February 16th - St. Gilbert of Sempringham: He was the only Englishman to found a conventual order, mainly because the Abbot of Cîteaux declined his request to assist him in organising a group of women who wanted to live as nuns, living with lay brothers and sisters, in 1148.In the end he founded a double monastery of canons regular and nuns.

February 16th - St. Gilbert of Sempringham: He was the only Englishman to found a conventual order, mainly because the Abbot of Cîteaux declined his request to assist him in organising a group of women who wanted to live as nuns, living with lay brothers and sisters, in 1148.In the end he founded a double monastery of canons regular and nuns.

And the beast was wroth with the woman and went to make war with the remnant of her seed.  Those that keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

And the beast was wroth with the woman and went to make war with the remnant of her seed. Those that keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Blessed Joachima (1783-1854) ~ She established the Carmelite Sisters of Charity in Barcelona, Spain. | Joachima understands loss. .... When our own lives go spinning out of control, when illness and bereavement and financial hardship strike, all we can do is cling to the belief that sustained Joachima: God watches over us always.

Blessed Joachima (1783-1854) ~ She established the Carmelite Sisters of Charity in Barcelona, Spain. | Joachima understands loss. .... When our own lives go spinning out of control, when illness and bereavement and financial hardship strike, all we can do is cling to the belief that sustained Joachima: God watches over us always.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821). Faithful wife, mother, convert to Catholicism despite great cost to self, educator of poor girls and foundress of an enduring religious community. Ora pro nobis!

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821). Faithful wife, mother, convert to Catholicism despite great cost to self, educator of poor girls and foundress of an enduring religious community. Ora pro nobis!

daughters of charity of st vincent de paul | Spirit of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul: The Pope's ...

daughters of charity of st vincent de paul | Spirit of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul: The Pope's ...

Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, foundress of the Felician Sisters. http://feliciansisters.org/

Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, foundress of the Felician Sisters. http://feliciansisters.org/

Katherine Drexel was once one of the wealthiest women in the U.S. She became a nun in 1889 and "started The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament to serve and evangelize" Native- and African-Americans."In her lifetime, she addressed social inequality and worked for justice among minorities" The miraculous healing of two deaf children led to her canonization in 2000."After her death,she helped people hear and understand by her intercession."

Saint Katharine Drexel: The Patron Saint of Social Justice

Katherine Drexel was once one of the wealthiest women in the U.S. She became a nun in 1889 and "started The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament to serve and evangelize" Native- and African-Americans."In her lifetime, she addressed social inequality and worked for justice among minorities" The miraculous healing of two deaf children led to her canonization in 2000."After her death,she helped people hear and understand by her intercession."

A modern Benedict, with his sister Scholastica, by Philip Hagreen : Arca Artium Art Objects

A modern Benedict, with his sister Scholastica, by Philip Hagreen : Arca Artium Art Objects

Scripture Quote: Luke 19:38 | Something almost unimaginable takes place on Palm Sunday, yet in the church it's easy to skip over the moment Jesus lays it all down for those who follow him.

The Day Jesus Lays it All Down for Us

Scripture Quote: Luke 19:38 | Something almost unimaginable takes place on Palm Sunday, yet in the church it's easy to skip over the moment Jesus lays it all down for those who follow him.

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