Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival

It's Sunday! It's time to share our posts and to answer the question of the week. You, too, can join in the fun at Catholic Carnival by linking up at Ryann's Place. 

Question of the week:  Were there any religious sisters in your parish when you were growing up?  Are there any now?  Which community (ies)?

When I was attending our parish parochial school, the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame (founded in Montreal in 1652 by St. Marguerite Bourgeoys) taught there and they continue to teach there today.  At that time, they wore full habits, with full length skirts (covering the ankles) and rosaries around their waists. You can view the older habit here. Today, they dress in modern, but conservative clothing -- shorter skirts, blouses, and blazers.

Here is a sampling of my blog posts for this past week:

Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks" and the “Geneviève of New France,” St. Kateri Tekakwitha's feast day was Monday. St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint in the United States.

Wednesday we celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. I also shared a message from St. John Paul II regarding the Scapular on that day.

The Novena to St. Anne started on Thursday, July 17th, so I shared the traditional version, as well as a shorter version of that novena.

On Thursday, we remembered the Blessed Carmelite martyrs of Compiègne  -- the sixteen Carmelites caught up in the French Revolution were guillotined at the Place du Trône Renversé (now called Place de la Nation), in Paris.

On Friday, we commemorated St. Camillus of Lellis, founder of an order dedicated to the care of the sick. He is the patron of the sick, hospitals, and nurses.

St. Macrina the Younger, whose brothers were the renowned teachers St. Basil and St. Gregory of Nyssa, was Saturday's saint of the day. She spent a good deal of her time helping her mother raise these two great men and served as their teacher.

On Sunday, Fr. James Kubicki reflects on Sunday's gospel, by sharing effective ways of dealing with temptation.

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