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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/
Feast of St. Lucy JEAN M. HEIMANN - December 13, 2016 December 13th is the feast of St. Lucy (283-304), a noblewoman who was born in Syracuse, Italy, during the Diocletian persecution. She made a vow of virginity and distributed her wealth to the poor. This generosity angered the pagan youth to whom she had been unwillingly betrothed and who denounced her to Paschasius, the governor of Sicily. When it was decided to violate her virginity in a place of shame, Lucy, with the help ...http://www.jeanmheimann.com/2016/12/feast-st-lucy/
St Catherine of Alexandria in the Counter-Reformation NEW LITURGICAL MOVEMENT - November 25, 2016 The acts of St Catherine of Alexandria tell us that she was a noblewoman of immense learning in all the sciences, who at the age of eighteen went to the emperor Maximin Daia (305-312) to reprove him for his persecution of the Church, denouncing the worship of the false gods of the pagans. Unable to respond to her himself, Maximin had her imprisoned, and then brought a group of fifty philosophers to explain to her the folly of Christianity; all of these she converted to ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNewLiturgicalMovement/~3/y2TC7xcw11g/st-catherine-of-alexandria-in-counter.html