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St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) BATTLE BEADS BLOG - June 13, 2016 ... Franciscan martyrs went through the Portuguese city where he was stationed, he was again filled with an intense longing to be one of those closest to Jesus himself: those who die for the Good News. So Anthony entered the Franciscan Order and set out to preach to the Moors. But an illness prevented him from achieving that goal. He went to Italy and was stationed in a small hermitage where he spent most of his time praying, reading the Scriptures and doing menial tasks. The call ...http://battlebeads.blogspot.com/2016/06/st-anthony-of-padua-1195-1231.html
St. Norbert, Bishop CATHOLIC HOTDISH - June 3, 2016 ... of bishops by secular rulers. Norbert was moved by the Pope's firm adherence to spiritual principles, and it proved to be the beginning of his conversion. A year later Norbert was riding his horse, caught in a thunderstorm, struck by lightning, and thrown from his mount. Spared, he experienced a conversion like St. Paul. Norbert resigned his position with the Emperor and withdrew to the Benedictine Abbey of Siegberg outside of Cologne for a period of penance, fasting, and prayer. At the end of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CatholicHotdish/~3/8fzGZX91BUw/
St. George A CATHOLIC LIFE - April 23, 2016 Saint George by Gustave Moreau. Español: San Jorge por Gustave Moreau. Galego: San Xurxo por Gustave Moreau Simple (1955 Calendar): April 23 Who was the real St. George? When St. George is mentioned, what often comes to mind is the image of the dragon slaying knight. But St. George's impact extends far beyond the tale of "dragon slayer." Many of the Christians in the Middle East in modern day Jordan are named George ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/myST/~3/0SpuvFTju7M/st-george.html
St. Katharine Drexel: Model of Charity CATHOLIC FIRE - March 2, 2016 Katharine Drexel at 16 Mother Drexel On March 3, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Katharine Drexel, an American heiress and socialite who shocked the world when at age 31, she abandoned her family's fortune to become a Roman Catholic nun and to found an order of sisters dedicated to serving the impoverished Blacks and American Indian populations of the United States. Using her inheritance of $7 million, she spent the next 60 years and an estimated $20 million ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/03/st-katharine-drexel-model-of-charity.html