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  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Robert Bellarmine, 09-17-18

    09/17/2018 5:20:13 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Detail | Stained glass window in Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Dayton, Ohio | photo by Nheyob Saint Robert Bellarmine Saint of the Day for September 17 (October 4, 1542 – September 17, 1621)  Saint Robert Bellarmine’s Story When Robert Bellarmine was ordained in 1570, the study of Church history and the fathers of the Church was in a sad state of neglect. A promising scholar from his youth in Tuscany, he devoted his energy to these two subjects, as well as to Scripture, in order to systematize Church doctrine against the attacks of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-17-18, OM, St. Robert Bellarmine, Bishop & Doctor/Church

    09/16/2018 10:11:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
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    September 17, 2018 Monday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Cor 11:17-26, 33 Brothers and sisters:In giving this instruction, I do not praise the factthat your meetings are doing more harm than good.First of all, I hear that when you meet as a Churchthere are divisions among you,and to a degree I believe it;there have to be factions among youin order that also those who are approved among youmay become known.When you meet in one place, then,it is not to eat the Lord's supper,for in eating, each one goes ahead with his own supper,and one...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Cornelius, 09-16-18

    09/16/2018 7:25:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Stained glass window in Catholic Church of Saint-Corneille | photo by GFreihalter Saint Cornelius Saint of the Day for September 16 (d. 253)  Saint Cornelius’ Story There was no pope for 14 months after the martyrdom of Saint Fabian because of the intensity of the persecution of the Church. During the interval, the Church was governed by a college of priests. Saint Cyprian, a friend of Cornelius, writes that Cornelius was elected pope “by the judgment of God and of Christ, by the testimony of most of the clergy, by the vote of the people, with...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Our Lady of Sorrows, 09-15-18

    09/15/2018 3:21:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Our Lady of Sorrows statue in Golgotha, Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem | photo by creisor Our Lady of Sorrows Saint of the Day for September 15 The Story of Our Lady of Sorrows For a while there were two feasts in honor of the Sorrowful Mother: one going back to the 15th century, the other to the 17th century. For a while both were celebrated by the universal Church: one on the Friday before Palm Sunday, the other in September.The principal biblical references to Marys sorrows are in Luke 2:35 and John 19:26-27. The Lucan passage is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-15-18, M, Our Lady of Sorrows

    09/14/2018 8:28:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
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    September 15, 2018 Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows Reading 1 1 Cor 10:14-22 My beloved ones, avoid idolatry.I am speaking as to sensible people;judge for yourselves what I am saying.The cup of blessing that we bless,is it not a participation in the Blood of Christ?The bread that we break,is it not a participation in the Body of Christ?Because the loaf of bread is one,we, though many, are one Body,for we all partake of the one loaf. Look at Israel according to the flesh;are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar?So what am I saying?That meat...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-14-18, FEAST, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    09/13/2018 10:24:46 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies
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    September 14, 2018 Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Reading 1 Nm 21:4b-9 With their patience worn out by the journey,the people complained against God and Moses,"Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,where there is no food or water?We are disgusted with this wretched food!" In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,which bit the people so that many of them died.Then the people came to Moses and said,"We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us."So Moses prayed for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint John Chrysostom, 09-13-18

    09/13/2018 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Chrysostemos | Carl Christian Peters Saint John Chrysostom Saint of the Day for September 13 (c. 349 – September 14, 407)  Saint John Chrysostom’s Story The ambiguity and intrigue surrounding John, the great preacher (his name means “golden-mouthed”) from Antioch, are characteristic of the life of any great man in a capital city. Brought to Constantinople after a dozen years of priestly service in Syria, John found himself the reluctant victim of an imperial ruse to make him bishop in the greatest city of the empire. Ascetic, unimposing but dignified, and troubled by stomach ailments from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-13-18, M, St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor/Church

    09/12/2018 11:57:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
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    September 13, 2018 Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 1 Cor 8:1b-7, 11-13 Brothers and sisters:Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.If anyone supposes he knows something,he does not yet know as he ought to know.But if one loves God, one is known by him. So about the eating of meat sacrificed to idols:we know that there is no idol in the world,and that there is no God but one.Indeed, even though there are so-called gods in heaven and on earth(there are, to be sure, many "gods" and many "lords"),yet for...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Cyprian, 09-11-18

    09/11/2018 9:55:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Head Reliquary of Saint Cyprian in the St. Kornelius chapel of the abbey church of Kornelimünster Abbey in Kornelimünster | photo by ACBahn Saint Cyprian Saint of the Day for September 11 (d. 258) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODSep11.mp3 Saint Cyprian’s Story Cyprian is important in the development of Christian thought and practice in the third century, especially in northern Africa.Highly educated, a famous orator, he became a Christian as an adult. He distributed his goods to the poor, and amazed his fellow citizens by making a vow of chastity before his baptism. Within two years he had been ordained a...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Thomas of Villanova, 09-10-18

    09/10/2018 4:27:43 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Santo Tomás de Villanueva | Francisco Camilo Saint Thomas of Villanova Saint of the Day for September 10 (1488 – September 8, 1555)  Saint Thomas of Villanova’s Story Saint Thomas was from Castile in Spain and received his surname from the town where he was raised. He received a superior education at the University of Alcala and became a popular professor of philosophy there.After joining the Augustinian friars at Salamanca, Thomas was ordained and resumed his teaching–despite a continuing absentmindedness and poor memory. He became prior and then provincial of the friars, sending the first Augustinians...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Peter Claver, 09-09-18

    09/09/2018 3:35:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Stained glass window in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Andrew in Dormagen in Rhein-Kreis Neuss (Nordrhein-Westfalen) | photo by GFreihalter Saint Peter Claver Saint of the Day for September 9 (June 26, 1581 – September 8, 1654)  Saint Peter Claver’s Story A native of Spain, young Jesuit Peter Claver left his homeland forever in 1610 to be a missionary in the colonies of the New World. He sailed into Cartagena, a rich port city washed by the Caribbean. He was ordained there in 1615.By this time the slave trade had been established in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed Frdric Ozanam, 09-07-18

    09/07/2018 5:21:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Blessed Frédéric Ozanam. Frontispiece from Complete Works of Frederic Ozanam, Lecoffre editions, Paris , 1862 ( second edition ). Blessed Frédéric Ozanam Saint of the Day for September 7 (April 23, 1813 – September 8, 1853)  Blessed Frédéric Ozanam’s Story A man convinced of the inestimable worth of each human being, Frédéric served the poor of Paris well, and drew others into serving the poor of the world. Through the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, which he founded, his work continues to the present day.Frédéric was the fifth of Jean and Marie Ozanam’s 14 children, one...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed Claudio Granzotto, 09-06-18

    09/06/2018 8:17:00 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Blessed Claudio Granzotto | photo by Infovalli It | flickr Blessed Claudio Granzotto Saint of the Day for September 6 (August 23, 1900 – August 15, 1947)  Blessed Claudio Granzotto’s Story Born in Santa Lucia del Piave near Venice, Claudio was the youngest of nine children and was accustomed to hard work in the fields. At the age of 9, he lost his father. Six years later, he was drafted into the Italian army, where he served more than three years.His artistic abilities, especially in sculpture, led to studies at Venice’s Academy of Fine Arts, which...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, 09-05-18

    09/05/2018 8:49:29 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
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    Franciscan Media Saint Teresa of Calcutta Saint of the Day for September 5 (August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997)  Saint Teresa of Calcutta’s Story Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the tiny woman recognized throughout the world for her work among the poorest of the poor, was beatified October 19, 2003. Among those present were hundreds of Missionaries of Charity, the order she founded in 1950, as a diocesan religious community. Today the congregation also includes contemplative sisters and brothers and an order of priests.Born to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje, Macedonia, Gonxha (Agnes) Bojaxhiu was the youngest...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Rose of Viterbo, 09-04-18

    09/04/2018 8:59:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Santa Rosa e San Donnino | fresco, Duomo di Ivrea | photo by Laurom Saint Rose of Viterbo Saint of the Day for September 4 (1233 – March 6, 1251)  Saint Rose of Viterbo’s Story Even as a child, Rose had a great desire to pray and to aid the poor. While still very young, she began a life of penance in her parents’ house. She was as generous to the poor as she was strict with herself. At the age of 10, she became a Secular Franciscan and soon began preaching in the streets about...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Gregory the Great, 09-03-18

    09/03/2018 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Saint Gregory the Great | Jusepe de Ribera, also known as José de Ribera Saint Gregory the Great Saint of the Day for September 3 (c. 540 – March 12, 604)  Saint Gregory the Great’s Story Gregory was the prefect of Rome before he was 30. After five years in office he resigned, founded six monasteries on his Sicilian estate, and became a Benedictine monk in his own home at Rome.Ordained a priest, Gregory became one of the pope’s seven deacons, and also served six years in the East as papal representative in Constantinople. He was...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-03-18, M, St. Gregory the Great, Pope & Doctor/Church

    09/02/2018 10:35:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies
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    September 3, 2018 Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 1 Cor 2:1-5 When I came to you, brothers and sisters,proclaiming the mystery of God,I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom.For I resolved to know nothing while I was with youexcept Jesus Christ, and him crucified.I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling,and my message and my proclamationwere not with persuasive words of wisdom,but with a demonstration of spirit and power,so that your faith might rest not on human wisdombut on the power of God....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Blessed John Francis Burt and Companions, 09-02-18

    09/02/2018 6:36:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Massacre à la Salpêtrière, 3 septembre 1792 | anonymous (Unrelated, but similar incident during the French Revolution.) Blessed John Francis Burté and Companions Saint of the Day for September 2 (d. September 2, 1792 and January 21, 1794)  Blessed John Francis Burté and Companions’ Story These priests were victims of the French Revolution. Though their martyrdom spans a period of several years, they stand together in the Church’s memory because they all gave their lives for the same principle. In 1791, the Civil Constitution of the Clergy required all priests to take an oath which amounted...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Giles, 09-01-18

    09/01/2018 9:09:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Saint Giles and the Hind | Master of St. Giles Saint Giles Saint of the Day for September 1 (c. 650 – 710)  Saint Giles’ Story Despite the fact that much about Saint Giles is shrouded in mystery, we can say that he was one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages. Likely, he was born in the first half of the seventh century in southeastern France. That is where he built a monastery that became a popular stopping-off point for pilgrims making their way to Compostela in Spain, and the Holy Land.In England,...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Day by Day -- Saints for All, Saint Jeanne Jugan, 08-30-18

    08/30/2018 7:04:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
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    Franciscan Media Image: Statue of Saint Jeanne Jugan at the Sisters of the Poor in Valladolid | photo by Rodelar Saint Jeanne Jugan Saint of the Day for August 30 (October 25, 1792 – August 29, 1879)  Saint Jeanne Jugan’s Story Born in northern France during the French Revolution—a time when congregations of women and men religious were being suppressed by the national government, Jeanne would eventually be highly praised in the French academy for her community’s compassionate care of elderly poor people.When Jeanne was three and a half years old, her father, a fisherman, was lost at sea....