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Archive for June, 2010

Saint Gertrude And The Sacred Heart

Posted: Friday, June 18th, 2010 @ 5:00 am in Liturgical Calendar, Prayer, Septuagesima, Time After Pentecost | Comments Off on Saint Gertrude And The Sacred Heart

Although the Feast of the Sacred Heart was not made universal until 1765, there were much earlier saints who observed this special devotion. Most notably the Benedictine nun St. Gertrude the Great. The Catholic Encyclopedia says the “characteristic of St. Gertrude’s piety is her devotion to the Sacred Heart”.  In honor of what would once […]

Saint Anthony

Posted: Sunday, June 13th, 2010 @ 9:22 pm in Liturgical Calendar, Saints, Time After Pentecost | 3 Comments »

Wow, it seems I have never done a post on Saint Anthony. Today would have been the feast of St. Anthony but it gets overruled by the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost. FishEaters has most of the good stuff covered. Aside from that, here is the “Miraculous Responsory” from the Franciscan breviary on St. Anthony’s feast […]

Catholic, Amish Style

Posted: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 @ 10:04 pm in Culture | 8 Comments »

Through the Distributist Review I found this interesting article.  I would like to highlight this part: To the outsider, the Amish lifestyle can appear to be one of deprivation and austerity, prompting us to ask: What’s kept the culture alive?  And can it continue?  The answer may lie in the culture’s central, guiding value.  Called […]