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Feast of St. Joseph - The Most Forgotten Saint! BATTLE BEADS BLOG - March 19, 2015 Patron of the Universal Church St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal church is commemorated on On March 19. He is one of the most important Saint in the Catholic Church, second to the Blessed Mother. He was faithful, patient man, obedient to the demands of God and willingly accepted the hardships. St. Matthew calls him "a just man", illustrated by his loyalty in protecting and providing for his family. In 1870, Pius IX declared him patron and protector of ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2014/03/patron-of-universal-church-st.html
Saint of the Day: John of God DA MIHI ANIMAS - March 8, 2015 The following comes from the Women of Faith and Family site: Born at Montemoro Novo, Portugal, 8 March, 1495, of devout Christian parents; died at Granada, 8 March, 1550. The wonders attending the saints birth heralded a life many-sided in its interests, but dominated throughout by implicit fidelity to the grace of God. A Spanish priest whom he followed to Oropeza, Spain, in his ninth year left him in charge of the chief shepherd of the ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2015/03/saint-of-day-john-of-god.html
St. Paula Montal Fornés: A Saint to Emulate This Lent CATHOLIC FIRE - February 26, 2015 Today is the feast of St. Paula Montal Fornés (1799 - 1889), foundress of the Daughters of Mary, Sisters of Pious Schools. Paula was born in a small seaside village near Barcelona, Spain in 1799 to Ramon and Vicenta Fornes Montal. She was the oldest of five daughters and was only ten when her father died. To help support the family, Paula went to work as a seamstress and lace-maker ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/02/st-paula-montal-fornes-saint-to-emulate.html
St. John of the Cross ATONEMENTONLINE - December 13, 2014 St. John of the Cross was born in Spain in 1542, and he learned some important lessons from his parents -- especially the importance of sacrificial love. His father gave up tremendous wealth and social status when he fell in love and married a weaver's daughter, and was disowned by his noble family. After his father died, John's mother kept the destitute family together as they wandered homeless in search ...http://atonementparish.blogspot.com/2014/12/st-john-of-cross.html