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« Reply #1120 on: February 05, 2013, 12:20:36 AM »

February 5
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Saint Indract
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« Reply #1121 on: February 05, 2013, 12:21:37 AM »

Saint Indract
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Also known as Saint Indractus.
According to legend, Saint Indract was an Irishman, possibly the son of a chieftain. In 710, so the legend goes, he was returning home from a pilgrimage to Rome, when he was slain with his sister Dominica ( or Drusa) and several companions by Saxons near Glastonbury, England. His relics are said to be in Glastonbury.
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« Reply #1122 on: February 06, 2013, 08:39:12 AM »

February 6
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Saint Vaast of Arras
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« Reply #1123 on: February 06, 2013, 08:41:32 AM »

Saint Vaast of Arras
Bishop

Missionary among the Franks
He is also known as Vedast, Vedastus, Vaat, Foster and Gaston
He was born in 453 at Limoges, western France. He was ordained a priest at Toul. He worked with Saint Remigius to convert the Franks and was a catechist to King Clovis I when he was preparing for his baptism by Remigius.
In 499. Vaast was named bishop of Arras ( ? Rheims). Forty years later, by the time of his death, Saint Vaast had firmly established Christianity in his see. He was one of the most revered figure in the Church in this parts.
In liturgical art,Saint Vaast is depicted raising back to life a dead goose placed at his feet by a wolf.
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« Reply #1124 on: February 06, 2013, 08:50:01 AM »

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In liturgical art,Saint Vaast is depicted raising back to life a dead goose placed at his feet by a wolf.

Now that's a curious incident!

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« Reply #1125 on: February 07, 2013, 09:13:49 AM »

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In liturgical art,Saint Vaast is depicted raising back to life a dead goose placed at his feet by a wolf.

Now that's a curious incident!

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I wanted to read more about it but cannot find anything more.
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« Reply #1126 on: February 07, 2013, 09:14:09 AM »

February 7
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Saint Richard
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« Reply #1127 on: February 07, 2013, 09:15:35 AM »



Saint Richard
Richard was reportedly a prince from Wessex, England. He was the father of Saint Willibald, Saint Winebald, and Saint Walburga.
According to legend, Richard was on a pilgrimage to Rome with his two sons when he became ill and died at Lucca, Italy.
Miracles were reported at his tomb which led to his being venerated by the local population which honored him as the “ King of the English”.
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« Reply #1128 on: February 07, 2013, 12:20:59 PM »

I tried to find out some more and it seems it is believed that the wolf stole the goose from some poor people, but St. Vaast saved it for them.

Here's some more information about him from 'The Life and Legend of St. Vedast'

'St. Vedast was then consecrated Bishop of Arras, of which honour he proved himself worthy by his zeal and virtue. . . . Arras was a mess of ruins spiritual and temporal.

St. Vedast arrives at Arras entering the city by the Gate of the Vine, afterwards called Porte des Clarrises, near the convent of the nuns of St. Clare. here he foudn two men, a blind man and a lame, who asked in plaintive tones for alms.

The Holy Bishop replied to them, after the manner of the Apostles, "Silver and Gold have I none, but such as I have give I unto thee." And immediately he besought the Lord with tears to succour these afflicted people, as much for the sake of the bystanders as for their own. Then, he made over them the sign of the Cross, and both were immediately healed.

After this he entered the City, searching eagerly for some remains of the Church which St. Diogenes had erected. He found only ruins.

Attila had left there traces of his presence. He had overturned the temples, massacred the ministers of religion, and killed or dispersed their followers, and the few who had returned to their country were so poor, so destitute that none had been bold enough to rebuild the sacred structure.

While contemplating the ruins, the Saint uttered his lamentations: "These calamities," he cried, addressing himself to heaven, "have fallen upon us because we and our fathers have offended Thee. Our unrighteousness and our iniquity have drawn down upon us Thine anger. But now, O Lord, remember Thy mercy, and forget the sins of Thy poor servants."

Whilst, the Apostle, kneeling was praying for the city, still in heathen bondage, a bear came forth from the melancholy ruins. Vaast full of faith in God, was not afraid: he commanded the animal in the name of heaven to go back to the woods and never to recross the river Scarpe. . .

St. Vast discovered the ruins of several ancient oratories, open to the four winds, the resort of robbers: these sacred places he restored to their original use. He soon surrounded himself with fellow helpers; he founded schools, trained candidates for the ministry, ordained Deacons and Priests. He became the founder of Christianity in the northern provinces.'

Another incident from his life:

St. Vedast meant to meet King Clotair, who had just succeeded Clovis.

'St. Vedast on entering the apartment observed several cups filled with beer, which, having been offered to idols, were now to supply the wants of the guests. He made the sign of the Cross over the vessels, which immediately burst asunder in the presence of the King and his nobles. To his amazed audience, the Bishop explained that the devil, subtle in deceiving men, had been concealed within the vessels, and unable to bear the sacred sign had been compelled to flee. He also spoke of the vanity of heathen superstitions, and greatly impressed his audience by his appeal.'
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« Reply #1129 on: February 08, 2013, 09:35:24 AM »

Thank you Shin!
Can we always assume that misfortunes, natural calamities arise because we have angered the Lord?
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« Reply #1130 on: February 08, 2013, 09:35:52 AM »

February 8
Today is the Memorial of
Saint Jerome Emiliani
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« Reply #1131 on: February 08, 2013, 09:38:22 AM »

Saint Jerome Emiliani
Jerome was born in 1481 in Venice, Italy, the son of Angelo and Eleanor Mauroceni Emiliani, a wealthy couple. His father died when he was young. At age 15, Jerome ran away from home. He led a carefree life before becoming a soldier and was commander of the League of Cambrai forces at Castelnuevo near Treviso. When Castelnuevo fell to the Venetians, he was captured and imprisoned. He escaped, reformed his ways and became mayor of Treviso. After some time, Jerome returned to Venice and was ordained a priest in 1518. He became dedicated to the poor and the sick.
While attending to plaque and famine victims, Jerome was especially touched by the plight of the orphans and decided to devote himself to helping orphans. Consequently, Jerome founded orphanages at Brescia, Bergamo and Como. He founded a hospital at Verona and a home for repentant prostitutes.
In 1532, Saint Jerome and two other priests founded a congregation that became known as Clerks Regular of Somascha named after the town in which they established their first house in northern Italy. The Order was devoted to caring for orphans and educating children and priests.
The congregation was papally approved in 1540.
Jerome died on 8 February 1537 at Somascha from a disease he contracted from one of his patients.
He was canonized on 16 July 1767 by Pope Clement XIII.
In 1928, he was named patron Saint of orphans and abandoned children.
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« Reply #1132 on: February 08, 2013, 09:40:06 AM »

Today is also the Memorial of Saint Josephine Bakhita.
She was a Canossian Sister and a Former Slave from Sudan.

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« Reply #1133 on: February 08, 2013, 03:20:56 PM »

Thank you Shin!
Can we always assume that misfortunes, natural calamities arise because we have angered the Lord?

Hmmmm.
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« Reply #1134 on: February 08, 2013, 03:21:17 PM »

Check out the calendar odhiambo with a cup of coffee! Cheesy
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« Reply #1135 on: February 09, 2013, 04:03:46 AM »

Check out the calendar odhiambo with a cup of coffee! Cheesy

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Inspirational Quotes from the saints:
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 late have I loved Thee!......”
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