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Today's Saints: St. Gertrude the Great and St. Margaret of Scotland CATHOLIC FIRE - November 16, 2015 ... 1256. As a five-year-old, she was received into the monastery of the Cistercian nuns in Helfta. She was an intellectually gifted student with a gentle disposition who applied herself to her studies, concentrating on literature and philosophy. At the age of 26, Gertrude had the first of many visions of Jesus which brought about a deep interior conversion, drawing her into the innermost recesses of His Sacred Heart. Her heart symbolically united in a vision to the Sacred Heart ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/11/todays-saints-st-gertrude-great-and-st.html
St. Bruno, Founder of the Carthusians and Protector Against Diabolic Possession CATHOLIC FIRE - October 5, 2015 ... his diocese. In June 1084, the Bishop himself led Bruno and six of his companions to the primitive valley of Chartreuse on a wild mountain range on the edge of the French Alps. There they built a hermitage, consisting of a few log cabins opening towards a gallery which allowed them access to the communal areas of the community -- church, refectory, and chapter room -- without having to suffer too much from intemperate conditions. After six years of a pleasant solitary life, Bruno was called by ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/10/st-bruno-founder-of-carthusians-and.html
4 Things I Learned As a Catholic in College (Part 1) YOUNG AND CATHOLIC - August 11, 2015 ... Catholic—you go to mass on Sundays. It's simple. Find one you like and try to stick to that one. Attending the same mass at the same church every Sunday will help you feel a sense of belonging. You'll need that when you're away from home. Usually I recommend confession once every other week. I'd actually recommend confession once a week while in college. If you make confession feel as regular to your schedule as dinner, you'll be less likely to let time get away from you. If once a week ...http://youngandcatholic.net/2015/08/4-things-i-learned-as-a-catholic-in-college-part-1/