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Our Morning Offering – 14 October – To You, O Master

Our Morning Offering – 14 October – Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth week in Ordinary Time

To You, O Master
By St Macarius the Wonder-Worker (Died 850)

To You, O Master,
who loves all mankind
I hasten on rising from sleep.
By Your mercy,
I go out to do Your work
and I make my prayer to You.
Help me at all times and in all things.
Deliver me from every evil thing of this world
and from pursuit by the devil.
Save me and bring me to Your eternal kingdom,
For You are my Creator,
You inspire all good thoughts in me.
In You is all my hope
and to You I give glory,
now and forever.
Amen

Posted in INCORRUPTIBLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Memorials of the Saints – 18 August

St Agapitus the Martyr
St Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga SJ (1901-1952) Martyr
His life story here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/saint-of-the-day-18-august-2017-alberto-hurtado-cruchaga-s-j-1901-1952/

Bl Antoine Bannassat
St Crispus of Rome
St Daig Maccairaill
Bl Domenico de Molinar
St Eonus of Arles
St Ernan
St Evan of Ayrshire
St Firminus of Metz
St Florus of Illyria
Bl Francus of Francavilla
Bl Gaspar di Salamanca
St Helena (c 250 – c 330) Mother of Constantine the Great
St Helena’s Story:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/08/18/saint-of-the-day-18-august-st-helena-c%e2%80%89250-c-%e2%80%89330/

St Hermas of Rome
St John of Rome
St Juliana of Myra
St Juliana of Stobylum
St Laurus of Illyria
St Leo of Myra
Bl Leonard of Cava
St Macarius the Wonder-Worker (Died 850)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/08/18/saint-of-the-day-18-august-saint-macarius-the-wonder-worker-died-850/
Bl Martín Martínez Pascual (1910-1936) Martyr
St Maximus of Illyria
Bl Milo of Fontenelle
St Polyaenus of Rome
St Proculus of Illyria
Blessed Rinaldo of Concorezzo (c 1245 – 1321) Bishop
St Ronan of Iona
St Serapion of Rome

Massa Candida: Also known as –
• Martyrs of Utica
• White Company
Three hundred 3rd century Christians at Carthage who were ordered to burn incense to Jupiter or face death by fire. Martyrs. Saint Augustine of Hippo and the poet Prudentius wrote about them. They jumped into a pit of burning lime c 253 at Carthage, North Africa.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
Martyred Carmelites of Carabanchel Bajo – 8 beati:
Martyrs of La Tejera – 4 beati:
• Blessed Adalberto Vicente y Vicente
• Blessed Agustín Pedro Calvo
• Blessed Angelo Reguilón Lobato
• Blessed Atanasio Vidaurreta Labra
• Blessed Aurelio García Anton
• Blessed Celestino José Alonso Villar
• Blessed Daniel García Antón
• Blessed Eliseo María Camargo Montes
• Blessed Eudald Rodas Saurina
• Blessed Fermín Gellida Cornelles
• Blessed Francisco Arias Martín
• Blessed Francisco Pérez y Pérez
• Blessed Gregorio Díez Pérez
• Blessed Jaume Falgarona Vilanova
• Blessed José María Ruiz Cardeñosa
• Blessed José Sánchez Rodríguez
• Blessed Joseph Chamayoux Auclés
• Blessed Liberio González Nombela
• Blessed María Luisa Bermúdez Ruiz
• Blessed Micaela Hernán Martínez
• Blessed Nicomedes Andrés Vecilla
• Blessed Patricio Gellida Llorach
• Blessed Rosario Ciércoles Gascón
• Blessed Santiago Franco Mayo
• Blessed Silvano Villanueva González
• Blessed Vicente María Izquierdo Alcón

Posted in Our MORNING Offering, PRAYERS of the SAINTS, SAINT of the DAY

Our Morning Offering – 18 August – To You, O Master

Our Morning Offering – 18 August – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

To You, O Master
By St Macarius the Wonder-Worker (Died 850)

To You, O Master,
who loves all mankind
I hasten on rising from sleep.
By Your mercy,
I go out to do Your work
and I make my prayer to You.
Help me at all times and in all things.
Deliver me from every evil thing of this world
and from pursuit by the devil.
Save me and bring me to Your eternal kingdom,
For You are my Creator,
You inspire all good thoughts in me.
In You is all my hope
and to You I give glory,
now and forever.
Amento you o master by st macarius the wonder worker 18 aug 2019.jpg

Posted in SAINT of the DAY

Saint of the Day – 18 August – Saint Macarius the Wonder-Worker (Died 850)-

Saint of the Day – 18 August – Saint Macarius the Wonder-Worker (Died 850) Monk, Abbot, Defender of Icons, miracle worker – Born in the 9th century Constantinople as Christopher and died on 18 August 850 on the island of Aphusia, Bithynia of natural causes.  St Macarius is also known as Christopher and St Macarius of Constantinople.

St Macarius’ legacy is one of working miracles and standing for truth even in the face of torture.

Macarius was born in the ninth century in Constantinople, originally named Christopher.   He took the name Macarius when he became a monk.monks.JPG

Eventually, he was selected as abbot of his monastery and became well-known for healing miracles, which is how he earned his title – St Macarius the Wonder-Worker. Crowds would flock to the monastery to seek cures.

St Macarius opposed the emperor’s orders to suppress icons in one of the great iconoclasm controversies.   The controversy over icons was a dispute that arose when some misinterpreted the Second Commandment, which forbids the worship of images. The Church has consistently insisted upon the orthodoxy of icons and other religious imagery as a consequence of the Incarnation – Jesus proved that God redeems all of creation and that all of creation can help mediate God’s presence to us.   Icons and religious imagery point our hearts and minds to God and remind us of holy figures, they are not themselves objects of veneration.

Macarius was imprisoned and tortured for defending the use of icons.   When the emperor died, the successor released him from prison and tried to win him over  . He rejected the new emperor as well and was exiled.   He died during this banishment.

The relics of St Macarius rest in the reliquary chapel in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Notre Dame’s campus.

St Macarius, who suffered torture and exile for your defence of religious images—pray for us!

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C *2019 and Memorials of the Saints – 18 August

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C *2019

St Agapitus the Martyr
St Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga SJ (1901-1952) Martyr
His life story here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/saint-of-the-day-18-august-2017-alberto-hurtado-cruchaga-s-j-1901-1952/

Bl Antoine Bannassat
St Crispus of Rome
St Daig Maccairaill
Bl Domenico de Molinar
St Eonus of Arles
St Ernan
St Evan of Ayrshire
St Firminus of Metz
St Florus of Illyria
Bl Francus of Francavilla
Bl Gaspar di Salamanca
St Helena (c 250 – c 330) Mother of Constantine the Great
St Helena’s Story:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/08/18/saint-of-the-day-18-august-st-helena-c%e2%80%89250-c-%e2%80%89330/

St Hermas of Rome
St John of Rome
St Juliana of Myra
St Juliana of Stobylum
St Laurus of Illyria
St Leo of Myra
Bl Leonard of Cava
St Macarius the Wonder-Worker (Died 850)
Bl Martín Martínez Pascual (1910-1936) Martyr
St Maximus of Illyria
Bl Milo of Fontenelle
St Polyaenus of Rome
St Proculus of Illyria
Bl Raynald of Ravenna
St Ronan of Iona
St Serapion of Rome

Massa Candida: Also known as –
• Martyrs of Utica
• White Company
Three hundred 3rd century Christians at Carthage who were ordered to burn incense to Jupiter or face death by fire. Martyrs. Saint Augustine of Hippo and the poet Prudentius wrote about them. They jumped into a pit of burning lime c 253 at Carthage, North Africa.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
Martyred Carmelites of Carabanchel Bajo – 8 beati:
Martyrs of La Tejera – 4 beati:
• Blessed Adalberto Vicente y Vicente
• Blessed Agustín Pedro Calvo
• Blessed Angelo Reguilón Lobato
• Blessed Atanasio Vidaurreta Labra
• Blessed Aurelio García Anton
• Blessed Celestino José Alonso Villar
• Blessed Daniel García Antón
• Blessed Eliseo María Camargo Montes
• Blessed Eudald Rodas Saurina
• Blessed Fermín Gellida Cornelles
• Blessed Francisco Arias Martín
• Blessed Francisco Pérez y Pérez
• Blessed Gregorio Díez Pérez
• Blessed Jaume Falgarona Vilanova
• Blessed José María Ruiz Cardeñosa
• Blessed José Sánchez Rodríguez
• Blessed Joseph Chamayoux Auclés
• Blessed Liberio González Nombela
• Blessed María Luisa Bermúdez Ruiz
• Blessed Micaela Hernán Martínez
• Blessed Nicomedes Andrés Vecilla
• Blessed Patricio Gellida Llorach
• Blessed Rosario Ciércoles Gascón
• Blessed Santiago Franco Mayo
• Blessed Silvano Villanueva González
• Blessed Vicente María Izquierdo Alcón