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(no subject) [Dec. 7th, 2009|08:51 pm]


Who do you guys think this figure is?

Thanks guys, I'm gonna have to agree that its probably St. Rose of Lima. She and St. Catherine of Siena do have similar symbolism, but very different personalities. St. Rose is more demure, when I compare images.
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Saints John of Nepomuk and Anthony the Abbot [Sep. 4th, 2009|08:27 pm]
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'tis very well known that many saints are known for legends whose veracity is considered dubious. Was John of Nepomuk really killed because he would not reveal what the Queen of Bohemia told him in the confessional?
I am fascinated and amazed at the many paintings that depict the temptations and torments of Saint Anthony. What text has inspired all those artworks?
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trying to find a saint [Aug. 28th, 2009|03:22 pm]

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Hi, I'm new here and hope that it's okay to ask a question. I read through the userinfo and didn't see anything about it.

I was trying to remember the name of a saint who heard God speak, and then after the experience the saint couldn't stop talking. Like for really an extremely long time afterward, they were unable to remain silent or talk about anything except for the revelations experienced.

I'm sorry, this is a terrible summary, but if that makes you think of any names, I would really appreciate your assistance. Thank you!
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Identity of a Saint [Aug. 18th, 2009|03:16 pm]
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In many paintings of the Renaissance, particularly German, a bishop appears in the attitude of giving a coin to a beggar. Which particular saint is he?
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Today is the Feast of St Francis de Sales (1576-1662), the Apostle of Love, patron of journalists [Jan. 24th, 2009|05:28 pm]

Born 1567 at the Castle of Sales in the French Duchy of Savoy, near Thorens (Haute-Savoie), Saint Francis de Sales renounced all his possessions and titles. He chose the same Lady Poverty Saint Francis romanced so eloquently 4 centuries before to teach us what our true treasure is, and became a priest.

His bishop, Msgr Granier assigned Saint Francis de Sales to evangelize the mountainous Alpine region of le Chablais, almost entirely turned to Calvinism. He was to face face snow and wolves in his travails.

He undertook to write personal letters. With the help of the recently invented printing press, he took to posting them in public places and passing them on door-to-door.

This is how Saint Francis de Sales became the patron Saint of Journalists, as he is considered to have authored the first periodic catholic publication in the world.

These publications were collected and published as "Méditations", "Épîtres à Messieurs de Thonon", (letters to Gentlemen in Thonon) and "Controverses". To reach the illiterate, he preached on market places, during the market times.

I wrote quite extensively about Saint Francis de Sales' life on another Feast Day, as he "birthed" himself another Saint in his lifetime, Sainte Jeanne of Chantal, for whom he wrote "Introduction to the Devout Life": see my entry on August 18, 2006, for Sainte Jeanne de Chantal - Saint Jane of Chantal and the Martyrdom of Love (1572-1641) at http://faustynka.livejournal.com/2006/08/18/, which discusses his remarkable impact and the creation of his order, the Order of the Visitation, in the spirit of the pregnant Mary visiting the pregnant Elizabeth, giving birth to the very first church gathering in the True Presence and Its Abiding Love.

Another Saint sprang out of Saint Francis de Sales' labor of love, Saint Don Bosco, another famous salesian priest who applied the calling to love to the salvation and education of thousands homeless children loitering in the streets of industrial Turino in the XIXth century.


"Saint François de Sale en prière" (Saint Francis de Sales in prayer), from the Musée des Augustins (Fine Arts Museum) in Toulouse, France, Image credit from http://www.augustins.org/sp/collections/bdd/zoom.asp?num=Ra+915

En 1767, morceau de réception de Pajou à l’Académie royale de peinture, sculpture et architecture de Toulouse, supprimée en 1793.

Cette statuette est le modèle en terre cuite de la statue exécutée pour l’église Saint-Roch de Paris, sous la direction de Falconet (connue par un moulage en stuc). Saint François de Sales, évêque de Genève, auteur de l’Introduction à la vie dévote et fondateur de l’ordre de la Visitation, devait y côtoyer saint Grégoire, saint Augustin et saint Charles Borromée.
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(no subject) [Apr. 6th, 2008|08:17 pm]

Hello. I recently came upon this prayer, and I thought this community might be able to help me:

“May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.”

Online, it is frequently attributed to St. Thérèse of Lisieux. However, I can't seem to find a clear concensus on that. Some say it is St. Teresa or Mother Teresa or somone else entirely.

Does anyone in this community know who wrote this?
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Jesus to St. Faustina (from the Diary of Faustina Kowalska) [Apr. 2nd, 2008|01:06 pm]

When boredom and discouragement beat against your heart, run away from yourself and hide in My heart. DO not fear struggle; courage itself often intimidates temptations, and they dare not attack us. Always fight with the deep conviction that I am with you. Do not be guided by feeling, because it is not always under control; but all merit lies in the will...Do not be unduly fearful because you are not alone. (1760) 
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(no subject) [Apr. 2nd, 2008|01:05 pm]

"Forget all that is not Jesus; forget yourself for love of Him." -St. Thérèse of Lisieux 

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Oct. 16th: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Saint of the Sacred Heart [Oct. 16th, 2007|11:13 am]

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St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690)Collapse )
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(no subject) [Oct. 16th, 2007|10:46 am]

Alright, before I post today's saint, I wanted to ask if anybody had any suggestions they would like to share. What do you want to see improved about entries? Anything erk you? All concrit welcome. Also, would anybody like to be a co-maintainer? Keep up with posts when I get lazy? You could do Mon, Tue, Wed; I could do Thurs, Fri, Sat. Or you do one week, I do the next, etc. Same relative format. Whatever works. Anybody?

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