DEE107's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DEE107 DEE107's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 8/29/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769084 Friday, August 29, 2014 <BR> Martyrdom of John the Baptist <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The drunken oath of a king with a shallow sense of honor, a seductive dance and the hateful heart of a queen combined to bring about the martyrdom of John the Baptist. The greatest of prophets suffered the fate of so many Old Testament prophets before him: rejection and martyrdom. The “voice crying in the desert” did not hesitate to accuse the guilty, did not ... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:59:15 EST 8/28/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768450 hursday, August 28, 2014 <BR> St. Augustine of Hippo <BR> (354-430) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> A Christian at 33, a priest at 36, a bishop at 41: Many people are familiar with the biographical sketch of Augustine of Hippo, sinner turned saint. But really to get to know the man is a rewarding experience. <BR> There quickly surfaces the intensity with which he lived his life, whether his path led away from or toward God. The tears of his mo... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:54:56 EST Saint of the Day 8/27/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767762 <BR> Wednesday, August 27, 2014 <BR> St. Monica <BR> (322?-387) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The circumstances of St. Monica’s life could have made her a nagging wife, a bitter daughter-in-law and a despairing parent, yet she did not give way to any of these temptations. Although she was a Christian, her parents gave her in marriage to a pagan, Patricius, who lived in her hometown of Tagaste in North Africa. Patricius had some redeeming fe... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:42:33 EST 8/26/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767071 Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God's invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint. Click here to receive Saint of the Day in your email. <BR> <BR> August 25 <BR> St. Joseph Calasanz <BR> (1556-1648) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> From Aragon, where he was born in 1556, to Rome, where he died 92 years later, fortune alternately ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:01:36 EST 8/25/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766393 SAINT OF THE DAY <BR> Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God's invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint. Click here to receive Saint of the Day in your email. <BR> <BR> August 25 <BR> St. Louis of France <BR> (1226-1270) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> At his coronation as king of France, Louis IX bound himself by oath to behave... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:32:18 EST 8/24/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766162 <BR> Saint of the Day <BR> Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God's invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint. Click here to receive Saint of the Day in your email. <BR> <BR> August 24 <BR> St. Bartholomew <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> In the New Testament, Bartholomew is menti... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:40:27 EST Saint of the Day 8/23/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765266 August 23 <BR> St. Rose of Lima <BR> (1586-1617) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The first canonized saint of the New World has one characteristic of all saints—the suffering of opposition—and another characteristic which is more for admiration than for imitation—excessive practice of mortification. <BR> She was born to parents of Spanish descent in Lima, Peru, at a time when South America was in its first century of evangelization. She seems to have take... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:02:36 EST 8/22/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764626 August 22 <BR> Queenship of Mary <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Mary’s queenship has roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever. At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary “mother of my Lord.” As in all the mysteries of Mary’s life, Mary is closely associated with Jesus: Her queenship is a share in Jesus’ kingship. We can als... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:34:08 EST 8/21/14 Sister Operation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764507 It took over 2 hours and all went well .. no complications and they sent her home.. I still cant believe they take your eye out and send you home the same day .. but they got all the cancer and they were able to save her muscules and tear duct Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:56:18 EST 8/21/14 My sister http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763869 Going with my other sister to be with my sister in the am .. so I am leaving tonight and should be at Willis Eye institure before surgery .. I am just praying the cancer did not spread to another part of her body .. will give you an update when I get home tomorrow hugs to all <BR> <BR> Her surgery is 8 30 am Thursday Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:46:19 EST 8/20/14 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763268 Thank you for the prayers for my sister she is the Middle child and please pray the cancer does not spread <BR> <BR> Just an quick update , my sister lost her sight in one eye and they found a tumor its 2/3 the size of the eye .. Its cancer and she has to remove the eye .. if they did chemo and radiation she would have to go thru extra treatments and would leave her blind ,, <BR> <BR> So right now I am spending more time on phone with my sister and watching my father and being the... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:45:49 EST 8/19/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762570 St. John Eudes <BR> (1601-1680) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> How little we know where God’s grace will lead. Born on a farm in northern France, John died at 79 in the next “county” or department. In that time he was a religious, a parish missionary, founder of two religious communities and a great promoter of the devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. <BR> He joined the religious community of the Oratorians and was ordained a pr... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:42:37 EST 8/18/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761801 <BR> August 18 <BR> St. Louis of Toulouse <BR> (1274-1297) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> When he died at the age of 23, Louis was already a Franciscan, a bishop and a saint! <BR> Louis’s parents were Charles II of Naples and Sicily and Mary, daughter of the King of Hungary. Louis was related to St. Louis IX on his father’s side and to Elizabeth of Hungary on his mother’s side. <BR> <BR> Louis showed early signs of attachment to prayer and to the corpo... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:29:48 EST 8/17/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761171 Sunday, August 17, 2014 <BR> St. Joan of the Cross <BR> (1666-1736) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> An encounter with a shabby old woman many dismissed as insane prompted St. Joan to dedicate her life to the poor. For Joan, who had a reputation as a businesswoman intent on monetary success, this was a significant conversion. <BR> Born in 1666 in Anjou, France, Joan worked in the family business—a small shop near a religious shrine—from an early age. After... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 00:26:23 EST 8/16/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760634 St. Stephen of Hungary <BR> (975-1038) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The Church is universal, but its expression is always affected—for good or ill—by local culture. There are no “generic” Christians; there are Mexican Christians, Polish Christians, Filipino Christians. This fact is evident in the life of Stephen, national hero and spiritual patron of Hungary. <BR> Born a pagan, he was baptized around the age of 10, together with his father, chief of th... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:01:33 EST 8/15/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760006 August 15 <BR> Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory.” The pope proclaimed this dogma only after a broad co... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:53:33 EST 8/14/14 Saint Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759332 August 14 <BR> St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe <BR> (1894-1941) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> “I don’t know what’s going to become of you!” How many parents have said that? Maximilian Mary Kolbe’s reaction was, “I prayed very hard to Our Lady to tell me what would happen to me. She appeared, holding in her hands two crowns, one white, one red. She asked if I would like to have them—one was for purity, the other for martyrdom. I said, ‘I choose bot... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:01:13 EST 8/13/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758643 August 13 <BR> Sts. Pontian and Hippolytus <BR> (d. 235) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Two men died for the faith after harsh treatment and exhaustion in the mines of Sardinia. One had been pope for five years, the other an antipope for 18. They died reconciled. <BR> Pontian. Pontian was a Roman who served as pope from 230 to 235. During his reign he held a synod which confirmed the excommunication of the great theologian Origen in Alexandria. Pontian w... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:45:18 EST 8/12/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757962 St. Jane Frances de Chantal <BR> (1562-1641) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Jane Frances was wife, mother, nun and founder of a religious community. Her mother died when Jane was 18 months old, and her father, head of parliament at Dijon, France, became the main influence on her education. She developed into a woman of beauty and refinement, lively and cheerful in temperament. At 21 she married Baron de Chantal, by whom she had six children, three of who... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:50:40 EST 8/11/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757239 St. Clare <BR> (1194-1253) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> One of the more sugary movies made about Francis of Assisi (October 4) pictures Clare as a golden-haired beauty floating through sun-drenched fields, a sort of one-woman counterpart to the new Franciscan Order. <BR> The beginning of her religious life was indeed movie material. Having refused to marry at 15, she was moved by the dynamic preaching of Francis. He became her lifelong frie... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:39:08 EST 8/10/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756650 St. Lawrence <BR> (d. 258?) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The esteem in which the Church holds Lawrence is seen in the fact that today’s celebration ranks as a feast. We know very little about his life. He is one of those whose martyrdom made a deep and lasting impression on the early Church. Celebration of his feast day spread rapidly. <BR> He was a Roman deacon under Pope St. Sixtus II. Four days after this pope was put to death, Lawrence ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:08:09 EST 8/10/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756649 St. Lawrence <BR> (d. 258?) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The esteem in which the Church holds Lawrence is seen in the fact that today’s celebration ranks as a feast. We know very little about his life. He is one of those whose martyrdom made a deep and lasting impression on the early Church. Celebration of his feast day spread rapidly. <BR> He was a Roman deacon under Pope St. Sixtus II. Four days after this pope was put to death, Lawrence ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 00:08:05 EST 8/9/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756082 <BR> August 9 <BR> Edith Stein <BR> (1891-1942) <BR> <BR> <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> A brilliant philosopher who stopped believing in God when she was 14, Edith Stein was so captivated by reading the autobiography of Teresa of Avila that she began a spiritual journey that led to her Baptism in 1922. Twelve years later she imitated Teresa by becoming a Carmelite, taking the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. <BR> Born into a prominent Jewish family in Breslau (now Wrocl... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 01:03:59 EST 8/8/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755470 August 8 <BR> St. Dominic <BR> (1170-1221) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> If he hadn’t taken a trip with his bishop, Dominic would probably have remained within the structure of contemplative life; after the trip, he spent the rest of his life being a contemplative in active apostolic work. <BR> Born in old Castile, Spain, he was trained for the priesthood by a priest-uncle, studied the arts and theology, and became a canon of the cathedral at Osma, wher... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:46:17 EST Saint Quote of the day 8/7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754784 St. Cajetan <BR> (1480-1557) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Like most of us, Cajetan seemed headed for an “ordinary” life—first as a lawyer, then as a priest engaged in the work of the Roman Curia. <BR> His life took a characteristic turn when he joined the Oratory of Divine Love in Rome, a group devoted to piety and charity, shortly after his ordination at 36. When he was 42 he founded a hospital for incurables at Venice. At Vicenza, he joined a “disrep... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:35:12 EST 8/6/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754054 Transfiguration of the Lord <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> All three Synoptic Gospels tell the story of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-9; Luke 9:28-36). With remarkable agreement, all three place the event shortly after Peter’s confession of faith that Jesus is the Messiah and Jesus’ first prediction of his passion and death. Peter’s eagerness to erect tents or booths on the spot suggests it occurred during the Jewish weeklong, fall ... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:54:30 EST 8/5/14 Saint Quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753317 August 5 <BR> Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> First raised at the order of Pope Liberius in the mid-fourth century, the Liberian basilica was rebuilt by Pope Sixtus III shortly after the Council of Ephesus affirmed Mary’s title as Mother of God in 431. Rededicated at that time to the Mother of God, St. Mary Major is the largest church in the world honoring God through Mary. Standing atop one of Rome’s seven hill... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:35:01 EST 8/4/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752595 St. John Vianney <BR> (1786-1859) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> A man with vision overcomes obstacles and performs deeds that seem impossible. John Vianney was a man with vision: He wanted to become a priest. But he had to overcome his meager formal schooling, which inadequately prepared him for seminary studies. <BR> His failure to comprehend Latin lectures forced him to discontinue. But his vision of being a priest urged him to seek privat... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:51:06 EST 8/3/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752000 There is no saint of the day but there was a few for August 2 enjoy <BR> St. Peter Julian Eymard <BR> (1811-1868) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Born in La Mure d'Isère in southeastern France, Peter Julian's faith journey drew him from being a priest in the Diocese of Grenoble (1834) to joining the Marists (1839) to founding the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (1856). <BR> In addition to those changes, Peter Julian coped with pover... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 00:21:54 EST 8/2/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751433 August 2 <BR> St. Peter Julian Eymard <BR> (1811-1868) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Born in La Mure d'Isère in southeastern France, Peter Julian's faith journey drew him from being a priest in the Diocese of Grenoble (1834) to joining the Marists (1839) to founding the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (1856). <BR> In addition to those changes, Peter Julian coped with poverty, his father's initial opposition to Peter's vocation, serious illness, a ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 00:57:25 EST 8/1/14 Saint of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750769 August 1 <BR> St. Alphonsus Liguori <BR> (1696-1787) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Moral theology, Vatican II said, should be more thoroughly nourished by Scripture, and show the nobility of the Christian vocation of the faithful and their obligation to bring forth fruit in charity for the life of the world. Alphonsus, declared patron of moral theologians by Pius XII in 1950, would rejoice in that statement. <BR> <BR> In his day, Alphonsus fought for t... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:42:12 EST 7/31/14 Saint Quote of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750067 July 31 <BR> St. Ignatius of Loyola <BR> (1491-1556) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The founder of the Jesuits was on his way to military fame and fortune when a cannon ball shattered his leg. Because there were no books of romance on hand during his convalescence, Ignatius whiled away the time reading a life of Christ and lives of the saints. His conscience was deeply touched, and a long, painful turning to Christ began. Having seen the Moth... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:51:24 EST 7/30/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749343 St. Leopold Mandic <BR> (1887-1942) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Western Christians who are working for greater dialogue with Orthodox Christians may be reaping the fruits of Father Leopold’s prayers. <BR> A native of Croatia, Leopold joined the Capuchin Franciscans and was ordained several years later in spite of several health problems. He could not speak loudly enough to preach publicly. For many years he also suffered from severe arthritis, poor ey... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:52:16 EST 7/29/14 My day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749131 Today was a long day started at the Funeral Parlor and then to the Church .. My Aunts Church could not do it due to cleaning of the floors of the church which takes days .. so then we went to another church .. It was nice but the priest was not friendly at all .. Wonderful Mass and they played my favorite song Gentle Woman <link>www.bing.com/videos/search?q=song++G<BR>entle+woman+&FORM=VIRE5#view=detail&mi<BR>d=9D10467B7F56951D4D2A9D10467B7F56951D4D2A </link>... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:37:34 EST 7/28/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747891 SAINT OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> There is no Saint for today but other days and several people so I will share then hugs <BR> Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God's invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint. Click here to receive Saint of the Day in your email. <BR> <BR> July 25 <BR> Blessed Antonio Lucci <BR> (1682-1752) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR>... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:55:32 EST 7/27/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747261 Sts. Ann and Joachim <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> In the Scriptures, Matthew and Luke furnish a legal family history of Jesus, tracing ancestry to show that Jesus is the culmination of great promises. Not only is his mother’s family neglected, we also know nothing factual about them except that they existed. Even the names Joachim and Anne come from a legendary source written more than a century after Jesus died. <BR> The heroism and holiness of these people, however, is ... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:32:28 EST 7/26/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746717 Blessed William Ward <BR> (d. 1641) <BR> <BR> <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> The son of Protestant parents, William Ward was born in England about the year 1560 with the surname Webster. He was a young teacher when he journeyed to Spain with a Catholic friend. There he was received into the Church. Returning to England, he converted his own mother. Openly professing his faith, he was repeatedly imprisoned. <BR> He was over 40 when he traveled to Belgium to study for the priesthood. Ordained and ... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:47:16 EST 7/25/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746065 July 25 <BR> St. James <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> This James is the brother of John the Evangelist. The two were called by Jesus as they worked with their father in a fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus had already called another pair of brothers from a similar occupation: Peter and Andrew. “He walked along a little farther and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They too were in a boat mending their nets. Then he called ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:35:34 EST 3/24/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745371 July 24 <BR> St. Kunigunde <BR> (1224-1292) <BR> <BR> <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> When Pope John Paul II traveled to his native Poland in June 1999, he fulfilled a long-held dream to canonize Kunigunde, a Polish princess whose elevation to sainthood had been stalled for many years because of political conditions. Celebrating the momentous event with him were half a million people who gathered in a field outside the small town of Stary Sacz. <BR> Kunigunde, or Kinga, was b... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:32:47 EST saint of the day 7/23/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744613 St. Bridget <BR> (1303?-1373) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> From age seven on, Bridget had visions of Christ crucified. Her visions formed the basis for her activity—always with the emphasis on charity rather than spiritual favors. <BR> She lived her married life in the court of the Swedish king Magnus II. Mother of eight children (the second eldest was St. Catherine of Sweden), she lived the strict life of a penitent after her husband’s dea... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:51:35 EST 7/22/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743876 Tuesday, July 22, 2014 <BR> St. Mary Magdalene <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Except for the mother of Jesus, few women are more honored in the Bible than Mary Magdalene. Yet she could well be the patron of the slandered, since there has been a persistent legend in the Church that she is the unnamed sinful woman who anointed the feet of Jesus in Luke 7:36-50. <BR> Most Scripture scholars today point out that there is no scriptural basis for confusi... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:45:31 EST 7/21/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743092 July 21 <BR> St. Lawrence of Brindisi <BR> (1559-1619) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> At first glance perhaps the most remarkable quality of Lawrence of Brindisi is his outstanding gift of languages. In addition to a thorough knowledge of his native Italian, he had complete reading and speaking ability in Latin, Hebrew, Greek, German, Bohemian, Spanish and French. <BR> He was born on July 22, 1559, and died exactly 60 years later on his birthday in 1619.... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:54:24 EST 7/20/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742446 St. Apollinaris <BR> (1st century) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> According to tradition, St. Peter sent Apollinaris to Ravenna, Italy, as its first bishop. His preaching of the Good News was so successful that the pagans there beat him and drove him from the city. He returned, however, and was exiled a second time. After preaching in the area surrounding Ravenna, he entered the city again. After being cruelly tortured, he was put on a ship heading to Gr... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:33:33 EST 7/19/14 Saint Quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741848 Daily Catholic Quote from Pope St. John Paul II <BR> <BR> ICL EDITORJULY 15, 2014DAILY CATHOLIC QUOTECOMMENTS <BR> “This woman of faith, Mary of Nazareth, the Mother of God, has been given to us as a model in our pilgrimage of faith. From Mary we learn to surrender to God’s will in all things. From Mary, we learn to trust even when all hope seems gone. From Mary, we learn to love Christ, her Son and the Son [...] Sat, 19 Jul 2014 01:06:27 EST Saint 7/18/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741174 <BR> <BR> <BR> There is no Saint for the day so I took one of my favorite ones to share .. will post Nest week doing as much as I can since this week I am very busy with the Church .. Please pray that all goes well for us thank you Hugs Dee <BR> <BR> <BR> St. Thérèse of Lisieux <BR> (1873-1897) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> "I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pi... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:10:33 EST 7/17/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740462 Thursday, July 17, 2014 <BR> St. Francis Solano <BR> (1549-1610) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Francis came from a leading family in Andalusia, Spain. Perhaps it was his popularity as a student that enabled Francis in his teens to stop two duelists. He entered the Friars Minor in 1570, and after ordination enthusiastically sacrificed himself for others. His care for the sick during an epidemic drew so much admiration that he became embarrassed and asked... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:57:12 EST 7/15/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739737 Our Lady of Mount Carmel <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Hermits lived on Mount Carmel near the Fountain of Elijah (northern Israel) in the 12th century. They had a chapel dedicated to Our Lady. By the 13th century they became known as “Brothers of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.” They soon celebrated a special Mass and Office in honor of Mary. In 1726 it became a celebration of the universal Church under the title of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. For centuri... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:31:15 EST Saint of the Day 7/14/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739039 St. Bonaventure <BR> (1221-1274) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Bonaventure, Franciscan, theologian, doctor of the Church, was both learned and holy. Because of the spirit that filled him and his writings, he was at first called the Devout Doctor; but in more recent centuries he has been known as the Seraphic Doctor after the “Seraphic Father” Francis because of the truly Franciscan spirit he possessed. <BR> Born in Bagnoregio, a town in central Italy, h... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:01:45 EST 7/14/14 Saint of the Say http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738272 St. Francis Solano <BR> (1549-1610) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Francis came from a leading family in Andalusia, Spain. Perhaps it was his popularity as a student that enabled Francis in his teens to stop two duelists. He entered the Friars Minor in 1570, and after ordination enthusiastically sacrificed himself for others. His care for the sick during an epidemic drew so much admiration that he became embarrassed and asked to be sent to the African mi... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:44:35 EST 7/13/14 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738185 St. Henry <BR> (972-1024) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> As German king and Holy Roman Emperor, Henry was a practical man of affairs. He was energetic in consolidating his rule. He crushed rebellions and feuds. On all sides he had to deal with drawn-out disputes so as to protect his frontiers. This involved him in a number of battles, especially in the south in Italy; he also helped Pope Benedict VIII quell disturbances in Rome. Always his ultimate purpo... 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