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Pentecost Tuesday, Madonna della Quercia / Our Lady of the Oak – Visora di Conflenti, Italy (1578) and Memorials of the Saints – 7 June

Pentecost Tuesday

Madonna della Quercia / Our Lady of the Oak – Visora di Conflenti, Italy (1578) – 7 June:
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/06/07/madonna-della-quercia-our-lady-of-the-oak-visora-di-conflenti-italy-1578-and-memorials-of-the-saints-7-june/

Blessed Ana of Saint Bartholomew OCD (1550-1626) Blessed Ana was an early member of St Teresa of Àvila’s Discalced Carmelite Order, Mystic, Spiritual writer.
Her Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/06/07/saint-of-the-day-7-june-blessed-ana-of-st-bartholomew-ocd-1550-1626/

St Anthony Mary Gianelli (1789-1846) Bishop, Founder of the Missionaries of
St Alphonsus, the Oblates of St Alphonsus and the Sisters of Our Lady of the Garden. – Canonised in on 25 October 1951 by Pope Pius XII.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/06/07/saint-of-the-day-7-june-st-anthony-mary-gianelli-1789-1846/

St Aventinus of Larboust
Bl Basilissa Fernandez
St Colman of Dromore
Bl Demosthenes Ranzi
St Deochar OSB (Died 847) Monk, Abbot, Hermit
St Gotteschalk
St Justus of Condat
St Landulf of Yariglia
St Lycarion of Egypt

Venerable Matt Talbot (1856 – 1925) (born Matthew Talbot) – Layman, Ascetic, Mystic – known as the “Saint in Overalls” and “the Workers’ Saint” disciple of Eucharistic Adoration and the Blessed Virgin – Patron of Struggling and Recovering Addicts and Alcoholics and many addiction treatment programs, retreats and centres throughout the world bear his name.
The Matt Talbot Story:

https://anastpaul.com/2017/06/07/saint-of-the-day-7-june-venerable-matt-talbot-ofs/

St Meriadoc I of Vannes
St Meriadoc II of Vannes
St Odo of Massay
St Potamiaena of Alexandria the Younger
St Quirinus of Cluny

St Robert of Newminster O.Cist. (c 1100–1159) English Priest, Abbot, Apostle of the poor, Miracle-worker. He was one of the Monks who founded Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire, England, another at Newminster, Northumbria and 3 other Monasteries Robert ruled and directed the Monks at Newminster for 21 years.
St Robert’s Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/06/07/saint-of-the-day-7-june-saint-robert-newminster-o-cist-c-1100-1159/

St Sergius of Cluny
St Vulflagius of Abbeville

Martyrs of Africa – 7 Saints: A group of seven Christians who were Martyred together. No details about them have survived except the names – Donata, Evasius, Guirillus, Januaria, Privata, Spisinna, Victurus. The precise location in Africa and date are unknown.

Martyred in Córdoba, Spain:
Habentius of Córdoba
Jeremiah of Córdoba
Peter of Córdoba
Sabinian of Córdoba
Wallabonsus of Córdoba
Wistremundus of Córdoba

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, SAINT of the DAY

Madonna della Quercia / Our Lady of the Oak – Visora di Conflenti, Italy (1578) and Memorials of the Saints – 7 June

Madonna della Quercia / Our Lady of the Oak – Visora di Conflenti, Italy (1578) – 7 June:

On 7 June 1578, the Virgin appeared for the first time to a shepherd of humble conditions, named Lorenzo Folino. Due to the sultry heat, the young man had lain down under a Chestnut tree and had fallen asleep. He was suddenly awakened by the sound of a beautiful melody, which became gradually clearer and more intense. Frightened, he looked at a small hill called Serracampanara and saw the Virgin Mary surrounded by angels, descending on a large Oak tree. Lorenzo immediately rushed to the tree and knelt devoutly in prayer. Smiling, Our Lady asked him to come closer and entrusted him with this message:

Go, my son, to the Mayor and the Parish Priest and tell them what you have seen. Say that I am the Mother of God and that I want a Church to be built in the place which I will show to you.

After showing him a large Oak tree, in the place called Visora, not far from the Town of Conflenti, she disappeared. Lorenzo ran into the village and told the Parish Priest and the Mayor what he had seen and heard, referring to Mary’s message. However, his story provoked general laughter, many believed he had gone mad and turned him away with derision.
The Madonna della Quercia then appeared to the peasant Vermiglia Mercuri and, finally, to the housewife Delicia Mastroianni always asking for the erection of a Church to be dedicated to her.
Since the reactions of the people did not change and even the ecclesiastical authorities did not give weight to the reports of the three visionaries, Mary reappeared many other times, both to individual citizens and to all the people. She worked numerous miracles, until it was evident that it was a supernatural event and was finally decided, that a Church had to be built.
In 1862 a Church was built ad even the Oak tree on which the Our Lady had appeared was kept as a part of the Shrine.

But, on the evening of 21 July 1921, the Church was destroyed by fire. After a decade of complete abandonment, the Church was eventually rebuilt, with the help of the emigrants of Conflenti, scattered around the world. On 7 Jue each year, a Procession and festival is held and attended by many from the Town and surrounding villages.

Blessed Ana of Saint Bartholomew OCD (1550-1626) Blessed Ana was an early member of St Teresa of Àvila’s Discalced Carmelite Order, Mystic, Spiritual writer.
Her Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/06/07/saint-of-the-day-7-june-blessed-ana-of-st-bartholomew-ocd-1550-1626/

St Anthony Mary Gianelli (1789-1846) Bishop, Founder of the Missionaries of
St Alphonsus, the Oblates of St Alphonsus and the Sisters of Our Lady of the Garden. – Canonised in on 25 October 1951 by Pope Pius XII.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2018/06/07/saint-of-the-day-7-june-st-anthony-mary-gianelli-1789-1846/

St Aventinus of Larboust
Bl Basilissa Fernandez
St Colman of Dromore
Bl Demosthenes Ranzi
St Deochar
St Gotteschalk
St Justus of Condat
St Landulf of Yariglia
St Lycarion of Egypt

Venerable Matt Talbot (1856 – 1925) (born Matthew Talbot) – Layman, Ascetic, Mystic – known as the “Saint in Overalls” and “the Workers’ Saint” disciple of Eucharistic Adoration and the Blessed Virgin – Patron of Struggling and Recovering Addicts and Alcoholics and many addiction treatment programs, retreats and centres throughout the world bear his name.
The Matt Talbot Story:

https://anastpaul.com/2017/06/07/saint-of-the-day-7-june-venerable-matt-talbot-ofs/

St Meriadoc I of Vannes
St Meriadoc II of Vannes
St Odo of Massay
St Potamiaena of Alexandria the Younger
St Quirinus of Cluny
St Robert of Newminster O.Cist. (c 1100–1159) Priest, Abbot
St Sergius of Cluny
St Vulflagius of Abbeville

Martyrs of Africa – 7 saints: A group of seven Christians who were martyred together. No details about them have survived except the names – Donata, Evasius, Guirillus, Januaria, Privata, Spisinna, Victurus. The precise location in Africa and date are unknown.

Martyred in Córdoba, Spain:
Habentius of Córdoba
Jeremiah of Córdoba
Peter of Córdoba
Sabinian of Córdoba
Wallabonsus of Córdoba
Wistremundus of Córdoba

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Quote/s of the Day – 11 May – Conscience

Quote/s of the Day – 11 May – “Mary’s Month” – Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter,Readings: Acts 16: 22-34, Psalms 138: 1-2, 2-3, 7-8, John 16: 5-11

“I will send to you the Spirit of truth,
says the Lord;
he will guide you to all truth.”

John 16:7,13

“If one of us has a conscience
polluted by the stain of avarice,
conceit, vain-glory, indignation,
irascibility, or envy and the other vices,
he has “a daughter badly troubled by a demon”
like the Canaanite woman.”

St Bede the Venerable (673-735)
Father and Doctor of the Church

“A good man is not a perfect man;
a good man is an honest man,
faithful and unhesitatingly responsive
to the Voice of God in his life.”

St John Fisher (1469-1535) Bishop, Martyr

“Just as speech has been given to men
to be the interpreter of their feelings and desires,
so it is through the conscience,
that God teaches us,
what He judges of everything
and what He expects of each one of us.
This divine Voice forms various interior words,
to express various lessons
and the different orders,
that it pleases God to give to His creature.
It is the bond of communication
that the Lord desires to have with us
and the most usual organ he makes use of,
to touch our hearts and open to us His own.”

St Claude la Colombière SJ (1641-1682)

Christian reflections
(Spiritual writings, coll. Christus no 9,)

“The Heart of Jesus is with me.”

“Three things I cannot escape:
the eye of God,
the voice of conscience,
the stroke of death.
In company, guard your tongue.
In your family, guard your temper.
When alone guard your thoughts.”

Venerable Matthew Talbot (1856 – 1925)

“Then steer your ship with steady arm,
Trust Me and rest your soul.
Your little boat I’ll keep from harm,
I’ll guide it toward its goal. …
Be therefore, steadfast, calm and true,
Your God is at your side.
Through storm and night
He’ll see you through
With conscience as your guide.”

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross OCD.(1891-1942
Edith Stein
“At the Helm”

Posted in EUCHARISTIC Adoration, FATHERS of the Church, JUNE-THE SACRED HEART, QUOTES for CHRIST, QUOTES of the SAINTS, QUOTES on CONSCIENCE, QUOTES on DEATH, QUOTES on FASTING, QUOTES on PATIENCE, QUOTES on SILENCE, SACRED HEART QUOTES, St JOHN HENRY Cardinal NEWMAN!, The HOLY EUCHARIST, The HOLY TRINITY, The MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD, The SIGN of the CROSS

Quote/s of the Day – 7 June – The Most Holy Trinity, Bl Ana of St Bartholomew, Ven Matthew Talbot

Quote/s of the Day – 7 June – “Month of the Sacred Heart” – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and The Memorial of Blessed Ana of Saint Bartholomew OCD (1550-1626) and Venerable Matthew Talbot (1856 – 1925)

“In all our undertakings —
when we enter a place or leave it,
before we dress,
before we bathe,
when we take our meals,
when we light the lamps in the evening,
before we retire at night,
when we sit down to read,
before each new task —
we trace the Sign of the Cross on our foreheads.”

Tertullian (160-220)
Father of the Church

in all our undertakings - tertullian - 27 may 2018 - trinity sunday

“O adorable mystery!
In the name of God,
the Omnipotent Father, who created me!
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
Son of the living God, who bled for me!
In the name of the Holy Spirit,
who has been poured out on me!”

St John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

o adorable mystery in the name of god - st john henry newman 7 june 2020 trinity sun (1)

“Silence is precious.
by keeping silence
and knowing how to listen to God,
the soul grows in wisdom
and God teaches it,
what it cannot learn from men.”

silence is precious - bl ana of st bartholomew 7 june 2020

“Our Lord became a spring for us,
so that we should not die of thirst
among all the miseries that surround us.”

our lord became a spring for us - bl ana of st bartholomew 7 june 2020

“How truly He said in the Gospel
that He came to serve and not to be served!
What tremendous goodness!
Can we fail to be shamed by Your words and deeds
and the patience You show for us everyday?”

Bl Ana of St Bartholomew (1550-1626)

how truly he said in the gospel - bl ana of st bartholomew 7 june 2020

“How can anyone be lonely,
with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament?”

how-can-anyone-be-lonely-ven-matt-talbot- 7 june 2017

“As to nobility of blood,
true nobility is to be derived
only, from the Blood of the Son of God.”

as to nobility of blood true nobility is to be - ven matt talbot 7 june 2020

“Three things I cannot escape:
the eye of God,
the voice of conscience,
the stroke of death.
In company, guard your tongue.
In your family, guard your temper.
When alone guard your thoughts.”

three things i cannot escape - ven matt talbot 7 june 2020

“The Heart of Jesus is with me.”

Venerable Matthew Talbot (1856 – 1925)

the heart of jesus is with me - ven matt talbot 7 june 2020

Posted in FEASTS and SOLEMNITIES, SAINT of the DAY

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity +2020 and Memorials of the Saints – 7 June 2020

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity +2020
https://anastpaul.com/2018/05/27/solemnity-of-the-most-holy-trinity-trinity-sunday-27-may-2018/
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Bl Ana of Saint Bartholomew OCD (1550-1626)
St Anthony Mary Gianelli (1789-1846)
Biography:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/06/07/saint-of-the-day-7-june-st-anthony-mary-gianelli-1789-1846/
St Aventinus of Larboust
Bl Basilissa Fernandez
St Colman of Dromore
Bl Demosthenes Ranzi
St Deochar
St Gotteschalk
St Justus of Condat
St Landulf of Yariglia
St Lycarion of Egypt
Venerable Matt Talbot (1856 – 1925)
The Matt Talbot Story!
https://anastpaul.com/2017/06/07/saint-of-the-day-7-june-venerable-matt-talbot-ofs/

St Meriadoc I of Vannes
St Meriadoc II of Vannes
St Odo of Massay
St Potamiaena of Alexandria the Younger
St Quirinus of Cluny
St Robert of Newminster
St Sergius of Cluny
St Vulflagius of Abbeville

Martyrs of Africa – 7 saints: A group of seven Christians who were martyred together. No details about them have survived except the names – Donata, Evasius, Guirillus, Januaria, Privata, Spisinna, Victurus. The precise location in Africa and date are unknown.

Martyred in Córdoba, Spain:
Habentius of Córdoba
Jeremiah of Córdoba
Peter of Córdoba
Sabinian of Córdoba
Wallabonsus of Córdoba
Wistremundus of Córdoba

Posted in SAINT of the DAY

Thought for the Day – 7 June – The Memorial of Venerable Matt Talbot (1856 – 1925)

Thought for the Day – 7 June – The Memorial of Venerable Matt Talbot (1856 – 1925)

He was a drunk and now he is on the path to Sainthood!

Matt can be considered the patron of men and women struggling with alcoholism.   He was born in Dublin, where his father worked on the docks and had a difficult time supporting his family.   After a few years of schooling, Matt obtained work as a messenger for some liquor merchants; there he began to drink excessively.   For 15 years—until he was almost 30—Matt was an active alcoholic.

One day he decided to take “the pledge” for three months, make a general confession and begin to attend daily Mass.   There is evidence that Matt’s first seven years after taking the pledge were especially difficult.   Avoiding his former drinking places was hard.   He began to pray, as intensely as he used to drink.   He also tried to pay back people from whom he had borrowed or stolen money while he was drinking.

Most of his life Matt worked as a builder’s labourer.   He joined the Secular Franciscan Order and began a life of strict penance;  he abstained from meat nine months a year. Matt spent hours every night avidly reading Scripture and the lives of the saints.   He prayed the rosary conscientiously.   Though his job did not make him rich, Matt contributed generously to the missions.

After 1923, his health failed and Matt was forced to quit work.   He died on his way to Mass on Trinity Sunday.   Fifty years later, Pope Paul VI gave him the title Venerable.

In looking at the life of Matt Talbot, we may easily focus on the later years when he had stopped drinking for some time and was leading a penitential life.   Only alcoholic men and women who have stopped drinking, can fully appreciate, how difficult the earliest years of sobriety were for Matt.

He had to take one day at a time. So do the rest of us.

More about Venerable Matt here: https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/saint-of-the-day-7-june-venerable-matt-talbot-ofs/

Venerable Matt Talbot – Pray for us!ven-matt-talbot-pray-for-us-2-7 june 2017

Posted in EUCHARISTIC Adoration, MARIAN QUOTES, MORNING Prayers, QUOTES of the SAINTS, SAINT of the DAY, The BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, The HOLY EUCHARIST

Quote/s of the Day – 7 June – Thursday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time, Year B and the Memorial of Venerable Matt Talbot (1856 – 1925)

Quote/s of the Day – 7 June – Thursday of the Ninth Week of Ordinary Time, Year B and the Memorial of Venerable Matt Talbot (1856 – 1925)

“How can anyone be lonely,
with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament?”how-can-anyone-be-lonely-ven-matt-talbot- 7 june 2017

“O Virgin I ask three things from you:
the grace of God,
the presence of God,
the blessing of God”

“O blessed Mother,
obtain for me from Jesus,
that I may participate in His folly.”

Venerable Matt Talbot (1856 – 1925)o blessed Mother and O Virgin, I ask three things from you - ven matt talbot - 7 june 2018