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Feast of Our Lady of Consolation and Memorials of the Saints – 4 September

Our Lady of Consolation, or Mary, Consoler of the Afflicted, (4 September) comes from the Latin Consolatrix Afflictorum.
It is found in the Litany of Loreto.
The feast of Our Lady of Consolation is one of the solemnities not inscribed in the General Roman Calendar but which are observed in particular places, regions, churches or religious institutes.
Augustinians and many regions, observe today 4 September, the Benedictines 5 July.

More about Our Lady of Consolation here:
https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/4-september-feast-of-our-lady-of-consolation/

St Ammianus the Martyr
St Pope Boniface I
St Caletricus of Chartres
St Candida of Naples
St Candida the Elder
St Castus of Ancyra
Bl Catherine of Racconigi OP (1486-1547)
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2019/09/04/saint-of-the-day-4-september-blessed-catherine-of-racconigi-op-1486-1547/
St Fredaldo of Mende
St Hermione
St Ida of Herzfeld (c 770-825)
St Irmgard of Süchteln
St Julian the Martyr
St Magnus of Ancyra
St Marcellus of Chalon-sur-Saône
St Marcellus of Treves
St Maximus of Ancyra
St Monessa
St Moses the Prophet
Bl Nicolò Rusca
St Oceanus the Martyr
Bl Peter of Saint James
St Rebecca of Alexandria
St Rhuddlad
St Rosalia/Rose of Viterbo TOSF (c 1233 – 1251)
Her Story:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/09/04/saint-of-the-day-4-september-st-rose-of-viterbo-c-1233-1251/

St Rufinus of Ancyra
St Salvinus of Verdun
Bl Scipion-Jérôme Brigeat Lambert
St Silvanus of Ancyra
St Sulpicius of Bayeux
St Thamel
St Theodore the Martyr
St Ultan of Ardbraccan
St Victalicus

Blessed Martyrs of Nowogródek:
The Eleven Nuns of Nowogródek or Blessed Mary Stella and her Ten Companions were a group of members of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, a Polish Roman Catholic religious congregation, executed by the Gestapo in August 1943 in occupied Poland (present-day Navahrudak, Belarus). They have been declared Blessed by virtue of martyrdom by Pope John Paul II on 5 March 2000.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY

Feast of Our Lady of Consolation and Memorials of the Saints – 4 September

Our Lady of Consolation, or Mary, Consoler of the Afflicted, comes from the Latin Consolatrix Afflictorum. It is found in the Litany of Loreto.   The feast of Our Lady of Consolation is one of the solemnities not inscribed in the General Roman Calendar but which are observed in particular places, regions, churches or religious institutes. Augustinians and many regions, observe today 4 September, the Benedictines 5 July.Our Lady of Consolation.2,jpg.jpg

More about Our Lady of Consolation here:  https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/4-september-feast-of-our-lady-of-consolation/

St Ammianus the Martyr
St Pope Boniface I
St Caletricus of Chartres
St Candida of Naples
St Candida the Elder
St Castus of Ancyra
Bl Catherine of Racconigi OP (1486-1547)
St Fredaldo of Mende
St Hermione
St Ida of Herzfeld
St Irmgard of Süchteln
St Julian the Martyr
St Magnus of Ancyra
St Marcellus of Chalon-sur-Saône
St Marcellus of Treves
St Maximus of Ancyra
St Monessa
St Moses the Prophet
Bl Nicolò Rusca
St Oceanus the Martyr
Bl Peter of Saint James
St Rebecca of Alexandria
St Rhuddlad
St Rosalia/Rose of Viterbo TOSF (c 1233 – 1251)
Her Story:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/09/04/saint-of-the-day-4-september-st-rose-of-viterbo-c-1233-1251/

St Rufinus of Ancyra
St Salvinus of Verdun
Bl Scipion-Jérôme Brigeat Lambert
St Silvanus of Ancyra
St Sulpicius of Bayeux
St Thamel
St Theodore the Martyr
St Ultan of Ardbraccan
St Victalicus

Blessed Martyrs of Nowogródek:
The Eleven Nuns of Nowogródek or Blessed Mary Stella and her Ten Companions were a group of members of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, a Polish Roman Catholic religious congregation, executed by the Gestapo in August 1943 in occupied Poland (present-day Navahrudak, Belarus). They have been declared Blessed by virtue of martyrdom by Pope John Paul II on 5 March 2000.Blessed Martyrs of Nowogrodek.jpg

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
• Blessed Adrián Saiz y Saiz
• Blessed Baltasar Mariano Muñoz Martínez
• Facundo Fernández Rodríguez
• Blessed Francisco Sendra Ivars
• Blessed José Bleda Grau
• Blessed José Muñoz Quero
• Blessed José Pascual Carda Saporta
• Blessed Juan Moreno Juárez
• Blessed José Vicente Hormaechea Apoita
• Blessed Pedro Sánchez Barba

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Quote of the Day – 4 September – The Memorial of St Rose of Viterbo T.O.S.F. (c 1233 – 1251)

Quote of the Day – 4 September

The Memorial of St Rose of Viterbo T.O.S.F. (c 1233 – 1251)

“Live so as not to fear death.
For those who live well in the world,
death is not frightening
but sweet and precious.”

St Rose of Viterbo (c 1233 – 1251)live so as not to fear death - st rose of viterbo - 4 sept 2018

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Saint of the Day – 4 September – St Rose of Viterbo (c 1233 – 1251)

Saint of the Day – 4 September – St Rose of Viterbo (c 1233 – 1251) T.O.S.F. – Virgin, Preacher – Member of the Franciscan Third Order, Recluse, Miracle-Worker.Rose-18thc

Today the Franciscan family celebrates the memory of St Rose of Viterbo (c. 1233-1251), an audacious young Secular Franciscan woman who challenged her contemporaries as a public preacher.

Rose 2-LZ

Born in the city of Viterbo to a working-class family, Rose was captivated by the Franciscan friars who had established a church there.   She began dressing up in their habit and devoted herself to prayer and ascetical practices in her home.   She also experienced visions and gained a reputation of being able to foretell the future.  To the consternation of her parents, people flocked to their home to hear Rose speak.   In time, they allowed her to join the Brothers and Sisters of Penance (the Franciscan “Third Order”).   Although still in early adolescence, Rose began preaching publicly, dressed in a Franciscan cord, leading her followers through the streets, urging people to do penance and turn their lives to God.   The leaders of Viterbo were loyal to the Emperor Frederick II at a time when he was locked in conflict with Pope Innocent IV. Rose preached loyalty to the Church and so she and her family were exiled from the city;  as the political tide turned, they were allowed to return.Hombourg_Rose

In her late teens, she sought admission to the local Poor Clare monastery but the nuns refused because of her controversial reputation and the fact that her family could not provide a dowry.   She continued her life of penance in her family home, where she died on 6 March 1251. Her body remains an object of great veneration in Viterbo today. Recent examination of her remains indicate that she died of a rare enlarged heart condition.   The Virgin and Child with Saint Rose of Viterbo - Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban
Rose was quickly acclaimed a saint by the people of Viterbo who brought her incorrupt body to the Poor Clare monastery that had refused her entry in life.   Pope Innocent IV immediately began the process for her Canonisation but for various reasons her cause did not go forward and she was not Canonised until 1457.  Web-St-Rose-of-Viterbo

Be careful folks, today is also the Memorial of St Rosalia ((1130–1166)).   There is great confusion with the 2 biographies and artworks but I think I have sorted out whose who here.

St Rosalia was daughter of a noble family descended from Charlemagne.   She was born at Palermo in Sicily and despising in her youth worldly vanities, made herself an abode in a cave on Mount Pelegrino, three miles from Palermo, where she completed the sacrifice of her heart to God by austere penance and manual labour, sanctified by assiduous prayer and the constant union of her soul with God.

She died in 1160.   Her body was found buried in a cave under the mountain, in the year of the jubilee, 1625, under Pope Urban VIII and was translated into the metropolitan church of Palermo, of which she was chosen a patroness.   To her patronage that island ascribes the ceasing of a grievous pestilence at the same time.lucagiordanos rosalia- header.169794rosalia5st rosalia