Blessed are They

Monthly List

September 2022

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St. Teresa of Calcutta
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Born: August 26, 1910 Died: September 5, 1997 Feast Day: September 5 Patron of: Doubters Mother Teresa owned a Lincoln Continental once- for about five minutes back in 1964. A gift of Pope Paul VI, who rode in it during his visit to India, it never had the honor of carrying its new owner, who raffled it of , ...
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Cyprian Davis
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Born: September 9, 1930 Died: May 18, 2015 The traditional attitude is that the Catholic Church is a white man’s church—not necessarily always hostile, but nevertheless a white church. There has been much ignorance. There’s the perception that if you’ve got Black people who are Catholic, somebody has been mes , ...
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St. Aelia Pulcheria
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Born: January 19, 399 Died:  July 453 Feast day: September 10 Patron saint of: N/A Pulcheria was a daughter of the emperor Arcadius, and her role was often one of great power and faithfulness. Whether empress or regent, she ebbed and flowed in title but remained committed to governing fairly and faith , ...
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Hildegard of Bingen
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Born: c. 1098 Died: September 17, 1179 Feast day: September 17 Patron saint of: musicians, writers One of the things I love about the Catholic tradition is that there has long been much room within it for both reason and mystery. Having a great personal affinity for both, I find something of a kindred spir , ...
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St. Vincent de Paul
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Born: April 24, 1581 Died: September 27, 1660 Feast Day: September 27  Patron of: Charitable societies The movie Monsieur Vincent (1947), which chronicles the life of Saint Vincent de Paul, contains a gem of a scene. The black-robed Vincent sits amidst a dozen or so French society ladies, all done up , ...
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Caryll Houselander
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Born: September 29, 1901 Died: October 12, 1954 The core of Caryll Houselander’s faith comes through her writings, which can be summarized in her own words: “Christ is everywhere; in him every kind of life has a meaning and has an influence on every other kind of life.” Her life and books attest to this belie , ...
Carol Piette
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Born: September 29, 1939 Died: August 23, 1980  August 23, 1980 began as an ordinary Saturday morning for Maryknoll Sisters Carla Piette and her companion, Ita Ford. Carla set off in their jeep to deliver food to refugees from outlying areas of Chalatenango, El Salvador, torn by an undeclared, but violent, civil , ...
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