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Santa Maria della Querce / Our Lady of the Oak, Lucignano, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy (1417) and Memorials of the Saints – 8 August

XIth Sunday after Pentecost +2021

Santa Maria della Querce / Our Lady of the Oak, Lucignano, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy (1417) – 8 August, Third Saturday of September:

In 1417 Feliciano Batone painted a fresco of the Pietà on a wayside Shrine beneath a great oak . Fifty years later, there was a surge in devotion to the Madonna of the Oak after the story circulated that on 8 August 1467, a man from Siena, running from his enemies, stopped there to pray to Mary, who made him invisible to his pursuers.

A small wooden Chapel was built to protect the image and Consecrated that year. Located on a hill northeast of the old City centre, beyond the Medici Fortress and the cemetery, the present Church was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1558 and Consecrated in 1617.

On the third Sunday of September, near the feast of the Sorrowful Mother on S15 September, Lucignano celebrates St. Mary of the Oak with religious services, food, games and fireworks.

St Aemilian of Cyzicus
St Altman of Passau (c 1020 – 1091) Bishop

Ven Antonio/Margil of Jesus OFM (1657-1726)
About Venerable Antonio:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/08/08/saint-of-the-day-8-august-venerable-antonio-margil-of-jesus-ofm-1657-1726-the-flying-father/

St Cyriacus/Cyriac the Martyr (Died c 303) Deacon, Miracle-worker. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
His Life and Death:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/08/08/saint-of-the-day-8-august-saint-cyriacus-the-martyr-died-c-303/

St Eleutherius of Constantinople
St Ellidius
St Famianus of Compostela
St Gedeon of Besancon
St Hormisdas of Persia
Bl John Felton

Bl John Fingley
St Largus
St Leobald of Fleury
St Leonidas of Constantinople
St Marinus of Anzarba

St Mary of the Cross/ Mary MacKillop (1842-1909) – the first Australian born Saint
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/08/08/saint-of-the-day-st-mary-of-the-cross-1842-1909/

St Mummolus of Fleury
St Myron the Wonder Worker
St Paulus Ge Tingzhu
St Rathard of Diessen
St Severus of Vienne
St Sigrada
St Smaragdus
St Ternatius of Besançon
St Ultan of Crayke
Bl William of Castellammare di Stabia
Bl Wlodzimierz Laskowski

Martyrs of Albano – 4 saints: Four Christians who were martyred together, and about we today know little more than their names – Carpóforo, Secondo, Severiano and Vittorino. They were martyred in Albano, Italy – their remains are interred in the San Senator cemetery, on the Appian Way, 15 miles from Rome, Italy.

Martyrs of Rome – 5 saints: Five Christians martyred together; we know nothing else about them but the names – Ciriaco, Crescenziano, Giuliana, Memmia and Smaragdus. They were martyred at the 7 mile marker, on the Via Ostia, Rome, Italy.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War – Martyrs of El Saler – 5 beati: Five nuns, all members of the Sisters of the Pious Schools, all teachers, and all martyred together in the Spanish Civil War.
• Antonia Riba Mestres
• Maria Baldillou Bullit
• María Luisa Girón Romera
• Nazaria Gómez Lezaun
• Pascuala Gallén Martí
They were martyred on 8 August 1936 in El Saler, Valencia, Spain.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
Bl Cruz Laplana Laguna
Bl Fernando Español Berdie
Bl Leoncio López Ramos
Bl Manuel Aranda Espejo
Bl Mariano Pina Turón
Bl Pedro Álvarez Pérez

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Memorials of the Saints – 8 August

St Dominic de Guzman OP (1170-1221) (Memorial)
St Dominic!
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/saint-of-the-day-8-august-st-dominic-de-guzman-founder-of-the-dominican-order-of-preachers/

St Aemilian of Cyzicus
St Altman of Passau
Ven Antonio/Margil of Jesus OFM (1657-1726)
About Venerable Antonio:
https://anastpaul.com/2019/08/08/saint-of-the-day-8-august-venerable-antonio-margil-of-jesus-ofm-1657-1726-the-flying-father/
St Cyriacus/Cyriac the Martyr, Deacon (Died c 303) One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers
St Eleutherius of Constantinople
St Ellidius
St Famianus of Compostela
St Gedeon of Besancon
St Hormisdas of Persia
Bl John Felton
Bl John Fingley
St Largus
St Leobald of Fleury
St Leonidas of Constantinople
St Marinus of Anzarba
St Mary of the Cross/ Mary MacKillop (1842-1909) – the first Australian born Saint
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/08/08/saint-of-the-day-st-mary-of-the-cross-1842-1909/

St Mummolus of Fleury
St Myron the Wonder Worker
St Paulus Ge Tingzhu
St Rathard of Diessen
St Severus of Vienne
St Sigrada
St Smaragdus
St Ternatius of Besançon
St Ultan of Crayke
Bl William of Castellammare di Stabia
Bl Wlodzimierz Laskowski

Martyrs of Albano – 4 saints: Four Christians who were martyred together, and about we today know little more than their names – Carpóforo, Secondo, Severiano and Vittorino. They were martyred in Albano, Italy – their remains are interred in the San Senator cemetery, on the Appian Way, 15 miles from Rome, Italy.

Martyrs of Rome – 5 saints: Five Christians martyred together; we know nothing else about them but the names – Ciriaco, Crescenziano, Giuliana, Memmia and Smaragdus. They were martyred at the 7 mile marker, on the Via Ostia, Rome, Italy.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War – Martyrs of El Saler – 5 beati: Five nuns, all members of the Sisters of the Pious Schools, all teachers, and all martyred together in the Spanish Civil War.
• Antonia Riba Mestres
• Maria Baldillou Bullit
• María Luisa Girón Romera
• Nazaria Gómez Lezaun
• Pascuala Gallén Martí
They were martyred on 8 August 1936 in El Saler, Valencia, Spain and Beatified on 11 March 2001 by Pope John Paul II.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
Bl Cruz Laplana Laguna
Bl Fernando Español Berdie
Bl Leoncio López Ramos
Bl Manuel Aranda Espejo
Bl Mariano Pina Turón
Bl Pedro Álvarez Pérez

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Second Thoughts for the Day – 8 August – The Memorial of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (1842-1909)

Second Thoughts for the Day – 8 August – The Memorial of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (1842-1909)

“In the vastness of the Australian continent, Blessed Mary MacKillop was not daunted by the great desert, the immense expanses of the outback, nor by the spiritual “wilderness” which affected so many of her fellow citizens.   Rather, she boldly prepared the way of the Lord, in the most trying situations.   With gentleness, courage and compassion, she was a herald of the Good News among the isolated “battlers” and the urban slum-dwellers.   Mother Mary of the Cross knew that behind the ignorance, misery and suffering which she encountered there were people, men and women, young and old, yearning for God and his righteousness.   She knew, because she was a true child of her time and place:  the daughter of immigrants who had to struggle at all times to build a life for themselves in their new surroundings.

Her story reminds us of the need to welcome people, to reach out to the lonely, the bereft, the disadvantaged.   To strive for the kingdom of God and His righteousness, means to strive to see Christ in the stranger, to meet Him in them and to help them to meet Him in each one of us!”

– Pope Benedict XVI on the Beatification of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (Thursday 19 January 1005), whose prayers we request!st mary of the cross mackillop pray for us 8 aug 2018-no 4.

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Quote/s of the Day – 8 August – The Memorials of St Dominic (1170-1221) and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (1842-1909)

Quote/s of the Day – 8 August – The Memorials of St Dominic (1170-1221)

and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (1842-1909)

“We must sow
the seed,
not hoard it.”we must sow the seed not hoard it - st dominic - 8 aug 2018.jpg

“Heretics are to be converted by an example of humility
and other virtues far more readily, than by any external
display or verbal battles.
So let us arm ourselves with
devout prayers and set off showing signs of genuine humility
and go barefooted to combat Goliath.”heretics-st-dominic-8 aug 2017

“A man who governs his passions is master of his world.
We must either command them or be enslaved by them.
It is better to be a hammer than an anvil.”

St Dominic (1170-1221)a-man-who-governs-his-passions-st-dominic-8 aug 2017

“Whatever troubles may be before you,
accept them bravely,
remembering Whom you are trying to follow.
Do not be afraid.
Love one another, bear with one another
and let charity guide you all your life.
God will reward you as only He can.”

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (1842-1909)whatever troubles may be - st mary of the cross - 8 aug 2018

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One Minute Reflection – 8 August – Today’s Gospel: Matthew 15:21–28

One Minute Reflection – 8 August – Wednesday of the Eighteenth week in Ordinary Time, Year B – Today’s Gospel: Matthew 15:21–28 and The Memorials of St Dominic (1170-1221) and St Mary of the Cross MacKillop (1842-1909)

Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith!   Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly...Matthew 15:28

REFLECTION – “Jesus points to this humble woman as a model of unwavering faith.   Her persistence in beseeching Christ’s intervention is incentive for us not to become discouraged, not to despair when we are burdened by life’s difficult trials.   The Lord does not turn away in the face of our needs and, if at times, He seems insensitive to our requests for help, it is in order to put to the test and to strengthen, our faith.   We must continue to cry out like this woman:  “Lord, help me! Lord, help me!”.  In this way, with perseverance and courage.   This is the courage needed in prayer.   He can help us to find our way, when we have lost the compass of our journey; when the road no longer seems flat but rough and arduous; when it is hard to be faithful to our commitments.

It is important to nourish our faith every day, by carefully listening to the Word of God, with the celebration of the Sacraments, with personal prayer as a “cry” to Him — “Lord, help me!” — and with concrete acts of charity toward our neighbour.”…Pope Francis – Angelus, 20 August 2017matthew 15 38 - o woman great is your faith - the lord does not turn away - pope francis - 8 aug 2018

PRAYER – Lord God, You gave St Dominic and St Mary of the Cross Mackillop, to the Church in their days, as lessons in total love, charity and zeal.   We pray that they may help us in our times, by their merits, their inspiration, their words and their prayers. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.st-dominic-pray-for-us.8 aug 2017.pgst mary of the cross mackillop pray for us 8 aug 2018