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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Index of Saints Feast Days for the Month of July

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The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs by Fra Angelico

July 2 - 
July 3 - Saint Thomas the Apostle
July 4 -
July 5 -
July 6 - Saint Maria Goretti
July 7 -
July 8 -
July 9 -
July 10 -
July 11- Saint Benedict, Novena
July 12 - Saint Veronica and Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus 
July 13 -
July 14 -
July 15 - Saint Bonaventure
July 16 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 17 - 
July 18 -
July 19 -
July 20 -
July 21 -
July 22 - Saint Mary Magdalene
July 23 -
July 24 -
July 25 - Saint James , Humanae Vitae
July 26 - Sts. Anne & Joachim 
July 27 -
July 28 -
July 29 - Saint Martha
July 30 -
July 31 - Saint Ignatius of Loyola 


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Saint Romuald - June 19

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Saint Botolph - June 17 - Patron of Farmers

Botolph was brother to Adulf; they were of Saxon, or perfaps Celtic, blood.  It is said that in their youth, the brothers left England to pursue a monastery education in Belgian Gaul.  Adulf stayed on the continent, where he rose to the bishop's seat.  But Botolph returned to the land of his birth with the desire to start a monastery. The land he found was called Ikanhoe and, although tradition places it in Boston (that is, "Botolph's stone") in Lincolnshire, evidence suggests that it was rather Iken in Suffolk. Having reached this "God-forsaken and devil-possessed" spot. Botolph consecrated the land through prayer.  

Botolph established his abbey in 654.  For the monks within its walls, he promoted the Benedictine rule.  Yet Botolph also went out frequently to preach in the rural areas, risking attacks by marauding bandits.  He died at Ikanhoe in 680 after a long illness.  In 870, the invading Danes destroyed the abbey, but Botolp's relics were hidden, and then removed to various places.  Over fifty churches in England have been named for Saint Botolph.  

Botolph is a patron of farmers.  He is one of the saints invoked for the protection of crops.  His struggles in taking possession of the demon-infested fen of Ikanhoe make him an apt intercessor for the laborers who must work to draw a harvest from the ground.  (Excerpt from Magnificat magazine March 2016, Vol 17, Number 13)

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Polish Martyrs - June 12

The 108 Martyrs of World War II, known also as 108 Blessed Polish Martyrs, were Roman Catholics from Poland killed during World War II by the Nazis.
Their liturgical feast day is 12 June. The 108 were beatified on 13 June 1999 by Pope John Paul II at Warsaw, Poland. The group comprises 3 bishops, 52 priests, 26 members of male religious orders, 3 seminarians, 8 religious sisters and 9 lay people. The list may be found here.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Saint Ephrem - June 9

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Saint Meriadec - June 7 (Patron of those suffering with deafness)

After receiving a good education, Meriadec, a native of France, was sent by his parents to serve as a courtier to the Frankish monarchy. He spent five years at court, remaining pure and blameless in his conduct.  Thereafter he renounced the prospect of marriage to enter holy orders.  Following his ordination to the priesthood Meriadec lived as a hermit in Stival, near Pontivy.  After leading a life of great holiness in the solitude of the wilderness, he was chosen to become bishop of Vannes in 666.  The biographer of Meriadec describes him as a faithful teacher of sound doctrine and a man of integrity and piety, vigilant in his solicitude for the flock entrusted to his care.  Meriadec's episcopate lasted about twenty years. Traditionally, he has been commemorated on June 7.  His intercession is invoked by those suffering from deafness.  (Taken from the Magnificat, June 2011, Vol 13, Number 4) 

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Saint Anthony of Padua - Sermon on Dealing with Evil


Dealing with Evil 

It is only in adversity that we come to know whether we have made real progress in goodness...Two things the devil fears above all:  the fire of charity and the well-trodden path of humility...The poor of Jesus Christ, who are marked with the sign of his poverty as long as they are in this world, consider themselves pilgrims and exiled from the Lord (2 Cor 5:6) and walk roughshod over the passing things of this world.  Unless we keep our hearts thus unfettered, how can we come to the Lord?...Nothing apart from God can satisfy the human heart which is truly in search of him. Patience is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit in us.  Practically, we are required to be patient in many ways:  for there are some things, trials and crosses, which come to us from God; others, temptations and enticements, that come to us from our old adversary the devil; still other difficulties that arise from our neighbor: persecution, complaints, unjust accusations. Against all these we must be ever on our guard lest we give way to complaining against the trials our maker sends us; lest again we be led astray into sin, which is what the devil wants; or to be overly disturbed by the thoughtlessness or unkindness of others.  For if we want to have our own way always, aren't we really seeking our reward here below in the things of this life?  Let us couple patience and long-suffering in the spirit of meekness and faith (and so bring forth fruit in patience)! Saint Anthony of Padua

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