Saint of the Day

Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary Saint of the Day for March 19

Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary Saint of the Day for March 19

Saint Joseph’s Story Saint Joseph is the Patron Saint of: BelgiumCanadaCarpentersChinaFathersHappy deathPeruRussiaSocial JusticeTravelersUniversal ChurchVietnamWorkers The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot more than faithfulness in paying debts. When the Bible speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the all-holy or “righteous” one, so transforms a person that the individual shares somehow in God’s own holiness, and hence it is really “right” for God to love him or her. In other words, God is not playing games, acting as if we were lovable when we are not. By saying...

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How to pray the rosary

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How to pray the rosary

HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY Rosary beads help Catholics count their prayers. More importantly, Catholics pray the rosary as a means of entreaty to ask God for a special favor, such as helping a loved one recover from an illness, or to thank God for blessings received — a new baby, a new job, a new moon. #1 On the crucifix, make the sign of the cross and then pray the Apostles’ Creed. I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the...

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Saint John of God - Saint of the Day for March 8

Saint John of God is the Patron Saint of: BooksellersFirefightersHeart PatientsHospitalsNursesPrintersSick Having given up active Christian belief while a soldier, John was 40 before the depth of his sinfulness began to dawn on him. He decided to give the rest of his life to God’s service, and headed at once for Africa where he hoped to free captive Christians and, possibly, be martyred. He was soon advised that his desire for martyrdom was not spiritually well based, and returned to Spain and the relatively prosaic activity of a religious goods store. Yet he was still not settled. Moved initially by...

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Saints Perpetua And Felicity - March 7

Saints Perpetua And Felicity - March 7

Saint Felicity is the Patron Saint of: WidowsMothers of Deceased Sons   “When my father in his affection for me was trying to turn me from my purpose by arguments and thus weaken my faith, I said to him, ‘Do you see this vessel—waterpot or whatever it may be? Can it be called by any other name than what it is?’ ‘No,’ he replied. ‘So also I cannot call myself by any other name than what I am—a Christian.’” So writes Perpetua: young, beautiful, well-educated, a noblewoman of Carthage in North Africa, mother of an infant son and chronicler of...

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Oscar Romero - Salvadoran priest will be declare A Saint on Sunday

Oscar Romero - Salvadoran priest will be declare A Saint on Sunday

Salvadoran priest Oscar Romero to be declared saint by Pope Francis The canonization of the assassinated archbishop will take place on Sunday in Rome Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran priest who championed social justice for the poor and dispossessed, will be proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a canonization ceremony in Rome on Sunday, almost four decades after he was assassinated by a right wing death squad. The former archbishop of San Salvador, who was closely associated with the Latin American liberation theology movement of the 1960s and 70s, will be canonized along with six others at the ceremony in St Peter’s...

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