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« Reply #944 on: December 13, 2012, 08:01:00 AM »

What an amazing story of St. Odilia!
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« Reply #945 on: December 13, 2012, 09:42:28 AM »

Haha, you are a go to yourself, you know! And more every day!

There is so much I do not know about so many saints. But I am very thankful that God gave me the gift of reading and knowing them.

There are so many saints where there is so little information available about them too.

I sometimes like to especially pray to one of these. Because their presence can still touch our lives here and in a sense we get to know them even though we do not know them, and in the next life we will see.

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Even more in the Byzantine church.  Today Sts Eustratius, Auxentius, Eugene, Mardarius and Orestes.  Martyrs who suffered martyrdom AD 302 at Sebaste in Armenia, under the reign of Diocletian.   
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« Reply #946 on: December 14, 2012, 01:07:32 AM »

What an amazing story of St. Odilia!

Patricia can you imagine living in those early days when infanticide was  lawful, rampant and worse, practiced to a large extent, by the babies own parents? I understand that baby girls were particularly at risk as were any babies with  congenital defects. According to wiki, The Twelve Tables of Roman Law held that  "Deformed infants shall be killed"  Sad
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« Reply #947 on: December 14, 2012, 01:15:37 AM »

December 14
Today we remember
Saint Nicasius
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« Reply #948 on: December 14, 2012, 01:16:49 AM »

Saint Nicasius
Bishop of Rheims.
Martyr.

Saint Nicasius was beheaded in 451 by marauding barbarians, either the Vandals or the Huns. He was slain while trying to save the lives of his faithfuls during an invasion he had prophesied. Murdered with him were Saint Florentius, his deacon; Saint Jacundus , his lector and Saint Eutropia, his sister who was killed when he attacked her brother's murderers.
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« Reply #949 on: December 14, 2012, 07:20:27 AM »

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Patricia can you imagine living in those early days when infanticide was  lawful, rampant and worse, practiced to a large extent, by the babies own parents? I understand that baby girls were particularly at risk as were any babies with  congenital defects. According to wiki, The Twelve Tables of Roman Law held that  "Deformed infants shall be killed"  Sad

Odhiambo, sadly enough we are still  living in those days. Female  Infanticide is still practiced in the land I come from (though not legally) especially in rural areas where people are illiterate. Sex determination and abortion is practiced throughout the land. Though sex determination is illegal it is still being done. The doctor lets the mother know by a hint the sex of the child and if it is a girl in all likelihood is aborted. Millions of girls are missing from the Indian population . Where are these missing girls? Lost to abortion. Sad
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« Reply #950 on: December 14, 2012, 03:58:20 PM »

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Patricia can you imagine living in those early days when infanticide was  lawful, rampant and worse, practiced to a large extent, by the babies own parents? I understand that baby girls were particularly at risk as were any babies with  congenital defects. According to wiki, The Twelve Tables of Roman Law held that  "Deformed infants shall be killed"  Sad

Odhiambo, sadly enough we are still  living in those days. Female  Infanticide is still practiced in the land I come from (though not legally) especially in rural areas where people are illiterate. Sex determination and abortion is practiced throughout the land. Though sex determination is illegal it is still being done. The doctor lets the mother know by a hint the sex of the child and if it is a girl in all likelihood is aborted. Millions of girls are missing from the Indian population . Where are these missing girls? Lost to abortion. Sad

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« Reply #951 on: December 15, 2012, 01:07:29 AM »

December 15
Today we remember
Saint Paul of Latros
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« Reply #952 on: December 15, 2012, 01:11:30 AM »

Saint Paul of Latros
Sometimes listed as Paul the Younge.
Paul was born at Pergamos near Smyrna, in Turkey. His father was an officer in the imperial army. His father was killed in battle. After his mother died, he became a monk at Karia on Mount Olympus in Greece together with his brother Basil. Paul later left the monastery and became a hermit on Mount Latros in Bithynia, Asia Minor. Soon he attracted followers and was compelled to organise them into an hermitic community. After twelve years, Paul left Mount Latros in search of greater solitude. He settled on the island of Samos to live in a cave. Here too, more followers came and again he organised them into several Lauras or communities. He then returned to Latros where he spent the rest of his life in prayers and spiritual exercises.
He died in 956 at Latros.
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« Reply #953 on: December 15, 2012, 08:57:06 AM »

Saint Paul , pray for us!
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« Reply #954 on: December 16, 2012, 05:49:50 AM »

December 16
Today we remember the
Martyred Women of North-West Africa
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« Reply #955 on: December 16, 2012, 05:50:55 AM »

Martyred Women of North-West Africa
In 482 in North-West Africa, a large group of women were put to death by the Vandal King Hunneric for refusing to accept Arian Christianity i.e, Arian heresy.
This was all the information I could find about these Christians. The Church remembers them today, among other saints. We honor them for being true to the faith and thereby standing tall as role models for posterity.
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« Reply #956 on: December 17, 2012, 01:20:32 AM »

December 17
Today is the Memorial of
Saint Olympias
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« Reply #957 on: December 17, 2012, 01:23:53 AM »

Saint Olympias
Olympias was born around the year 361 in Constantinople. She was born in a noble and wealthy family. Her parents died when she was still a child, leaving her an orphan.
Her uncle handed her over to the care of Emperor Theodosius the Great.
When she was old enough, she married Nebridius, prefect of Constantinople. She was widowed soon after the marriage. Thereafter, she refused several offers of marriage even to those the Emperor had recommended for her. To punish her, Theodosius had her fortune put in trust until she was thirty. When he finally restore her fortunes in 391, she became a deaconess. With several other ladies, she founded a community of prayerful women in her home and devoted herself to charity. She built a hospital and orphanage, sheltered the homeless. She was so lavish in her alms giving that her friend, Saint John Chrysostom remonstrated with her and when he became Bishop of Constantinople in 398, he became her spiritual director. Olympias was a firm supporter of Chrysostom when he was expelled in 404 from Constantinople and refused to accept the ursurper Arsacius as Patriarch. As a result of this refusal, her community was fined by the prefect Optatus. She was also continually persecuted by the imperial and Church officials until finally, her community was disbanded and her charitable works ended.Throughout her tribulations, she received encouragement from John from his place of exile. Olympia was herself, finally exiled. She died in exile in Nicomedia on 25 July 408, less than one year after the death of Saint John Chrysostom.
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« Reply #958 on: December 18, 2012, 01:14:21 AM »

December 18
Today we remember
Saint Paul My
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« Reply #959 on: December 18, 2012, 01:15:40 AM »

Saint Paul My
Martyr.

Paul My was a Vietnamese who converted to Catholicism. He entered into the service of the Paris Foreign Missions Society and as such, he helped in spreading the Catholic Faith in Vietnam. He was arrested by those opposed to the Church in Vietnam and strangled to death in 1838. He was canonized in 1988 by Pope John Paul II
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 O Beauty ever ancient, ever new,
 late have I loved Thee!......”
St. Augustine of Hippo
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