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St. Isidore of Seville CATHOLIC FIRE - April 3, 2014 Today is the optional memorial of St. Isidore of Seville, the patron saint of the Internet and the author of the first encyclopedia. A Confessor, Doctor of the Church, and Bishop of Seville, Isidore was born in Cartagena, Spain, 560 and died in Seville, Spain in 636. He was younger brother to Saint Fulgentius of Astigi and Saint Florentina and succeeded ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2014/04/st-isidore-of-seville.html
Saint of the Day: John of God DA MIHI ANIMAS - March 8, 2014 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/2014/03/saint-of-day-john-of-god.html
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/