7 Quick Takes: Saints, The Rosary, and More
1. The saint of the day for September 1 is St. Giles (650-710), abbot, hermit, and patron of the poor and disabled. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, Saint Giles is invoked for protection in times of plague and epidemic. Read more.
2. Saint Ingrid of Sweden is the saint of the day for September 2. Born in Skänninge, Sweden, in the 13th century, St. Ingrid lived under the spiritual direction of Peter of Dacia, a Dominican priest. She was the first Dominican nun in Sweden and in 1281 she founded the first Dominican cloister there, called St. Martin’s in Skänninge. She died in 1282 surrounded by an aura of sanctity. Miracles obtained through her intercession followed and led to a popular cult of this saint. Read more.
3. September 8 is the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It’s not too late to begin the novena to Our Lady. You can find the novena prayers Here.
4. Father Don Calloway, best-selling author of Champions of the Rosary, offers a beautiful reflection on the importance of devotion to the Rosary, and its pivotal role in the history of the Church. Champions of the Rosary is one of my favorite books!
5. Looking for a little help in teaching your child patience? Do you want something that is educational, but at the same time entertaining? Adventures of Faith, Hope, and Charity: Finding Patience is educational and entertaining, and God is at the forefront of this story. This book offers parents and educators a means for reinforcing the need for patience, and how to make that all happen. It offers children a delightful tale that includes puppies!!! Eight-year-old, Faith Livingstone, just moved to town and is about to enter a new school. She wants to make new friends fast; to feel like she belongs in her new surroundings. It can’t happen fast enough for Faith! This book is age appropriate for Kindergarten through Second Grade. Read more.
6. Here are some wonderful prayers for Labor Day for workers.
7. Happy Labor Day weekend to all! Since I worked all summer without taking a vacation, I am looking forward to a long, relaxing weekend! Have a good one!
God bless you!
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