Friday, September 30, 2016

The Little Catechism of The Little Flower

The Little Catechism of The Little Flower: I thank You, O my God, for all the graces You have showered on me, in particular for having made me pass through the crucible of suffering. With joy shall I behold You on the last day bearing Your scepter, the Cross. Since You have deigned to give me for my portion this most precious Cross, I hope I may resemble You in Heaven and see the sacred stigmata of Your Passion shine on my glorified body.

30th September - Saint Jerome - Independent Catholic News

30th September - Saint Jerome - Independent Catholic News: Monk and doctor of the Church. St Jerome is considered to be one of the greatest Biblical scholars. Born of Christian parents, at Strido in Dalmatia around 348, after being educated at his local school he went to Rome to study rhetoric for eight years. He then set up a community of ascetics in Aquilea. When the community broke up, he travelled east where he met a hermit called Malchis who inspired him to live in a bare cell, dressed in

Thursday, September 29, 2016

29th September - Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael - Independent Catholic News

29th September - Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael - Independent Catholic News: The name Michael means 'He who is like unto God'. The archangel engages in a great cosmic battle with the Devil. In the Book of Jude, he contends with the Devil over the body of Moses, rebuking the Evil One in God's name. The imagery reveals that with the triumph of Jesus, evil no longer reigns throughout the cosmos, but remains on earth as the enemy of those who seek to follow God's will.

More questions Lester Holt did not ask Hillary Clinton | NRL News Today

More questions Lester Holt did not ask Hillary Clinton | NRL News Today

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bl. Magdalena of Nagasaki - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Magdalena of Nagasaki - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Magdalena of Nagasaki, Japan. Magdalene turned herself into the authorities and declared herself a follower of Jesus Christ. At age 23, she died on October 16, 1634 after thirteen days of torture, suffocated to death and suspended upside down in a pit of offal on a gibbet (??? tsurushi, "reverse hanging").

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blogging about Blogging: The Quebec Act @ NCReg

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Blogging about Blogging: The Quebec Act @ NCReg: So this is a meta blog post, posting about another blog post at the National Catholic Register : a follow-up with background to explain w...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: "England's Forgotten Muslim History"

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: "England's Forgotten Muslim History": Jerry Brotton, a professor of Renaissance studies at Queen Mary University of London, has written a book that gets the usual UK/USA treatm...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What did the post-debate polls really tell us? | NRL News Today

What did the post-debate polls really tell us? | NRL News Today

27th September - Saint Vincent de Paul -

27th September - Saint Vincent de Paul -: Patron of charitable societies. Founder of the Vincentian Congregation and the Sisters of Charity. St Vincent was born in 1581 to a Gascon peasant family. He was educated by the Franciscans at Dax and then at Toulouse university. He was ordained priest at the very early age of 19. While sailing from Marseilles to Toulouse in 1605, his ship was captured by pirates, and Vincent, along with the rest of the passengers were sold as slaves in Tunisia. After two years of great hardship, Vincent escaped to Avignon.

Pope: Let us choose the path of honesty and the grace of God

Sts. Adolphus and John - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Sts. Adolphus and John - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Adolphus and John, Roman Catholic Martyrs of Spain, brothers and residents of Seville, the sons of an Islamic father and a Christian mother. Caught in the persecutions conducted by the Muslim Caliph of Córdoba, Abdal-Rahman II, Adolphus and John were martyred in Córdoba. Feastday Sept 27

Friday, September 2, 2016

Daily Reading for Friday, September 2nd, 2016 HD

Martyrs of Japan - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Japan - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



In 1622 took place what was called the "great martyrdom", fifty-two chosen Christians being martyred on the same day (2 Sept.) at Nagasaki, twenty seven being decapitated, and the remainder being burned alive at Nagasaki. Feastday Sept 2

Martyrs of September - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of September - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of September, A group of 190 martyrs who were massacred on September 2 and 3, during the French Revolution. One hundred twenty were martyred at the Carmelite Church on the rue de Rennes in Paris. Feastday Sept 2

2nd September - Saint William of Roskilde - Independent Catholic News

2nd September - Saint William of Roskilde - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. This Anglo Saxon priest was chaplain to Canute, king of England and Denmark from 1016-1035. He accompanied him on several trips to Scandinavia and became so concerned about the ignorance and superstition there, he decided to stay behind and preach the Gospel. A caring and tireless pastor, William lived in Zeeland and eventually became bishop of Roskilde. In the early years he had many struggles with the fierce king

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: A Religious History of the American Revolution

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: A Religious History of the American Revolution: Kirkus Reviews commented on Thomas S. Kidd's God of Liberty that it was an: Intriguing look at the role played by faith in America’...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Martyrs and Contemplatives

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Martyrs and Contemplatives: The Provost at the London Oratory writes about the martyrs of the past and the contemplatives of the present at Tyburn: Close to Marble...

Scripture Speaks: Undivided Love

Scripture Speaks: Undivided Love: In today’s Gospel, “great crowds were traveling with Jesus.”  He turns to the crowd and delivers a stiff warning.  Why? Gospel (Read Lk 14:25-33) The Gospels often remind us of the sizable crowds that followed Jesus everywhere He went (see Mt 5:1; Mk 1:45; Jn 6:10).  We always equate large crowds following a public figure …

Thursday, September 1, 2016

'Martyrs of El Salvador' killers released from prison - Independent Catholic News

'Martyrs of El Salvador' killers released from prison - Independent Catholic News: Three of the four former military personnel who had been jailed in El Salvador for the killing of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter in 1989, have been released by the country's Supreme Court. The request for their extradition to Spain was also denied. The former officers - Colonel Angel Perez Vasquez, Sgt Ramiro Avalos Vargas and Sgt Tomas Zarpate Castillo - had been jailed in February after Salvadoran authorities acted on international arrest warrants issued by Spain and took them into custody. Former Colonel Guillermo

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation - 01.09.2016

Daily Reading for Thursday, September 1st, 2016 HD

St. Giles, Abbot - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Giles, Abbot - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Giles, Abbot, Roman Catholic Abbot (Patron of Physically Disabled) Feastday Sept.1

Dismemberment abortions are vicious, cruel, barbaric, and not worthy of culture that calls itself civilized | NRL News Today

Dismemberment abortions are vicious, cruel, barbaric, and not worthy of culture that calls itself civilized | NRL News Today