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/ 5/3/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921591 <BR> May 3 <BR> Sts. Philip and James <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> James, Son of Alphaeus: We know nothing of this man except his name, and of course the fact that Jesus chose him to be one of the 12 pillars of the New Israel, his Church. He is not the James of Acts, son of Clopas, “brother” of Jesus and later bishop of Jerusalem and the traditional author of the Letter of James. James, son of Alphaeus, is also known as James the Lesser to a... Sun, 3 May 2015 00:26:52 EST 5/2/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921100 May 2 <BR> St. Athanasius <BR> (295?-373) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Athanasius led a tumultuous but dedicated life of service to the Church. He was the great champion of the faith against the widespread heresy of Arianism, the teaching by Arius that Jesus was not truly divine. The vigor of his writings earned him the title of doctor of the Church. <BR> Born of a Christian family in Alexandria, Egypt, and given a classical education, Athanasius becam... Sat, 2 May 2015 00:34:19 EST 5/1/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920530 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> May 1 <BR> St. Joseph the Worker <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Apparently in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pius X... Fri, 1 May 2015 00:56:37 EST 4/30/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919983 atholic 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> April 30 <BR> St. Pius V <BR> (1504-1572) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> This is the pope whose job was to implement the historic Council of Trent. If we think popes had difficulties ... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:45:57 EST 4/29/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919416 <BR> Saint of the Day—available on the iPhone! <BR> <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> April 29 <BR> St. Catherine of Siena <BR> (1347-1380) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> ... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:32:43 EST 4/28/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918846 April 28 <BR> St. Peter Chanel <BR> (1803-1841) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Anyone who has worked in loneliness, with great adaptation required and with little apparent success, will find a kindred spirit in Peter Chanel. <BR> As a young priest he revived a parish in a "bad" district by the simple method of showing great devotion to the sick. Wanting to be a missionary, he joined the Society of Mary (Marists) at 28. Obediently, he taught in the semina... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:58:33 EST 4/27/15 Saint of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918256 <link>www.americancatholic.org/features/sa<BR>ints/saint.aspx?id=1911 </link> <BR> <BR> <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> April 27 <BR> St. Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort <BR> (1673-1716) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: ... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:33:00 EST 4/26/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917727 April 26 <BR> St. Pedro de San José Betancur <BR> (1626-1667) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Central America claimed its first saint with the canonization of Pedro de San José Betancur by Pope John Paul II in Guatemala City on July 30, 2002. Known as the "St. Francis of the Americas," Pedro de Betancur is the first saint to have worked and died in Guatemala. <BR> Calling the new saint an “outstanding example” of Christian mercy, the Holy Father not... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:48:26 EST 4/25/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917276 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> April 25 <BR> St. Mark <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:24:49 EST 4/24/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916706 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> April 24 <BR> St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen <BR> (1577-1622) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man th... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 00:44:04 EST 4/23/15 Saint of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916130 April 23 <BR> St. Adalbert of Prague <BR> (956-997) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Opposition to the Good News of Jesus did not discourage Adalbert, who is now remembered with great honor in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Germany. <BR> Born to a noble family in Bohemia, he received part of his education from St. Adalbert of Magdeburg. At the age of 27 he was chosen as bishop of Prague. Those who resisted his program of clerical reform forced him... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 00:45:49 EST 4/22/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915504 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> April 12 <BR> Gregory of Narek <BR> 950-1003 <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> As the world observed the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide (1.5 million pe... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:41:23 EST 4/21/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914912 <link>www.americancatholic.org/Features/Sa<BR>ints/Saint.aspx?id=1910&calendar=1 </link> <BR> <BR> April 23 <BR> St. Adalbert of Prague <BR> (956-997) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Opposition to the Good News of Jesus did not discourage Adalbert, who is now remembered with great honor in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Germany. <BR> Born to a noble family in Bohemia, he received part of his education from St. Adalbert of Magdeburg. At the ag... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:39:22 EST Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914269 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> April 23 <BR> St. Adalbert of Prague <BR> (956-997) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Opposition to the Good News of Jesus did not discourage Adalbert, who is now ... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:39:36 EST 4/19/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913973 Saint of the Day | By Name | By Date | Patron Saints | FAQ <BR> <BR> Saint of the Day—available on the iPhone! <BR> <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> April 21 <BR> St. Conrad of Parzham <BR> (1818-1894) <BR> <... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:07:21 EST 4/18/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913235 Saturday, April 18, 2015 <BR> Blessed James Oldo <BR> (1364-1404) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> You’ve heard rags-to-riches stories. Today, we celebrate the reverse. <BR> James of Oldo was born into a well-to-do family near Milan in 1364. He married a woman who, like him, appreciated the comforts that came with wealth. But an outbreak of plague drove James, his wife and their three children out of their home and into the countryside. Despite those pre... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:51:00 EST 4/17/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912687 <link>www.americancatholic.org/Features/Sa<BR>ints/saint.aspx?id=1356&calendar=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> April 17 <BR> St. Benedict Joseph Labre <BR> (d. 1783) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Benedict Joseph Labre was truly eccentric, one of God's special little ones. Born in France and the eldest of 18 children, he studied under his uncle, a parish priest. Because of poor health and a lack of suitable academic preparation he was unsuccess... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:43:52 EST 4/16/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912100 April 16 <BR> St. Bernadette Soubirous <BR> (1844-1879) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Bernadette Soubirous was born in 1844, the first child of an extremely poor miller in the town of Lourdes in southern France. The family was living in the basement of a dilapidated building when on February 11,1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in a cave above the banks of the Gave River near Lourdes. Bernadette, 14 years old, was known as a virtuous ... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:17:33 EST 4/15/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911519 <link>www.americancatholic.org/Features/Sa<BR>ints/saint.aspx?id=1354&calendar=1 </link> <BR> April 15 <BR> Blessed Caesar de Bus <BR> (1544-1607) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Like so many of us, Caesar de Bus struggled with the decision about what to do with his life. After completing his Jesuit education he had difficulty settling between a military and a literary career. He wrote some plays but ultimately settled for life in the army and at court... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:33:11 EST 4/14/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910887 <link>www.americancatholic.org/Features/Sa<BR>ints/saint.aspx?id=1901&calendar=1 </link> <BR> <BR> April 14 <BR> Blessed Peter Gonzalez <BR> (d. 1246) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> St. Paul had a conversion experience on the road to Damascus. Many years later, the same proved true for Peter Gonzalez, who triumphantly rode his horse into the Spanish city of Astorga in the 13th century to take up an important post at the cathedral. The animal stumbled... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:21:27 EST 4/13/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910247 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> April 13 <BR> St. Martin I <BR> (d. 655) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> When Martin I became pope in 649, Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine empire... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:52:14 EST 4/12/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909690 April 12 <BR> St. Teresa of Los Andes <BR> (1900-1920) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> One needn’t live a long life to leave a deep imprint. Teresa of Los Andes is proof of that. <BR> As a young girl growing up in Santiago, Chile, in the early 1900s, she read an autobiography of a French-born saint—Thérèse, popularly known as the Little Flower. The experience deepened her desire to serve God and clarified the path she would follow. At age 19 she bec... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:33:10 EST 4/11/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909183 April 11 <BR> St. Stanislaus <BR> (1030-1079) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Anyone who reads the history of Eastern Europe cannot help but chance on the name of Stanislaus, the saintly but tragic bishop of Kraków, patron of Poland. He is remembered with Saints Thomas More (June 22) and Thomas Becket (December 29) for vigorous opposition to the evils of an unjust government. <BR> Born in Szczepanow near Kraków on July 26, 1030, he was ordained a priest... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:56:26 EST 4/10/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908626 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> April 10 <BR> Blessed James Oldo <BR> (1364-1404) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> You’ve heard rags-to-riches stories. Today, we celebrate the reverse. <BR> Ja... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:46:39 EST 4/9/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908044 April 9 <BR> St. Casilda <BR> (11th century) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Some saints’ names are far more familiar to us than others, but even the lives of obscure holy persons teach us something. <BR> And so it is with St. Casilda, the daughter of a Muslim leader in Toledo, Spain, in the 10th century. Casilda was herself raised as a Muslim and showed special kindness to Christian prisoners. She became ill as a young woman but was not convinced that ... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 00:42:23 EST 4/8/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907423 April 8 <BR> St. Julie Billiart <BR> (1751-1816) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Born in Cuvilly, France, into a family of well-to-do farmers, young Marie Rose Julie Billiart showed an early interest in religion and in helping the sick and poor. Though the first years of her life were relatively peaceful and uncomplicated, Julie had to take up manual work as a young teen when her family lost its money. However, she spent her spare time teaching catechism ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 00:26:36 EST 4/7/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906789 April 7 <BR> St. John Baptist de la Salle <BR> (1651-1719) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Complete dedication to what he saw as God's will for him dominated the life of John Baptist de la Salle. In 1950, Pope Pius XII named him patron of schoolteachers for his efforts in upgrading school instruction. As a young 17th-century Frenchman, John had everything going for him: scholarly bent, good looks, noble family background, money, refined upbringing. At the... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 00:38:34 EST 3/6/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906140 pril 6 <BR> St. Crescentia Hoess <BR> (1682-1744) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Crescentia was born in 1682 in a little town near Augsburg, the daughter of a poor weaver. She spent play time praying in the parish church, assisted those even poorer than herself and had so mastered the truths of her religion that she was permitted to make her holy Communion at the then unusually early age of seven. In the town she was called "the little angel." <BR> As sh... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 00:47:07 EST 4/5/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905615 April 5 <BR> St. Vincent Ferrer <BR> (1350?-1419) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The polarization in the Church today is a mild breeze compared with the tornado that ripped the Church apart during the lifetime of this saint. If any saint is a patron of reconciliation, Vincent Ferrer is. <BR> Despite parental opposition, he entered the Dominican Order in his native Spain at 19. After brilliant studies, he was ordained a priest by Cardinal Peter de Luna—... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 00:22:32 EST 3/4/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905095 April 4 <BR> St. Isidore of Seville <BR> (560?-636) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The 76 years of Isidore's life were a time of conflict and growth for the Church in Spain. The Visigoths had invaded the land a century and a half earlier, and shortly before Isidore's birth they set up their own capital. They were Arians—Christians who said Christ was not God. Thus Spain was split in two: One people (Catholic Romans) struggled with another (... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 00:40:30 EST 4/3/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904536 <link>www.americancatholic.org/Features/Sa<BR>ints/saint.aspx?id=1342&calendar=1 </link> <BR> <BR> April 3 <BR> St. Benedict the African <BR> (1526-1589) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Benedict held important posts in the Franciscan Order and gracefully adjusted to other work when his terms of office were up. <BR> His parents were slaves brought from Africa to Messina, Sicily. Freed at 18, Benedict did farm work for a wage and soon saved enough to bu... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 00:35:50 EST April 2 2015 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903933 <link>www.americancatholic.org/Features/Sa<BR>ints/saint.aspx?id=1341&calendar=1 </link> <BR> <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> April 2 <BR> St. Francis of Paola <BR> (1416-1507) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 00:57:37 EST April 1 Happy April fools day and Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903270 April 1 <BR> St. Hugh of Grenoble <BR> (1052-1132) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Today’s saint could be a patron for those of us who feel so overwhelmed by all the problems in the world that we don’t know where to begin. <BR> Hugh, who served as a bishop in France for 52 years, had his work cut out for him from the start. Corruption seemed to loom in every direction: the buying and selling of Church offices, violations of clerical celibacy, lay cont... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:27:20 EST March 31,2015 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902676 March 31 <BR> St. Stephen of Mar Saba <BR> (d. 794) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> A "do not disturb" sign helped today's saint find holiness and peace. <BR> Stephen of Mar Saba was the nephew of St. John Damascene, who introduced the young boy to monastic life beginning at age 10. When he reached 24, Stephen served the community in a variety of ways, including guest master. After some time he asked permission to live a hermit's life. The answer from the... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:59:44 EST March 30 2015 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902349 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> March 30 <BR> St. Peter Regalado <BR> (1390-1456) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Peter lived at a very busy time in ... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:36:39 EST Sun 29 15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901456 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> March 24 <BR> St. Catherine of Genoa <BR> (1447-1510) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Going to confession one day was the turning point of Catherine’s life. <B... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:15:45 EST 3/28/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900957 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> March 28 <BR> St. Hesychius of Jerusalem <BR> (c. 450) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Not only is the name of today's saint a bit hard to pronounce and spell. I... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:21:17 EST 3/27/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900385 March 27 <BR> Blessed Francis Faà di Bruno <BR> (1825-1888) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Francis, the last of 12 children, was born in northern Italy into an aristocratic family. He lived at a particularly turbulent time in history, when anti-Catholic and anti-papal sentiments were especially strong. <BR> After being trained as a military officer, Francis was spotted by King Victor Emmanuel II, who was impressed with the young man's character and lear... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:54:29 EST Today 3/26/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900123 Right now I need to bake 49 cupcakes 4 cakes for Sat and frost and decorate them too <BR> <BR> Last night Comcast went down and I went to bed so no Saint of the day today will resume tomorrow .. Hugs and know I love you <BR> <BR> <BR> Today feeling blah allergies and ears are my problem using my inhalers and nose spray don't need to get sick UGH time buzzing ugh Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:15:08 EST Today 3/26/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900122 Right now I need to bake 49 cupcakes 4 cakes for Sat and frost and decorate them too <BR> <BR> Last night Comcast went down and I went to bed so no Saint of the day today will resume tomorrow .. Hugs and know I love you <BR> <BR> <BR> Today feeling blah allergies and ears are my problem using my inhalers and nose spray don't need to get sick UGH time buzzing ugh Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:15:07 EST 3/25/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899154 AINT 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> March 25 <BR> Annunciation of the Lord <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The feast of the Annunciation, now recognized as a solemnity, was first c... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:42:42 EST 3/24/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898533 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> March 24 <BR> St. Catherine of Genoa <BR> (1447-1510) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Going to confession one day was the turning point of Catherine’s life. <B... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:58:49 EST 3/23/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897858 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> March 23 <BR> Blessed Claudio Granzotto <BR> (1900-1947) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Born in Santa Lucia del Piave near Venice, Claudio was the youngest of n... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:25:44 EST 3/22/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897302 <link>www.americancatholic.org/Features/Sa<BR>ints/saint.aspx?id=1321&calendar=1 </link> <BR> <BR> March 22 <BR> St. Nicholas Owen <BR> (d. 1606) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Nicholas, familiarly known as "Little John," was small in stature but big in the esteem of his fellow Jesuits. <BR> Born at Oxford, this humble artisan saved the lives of many priests and laypersons in England during the penal times (1559-1829), when a series of statutes punis... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:37:40 EST march 21 2015 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896787 <link>www.americancatholic.org/Features/Sa<BR>ints/Saint.aspx?id=1330&calendar=1 </link> <BR> St. Benvenute of Osimo <BR> (d. 1282) <BR> <BR> <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> The spirit of Saint Francis can be found among bishops. <BR> Benvenute came from the prominent Scotivoli family in Ancona, Italy. After studying theology and law at the University of Bologna, he was ordained and sent back to Ancona to assist in the running of the diocese. <BR> <BR> Then he was appointed administrator of t... Sat, 21 Mar 2015 01:03:47 EST 3/20/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896222 March 20 <BR> Blessed John of Parma <BR> (1209-1289) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The seventh general minister of the Franciscan Order, John was known for his attempts to bring back the earlier spirit of the Order after the death of St. Francis of Assisi. <BR> He was born in Parma, Italy, in 1209. It was when he was a young philosophy professor known for his piety and learning that God called him to bid good-bye to the world he was used to and enter th... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:37:40 EST 3/19/15 Saint of the Day today ST JOSEPH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895619 <link>www.americancatholic.org/Features/Sa<BR>ints/saint.aspx?id=1327&calendar=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> March 19 <BR> St. Joseph, Husband of Mary <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:29 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot more than faithfulness in paying debts. <BR> When the Bible speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the all-holy or “righteous” One, so tran... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:35:29 EST 3/18/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894963 <BR> Saint of the Day—available on the iPhone! <BR> <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> March 18 <BR> St. Salvator of Horta <BR> (1520-1567) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> A reputation ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:21:09 EST 3/17/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894337 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> March 17 <BR> St. Patrick <BR> (415?-493?) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Legends about Patrick abound; but truth is best served by our seeing two s... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:55:47 EST 3/16/15 Saint of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893680 March 15 <BR> St. Clement Mary Hofbauer <BR> (1751-1820) <BR> <BR> 00:00/01:30 <BR> Size: A A <BR> <BR> Listen to Audio <BR> Clement might be called the second founder of the Redemptorists, as it was he who carried the congregation of St. Alphonsus Liguori to the people north of the Alps. <BR> John, the name given him at Baptism, was born in Moravia into a poor family, the ninth of 12 children. Although he longed to be a priest there was no money for studies, and he was apprenticed to a bak... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00:48:05 EST