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7 Quick Takes: Celebrations, Saints, Giveaway JEAN M. HEIMANN - August 18, 2017 ... first acts as ruler was to declare his mother empress. Constantine had converted to Christianity, and with his encouragement, Helena also became a Christian. Read more. 4. Consecration Prayer to the Holy Family O Lord Jesus, you lived in the home of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth. There you grew in age, wisdom and graceas you prepared to fulfill your mission as our Redeemer.We entrust our family to you.O Blessed Mary, you are the mother of our Savior. At Nazareth you cared for ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/08/7-quick-takes-celebrations-saints-giveaway/

AMERICA/PARAGUAY - The Assumption, Archbishop Valenzuela Laments 'Indifference Going Global!' FIDES NEWS - ENGLISH - August 17, 2017 ... saint. These traditional festivities start with a nautical sailing procession carrying the image of the 'Virgin' from Sajonia to Puerto de Asuncion. On the arrival of the boats a chosen group of local people take over, bearing the sacred Image to the Cathedral. As always the popular procession drew large crowds including throngs of joyous and noisy children and student pupils at local Catholic institutes. In his homily, the archbishop di Asuncion Edmundo Ponziano Valenzuela ...http://www.fides.org/en/news/62782-AMERICA_PARAGUAY_The_Assumption_archbishop_Valenzuela_laments_indifference_going_global

Committees, World Without End CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 16, 2017 ... precedence over the blood and the mind and the soul, you have what Robert Frost satirized by his imagined bureaucracy of ants, when the body of the dead forager Jerry McCormic has to be taken away: Presently on the scene Appears a solemn mortician, And taking formal position, With feelers calmly atwiddle, Seizes the dead by the middle, And heaving him high in air, Carries him out of there. No one stands round to stare. It is nobody else's affair. It couldn't be called ungentle, But how ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/WSpZnhx2Nzc/committees-world-without-end

St. Stephen, King of Hungary ATONEMENTONLINE - August 15, 2017 King Stephen, is a great national hero and the spiritual patron of Hungary – but he was, first of all, a devout Christian. We think of kings as being heads of state, great military leaders, commanders of armies and rulers over people, and he was all that, but Stephen did all those things in the light of his Christian faith, and made his decisions in accordance with the teaching of the Church. During his early childhood he was pagan, but he was ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2017/08/st-stephen-king-of-hungary.html

St. Stephen of Hungary, Promoter of the Faith BIG C CATHOLICS - August 15, 2017 Optional Memorial – August 16th Saint Stephen (977-1038), the first King of Hungary. was born the son of Duke Geza, a Magyar chieftain, and Duchess Sarolt. Two years before his birth, his mother received a vision in which the Church's first martyr, Saint Stephen, revealed to her that she would bear a son who would bring the Good News to Hungary and evangelize its people. Like his parents before him, Stephen was baptized by Saint ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/08/st-stephen-of-hungary-promoter-of-faith.html

Feast of St. Maximillian Kolbe - A 20th Century Saint ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC BLOGGERS - August 14, 2017 Today is the Feast Day of Saint Maximillian Kolbe, a 20 th century Franciscan monk. He died in the Auschwitz concentration camp, in Poland, during World War II. In true Christian fashion, he laid down his life for another person, by volunteering to take the place of another man. This one action shows fortitude, courage, bravery, and self-giving love in a truly Christ-like manner. Who among us could say that we would have the strength of faith to do the same? ...http://associationofcatholicwomenbloggers.blogspot.com/2017/08/feast-of-st-maximillian-kolbe-20th.html

Sts. Hippolytus and Cassian A CATHOLIC LIFE - August 13, 2017 ... schoolmaster. The governor ordered him to be tortured by his own pagan pupils. After making barbarous sport of Cassian in various ways, the pagan boys stabbed their former teacher to death with their stilettos. The following is taken from Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876: St. Hippolytus, an officer of the body-guard of the emperor Decius, had been born in the darkness of idolatry, but he had become a Christian, with all his household, in consequence of witnessing the many ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/rmKpMWsX-ds/sts-hippolytus-and-cassian.html

St. Jane Frances De Chantal, Foundress BIG C CATHOLICS - August 11, 2017 August 12th, is the optional memorial of Saint Jane Frances Fremiot de Chantal, the foundress of the Order of the Visitation of Mary. She was born in 1572 and came from a noble family, her father gave her in marriage to the Baron von Chantal in 1592. As mother she most zealously instructed the children in the ways of virtue and piety and in the observance of every divine precept. With great generosity, she supported the poor and took special joy in seeing how divine ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/08/st-jane-frances-de-chantal-foundress.html

Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr BIG C CATHOLICS - August 9, 2017 August 10th, is the Feast of Saint Lawrence. As one of the seven deacons of Rome under Pope Sixtus II, he was in charge of giving help to the poor and the needy. In 258, it was decreed that all Christian clergy, from highest to lowest, were to be put to death. Consequently, not only the pope, but all seven deacons were martyred. Pope Sixtus II was one of the first victims of the persecution. St. Lawrence was killed last. Ordered by the emperor to turn over ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/08/saint-lawrence-deacon-and-martyr.html

These Words of Ordination Should Be the Personal Credo of Every Catholic BIG C CATHOLICS - August 9, 2017 ... ever-living "Someone", who won our salvation by paying the ultimate ransom for man's sins. In the words of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, our Faith is "not a written and mute word, but incarnate and living". The fact that God would assume our humanity, even unto death on a cross – as the exemplar of love – marks Christianity ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/08/these-words-of-ordination-should-be.html

Saint Sixtus II and Companions, Martyrs JEAN M. HEIMANN - August 7, 2017 Saint Lawrence Receiving the Treasures of the Church from Pope Sixtus II August 7 is the optional memorial of Saint Sixtus II and his companions, Felicissimus and Agapitus, deacons. Pope Sixtus II was one of the first victims of the persecution under the Emperor Valerian. Saint Sixtus II was a Greek philosopher and an adult convert to Christianity who became a deacon in Rome. He later became a "good and peaceable priest" who was elected pope ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/08/saint-sixtus-ii-companions-martyrs/

Saint Dominic, Priest and Founder BIG C CATHOLICS - August 7, 2017 http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/08/saint-dominic-priest-and-founder.html

Saint Lydia Purpuraria: Businesswoman and Convert JEAN M. HEIMANN - August 3, 2017 The saint of the day for August 3 is Saint Lydia Purpuraria, the first Christian convert in Europe, a businesswoman who dealt in luxury goods. She is the patron saint of cloth dyers. Saint Lydia was born during the first century in Thyatira , a town famous for its dye works in Asia Minor, famous for its dye works, (hence, her name which means purple seller). She was a seller of purple dye and was St. ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/08/saint-lydia-purpuraria-businesswoman-convert/

Saint Peter Julian Eymard: Apostle of the Eucharist JEAN M. HEIMANN - August 3, 2017 By Jean M. Heimann Today's saint is Saint Peter Julian Eymard, who is known as the "Apostle of the Eucharist" for his strong devotion to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist and for leading both clergy and laypeople to recognize and rediscover the significance of the Eucharist in their daily lives. He shared with others his own belief that the Eucharist is the chief means of progress in the spiritual life — the manna which nourishes the soul in the desert ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2017/08/saint-peter-julian-eymard-apostle-eucharist/

In August, Watch This Meteor Shower Named for a Saint EWTN NEWS - US CATHOLIC NEWS - August 2, 2017 Denver, Colo., Aug 2, 2017 / 01:01 am ( EWTN News/CNA ).- Star-gazing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when Catholics think of St. Lawrence, the early Christian martyr who was cooked to death by the Romans on an outdoor grill.http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/EwtnNews-US/~3/sv5hUuhMAVc/new.php

The Sign of the Carved Cross - Lisa M. Hendey and Jenn Bower - Chime Travelers Book 2 BOOK REVIEWS AND MORE - August 2, 2017 ... division of Franciscan Media ISBN 9781616368487 In the same week that I finished this book I read Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Courageous Faith by Lillian M Fisher, part of the Encounter the Saints series. Both are excellent reads. My daughter and I read this book together and then read the Fisher one right after. We loved this book and have developed a devotion to Saint Kateri through these books. This was the third book in this series that my oldest and I have ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookReviewsAndMore/~3/dqyyfUIszBU/the-sign-of-carved-cross-lisa-m-hendey.html

Pauline Breviary From Phillipines COFFEE AND CANTICLES - August 1, 2017 A lot of people are fans of the Pauline single-volume breviary in preference to the Catholic Book Publishing Co. edition of Christian Prayer. The main advantage is that it has the complete four week psalter of daytime prayer, unlike the two-week sampler provided by Catholic Book Co. IN addition, the antiphons are reprinted at the end of each psalm, which saves flipping back to find them after the Glory Be. Problem is, Pauline USA let these go out of print some time ago. So ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CoffeeAndCanticles-TheDivineOfficeInYourLife/~3/Sl3-rzrzBIo/pauline-breviary-from-phillipines.html

St. Peter Julian Eymard on Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament BIG C CATHOLICS - August 1, 2017 Saint Peter Julian Eymard was ordained in 1834, for the Diocese of Grenoble, France. He became a parish priest and would join the Marists five years later. He promoted Eucharistic adoration throughout his life and founded a religious order of priest-adorers of the Eucharist, known as the Priests of the Blessed Sacrament. Happy is the soul that knows how to find Jesus in the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in all things! ^^^ When we work hard, we must eat well. What a joy, that ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/08/st-peter-julian-eymard-on-christ-in.html

Spanish Leftists and Muslims to Seize Control of Cathedral CREATIVE MINORITY REPORT - July 31, 2017 ... decision." The Catholic Church officially registered ownership of the cathedral in 2006, although it has controlled it since the 13th century. In 2013, "an organization called the 'Platform for the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba' secured more than 350,000 names for a petition demanding the seizure of the cathedral, a push heavily promoted by the Spanish socialist newspaper El Pais." The Economist reported in 2015 that the mayor, a member of the PSOE, promised to place the cathedral under ...http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2017/07/spanish-leftists-and-muslims-to-seize.html

Spirituality: Eternal Newness, the Joy of the Gospel, Par. 11 IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - July 30, 2017 ... ecclesial weakness, it will never grow old. Jesus can also break through the dull categories with which we would enclose him and he constantly amazes us by his divine creativity. Whenever we make the effort to return to the source and to recover the original freshness of the Gospel, new avenues arise, new paths of creativity open up, with different forms of expression, more eloquent signs and words with new meaning for today's world. Every form of authentic evangelization is always ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2017/07/spirituality-eternal-newness-joy-of.html

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