS - October 19, 2014 ... native-born American saint and the precursor of the Catholic school system, Elizabeth Anne Seton. Mother Seton's portrait in the offices of the archbishop of New York is somewhat incongruous, as the young widow Seton, with her children, was run out of New York by her unforgiving Anglican in-laws when she became a Catholic. On his deathbed, another great 19th-century convert, Henry Edward Manning of England, who might have become the Anglican archbishop of ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/10/george-weigel-on-why-adults-become.html

Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist CATHOLIC FIRE - October 18, 2014 Today is the feast of St. Luke the Evangelist. It is believed that St. Luke was born a Greek and a gentile. A physician at Antioch, and a painter, St. Luke became a convert of Saint Paul and afterwards his fellow-laborer. Luke was the writer of the Gospel and its "companion volume," the Acts of the Apostles and has been identified with St. Paul's "Luke, the beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14). Saint Luke shared the shipwreck and perils ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/10/feast-of-st-luke-evangelist.html

Saint of the Day: Luke DA MIHI ANIMAS - October 18, 2014 ... born a Greek and a Gentile. In Colossians 10-14 speaks of those friends who are with him. He first mentions all those "of the circumcision" -- in other words, Jews -- and he does not include Luke in this group. Luke's gospel shows special sensitivity to evangelizing Gentiles. It is only in his gospel that we hear the parable of the Good Samaritan, that we hear Jesus praising the faith of Gentiles such as the widow of Zarephath and Naaman the Syrian (Lk.4:25-27), and that we ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/10/saint-of-day-luke.html

Paul VI As a Child Was a Mischievous Little One ZENIT - THE WORLD SEEN FROM ROME - October 17, 2014 By Renzo Allegri Paul VI will be beatified by Pope Francis on Sunday at 10:30 am in Saint Peter's Square, during the closing Mass of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family. Born in Brescia on September 26, 1897, Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini belonged to a bourgeois family. His father, Giorgio M...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/zenit/english/~3/Cc4U-h7XFcM/paul-vi-as-a-child-was-a-mischievous-little-one

Who Was St. Ignatius of Antioch? CATHOLIC FIRE - October 17, 2014 ... bishop, and martyr. Tradition tells us that he was a convert and a disciple of the Apostle Saint John. Ignatius was born in Syria during the 1st century and was surnamed Theophorus, which means "the God-Bearer." When he became the Bishop of Antioch around the year 70, he assumed authority of a local church, which was first led by Saint Peter prior to his move to Rome. Antioch was known as "the place where the disciples of Jesus Christ were ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/10/who-was-st-ignatius-of-antioch.html

Saint of the Day: Ignatius of Antioch DA MIHI ANIMAS - October 17, 2014 The following comes from the CNA: On Oct. 17, the Roman Catholic Church remembers the early Church Father, bishop, and martyr Saint Ignatius of Antioch, whose writings attest to the sacramental and hierarchical nature of the Church from its earliest days. Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate his memory on Dec. 20. In a 2007 general audience on St. Ignatius of Antioch, Pope Benedict XVI observed that "no Church Father has expressed the longing for ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2014/10/saint-of-day-ignatius-of-antioch.html

Program of Events for "Populus Summorum Pontificum" Next Weekend in Rome and Norcia NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - October 17, 2014 ... Palatine Hill, the Stations of the Cross of Saint Leonardo of Port-Maurice. Meeting at the beginning of the via di San Bonaventura, near the Arch of Titus. (St Leonard was the great Italian promoter of the Stations of the Cross, and persuaded Pope Benedict XIV to allow him to set the Stations up in the Colosseum. The large cross which he placed in the middle of the ancient arena was later removed to the tiny church of San Gregorio de' Muratori, the F.S.S.P.'s former Roman ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/I80dMGwHbjk/program-of-events-for-populus-summorum.html

St. Hedwig of Silesia A CATHOLIC LIFE - October 16, 2014 1955 Calendar (Simple): October 16 Today the Holy Church celebrates the Feast of St. Hedwig. Born the daughter of Berthold IV, Duke of Merania, St. Hedwig married Prince Henry I the Bearded of Silesia and Poland in 1186 at age 12. She became the mother of seven children including Saint Gertrude of Trebnitz. St. Hedwig is the aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. All in all, the life of St. Hedwig illustrates that holiness within the family is contagious and ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/GTsLAH7eFOw/st-hedwig-of-silesia.html

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