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    FRANCISCAN SPIRITUALITY

    in Spirituality

    Join us for a continuation of Franciscan spirituality which began on Oct.4, St.Francis feastday....

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    Blessed Mary of Pisa

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    Blessed Mary of Pisa -- More often than not, the women saints that the Church venerates have been cloistered virgins. Blessed Mary of Pisa also founded a religious order, but like St. Elizabeth Seton, she did so as a widow. Unlike our American saint, she had been married twice and borne many children.


    Catherine Mancini belonged to a distinguished family in Pisa, Italy, in the days when the great Italian cities were engaged in civil war against each other. The story is told of her that when she was only five, she had a sort of vision of the torturing of one Peter Gambacorta. He had been accused of political conspiracy and sentenced to be hanged. The legend says that the child, on experiencing the vision, prayed so hard for Peter that the rope by which he was being hanged broke, whereupon the judges commuted his death penalty. Our Lady then appeared to Catherine, the story continues, and told her to say seven Our Fathers and Hail Marys for Gambacorta every day, for he was going to become her benefactor in the years to come. 

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    Mother Emmanuela - Mary Emmanuela Franciscan

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.atonementfriars.org
    Mother Emmanuela - Born Mary Emmanuela.  She gave up a life of selfishness and privilege to become Mother Emmanuela and founded a Franciscan convent.

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    St. Aloysius of Gonzaga

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    St. Aloysius was born in Castiglione, Italy. The first words St. Aloysius spoke were the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. He was destined for the military by his father (who was in service to Philip II), but by the age of 9 Aloysius had decided on a religious life, and made a vow of perpetual virginity. To safeguard himself from possible temptation, he would keep his eyes persistently downcast in the presence of women. St. Charles Borromeo gave him his first Holy Communion. A kidney disease prevented St. Aloysius from a full social life for a while, so he spent his time in prayer and reading the lives of the saints. Although he was appointed a page in Spain, St. Aloysius kept up his many devotions and austerities, and was quite resolved to become a Jesuit. His family eventually moved back to Italy, where he taught catechism to the poor. When he was 18, he joined the Jesuits, after finally breaking down his father, who had refused his entrance into the order. He served in a hospital during the plague of 1587 in Milan, and died from it at the age of 23, after receiving the last rites from St. Robert Bellarmine. The last word he spoke was the Holy Name of Jesus.

  • The Servant of God Jane of Saint Erasmus

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    Jane of Saint Erasmus - As in many other lives we read of a woman, the epitome of all that is righteous and holy, whose marriage was difficult and loveless and whose husband was given to gambling and quarrelling, even duelling


    Fulfilling her role as wife and housewife, and as mediator for her husband she endeavoured to convert him to better ways.


    She was to be host to her husband’s friends and mother to the poor and sick and in doing this proved such an example to her husband that he converted to better ways.


    Jane experienced a mighty impulse to enter a convent, when he returned she asked him leave to enter a convent and he refused because he now loved her and valued her as wife. While previously she had desired him to love her and now he does love her she wants to go off to a nunnery.


    Her name in Religion was Jane of St. Erasmus – her husband’s name out of her gratitude to him She pledged to him the best of her merits and once his death was near, offered to suffer his purgatory.


    At fifty-five years of age Jane happily observed the strictest practices of the novices and regarded herself as the lowliest one of all. During the nineteen years remaining to her Jane was a model to every one of her sisters; her extraordinary graces from god were confirmed when she was seen in ecstasy and raised above the ground.


    At the very sight of the image of our Lord scourged at the pillar Jane would break out with tears in compassion for her Lord. Forbidden from gazing upon it by her superiors, Jane never looked toward it again.


    Jane died whilst making the sign of the Cross as she said it.

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    A Stranger Passes By - A Christmas Story

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    Hotel owners, Paul and Maureen, trying to make a living and promote their business in tough times, try to figure out the best way to increase holiday bookings. A husband in wife who is expecting a baby need a room at the last second, and what ensues give the Innkeepers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

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    PEACH - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - TUE, JAN 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM PST - DJ MR.WILL

    in Music

    Former San Franciscan and currently Venice, CA-based PEACH is at the forefront of female-fronted blues acts performing both modern and old-time blues, with an All-Star band of musicians featuring keyboardist Ken Stange (Joe Cocker); bassist Del Atkins (Pointer Sisters, James Ingram); drummer Tom Walsh (America; Spyro Gyra) and guitarist Jamie James (The Kingbees; Dennis Quaid & The Sharks). PEACH - A headliner at last year's Real Blues Festival -  has recorded with Taj Mahal, Marty Grebb (The Buckinghams), Reggie McBride (Elton John), Joey Delgado (Delgado Brothers), Garth Hudson (The Band) and Paul Barrere (LIttle Feat). She has co-written with Keb' Mo' and Marty Grebb. PEACH is a past Los Angeles Music Awards, Rockwired Radio Awards, All Access Magazine Music Awards, and South Bay Music Awards recipient. 


    PEACH has just recorded two great new videos, "Today I Sing The Blues" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s8wlhegA3c) and "Never Make Your Move Too Soon" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaazkVreTo4). Her soulful, seductive live recording of "It Meant Nothin'," a song she co-wrote with well-known bluesman, Keb' Mo'  that’s been viewed by over 284,000 people since it posted on YouTube in June - http://www.youtube.com/watch?

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    St. Fidelis

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    St. Fidelis - A former lawyer who left his profession to become a Capuchin Franciscan priest, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen has his liturgical memorial on April 24.


    Leaving his legal practice behind, Mark decided to give his life directly to the service of Christ and the Church. In short order he received ordination as a priest, and joined the Capuchin Franciscans in Freiburg.


    During 1614 a Swiss Catholic bishop had sought help from the Capuchins, to restore the faith and counteract the spread of Calvinist Protestantism. In 1621, Fidelis was sent on the mission. He brought just four items: a Bible, a prayer book, a crucifix and a copy of the Capuchin rule.


    The winter of 1621-22 was a busy period of preaching, instruction and theological disputation for the Franciscan priest. He preached not only in the pulpits of Catholic churches, but also in public places, and even in the meeting-places of the Calvinists themselves. Some Swiss Protestants responded with hostility, but many others were also brought back to the Church.


    Like many cases of religious persecution during this time, Fidelis’ treatment at the hands of the Calvinists did not stem exclusively from doctrinal disagreement. National and cultural tensions also contributed, with many Swiss Protestants suspecting that the Catholic mission was part of an Austrian plot against their nation.


    Fidelis' life bridged the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a time of religious conflict in Western Europe. He died at the hands of a mob while preaching in Switzerland, where he had gone to combat the Calvinist heresy.

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    St. Emma of Austria

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    St. Emma of Austria - Hemma, also called Emma of Gurk, was born Countess of Zeltschach to a noble family called Peilenstein in present-day Pilštanj, Slovenia. They were related to the Liutpoldings of Bavaria and thus to Emperor Henry II. She was brought up at the Imperial court in Bamberg by the Empress Saint Cunigunde. She married Count Wilhelm of Friesach and of the Sanngau, by whom she had two sons, Hartwig and Wilhelm. Both of her sons and her husband were murdered, the latest of them probably in 1036. Hemma became wealthy through inheritance upon the death of her husband and sons.


    Countess Hemma used her great wealth for the benefit of the poor and was already venerated as a saint during her lifetime. In addition, she founded ten churches throughout present-day Carinthia, Austria. In 1043 she founded the Benedictine double monastery of Gurk Abbey, where she withdrew during the last years of her life.


    After her death, Gurk Abbey was dissolved by the Archbishop of Salzburg, Gebhard, who instead used the funds to set up the Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt in 1072. Admont Abbey, another Benedictine foundation in Austria, was founded in 1074 by the same Gebhard, and also owes its existence to Hemma's wealth.


    Since 1174 Hemma has been buried in the crypt of Gurk Cathedral, of which she is accounted the founder. She was beatified on 21 November 1287 and canonised on 5 January 1938 by Pope Pius XI. Her feast day is 27 June.[2]


    Hemma is the patron saint of the Diocese of Gurk-Klagenfurt as well as of the Austrian state of Carinthia, and her intercession is sought for childbirth and diseases of the eye.

  • THE NEW SHADOW AMICUSVERITAS

    in Politics

    2015 POLITICAL ANIMALS--San Francisco politician Governor Jerry Brown--quote"California will have from 10 to 12 million more people!"  Debate during his re election campaign---Neither Brown nor his staff has responded "Where did you get that figure?   Where can it be checked?"


    Governors of California from San Francisco--George Pardee--1903--James Rolph 1931-Edmund Pat Brown 1959-Jerry Brown(son) 1975  then 2011


    Governors of California who died in San Francisco--Peter Burnett 1849-John McDougal 1851-Frederic Low 1863-Henry Haight 1867-William Irwin 1875-


    Audio excerpt from the Brown -Kashari political debate 2014


    THE GAY AGENDA--THE Male  rapist protection Act--promoted by video voyeurs and the male prostitution industry.


    MEDIA CORRUPTION  http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/01/07/report-60-minutes-correspondent-steve-kroft-had-wild-3-year-affair/


    CBS wouldn't do anything about public and sexual corruption in California and San Francisco


    2015 Forecast---Politicians & Public personalities who support the gay-lesbian-Nambla-Transgendered Agenda--Will they come out of their closets?  Or be outed by their critics?


    January 7th Births Deaths & Events relevant to US(A) Millard Filmore  13th President USA


    CORRECTION--- Edmund Pat Brown was the fourth San Franciscan in modern times elected as California's Governor--Jerry Brown is the 4th  San Franciscan elected Governor of California


    Other political dynasties involving Governors in America--Alabama--George & Lurleen Wallace, Louisana  Huey P. Long 1932--Earl K Long(brother) 1939-1952-1956


     

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    St. Columbanis of Bobbio

    in Religion

    St. Columbanis of Bobbio


    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org


    St. Columbanis - Columbanus of Bobbio The founder of several European monasteries, St. Columbanus was born c. 543 in Leinster, Ireland, and was educated at Bangor. Late in life (c. 590), he left Ireland to establish, at the invitation of King Childebert of Burgandy, a monastery at Annegray. He founded monasteries at Luxovium (Luxeuil) and at Fountaines as well. In 603, a synod accused him of keeping Easter by the Celtic date, although the real charge seems to have been criticizing the lax morals of the Burgundian court. Columbanus appealed to Gregory the Great, but nothing is known of the outcome of this act. Seven years later, Columbanus left Burgandy to preach to the Allemani of Switzerland; when Burgandy captured Switzerland, he fled to northern Italy, where he established a monastery at Bobbio in 613. His monasteries were known for the strictness of their rules (which the Benedictines later ameliorated) and their emphasis on corporal punishment. In addition to his rule for monks, Columbanus wrote a peneteniary and poems.

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