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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

The Thirty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Christ the King) IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: SET THE WORLD ABLAZE - November 16, 2016 ... manipulate words or make vulgar or derogatory statements to destroy the reputation of others. Christ never uses force because it is not in his nature. He uses words that encourage and build up other's esteem and honor. He does not increase division among the races, which stokes prejudice and fear. He does not lump people into categories, but instead he builds bridges, not walls, between people because we have more in common with each other that unites us and builds up ...http://predmore.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-thirty-fourth-sunday-in-ordinary.html

Conversion Story of Zacchaeus, Matt Talbot and ? ┬áVENERABLE MATT TALBOT RESOURCE CENTER - November 6, 2016 ... the truth of this reality. He was born in Ireland on May 2, 1856 and died at the age of 69 on June 7, 1925. He was an unskilled laborer and had started drinking when he was 12 years old. His conversion began 16 years later when he was 28. One Saturday morning he was not able to get up for work because of his hangover, but that evening he went to the tavern where he and his buddies drank. However his buddies strangely totally ignored him as if he wasn't there. His initial anger turned into ...http://venerablematttalbotresourcecenter.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-conversion-tory-of-zacchaeus-matt.html

November 3rd: Saint Martin De Porres, the Saint of Lima MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - November 2, 2016 ... Preachers Miamoto was part of an anthropology and dentistry group that spoke at a Nov. 3 presentation on the reconstructed face of the Peruvian saint. The presentation coincided with the unveiling of the face, constructed by a team of specialists from research based on the saint's skull. Thousands of the faithful packed the Basilica of the Most Holy Rosary in Lima for the event. A Solemn Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Raúl Antonio Chau of Lima, ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/11/november-3rd-saint-martin-de-porres.html

A Reflection on All Saints Day CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 31, 2016 There isn't a parish in this fair green isle without its patron saint, which is evident in the names of schools up and down the length and breadth of Ireland. Without a doubt, in Ireland there is a deep and earthy spirituality which has never been truly understood by those from outside the country, but it is there all the same. No matter what faith one is, and those even ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/11/a-reflection-on-all-saints-day.html

Catholic Ireland's Collapse Shows Dire Need for Deep Formation in Our Battle to Restore Culture (Comment) CLERICAL WHISPERS - October 6, 2016 Ireland really is a beautiful country. Even if you've never been here, you could guess what the weather is like in the early Fall—some light showers, mostly cloudy, temperature hovering around 60 degrees. The weather can be harsher than this, but we've been blessed on this trip, and not only with the weather. The environment here helps explain the sturdy character and warm heartedness of the Irish people. They've dealt with great hardships over the ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2016/10/catholic-irelands-collapse-shows-dire.html

St. John Chrysostom, Doctor of the Church CATHOLIC FIRE - September 13, 2016 Today, September 13, is the feast of St. John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407), one of the most famous Fathers, Doctors, and bishops of the Catholic Church. Known to be among the most prominent orators of his time, St. Chrysostom suffered much for his stances as a Catholic bishop, from both secular authorities and from some within the Church. Born in Antioch, he studied law as a young man, but then went off to the mountains and became a hermit for several years. In 381, he became ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/09/st-john-chrysostom-doctor-of-church.html

St. Raymond Nonnatus, Patron of Expectant Mothers, Midwives, and Newborn Babies CATHOLIC FIRE - August 31, 2016 The saint of the day for August 31 is St. Raymond Nonnatus. He is the patron of expectant mothers, midwives, obstetricians, infertile couples, and newborn babies. Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain in 1204, the son of wealthy parents. He was delivered by cesarean section when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus (not born). In his childhood, he seemed to find pleasure only in his devotions ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-raymond-nonnatus-patron-of-expectant.html

The Spirituality and Miracles of St. Clare of Assisi CATHOLIC FIRE - August 11, 2016 August 11 is the memorial of St. Clare, one of my favorite saints. She was the first woman to follow the life of radical poverty practiced by St. Francis of Assisi and is the co-founder of the Poor Clares. Although I am not a Franciscan, I have had Franciscan friends, clergy, and spiritual directors instruct me on the beauty of St. Clare's spirituality. I have also learned a great deal from reading about her over the years. Clare and Francis ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-spirituality-and-miracles-of-st.html

St. Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr CATHOLIC FIRE - August 10, 2016 By Jean M. Heimann August 10 is the feast of St. Lawrence, deacon and martyr. Lawrence was one of the seven deacons of the Church of Rome. In 258, he was martyred along with Pope Sixtus II and other deacons. St. Lawrence was in charge of caring for the poor and had a great love for the destitute and the needy. He was the distributor of alms and "keeper of the treasures of the Church" during a time when Christianity was proclaimed illegal. The Prefect of Rome, a greedy ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-lawrence-deacon-and-martyr.html