DEE107's SparkPeople Blog DEE107's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 7/25/14 Saint of the Day 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 <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 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 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 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 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 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... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:49:03 EST Saint a Day 7/12/14 Sts. John Jones and John Wall <BR> (c. 1530-1598; 1620-1679) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> These two friars were martyred in England in the 16th and 17th centuries for refusing to deny their faith. <BR> John Jones was Welsh. He was ordained a diocesan priest and was twice imprisoned for administering the sacraments before leaving England in 1590. He joined the Franciscans at the age of 60 and returned to England three years later while Queen Elizabeth I... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:59:13 EST 7/11/14 Saint Quote of the Day Friday, July 11, 2014 <BR> St. Benedict <BR> (480?-543) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> It is unfortunate that no contemporary biography was written of a man who has exercised the greatest influence on monasticism in the West. Benedict is well recognized in the later Dialogues of St. Gregory, but these are sketches to illustrate miraculous elements of his career. <BR> Benedict was born into a distinguished family in central Italy, studied at R... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:59:57 EST Saint of the Day 7/10/14 Thursday, July 10, 2014 <BR> St. Veronica Giuliani <BR> (1660-1727) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Veronica’s desire to be like Christ crucified was answered with the stigmata. <BR> Veronica was born in Mercatelli, Italy. It is said that when her mother Benedetta was dying she called her five daughters to her bedside and entrusted each of them to one of the five wounds of Jesus. Veronica was entrusted to the wound below Christ’s heart. <BR> <BR> At the ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:30:19 EST 7/9/14 Saint of the Day July 9 <BR> St. Nicholas Pick and Companions <BR> (d. 1572) <BR> <BR> <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> It is not always possible to choose when and how we will witness to our faith. <BR> In 1568 the Low Countries revolted against Spain. In the northern part (now the Netherlands), the revolt was also directed against Catholicism. This rebellion ultimately led to the recognition in 1648 of an independent Republic of United Provinces (Netherlands). <BR> <BR> Nicholas and his com... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:53:10 EST 7/8/14 Saint of the Day St. Gregory Grassi and Companions <BR> (d. 1900) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Christian missionaries have often gotten caught in the crossfire of wars against their own countries. When the governments of Britain, Germany, Russia and France forced substantial territorial concessions from the Chinese in 1898, anti-foreign sentiment grew very strong among many Chinese people. <BR> Gregory Grassi was born in Italy in 1833, ordained in 1856 and sent to Chin... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:29:16 EST 7/7/14 Saint of the Day 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> July 7 <BR> Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions <BR> (1804-1860) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Not much is known of the early life of Emmanuel Ruiz, but detai... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:39:04 EST Saint of the day 7/6/14 Sunday, July 6, 2014 <BR> St. Maria Goretti <BR> (1890-1902) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> One of the largest crowds ever assembled for a canonization—250,000—symbolized the reaction of millions touched by the simple story of Maria Goretti. <BR> She was the daughter of a poor Italian tenant farmer, had no chance to go to school, never learned to read or write. When she made her First Communion not long before her death at age 12, she was one of the larg... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 00:29:44 EST Hi Update and prayer list Just to let you all know life here is busy as dad is getting older I am with him more ,, I dont get home to 9 30 or 10 pm ,, he doesnt want to be alone ,,, <BR> <BR> No he doesnt have internet and I still want him to stay by himself as much as he can , We had another health scare with dad and Praise the Lord he doesnt have it ... <BR> <BR> I leave the house about 8 10 am for Mass and Rosary and Novena too some times I can get home to do so... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 00:40:32 EST 7/4/14 HAPPY 4th of July and Saint of the day St. Elizabeth of Portugal <BR> (1271-1336) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Elizabeth is usually depicted in royal garb with a dove or an olive branch. At her birth in 1271, her father, Pedro III, future king of Aragon, was reconciled with his father, James, the reigning monarch. This proved to be a portent of things to come. Under the healthful influences surrounding her early years, she quickly learned self-discipline and acquired a taste for spiritualit... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:39:15 EST Saint of the Day 7/3/14 St. Thomas the Apostle <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Poor Thomas! He made one remark and has been branded as “Doubting Thomas” ever since. But if he doubted, he also believed. He made what is certainly the most explicit statement of faith in the New Testament: “My Lord and My God!” (see John 20:24-28) and, in so expressing his faith, gave Christians a prayer that will be said till the end of time. He also occasioned a compliment from Jesus to all ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 00:40:52 EST 7/2/14 Saint of the Day St. Bernardino Realino was born into a noble family of Capri, Italy in 1530. After receiving a thorough and devout Christian education at the hands of his mother, he went on to study medicine at the University of Bologna, but after three years he switched to law and received his doctorate in 1563. Word of his learning, dedication, and legal brilliance spread rapidly, and in 1554 he was summoned to Naples to assume the position of auditor and lieutenant general. <BR> <BR> Shortly afterward, h... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 00:40:08 EST Happy July 1 Saint of the day with Quote Tuesday, July 1, 2014 <BR> Blessed Junipero Serra <BR> (1713-1784) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> In 1776, when the American Revolution was beginning in the east, another part of the future United States was being born in California. That year a gray-robed Franciscan founded Mission San Juan Capistrano, now famous for its annually returning swallows. San Juan was the seventh of nine missions established under the direction of this indomitable Spaniard. <... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:26:51 EST 1st Saints of the Day here were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death of Jesus, though they were not the converts of the “Apostle of the Gentiles” (Romans 15:20). Paul had not yet visited them at the time he wrote his great letter in 57-58 A.D.. <BR> There was a large Jewish population in Rome. Probably as a result of controversy between Jews and Jewish Christians, the Emperor Claudius expelled all Jews from Rome in 49-50 A.D. Suetonius the historian says that the expulsion was due to distu... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:27:58 EST Saints of the day 6/29/14 Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul <BR> (d. 64 & 67) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Peter (d. 64?). St. Mark ends the first half of his Gospel with a triumphant climax. He has recorded doubt, misunderstanding and the opposition of many to Jesus. Now Peter makes his great confession of faith: "You are the Messiah" (Mark 8:29b). It was one of the many glorious moments in Peter's life, beginning with the day he was called from his nets along the S... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:14:07 EST 6/28/14 Saint of the Day St. Irenaeus <BR> (130?-220) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The Church is fortunate that Irenaeus was involved in many of its controversies in the second century. He was a student, well trained, no doubt, with great patience in investigating, tremendously protective of apostolic teaching, but prompted more by a desire to win over his opponents than to prove them in error. <BR> As bishop of Lyons he was especially concerned with the Gnostics, who took the... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:53:15 EST 6/27/14 Saint quote of the Day <BR> <BR> The sacred heart of Christ is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to his good pleasure. <BR> <BR> <BR> From this divine heart three streams flow endlessly. The first is the stream of mercy for sinners; it pours into their hearts sentiments of contrition and repentance. The second is the stream of charity which helps all in need and especially aids those seek... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:57:41 EST 6/26/14 Saint Quote of the Day Our neighbours' problems must be our problems. Christian fraternity should be something very deep in the soul, so that we are indifferent to no one. Mary, who brought up Jesus and accompanied him through his life and is now beside him in heaven, will help us recognize Jesus as he crosses our path and makes himself present to us in the needs of our fellow men. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Josemaria Escriva <BR> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:27:05 EST 6/25/14 Saint Quote of the day <BR> But above all preserve peace of heart. This is more valuable than any treasure. In order to preserve it there is nothing more useful than renouncing your own will and substituting for it the will of the divine heart. In this way his will can carry out for us whatever contributes to his glory, and we will be happy to be his subjects and to trust entirely in him. <BR> <BR> -- Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque <BR> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:34:23 EST 6/24/14 Saint Quote of the day and Update Today was a real busy day dad had 2 doctors appt one was a 2nd opionion Dad Praise the Lord does not have Parkinson wooo hooo .. then to my sisters for my nephews graduation this one will be a freshman in Sept great time and tried <BR> <BR> will get to the goodies this week take care my friends <BR> No one can receive anything except what has been given him from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said that I am not the Messiah,... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 00:35:01 EST 6/23/14 Saint Quote of the Day To pray for those who are in mortal sin is the best kind of almsgiving. For the love of God, always remember such souls when you pray. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Teresa of Avila <BR> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:29:21 EST 6/22/14 Saint Quote of the Day You ask how the bread becomes the Body of Christ, and the wine. . . the Blood of Christ. I shall tell you: the Holy Spirit comes upon them and accomplishes what surpasses every word and thought. . . . Let it be enough for you to understand that it is by the Holy Spirit, just as it was of the Holy Virgin and by the Holy Spirit that the Lord, through and in Himself, took flesh. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint John of Damascus Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:19:27 EST 6/21/14 Saint Quote of the Day HAPPY SUMMER There is no more evident sign that anyone is a saint and of the number of the elect, than to see him leading a good life and at the same time a prey to desolation, suffering, and trials. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Aloysius Gonzaga Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:44:29 EST 6/20/14 Saint Quote of the Day The Blessed Eucharist is the perfect Sacrament of the Lord's Passion, since It contains Christ Himself and his Passion. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Thomas Aquinas <BR> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:43:18 EST 6/19/14 Saint Quote of the Day <BR> What you do with those who beg from you is what God will do with His beggar, you! You are filled and you are empty. Fill your empty neighbor from your fullness, so that your emptiness may be filled from God's fullness. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Augusrine of Hippo <BR> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:26:36 EST 6/18/14 Saint Quote of the day Even though knowledge is true, it is still not firmly established if unaccompanied by works. For everything is established by being put into practice. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Mark the Ascetic <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:50:03 EST 6/17/14 Saint Quote of the Day For such a long time we hoped against hope to be able to have the whole family together after my ordination so as to share the joy of being present and receiving Communion together at my first Mass. The good Lord heard our deepest wishes. It now remains to us to thank Him and to enter more and more deeply into the greatness of the priesthood. Let us never dare to equate the Sacrifice of the Mass with earthly things. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Blessed Pierre-Joseph Cassant from a letter to his family... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:20:49 EST 6/16/14 Saint quote of the Day and need prayers He is generous even to exhaustion; and what is most wonderful is, that He gives Himself thus entirely, not once only, but every day, if we wish it. Every fresh Communion is a new gift which Jesus Christ makes of Himself. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Ignatius Loyola <BR> <BR> had dad to the doctors and going to take him to a specialist and A Retired Msgr Fr Larry died early Sat Morning .. they found him at the bottom of the stair case please pray for him and his family thank y... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:25:34 EST 6/15/14 Saint Quote of the Day And wilt Thou pardon, Lord, <BR> A sinner such as I, <BR> Although Thy book his crimes record, <BR> Of such a crimson dye? <BR> <BR> So deep are they engraved, <BR> So terrible their fear, <BR> The righteous scarcely shall be saved, <BR> And where shall I appear? <BR> <BR> O Thou Physician blest, <BR> Make clean my guilty soul <BR> And me, by many a sin oppressed, <BR> Restore and keep me whole. <BR> <BR> I know not how to praise <BR> Thy mercy and Thy love; <BR> But deign my soul from ear... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:32:47 EST Saint of the day 6/14/14 <link><BR>ints/saint.aspx?id=1415&calendar=1 </link> <BR> <BR> An unexpected encounter with St. Francis of Assisi in 1213 was to forever change—and enrich—the life of Count Orlando of Chiusi. <BR> On the day a festival was being organized for a huge throng, St. Francis, already well known for his sanctity, delivered a dramatic address on the dangers of worldly pleasures. One of the guests, Orlando (also known as Roland) was so taken by Francis' words th... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:04:44 EST 6/13/14 Saint Quote of the Day Solicitude for material things rends the soul; thus distracted, it divides it. The devil seizes the divided soul and thereby kills it. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Anthony of Padua from a sermon <BR> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:31:34 EST 6/12/14 Saint Quote of the Day God accepts our desires as though they were of great value. He longs ardently for us to desire and love him. He accepts our petitions for benefits as though we were doing him a favor. His joy in giving is greater than ours in receiving. So let us not be apathetic in our asking, nor set too narrow bounds to our requests; nor ask for frivolous things unworthy of God's greatness. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Gregory of Nazianzus Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:42:27 EST 6/11/14 Saint Quote of the Day <BR> When it's God speaking.....the proper way to behave is to imitate someone who has an irresistable curiosity and who listens at keyholes. You must listen to everything God says at the keyhole of your heart. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint John Vianney <BR> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:32:24 EST 6/10/14 Saint Quote of the Day We must never glance at what is good in ourselves, much less ponder over it, but we should search out what is wrong and what is lacking. This is an excellent way of remaining humble. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Vincent de Paul <BR> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:43:24 EST 6/9/14 Saint Quote of the Day You must come with a bag-full of virtues. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint José de Anchieta in letters to fellow missionaries <BR> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 00:33:04 EST 6/8/14 Saint Quote of the Day Baptism gives us the grace of new birth in God the Father, through his Son, in the Holy Spirit. For those who bear God's Spirit are led to the Word, that is, to the Son, and the Son presents them to the Father, and the Father confers incorruptibility on them. And it is impossible to see God's Son without the Spirit, and no one can approach the Father without the Son, for the knowledge of the Father is the Son, and the knowledge of God's Son is obtained through the Holy Spirit. <BR> <BR> <BR... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 00:28:35 EST 6/7/14 Saint Quote of the Day Many may not find giving up food and drink and a soft bed too difficult. But bearing an insult, a wrong, or hurtful words.....this is something to be done not by many but by few. God wants us to know how to find Him in all those things he allows to happen, and that can go against our likes and dislikes and preferences and upset our plans. <BR> <BR> -- Saint John Chrysostom Sat, 7 Jun 2014 00:54:43 EST 6/7/14 Saint Quote of the Day A Bishop can do without a mitre, a crosier, and even a cathedral, but never without a seminary, because the future of his diocese depends on the seminary. <BR> <BR> <BR> -- Saint Rafael Guízar y Valencia Fri, 6 Jun 2014 00:48:46 EST