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Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne CATHOLIC FIRE - November 18, 2015 November 18th is the optional memorial of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, a French Religious Sister and educator. She is the foundress of the American branch of the Society of the Sacred Heart. Saint Rose was born on August 29, 1769 at Grenoble, France to a family of wealth and political connections. When she was eight years old, she heard a Jesuit missionary speak of his missionary work in America, which sparked a strong ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/11/saint-rose-philippine-duchesne.html
St. Giles, Patron of the Poor and Disabled CATHOLIC FIRE - September 1, 2015 The saint of the day for September 1 is St. Giles (650-710), abbot, hermit, and patron of the poor and disabled. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers , Saint Giles is invoked for protection in times of plague and epidemic. Giles was born to a wealthy Greek family during the 6th century. When his parents died, he gave away all of his wealth to the poor and the sick and attracted many ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-giles-patron-of-poor-and-disabled.html
St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr CATHOLIC FIRE - August 10, 2015 St. Lawrence Crowned by Baby Jesus - Claude de Jongh Today is the feast of St. Lawrence, deacon and martyr.Lawrence was one of the seven deacons of the Church of Rome, who along with Pope Sixtus II and other deacons, was executed in 258 under the Emperor Valerian. St. Lawrence Distributing the Treasures of the Church - Bernardo Strozzi St. Lawrence was in charge of the poor and had a great love for the poor and needy. The Prefect of Rome, a greedy ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/08/st-lawrence-deacon-and-martyr.html