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Saint of the Day: John Baptist De La Salle DA MIHI ANIMAS - April 7, 2017 ... schools "together and by association." The educational establishment resented his innovative methods and his insistence on gratuity for all, regardless of whether they could afford to pay. Nevertheless De La Salle and his Brothers succeeded in creating a network of quality schools throughout France that featured instruction in the vernacular, students grouped according to ability and achievement, integration of religious instruction with secular subjects, well-prepared teachers with a sense of ...http://salesianity.blogspot.com/2017/04/saint-of-day-john-baptist-de-la-salle.html
New: "Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J.: With an Undivided Heart" INSIGHT SCOOP THE IGNATIUS PRESS BLOG - March 22, 2017 Now available from Ignatius Press: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, S.J.: With an Undivided Heart by Silas Henderson Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591) was a prince of the Holy Roman Empire who renounced his titles and wealth to serve God and the Church as a member of the Society of Jesus. While he lived a short life and is honored as the patron saint of youth, ...http://insightscoop.typepad.com/2004/2017/03/new-saint-aloysius-gonzaga-sj-with-an-undivided-heart.html
Saint Frances of Rome, Wife, Mother & Benedictine Oblate BIG C CATHOLICS - March 8, 2017 St. Francesca Romana , Giovanni Antonio Galli (Lo Spadarino), c 1638. March 9th, is the optional memorial of St. Frances of Rome. It sometimes seems, when we look at the lives of the saints, that these holy people have been almost exclusively those who were ordained or were vowed members of a religious community. Indeed, many were, but that doesn't mean that the path to sanctity lies only in this direction. One need only look at the life of St. Frances of ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/03/saint-frances-of-rome-wife-mother.html
Saint Casimir of Poland, "The Peace-Maker" BIG C CATHOLICS - March 3, 2017 March 4th, is the optional memorial of Saint Casimir (1458 – 1484). This patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and Russia made his mark on the hearts of his people even during his teenage years. Though born into high nobility in 1458, Saint Casimir, third child and second son of the King of Poland, never sought worldly honors or wealth. In fact, he is often depicted ...http://www.bigccatholics.com/2017/03/saint-casimir-of-poland-peace-maker.html
There's a Patron Saint for That? CRISIS MAGAZINE - December 30, 2016 It may strike many Catholics as odd, improper, even irreverent, that there would be a patron saint of hangovers. We know from personal experience that through the prayers of the saints we are healed of serious ailments, protected in our travels, find stuff we've lost, and are granted a host of other graces. Why, then, would any saint get tangled up with people who don't know when they've had enough? It's a fair question. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/FaDYFec6Djk/theres-patron-saint
How Acting Drew Me to God: A Reflection on the Acting Program at JPCatholic IMPACTING CULTURE BLOG - December 27, 2016 (Nik, I will email pic of Hannah) Hannah Dorss Bible scholar N.T. Wright from the University of Saint Andrew in Scotland encouraged artists to recognize the relationship between art and theology, by integrating the two and celebrating creation's goodness, brokenness, and redemption through art. At John Paul the Great Catholic University, that's exactly what both the teachers and students do in the acting program. When I came to JPCatholic, I thought that I'd have to ...http://www.impactingculture.com/how-acting-drew-me-to-god-a-reflection-on-the-acting-program-at-jpcatholic/