Tag: saints

Cymru Am Byth

Wales forever! Happy Saint David’s Day! My grandmother, who was half Welsh, half Greek always observed Saint David’s Day! Saint David (c. 500–589) is the patron saint of Wales, and in Welsh he is reffered to as Dewi Sant. The daffodil, the national flower of Wales, is traditionally worn on St. David’s Day. Another traditional…

Getting to know Blessed Miguel Pro

Until this week, I knew very little about Blessed Miguel Pro. As part of Paper Dali’s Blessed Miguel Link Up Fiesta, I am sharing a bit of what I learned. Blessed Miguel Augustine Pro Juárez (1891-1927) was martyred for being a Catholic priest during the persecution of the Church in Mexico. His execution was ordered…

Patrons Saints & Dads — we’re in good company

Since things are a bit crazy here, I’m grabbing two items from the archives for this week’s Helpful Homeschool Hints: The Yearly Patron Saint — If you don’t have one for your homeschool, it’s never too late! Moms Need Dads’ Full Support — Let’s face it, we can’t do it without them! Helpful Homeschool Hints…

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace

St. Francis of Assisi loved all animals. He is very special to us, and with all the animals we have in our house I like to think we are special to him too. One custom that many parishes have in honor of the Feast of Francis is a procession of animals and a blessing of…

Let Mother Teresa deliver your mail

Who need lights on the Empire State building when you’ve got a U.S. postage stamp? That’s right, the Mother Teresa commemorative stamp is official. The stamp was unveiled, Sunday, September 5 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and are available now for purchase! Get all the details, and get your…

Give us a wink, Rosalie!

We have chosen Blessed Rosalie Rendu, “mother of the poor,” as our homeschool patron for the 2010-2011 school year. In an era troubled by social conflicts, Rosalie Rendu joyfully became a servant to the poorest, restoring dignity to each one by means of material help, education and the teaching of the Christian mystery, inducing Frédéric…

Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola

Today is the feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, still followed today, were inspired by his dramatic conversion experience. The Excercises are the fountain of your spirituality and the matrix of your Constitutions, but they are also a gift that the Spirit of the…

Vive Jeanne d’Arc

Sunday, May 30, is the feast of St. Joan of Arc. I always think of Joan as a somewhat overlooked, or perhaps misunderstood, saint once you get out of New Orleans or France. Joan is my Mom’s name. I, and my oldest daughter, took Joan as our Confirmation name. It is also my third daughter’s…

Our paper-saint parade

For All Saints Day, our paper saints, courtesy of Paper Dali, adorned our fireplace mantle. From left to right we have St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. Damien, St. Juan Diego & Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Joseph, and St. Rose. It’s a small, but powerful group!

Let us invoke the Saints

Father, All-Powerful and ever-living God, today we rejoice in the holy men and women of every time and place. May their prayers bring us your forgiveness and love. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Book review: Catholic Saints Prayer Book

Catholic Saints Prayer Book by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle Our Sunday Visitor ©2008 ISBN: 978-1-59276-285-9 The saints are here to inspire, guide, and pray for us. They started out as ordinary people, just like us. But they chose to be saintly. This choice was not an easy one for any of them and the temptations of…

Plan a paper-saint parade

Paper Dali has an incredible selection of saint paper dolls that are just perfect for an All Saints celebration! Veronica, the artist behind the dalis, has the following saints available: Anna Wang (1) Blessed Juan Diego (1) Blessed Miguel Pro (1) Damien of Molokai (1) Elizabeth Ann Seton (1) Joseph Mukasa (1) Margaret of Scotland…

Feast of St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa’s Bookmark Let nothing trouble you, let nothing frighten you. All things are passing; God never changes. Patience obtains all things. He who possesses God lacks nothing: God alone suffices. Read about the life of St. Teresa as presented by the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus.

Aloha, Saint Damien

“I feel myself to be the happiest missionary in the world.” — Saint Damien Esther, A Catholic Mom in Hawaii, has compiled an extensive list of links covering St. Damien’s canonization: The following is coverage links from representatives from various Catholic pilgrimage groups and news sources that will be there for the canonization. This post…

Novena Rose Prayer

Say this prayer for nine days and St. Therese will send you a rose! If you begin today, Wednesday, September 23, you will end your novena on the Feast of St. Therese. O Little Therese of the Child Jesus, please pick for me a rose from the heavenly gardens and send it to me as…

Our Juan Diego paper dolls

Many of you know we have chosen St. Juan Diego as patron of our 2009-2010 homeschool year. Last week, Cro and Aud made Juan Diego paper dolls. His tilma is removable, so you have a Juan with and without Our Lady of Guadalupe. There is a nice cluster of roses as well. This wonderful little…

email St. Rose of Lima!

News from Peru: Archibishopric of Lima opens email account for Saint Rose from LivinginPeru.com by Isabel Guerra In order to allow all Saint Rose of Lima devotees to express their traditional salutations to the Patroness of Lima and Peru on August 30th, the Archibishopric of Lima has opened an email account for delivering these messages.…

Celebrate the Curé of Ars

Today is the Feast of St. John Vianney Curé of Ars. Pope Benedict XVI declared the 2009-2010 Year of the Priest to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Mary Vianney. Learn more about this patron of priests. Who was St. John Vianney? And what is the Curé of Ars? Saints.SQPN.com has…

Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival

For thirteen years now, we have chosen a saint to be our patron for that homeschool year. We have actually been homeschooling for 18 years, but it took us a while to start this tradition. This week we selected our patron for 2009-2010. Be sure to check out all the great Catholic blog posts at…

Our patron for 2009-2010

We have officially picked our homeschool patron for the 2009-2010 school year: Saint Juan Diego. I have never given much thought to Juan Diego as all my attention is always drawn to Our Lady of Guadalupe. As part of the Catholic Company’s book reviewer program, I am reading Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the…

Feast of Mary, Queeen of Carmel

On July 16, 1251 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel appeared to St. Simon Stock and gaves him the scapular promise: “Whosoever dies clothed with this habit shall be saved from eternal fire.” Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Our Lady of Mount Carmel O Most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of…

Feast of St. Benedict

From my parish bulletin: On the feast of St. Benedict, let us give thanks to the Benedictine monks at Ampleforth Abbey who sent three of their best monks to start our Monastery, School and Parish here. Let us thank God for all of the monks both living and dead who have served so selflessly here…