St. Rita of Cascia

Author: Joseph A. Sicardo

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 0895552701

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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Fr. Joseph Sicardo, O.S.A. For centuries St. Rita of Cascia has been one of the most popular saints in the Catholic Church. She is known as the "Saint of the Impossible" because of her amazing answers to prayer as well as the remarkable events of her own life. Here are the classic stories from her life: the bees which attended her birth, her great early desire to be a nun, her disappointment in not being allowed to be one and her marriage to a cruel husband, his conversion and his murder; and how St. Rita prevented her two young sons from taking revenge. Here also is the story of St. Rita's miraculous entry into the Augustinian Convent, her miraculous thorn wound, her severe penances and her many virtues. Though little documentation on St. Rita exists, Fr. Sicardo has made her come alive again; his great love and admiration for her shine forth on every page. Imprimatur: George W. Mundelein, D.D., Archbishop of Chicago

St. Rita of Cascia

Author: Joseph Sicardo

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The Church is a faithful custodian of the “Lives of the Saints,” of those books which contain the wonderful and glorious deeds of her children who have lived and died in the odor of sanctity. And she looks on every “Life of a Saint” as a guidebook pointing out the way to Heaven to all Christians, who are only travelers on the way to their true home. After the Bible and the Catechism there is no book more precious in the eyes of Mother Church than a “Life of a Saint.” It is the dearest wish of Mother Church that her children should frequently read the lives of the Saints; by so doing they gradually become acquainted with a select society to which, in a great measure, they will be forced to raise the standard of their daily lives. Our Holy Father St. Augustine is a striking example of what the reading of the lives of the Saints may do. A friend of his, Alipius by name, gave him the life of St. Anthony the Abbot. Augustine read it, and was so extremely affected by what he read that it was one main cause of his conversion. Looking down the long calendar of saints, glancing carefully over the Church’s long honor list of men and women whose names were held in veneration in their days, we find no name crowned with a greater halo of glory and honor than that of St. Rita, the humble Augustinian nun of Cascia, now venerated under the singular title of the Saint of the Impossible. It is more than 450 years since St. Rita departed this life to be united forever to her Lord and spouse Jesus Christ, and yet her name is still held in benediction, not only among the faithful of Italy, her native country, but also among the faithful of the rest of Europe, who vie with the people of South and North America in honoring and venerating our illustrious Saint. Among the many magnificent “Lives of St. Rita” written by the Italian and Spanish Augustinians, we prefer that written by our brother religious, Father Joseph Sicardo. As his book has had a large propaganda in Spain, the Philippine Islands and in Spanish America, we have hopes that the same book, garbed in an English dress, will help to keep alive that fire of devotion which now burns in the hearts of so many clients of St. Rita in North America. That our translation of Father Sicardo’s Life of St. Rita may have the result of further increasing not only the veneration, but also the number, of the clients of our sister, St. Rita, is our only wish and ambition.

Life of St. Rita of Cascia, O.S.A. from the Italian

Author: Richard Connolly

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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This book presents the story of Saint Rita of Cascia, an Augustinian nun. She is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Rita was beatified by Pope Urban VIII in 1626 and canonized by Pope Leo XIII on May 24, 1900. At her canonization ceremony, she received the title of Patroness of Impossible Causes. This book is a story of her life and miracles.

Saints and Their Symbols

Author: Fernando Lanzi,Gioia Lanzi

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814629709

Category: Art

Page: 237

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"Saints and their Symbols" is a guide for recognizing and understanding the saints, explaining why so many of the saints appear in images with Jesus and the Virgin Mary yet remain unnamed, which symbols are associated with each saint, and what their roles were in Christian salvation. With 265 full-color images and biographical information about the saints, this is a work of popular religious culture and anthropology.Liturgical Press

Visual Piety

Author: David Morgan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520923133

Category: Religion

Page: 283

View: 2614

This fascinating study of devotional images traces their historical links to important strains of American culture. David Morgan demonstrates how popular visual images—from Warner Sallman's "Head of Christ" to velvet renditions of DaVinci's "Last Supper" to illustrations on prayer cards—have assumed central roles in contemporary American lives and communities. Morgan's history of popular religious images ranges from the late Middle Ages to the present day and analyzes what he calls "visual piety," or the belief that images convey. Rather than isolating popular icons from their social contexts or regarding them as merely illustrative of theological ideas, Morgan situates both Protestant and Catholic art within the domain of devotional practice, ritual, personal narrative, and the sacred space of the home. In addition, he examines how popular icons have been rooted in social concerns ranging from control of human passions to notions of gender, creedal orthodoxy, and friendship. Also discussed is the coupling of images with texts in the attempt to control meanings and to establish markers for one's community and belief. Drawing from the fields of music, sociology, theology, philosophy, psychology, and aesthetics,Visual Piety is the first book to bring to specialist and lay reader alike an understanding of religious imagery's place in the social formation and maintenance of everyday American life.

Saints In Rome and Beyond

Author: Daniel Thelen


ISBN: 0986154725

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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Within Christian tradition the veneration of relics has happened quite naturally. From the first few moments of Christian history, as the three Marys looked on with surprise upon the empty tomb of Christ, to the most recent martyr, who in their own way suffers and joins him or herself to Christ's passion, the church has always shown a great desire to provide special dignity to the dead and proper veneration and respect for their remains. The Liturgy in a special way unites the most august celebration of the Eucharist with the memorials of the saints. This not only reflects the eternal union that Christ desires for each of us in heaven but it also expresses the incredible love that God has for his creation. This work attempts to tap into this marvelous reality. By focusing primarily upon the saints of the Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar it is hoped that the pilgrim may in a unique way participate in the Divine Liturgy by visiting the shrines of the saints on their feast days.

Saints & Angels

Author: Doreen Virtue

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 1401955401

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 249

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The author "introduces you to the various ministering spirits of heaven and 42 inspirational figures who walked the earth. As you read this ... book, you'll come to understand the exact roles that different beings of God fulfill both in the Bible and in our lives and how they can help you today"--Dust jacket flap.

The Corpse

Author: Christine Quigley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786401703

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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Throughout the centuries, different cultures have established a variety of procedures for handling and disposing of corpses. Often the methods are directly associated with the deceased's position in life, such as a pharaoh's mummification in Egypt or the cremation of a Buddhist. Treatment by the living of the dead over time and across cultures is the focus of study. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are fully covered. Preservation techniques such as cryonic suspension and mummification are discussed, as well as a look at the recycling of the corpse through organ donation, donation to medicine, animal scavengers, cannibalism, and, of course, natural decay and decomposition. Mistreatments of a corpse are also covered.

Lives of the Saints

Author: Rev. Fr. Alban Butler

Publisher: TAN Books

ISBN: 1618903071

Category: Religion

Page: 428

View: 7854

Butler's Lives of the Saints is the most revered Catholic book after the Bible, the Missal and The Imitation of Christ. A Saint or two for each day of the calendar. Great for a daily meditation; each life is followed by a "lesson" from the life to help us apply the virtues of the Saint to ourselves. Great for the entire family. Includes famous Saints since Fr. Butler's time; all recounted in the same beautiful, reverent spirit that was his. Impr.