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St. Thomas of Villanova, Father of the Poor A CATHOLIC LIFE - September 22, 2016 Double (1955 Calendar): September 22 St. Thomas of Villanova (1488-1555), whose feastday we celebrate on September 22nd, is the great saint of the Spanish Renaissance and good friend of Emperor Charles V. St. Thomas joined the Hermits of St. Augustine, where his heroic qualities soon marked him for responsible offices in his community and then for ecclesiastical honor as archbishop of Valencia. He was truly a man of infinite charity in word ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/-fMpEd6G6Zo/st-thomas-of-villanova-father-of-poor.html
St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church CATHOLIC FIRE - September 13, 2016 ... studied law as a young man, but then went off to the mountains and became a hermit for several years. In 381, he became a deacon and was later ordained as a priest and served in his native city of Antioch. It was there that his powerful and eloquent oratory earned him the title "Chrysostom" (golden-mouthed). His homilies ranged from the Gospels to personal conversion to the moral reformation of society. He delivered 88 sermons alone on the Gospel of St. John. ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/09/st-john-chrysostom-doctor-of-church.html
St. Raymond Nonnatus, Patron of Expectant Mothers, Midwives, and Newborn Babies CATHOLIC FIRE - August 31, 2016 The saint of the day for August 31 is St. Raymond Nonnatus. He is the patron of expectant mothers, midwives, obstetricians, infertile couples, and newborn babies. Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain in 1204, the son of wealthy parents. He was delivered by cesarean section when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus (not born). In his childhood, ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-raymond-nonnatus-patron-of-expectant.html
St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Doctor of the Church CATHOLIC FIRE - July 20, 2016 ... Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor of the Church. One of the most famous theologians of the sixteenth century, Saint Lawrence is renowned for his comprehensive refutation of the doctrines of Martin Luther. St. Lawrence was born at Brindisi, in the kingdom of Naples, Italy, on July 22, 1559 and named Caesar de Rossi. He took the name Lawrence when he became a Capuchin Franciscan at the age of sixteen. While still a ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/07/st-lawrence-of-brindisi-doctor-of-church.html
The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - June 15, 2016 ... peace and harmony." He says, "Only love reverses hatred and evil. Only love can halt the progress of the forces of destruction. My love, through its silence, causes the tyrants of this world to crumble. Your heart holds enough pain. Will you try my way?" We need a two-pronged approach as we answer the question Jesus asks us. The first is a personal response; the second one deals with influencing public opinion. Jesus will continue to ask despite our reluctance to fully respond, but ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-twelfth-sunday-in-ordinary-time.html