Posted in FEASTS and SOLEMNITIES, MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY, YouTube VIDEOS

Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer, Notre-Dame-de-Grace / Our Lady of Grace in Equemauville, Honfleur, France and Memorials of the Saints – 23 October

Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer – The Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer was a Catholic liturgical feast. It is celebrated in Venice as the Festa del Redentore. It is also celebrated by the Redemptorists and was celebrated in the City of Rome. The feast is found only in the special calendar of some Diocese and religious Orders and is celebrated with proper Mass and Office either on the third Sunday of July or on 23 October.
https://anastpaul.com/2019/10/23/the-feast-of-the-most-holy-redeemer-23-october/

St John of Capistrano OFM (1386-1456) “The Soldier Saint.” Franciscan Friar and Priest, Confessor and Preacher. Famous as a preacher, theologian and inquisitor, trained lawyer, he earned himself the nickname ‘the Soldier Saint’ when in 1456 at age 70 he led a crusade against the invading Ottoman Empire at the siege of Belgrade with the Hungarian military commander John Hunyadi, called the Athleta Christi (“Christ’s Champion”) by Pope Pius II. (Optional Memorial)
St John’s Story here:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/saint-of-the-day-23-october-st-john-capistrano-ofm-1386-1456-the-soldier-saint/

Notre-Dame-de-Grace / Our Lady of Grace in Equemauville, Honfleur, France – also known as Our Lady of Consolation (1524) 20 June (The Crowning) and 23 October:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/06/20/notre-dame-de-grace-our-lady-of-grace-our-lady-of-consolation-honfleur-france-1524-and-memorials-of-the-saints-20-june/

St Allucio of Campugliano (c 1070–1134) Layman
Bl Anne-Joseph Leroux
St Amo of Toul
St Arethas of Negran

Blessed Arnold Reche FSC (1838-1890) French Religious Brother of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian School (LaSallian Brothers) founded by St Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651-1719) in 1725.
About Blessed Arnold:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/10/23/saint-of-the-day-23-october-blessed-arnold-reche-fsc-1838-1890/

St Benedict of Sebaste
St Clether
St Domitius
St Elfleda
St Ethelfleda
St Gratien of Amiens
St Henry of Cologne
St Ignatius of Constantinople

Blessed John Angelo Porro OSM (1451-1505) Priest, Religious of the Order of Servants of Mary, Penitent, Catechist, Hermit.
His Story:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/10/23/saint-of-the-day-23-october-blessed-john-angelo-porro-osm-1451-1505/

Bl John Buoni
St John of Syracuse
St Oda of Aquitaine
St Phaolô Tong Viet Buong
St Romanus of Rouen
St Severinus of Cologne
St Syra of Faremoutiers
St Theodoret of Antioch
Bl Thomas Thwing
St Verus of Salerno

Martyrs of Cadiz – 2 saints
Germanus
Servandus
Martyrs of Hadrianopolis – 2 saints
Dorotheus
Severus
Martyrs of Nicaea – 3 saints
Euerotas
Socrates
Theodota

Martyrs of Valenciennes – 6 beati: A group of Urusuline and Briggittine nuns murdered together in the anti-Christian excesses of the French Revolution. They were guillotined on 23 October 1794 in Valenciennes, Nord, France and Beatified on 13 June 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.
• Anne-Joseph Leroux
• Clotilde-Joseph Paillot
• Jeanne-Louise Barré
• Marie-Augustine Erraux
• Marie-Liévine Lacroix
• Marie-Marguerite-Joseph Leroux

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War including Martyrs of Manzanares (7 beati):
• Agapit Gorgues Manresa
• Agustín Nogal Tobar
• Andrés Navarro Sierra
• César Elexgaray Otazua
• Cristóbal González Carcedo
• Dorinda Sotelo Rodríguez
• Eduardo Valverde Rodríguez
• Felipe Basauri Altube
• José María Fernández Sánchez
• Juan Nuñez Orcajo
• Leonardo Olivera Buera
• Manuel Navarro Martínez
• Roque Guillén Garcés
• Toribia Marticorena Sola

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Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer and Memorials of the Saints – 23 October

Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer
https://anastpaul.com/2019/10/23/the-feast-of-the-most-holy-redeemer-23-october/

St John of Capistrano OFM “The Soldier Saint” (1386-1456) (Optional Memorial)
St John’s Story here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/saint-of-the-day-23-october-st-john-capistrano-ofm-1386-1456-the-soldier-saint/

St Allucio of Campugliano
Bl Anne-Joseph Leroux
St Amo of Toul
St Arethas of Negran
Blessed Arnold Reche FSC (1838-1890)
About Blessed Arnold:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/10/23/saint-of-the-day-23-october-blessed-arnold-reche-fsc-1838-1890/

St Benedict of Sebaste
St Clether
St Domitius
St Elfleda
St Ethelfleda
St Gratien of Amiens
St Henry of Cologne
St Ignatius of Constantinople
Blessed John Angelo Porro OSM (1451-1505)
Bl John Buoni
St John of Syracuse
St Oda of Aquitaine
St Phaolô Tong Viet Buong
St Romanus of Rouen
Bl Severinus Boethius
St Severinus of Cologne
Syra of Faremoutiers
St Theodoret of Antioch
Bl Thomas Thwing
St Verus of Salerno

Martyrs of Cadiz – 2 saints
Germanus
Servandus
Martyrs of Hadrianopolis – 2 saints
Dorotheus
Severus
Martyrs of Nicaea – 3 saints
Euerotas
Socrates
Theodota

Martyrs of Valenciennes – 6 beati: A group of Urusuline and Briggittine nuns murdered together in the anti-Christian excesses of the French Revolution. They were guillotined on 23 October 1794 in Valenciennes, Nord, France and Beatified on 13 June 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.
• Anne-Joseph Leroux
• Clotilde-Joseph Paillot
• Jeanne-Louise Barré
• Marie-Augustine Erraux
• Marie-Liévine Lacroix
• Marie-Marguerite-Joseph Leroux

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War including Martyrs of Manzanares (7 beati):
• Agapit Gorgues Manresa
• Agustín Nogal Tobar
• Andrés Navarro Sierra
• César Elexgaray Otazua
• Cristóbal González Carcedo
• Dorinda Sotelo Rodríguez
• Eduardo Valverde Rodríguez
• Felipe Basauri Altube
• José María Fernández Sánchez
• Juan Nuñez Orcajo
• Leonardo Olivera Buera
• Manuel Navarro Martínez
• Roque Guillén Garcés
• Toribia Marticorena Sola

Posted in FEASTS and SOLEMNITIES, FRANCISCAN OFM, REDEMPTORISTS CSSR, SAINT of the DAY, The MOST HOLY REDEEMER

Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer and Memorials of the Saints – 23 October

Feast of the Most Holy Redeemer

St John of Capistrano OFM “The Soldier Saint” (1386-1456) (Optional Memorial)
St John’s Story here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/23/saint-of-the-day-23-october-st-john-capistrano-ofm-1386-1456-the-soldier-saint/

St Allucio of Campugliano
Bl Anne-Joseph Leroux
St Amo of Toul
St Arethas of Negran
Bl Arnold Reche FSC (1838-1890)
About Blessed Arnold:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/10/23/saint-of-the-day-23-october-blessed-arnold-reche-fsc-1838-1890/

St Benedict of Sebaste
St Clether
St Domitius
St Elfleda
St Ethelfleda
St Gratien of Amiens
St Henry of Cologne
St Ignatius of Constantinople
Bl John Angelo Porro
Bl John Buoni
St John of Syracuse
Oda of Aquitaine
St Phaolô Tong Viet Buong
St Romanus of Rouen
Bl Severinus Boethius
St Severinus of Cologne
Syra of Faremoutiers
St Theodoret of Antioch
Bl Thomas Thwing
St Verus of Salerno

Martyrs of Cadiz – 2 saints
Germanus
Servandus
Martyrs of Hadrianopolis – 2 saints
Dorotheus
Severus
Martyrs of Nicaea – 3 saints
Euerotas
Socrates
Theodota

Martyrs of Valenciennes – 6 beati: A group of Urusuline and Briggittine nuns murdered together in the anti-Christian excesses of the French Revolution. They were guillotined on 23 October 1794 in Valenciennes, Nord, France and Beatified on 13 June 1920 by Pope Benedict XV.
• Anne-Joseph Leroux
• Clotilde-Joseph Paillot
• Jeanne-Louise Barré
• Marie-Augustine Erraux
• Marie-Liévine Lacroix
• Marie-Marguerite-Joseph Leroux

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War including Martyrs of Manzanares (7 beati):
• Agapit Gorgues Manresa
• Agustín Nogal Tobar
• Andrés Navarro Sierra
• César Elexgaray Otazua
• Cristóbal González Carcedo
• Dorinda Sotelo Rodríguez
• Eduardo Valverde Rodríguez
• Felipe Basauri Altube
• José María Fernández Sánchez
• Juan Nuñez Orcajo
• Leonardo Olivera Buera
• Manuel Navarro Martínez
• Roque Guillén Garcés
• Toribia Marticorena Sola

Posted in MORNING Prayers, QUOTES of the SAINTS, QUOTES on CONVERSION, QUOTES on DIVINE PROVIDENCE, QUOTES on GRACE, QUOTES on PRAYER, SAINT of the DAY

Quote/s of the Day – 23 October – The Memorial of Blessed Arnold Rèche FSC (1838-1890)

Quote/s of the Day – 23 October – The Memorial of Blessed Arnold Rèche FSC (1838-1890)

“..With the grace of God
that we obtain from prayer,
we can do anything.
All we have to do is to will it.”with the grace of god - bl arnold rche - 23 oct 2018

“We do not stand alone
but in a history,
with men and women like ourselves,
who have heard Your word and said
“Yes” to Your call.”

Blessed Arnold Rèchewe do not stand alone - bl arnold reche - 23 oct 2018

Posted in MORNING Prayers, PAPAL HOMILIES, SAINT of the DAY, The WORD

One Minute Reflection – 23 October – Today’s Gospel: Luke 12:35-38

One Minute Reflection – 23 October – Today’s Gospel:  Luke 12:35-38 – Tuesday of the Twenty Ninth week in Ordinary Time, Year B – The Memorial of St John of Capistrano OFM (1386-1456) and The Memorial of Blessed Arnold Rèche FSC (1838-1890)

“Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning … Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes”...Luke 12:35,37

REFLECTION – “Nothing is more certain, in the faith of Christians, than this “appointment”, this appointment with the Lord, when He shall come.   And when this day arrives, we Christians want to be like those servants who spent the night with their loins girded and their lamps burning – we must be ready for the salvation that comes; ready for the encounter.   Have you thought about what that encounter with Jesus will be like, when He comes?   It will be an embrace, an enormous joy, a great joy!   We must live in anticipation of this encounter!”…Pope Francis – General audience, 11 October 2017luke 12 37 blessed are those servants - pope francis - nothing is moe certain - pope francis 23 oct 2018

PRAYER – Lord God, strengthen in our hearts the faith You have given us, so that no trials may quench the fire Your Spirit has kindled within us.   May Your Light shine through our lives and be constantly lit to lead us ready for the day the Lord Jesus calls.   St John of Capistrano and Blessed Arnold Rèche, by your prayers, may our way be made holy. Through Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit, God forever, amen.st-john-pray-for-us-23-oct-2017

bl arnold reche pray for us - 23 oct 2018

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Our Morning Offering – 23 October

Our Morning Offering – 23 October – The Memorial of Blessed Arnold Rèche FSC (1838-1890)

Father in Heaven, God of Love
All I Have and Am is Yours
La Sallian Morning Offering

Father in heaven, God of love,
all I have and am is Yours.
Grant that I may become a living sign
of Your compassion in this world.
Grant me the faith
to live my life,
always in the awareness
of Your loving presence.
Grant me zeal
to serve without thought of reward,
those to whom You send me.
Grant me charity,
to bear the burdens of my brothers and sisters.
Teach me to seek Your Son’s face,
in the last,
the lost
and the least.
In whatever I undertake,
may I seek above all things,
to procure Your glory,
as far as I am able
and as You will require of me.
Strengthen me by Your Holy Spirit,
to follow Jesus by living
the commitment I make this day.
Amen.

Live Jesus in our hearts forever!father in heaven god of love - lasallian prayer no 2 - 23 oct 2018

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Saint of the Day – 23 October – Blessed Arnold Rèche FSC (1838-1890)

Saint of the Day – 23 October – Blessed Arnold Rèche FSC (1838-1890) – French Religious Brother of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian School (LaSallian Brothers) founded by St Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651-1719) in 1725 – he assumed the religious name of “Arnould” upon his profession into the congregation and became a noted Teacher, Catechist, Novice Master – born 2 September 1838 at Landroff, Lorraine, France as Nicholas-Jules Reche and died on 23 October 1890 following a cerebral hemorrhage.   Also known as Arnold Jules-Nicolas Rèche, Jules Reche, Julian-Nicolas Rèche, Nicholas-Jules Reche.   Patronage – Teachers.header bl arnold rech - lg

Jules-Nicolas Rèche was born into a poor family living in Landroff in the province of Lorraine.   He left school at an early age to work as a stable-boy, a coachman and finally as a teamster for a local construction company.   Even as a young man he was known among his fellow workers for his piety and his self-discipline.   He first met the De La Salle Brothers while attending evening classes in their school and asked to be admitted into the congregation.

He taught for fourteen years at the boarding school on the Rue de Venise in Reims. Despite the demands of a full teaching schedule he managed by private study to master theology, mathematics, science and agriculture, which he taught to small groups of advanced students.

During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, he worked with other Brothers to care for the medical and spiritual needs of the wounded soldiers on both sides, for which he was awarded the Bronze Cross.

The intensity of his prayer life and his love for practices of penance soon led the superiors to appoint him Director of Novices at Thillois.   He won the hearts of his young charges by his evident solicitude for their spiritual and professional development.bl arnoldo_reche

There are stories of little miracles and cures, as well as his uncanny ability to discern their inmost thoughts.   Brother Arnold was known for his devotion to the Lord’s passion and for his docility to the Holy Spirit who, as he often remarked, “strengthens a person’s heart.”   When the novitiate was moved to the new formation centre at Courlancy near Rheims in 1885, Brother Arnold was instrumental in having it dedicated to the Sacred Heart.

He died at age fifty-two with a reputation for sanctity, only a few months after his appointment as Director General of Sacré Coeur.   He was buried in Rheims and his grave became known for being the site of miraculous healings.

He was Beatified on 1 November 1987 by St Pope John Paul II.arnold_reche