Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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Saint Spotlight: St. Wenceslaus

On Sept. 28, the Catholic Church honors St. Wenceslaus, a Central European ruler who died at the hands of his brother while seeking to strengthen the Catholic faith in his native Bohemia.

Saint Spotlight: St. Cloud

On Sept. 7, the Catholic Church honors the memory of Saint Clodoald, popularly known as St. Cloud, who escaped from violent political intrigue to pursue holiness as a monk and priest.

Saint Spotlight: Bernard of Clairvaux

On August 20, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a Doctor of the Church thanks to his writings and sermons which greatly influenced Europe during the 12th century, and his numerous efforts which helped to avoid a schism in the Church in 1130.

Saint Spotlight: St. Stephen of Hungary

On Aug. 16, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of King St. Stephen of Hungary, the monarch who led his country to embrace the Christian faith during the 11th century.

Saint Spotlight: Peter and Paul

On June 29, the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul. As early as the year 258, there is evidence of an already lengthy tradition of celebrating the solemnities of both Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the same day.

Soon-to-be-Beatified Italian Woman Pioneered Faith-Based Feminism

Armida Barelli, a lay Catholic leader who formed “generations of conscious and motivated women” in the faith, will be beatified after the Church approved a miracle attributed to her intercession.

Saint Spotlight: St. Bernadette Soubirous

In Lourdes, France, a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains, Marie-Bernarde Soubirous was born on January 7, 1844. Her father was a miller and her mother a laundress. He became sick from the dust of the flour mill and had to rely on small jobs. The loss of money forced them to live in a long-closed, unhealthy, damp prison called Le Chacot. This affected the 4’ 7” Bernadette because of her asthma.

Saint Spotlight: St. Therese of Lisiuex

Marie François Thérèse Martin was born January 2, 1873, in Alençon, France. She did not fully comprehend what the Carmel was, but at 15 desired to enter. On September 24, 1890, she received her Carmelite veil in Lisieux as Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. Although young, she was an accomplished artist, playwright/poetess, composer of prayers and avid letter writer. Knowing that she could not do great things, she adopted her “Little Way” – childlike surrender to God in everything, joyful humility, confidence and trust in His mercy and kindness, perseverance in prayer and love in all things.

Saint Spotlight – St. Bernadette Soubirous

St. Bernadette Soubirous Patroness of body illness, poverty, people ridiculed for their faith, and Lourdes, France Feast Day – April 16 In Lourdes, France, a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains, Marie-Bernarde Soubirous was born on January 7, 1844. Her father was a miller and her mother a laundress. He became sick from the dust of the flour mill and had to rely on small jobs. The loss of money forced them to live in a long-closed, unhealthy, damp prison called Le Chacot. This affected the 4’ 7” Bernadette because of her asthma.

Saint Spotlight – St. Corona

I received a catalog from Sophia Institute Press recently, and on the cover was a depiction of St. Corona. I thought they had taken an obscure saint to attribute to the current pandemic, and I had to know more. Reaching out to several internet sites, I found that indeed there was a St. Corona during the first century A.D. Little is known about her, but she and the man she prayed for, St. Victor, are listed in the Roman Martyrology and the Hagiography (biographies of saints and venerated persons) of the Church.

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