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St. Theresa, Novena to the Little Flower of Lung Ailments.

I was a Freshman in High school, 9th grade only at Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls. I was researching as a Dear Friend, Bill has complication due to his lung transplant. Little did I know that the Patron Saint for Lung ailments is Saint Therese, “The Little Flower”!

She loved flowers and saw herself as the “little flower of Jesus,” who gave glory to God by just being her beautiful little self among all the other flowers in God’s garden. Because of this beautiful analogy, the title “little flower” remained with St. Therese.

Her inspiration and powerful presence from heaven touched many people very quickly. She was canonized by Pope Pius XI on May 17, 1925. Had she lived, she would have been only 52 years old when she was declared a Saint.

photorosesbnws“My mission – to make God loved – will begin after my death,” she said. “I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses.” Roses have been described and experienced as Saint Therese’s signature. Countless millions have been touched by her intercession and imitate her “little way.” She has been acclaimed “the greatest saint of modern times.” In 1997, Pope John Paul II declared St. Therese a Doctor of the Church – the only Doctor of his pontificate – in tribute to the powerful way her spirituality has influenced people all over the world.

Please say a Prayer for my Friend Bill who is and Lung Transplant Recipient. He has complications now, as him and I are comparing notes. Yes, Please say a prayer for me also! Thank you so!

Learn about Saint Therese the Little Flower

 

 

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St. Padre Pio, Relics Coming to the Vatican.

My Aunt Sue and I prayed together to St. Padre Pio. God took her to Heaven February 15, 2015. Today would have been my Aunt Sue’s 79th Birthday.

Via Catholic New Agency

The body of Padre Pio will be on display for veneration at next month’s Ash Wednesday Mass in the Vatican, where a group of priests will be sent  out as “Missionaries of Mercy” for the Jubilee Year.

Pope Francis “has expressed his keen desire” for the relics of the Capuchin saint to be exposed during the Feb. 10 Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization.

Pio of Pietrelcina Wiki

Father Pio’s Miracles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All Saints’ Day, November 1.

Catholic Online

In Western Christian theology, the day commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. It is a national holiday in many historically Catholic countries.

All Saints Day, the day on which Catholics celebrate all the saints, known and unknown, is a surprisingly old feast. It arose out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom. When martyrdom’s increased during the persecutions of the late Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day in order to ensure that all martyrs, known and unknown, were properly honored.

I am currently wearing a Saint Anthony of Padua, the Saint of Miracles metal.

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St Andrew The Apostle, Ash Wednesday Service.

Repent and commit to the Bible was repeated while the priest placed ashes in the Sign of the Cross on my forehead.

Gospel Reading Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church

Lent wiki

Pope Francis’s 2014 Message for Lent. 2014

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