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St. Paula Montal Fornés CATHOLIC FIRE - February 26, 2014 Today is the feast of St. Paula Montal Fornés, 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 and helped her ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/02/st-paula-montal-fornes.html
Exposing the Blind Side: A Reverted Catholic Looks Back CALLED TO COMMUNION - January 1, 2014 Gustavo Martin-Asensio was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, in a traditional Catholic family of four. He discovered Evangelicalism while a high school exchange student in West Virginia, and immediately became an avid student of the Bible. Gustavo pursued wholeheartedly the study of the Scriptures, obtaining a masters degree (MCS) in biblical languages from Regent College, Vancouver, and a Ph.D. in biblical Greek and linguistics from ...http://www.calledtocommunion.com/2014/01/exposing-the-blind-side-a-reverted-catholic-looks-back/
Protectress of Unborn Children THE DIVINE LIFE - December 14, 2013 "The little white dove Has returned to the ark with the bough; And now the turtle-dove Its desired mate On the green banks has found." Saint John of the Cross During the reading of the Office of Readings for today, where we celebrate the works of Saint John of the Cross and venerate him in heaven as a Priest and Doctor of the Church, I was struck bythefact that he was born on a fewshort ...https://catholicjournaling.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/protectress-of-unborn-children-2/
St. John of the Cross ATONEMENTONLINE - December 13, 2013 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/2013/12/st-john-of-cross.html
Chapter One of "María of Guadalupe: Shaper of History, Shaper of Hearts" INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - December 12, 2013 ... María. I doubt that with the planks and masts of this nutshell anyone could have managed to construct a fort. Two or three huts, perhaps, or a house—or even a small barricaded chapel. There was not enough material for more. The one thing that seems sure is that from the remains of the Santa María the first European house was raised in the New World. A year later it was pulled down and reduced to ashes. Twenty-seven years later ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2013/12/chapter-one-of-mar%C3%ADa-of-guadalupe-shaper-of-history-shaper-of-hearts.html