For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. -- Saint John the Apostle


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Saint Francis De Sales Quote

Saint Francis De Sales

Jesus is the teacher of holiness. I go to Him because I want Him to teach me how to become a Saint. Of what use to me is all I learn in school if I do not become holy?

Saint Francis De Sales

Saint Francis De Sales’ patronage: against deafness; authors; Baker, Oregon; Catholic press; confessors; *deaf people; educators; journalists (proclaimed on 26 April 1923 by Pope Pius XI); teachers; writers (proclaimed on 26 April 1923 by Pope Pius XI); diocese of Annecy, France; diocese of Baker, Oregon; archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio; diocese of Columbus, Ohio; diocese of Houma-Theibodaux, Louisiana; diocese of Keimoes-Upington, South Africa; diocese of Wilmington, Delaware; Champdepraz, Aosta, Italy; and the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest.

* Saint Francis developed a sign language in order to teach a a young deaf person the catechism. Because of this, he is the patron saint of the deaf.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Saint Eugene de Mazenod Quote

Saint Eugene de Mazenod

We glorify God in the masterpiece of his power and love…it is the Son whom we honour in the person of his Mother.

Saint Eugene de Mazenod

Saint Eugene de Mazenod's patronage: dysfunctional families

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Saint Bernardine of Siena Quote

Saint Bernardine of Siena

Every grace granted to man has three degrees in order; for by God it is communicated to Christ, from Christ it passes to the Virgin, and from the Virgin it descends to us.

Saint Bernardine of Siena

Saint Bernardine of Siena's patronage: advertisers; advertising; against hoarseness; communications; compulsive or uncontrolled gambling; gambling addicts; lungs; public relations; chest, respiratory, or lung problems; Aquila, Italy; Carpi, Italy; Castelspina, Alessandria, Italy; Trevignano Romano, Italy; diocese of San Bernardino, California; and Italy.


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