Her father shaved her hair in a tonsure to assure that no man would attempt to take her as his wife. He accepted salvation, renounced his worship of the gods, and commanded his high priest to destroy their altars and temples. St Longinus was instructed to assist at the crucifixion of Jesus. Confirmation is one factor affecting the name on this list, but it also indicates areas of concern or need. The book is full of bittersweet drawings of Marji's tête-à-têtes with God, who resembles Marx, 'though Marx's hair was a bit curlier. May 18 Erica Erika ever-ruler Saint Eric was a king of Sweden who codified Swedish law under Gospel principles. Brigid was the daughter of a slave woman and a chieftain, who liberated her at the urging of his overlord.
Other Female Patron Saints are remembered as the mothers of important saints. Catherine believed herself to be spiritually wed to Jesus and committed herself to a monastic life as a teenager. She was killed in the Nazi invasion and suffered martyrdom in a concentration camp. April 3 Renee Irene, Irena, Renata peace Saint Irene was caught with texts of the Scriptures when this was punishable by death. She never considered herself as above others, and even after she became abbess, she cooked for the sisters and mended the clothes of lepers.
Some years later a group of thieves wanted to rob the monastery where St Moses was living. In the temple, she joined the girls who spent their days praying, reading Scripture, and serving the temple priests. Stella Estelle, Estella, Estrella, Esther star Saint Esther was an Old Testament Jewess who became, by marriage to Xerxes, Queen of Persia. But, despite the fact that he ended up with one leg shorter than the other which led the doctors to put weights on his leg to stretch it back out , he survived and went on to found one of the most famous religious orders in the world inspired by the religious texts he read while recovering from the cannonball. Yet she refused to give into discouragement, and at a very young age she became devoted to the Blessed Mother. They know what it takes to live well for Him.
They waged a guerilla war against the Roman Empire. Mel, bishop of Armagh, received her vows. In Portugal, Beatrice is known as Brites. If we could but carry an iota of burning love for Jesus that St. They all refused, so St Francis offered to enter a fire pit and, if he was able to leave it unharmed, they would have to agree that God had protected him and that his was, therefore, the true religion. June 29 Judith Judy praised Saint Judith was sent by the king to find her neice, who had become an anchorite a woman who lives in seclusion for religious purposes , living in a cell attached to a monastery. Some of these guys went down in history because they supposedly could fly, slay dragons and function without heads.
At the age of 18, Joan believed that God had chosen her to lead France to victory in its ongoing war with England. She is the patron saint of engaged couples. And he was still undeterred. In her memoir, Didion contemplates how the rituals of daily life are fundamentally altered when her life's companion is taken from her. She married the love of her life, William Seton, but he died quickly, leaving Elizabeth with their children during their trip to Italy.
She is patron of the handicapped. She started the Congregation of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where she lived and served as superior until her death circa 1492. This Lent, we look to Jesus as our model and pray that we can follow His example, prevailing against the temptations of the devil and growing deeper in our relationship with God. June 2 Eugenia Gina, Eugenie well born Saint Eugene I was a priest who had served in several different positions in the Church and became pope. I hope one day we have Saint Chesterton.
No disrespect intended to the Blessed Mother. Some tales even say he was betrayed by a friend for a reward, while others claim he once turned water into black tar heroin. She converted to Christianity as a Mohawk Indian and practiced forms of self-mortification. He was a third century Roman soldier and a priest in the Guard of Diocletian, who is venerated as a Christian martyr. Full of wisdom, she guided the divided Israelites and delivered them from the oppression of the Chanaanites. Saint Marguerite Bourgeous gave away her inheritance to family members and departed for Canada, where she founded the Congregation of Notre Dame. She won the Nobel Peace Prize, which referred to her as the Saint in the Gutter.
With her sister Rose, she was sent to the concentration camp at Auschwitz where died in the gas chambers. As the writing of the time put it, he was a cubit being 18 inches. She helped people survive when food was scarce, opened a vocational school, and taught young people how to run a home and farm. Yet, he accomplished much good in his short life because of his piety. Justina, who warded off dozens of hell spawned sexual assaults in her time, made the sign of the cross and repelled the evil spirits.