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Our Heart is Restless - Feast Day of St Augustine
Last edited 27th August 2015

On 28th August we celebrate the feast day of one of the most well known and influential Saints in history - St Augustine of Hippo. St Augustine, who lived from the year 354-430 AD, is famous for his incredible conversion after years of being away from the Church. He is also well known for his incredible writings, which continue to inspire and encourage Christians around the world to grow in relationship with Christ.

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Mother Teresa - Advice from a saint - Poverty of the Heart
Last edited 26th August 2015

Mother Teresa - Advice from a saint - Poverty of the Heart.

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Feast Day of St Bartholomew, Apostle - 24 August
Last edited 24th August 2015

In the New Testament, Bartholomew is mentioned only in the lists of the apostles. Some scholars identify him with Nathanael, a man of Cana in Galilee who was summoned to Jesus by Philip. Jesus paid him a great compliment: “Here is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him” (John 1:47b). When Nathanael asked how Jesus knew him, Jesus said, “I saw you under the fig tree” (John 1:48b).

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Feast Day of St Pius X - Pope of the Poor
Last edited 20th August 2015

Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy Communion. The second of 10 children in a poor Italian family, Joseph Sarto became Pius X at 68, one of the 20th century’s greatest popes. During his Papacy St Pius X denounced the ill treatment of indigenous peoples on the plantations of Peru, sent a relief commission to Messina after an earthquake and sheltered refugees at his own expense.

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux - Feast Day 20 August
Last edited 19th August 2015

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux is often called Europe's “man of the twelfth century." He was an adviser of popes, preacher of the Second Crusade, defender of the faith, healer of a schism, reformer of a monastic Order, Scripture scholar, a theologian and an eloquent preacher... and a Saint in the Catholic Church.

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Remembering Saint John Bosco on the bicentenary of his birth
Last edited 17th August 2015

Saint John Bosco, who is best known as Don Bosco, was born 200 years ago. The Italian saint's influence on education and charity is still felt throughout the world. Don Bosco was born in Turin on August 16, 1815. At 25, he was ordained a priest. He immediately devoted himself to helping young people who hadn't benefited from the Industrial Revolution.

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St. Maximilian Kolbe (Priest and Martyr)
Last edited 17th August 2015

As a child, Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941) had a deep devotion to Our Lady. On one occasion he had a vision in which Mary offered him either a white garment, symbolizing purity, or a red one, symbolizing martyrdom. “I choose both,” the boy replied. His heart was transfixed by Our Lady. Later he prayed that when he died, he would be blessed with departing life on a Feast Day of the Blessed Mother.

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Fire of Love: Lessons from St. Maximilian Kolbe
Last edited 17th August 2015

There is no saint that has a greater impact upon my spiritual life than St. Maximilian Kolbe. This fact is ironic as early on in my conversion to Catholicism I did not like him at all. I thought he looked too stern in his pictures, and that he talked too much about the Immaculata, a title for the Blessed Virgin that I found rather weird. Yet, God works in mysterious ways, and after reading the writings of St. Maximilian himself, I grew to love this saint profoundly. Now, I pore over his words of wisdom again and again (his writings are truly a spiritual education) and I have even named my young son named after him.

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On This Day - Saint Maximillian Kolbe
Last edited 21st August 2015

Polish priest, Saint Maximillian Kolbe, was born on January 8, 1894 in Poland. During WWII, he provided shelter for 2,000 Jews whom he hid from Nazi persecution in his friary.On 17 February 1941, Kolbe was arrested by the Gestapo and was transferred to Auschwitz as prisoner #16670. In July of 1941, three prisoners escaped from the camp.

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Who was St. Clare of Assisi?
Last edited 12th August 2015

Clare was a beautiful Italian noblewoman who became the Foundress of an order of nuns now called "Poor Clares." When she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach, her heart burned with a great desire to imitate Francis and to live a poor humble life for Jesus. So one evening, she ran away from home, and in a little chapel outside Assisi, gave herself to God.

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