7QT: Hot Summer Reviews, Interviews, and Saints
3. Here are some hot tips on family videos I recently enjoyed watching – Sing (PG), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers: 50th Anniversary Edition ( 1954–G), By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953—NR) – a hilarious family comedy, and Queen of Katwe (PG). If you have not yet seen it, be sure to watch Finding Dory (G). I highly recommend it.
4. Today’s saint of the day is Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, who is the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor of the Church. St. Lawrence was born at Brindisi, in the kingdom of Naples, Italy, on July 22, 1559 and named Caesar de Rossi. He took the name Lawrence when he became a Capuchin Franciscan at the age of 16.
While still a deacon, St. Lawrence of Brindisi became known for his powerful preaching and after his ordination startled the whole of northern Italy with his amazing sermons. Because he could speak Hebrew, he worked for the conversion of the Jews living in Rome.
In 1596, he became a high-ranking superior in the order, and five years later was sent to Germany with Blessed Benedict of Urbino. They founded several priories throughout Europe. Lawrence also helped to raise an army to combat the Turks in Hungary, where he won a battle against them by leading the troops into battle with only a crucifix to protect himself. Read more.
5. Saturday’s saint of the day is Saint Mary Magdalene, the patron of penitent sinners and contemplatives. Her name is derived from her native town of Magdala in Galilee. She plays a vital role in the New Testament, as she was the first to announce Christ’s resurrection from the dead.
Scriptures tell us that she was a follower of Christ, who was exorcised of seven demons, ministered to Christ and His disciples, stood at the foot of the Cross during Jesus’ Crucifixion, went to anoint the body of Jesus before daybreak on Easter morning, and witnessed the Risen Lord. Read more.
6. Just a thought to leave you with…
“The humble man concentrates on his own errors, and not upon those of others; he sees nothing in his neighbor but what is good and virtuous.” – Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
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Have a blessed weekend!