Posts Tagged ‘Saints’

Today’s Saint: St. Hugh of Grenoble

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

“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 control of Church property, religious indifference and/or ignorance. After serving as bishop for two years, he’d had his fill. He tried disappearing to a monastery, but the pope called him back to continue the work of reform”….read more here.

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Today’s Saint: Stephen of Mar Saba

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

“…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 abbot was yes and no: Stephen could follow his preferred lifestyle during the week, but on weekends he was to offer his skills as a counselor. Stephen placed a note on the door of his cell: ‘Forgive me, Fathers, in the name of the Lord, but please do not disturb me except on Saturdays and Sundays'”….read more here.

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Today’s Saint: Peter Regalado

Monday, March 30th, 2009

“Peter came from a wealthy and pious family in Valladolid, Spain. At the age of 13, he was allowed to enter the Conventual Franciscans. Shortly after his ordination, he was made superior of the friary in Aguilar. He became part of a group of friars who wanted to lead a life of greater poverty and penance. In 1442 he was appointed head of all the Spanish Franciscans in his reform group”….read more here.

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Today’s Saint: Blessed Ludovico of Casoria

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

“In 1847 he had a mystical experience which he later described as a cleansing. After that he dedicated his life to the poor and the infirm, establishing a dispensary for the poor, two schools for African children, an institute for the children of nobility, as well as an institution for orphans, the deaf and the speechless, and other institutes for the blind, elderly and for travelers”….read more here.

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Today’s Saint: Hesychius of Jerusalem

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

“His words on the Eucharist, written centuries ago, speak to us today: “Keep yourselves free from sin so that every day you may share in the mystic meal; by doing so our bodies become the body of Christ”….read more here.

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Today’s Saint: Blessed Francis Faà di Bruno

Friday, March 27th, 2009

“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 learning. Invited by the king to tutor his two young sons, Francis agreed and prepared himself with additional studies. But with the role of the Church in education being a sticking point for many, the king was forced to withdraw his offer to the openly Catholic Francis and, instead, find a tutor more suitable to the secular state”….read more here.

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Today’s Saint: Blessed Didacus of Cadiz

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

“His gift of preaching was soon evident. He journeyed tirelessly through the territory of Andalusia of Spain, speaking in small towns and crowded cities. His words were able to touch the minds and hearts of young and old, rich and poor, students and professors”….read more here.

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Annunciation of the Lord

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

“The feast of the Annunciation goes back to the fourth or fifth century. Its central focus is the Incarnation: God has become one of us. From all eternity God had decided that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity should become human. Now, as Luke 1:26-38 tells us, the decision is being realized. The God-Man embraces all humanity, indeed all creation, to bring it to God in one great act of love”….read more here.

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Today’s Saint: Catherine of Genoa

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

“Catherine’s parents were members of the nobility in Genoa. At 13 she attempted to become a nun but failed because of her age. At 16 she married Julian, a nobleman who turned out to be selfish and unfaithful. For a while she tried to numb her disappointment by a life of selfish pleasure. One day in confession she had a new sense of her own sins and how much God loved her”….read more here.

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Today’s Saint: Turibius of Mogrovejo

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

“The Lord indeed writes straight with crooked lines. Against his will, and from the unlikely springboard of an Inquisition tribunal, this man became the Christlike shepherd of a poor and oppressed people. God gave him the gift of loving others as they needed it”…read more here.

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