Prayer that turns the world upside down

Not in church There's been a fair amount of ridicule and criticism offered to the Prime Minister recently over his suggestion that we pray for Australian farmers. Most is predictable and, frankly, understandable, since, as I've written previously, Christians shouldn't necessarily expect people with vastly different assumptions about the world to comprehend their beliefs and [...]

I am learning to trust everything

It seems like God, the universe, fate, whatever you want to call it keeps throwing me curve balls in my life. It can send me into fear, panic, crying, anger or some other emotion. When things in our lives don’t show up as we think (or predict) or things happen out of sequence or order, [...]

Uncertain Times 13 January 2018

There have been uncertain times in the Blair Household, AKA Br. Francis-clare. THis has caused my posting efforts to keep this site rolling to be uncertain and frustrated. Having run the gamut of Celtic saints and catholic/orthodox saints I have reached the point where  I am unsure regarding what I should make the steady theme. [...]

Celtic Saints for September by: Ambrose Mooney-September 2017

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New Help is hard to get. 13 August 2017

  Fr Casper and Br Francis Clare are pleased to welcome Br Celano as an ocassional writer and Administrator of Community of Christ Our Hope Sydney. Some wicked wizards locked him out of his account so he has come to new life with us. The Master's Harvest “Go therefore and make disciples of all the [...]

Saint Ignatius of Loyola -31 July-1 August 2017

Saint Ignatius of Loyola Saint of the Day for July 31 (October 23, 1491 – July 31, 1556) Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s Story The founder of the Jesuits was on his way to military fame and fortune when a cannon ball shattered his leg. Because there were no books of romance on hand during his [...]

St. Bonaventure 15 July 2017

Saint Bonaventure Saint of the Day for July 15 (1221 – July 15, 1274)     Saint Bonaventure’s Story Perhaps not a household name for most people, Saint Bonaventure, nevertheless, played an important role in both the medieval Church and the history of the Franciscan Order. A senior faculty member at the University of Paris, Saint [...]

Celtic and Old english Saints- 1 July 2017

1  St. Servan of Culross Ss. Aaron and Julius of Caerleon St. Cewydd of Anglesey St. Gwenyth of Cornwall Ss. Aaron and Julius and Companions, Martyrs of Caerleon, Wales July 1 – St. Servan or Serf, Bishop, 6th or 8th century. Much that is legendary has become mixed up with the history of this saint, [...]

Ven. Matt Talbot-19th June 2017

CatholicSaints.Info notes about your extended family in heaven Born to a poor family with a history of alcoholism, Matt took to drink when still a child, and was considered a hopeless alcoholic by age thirteen. At age 28, he had conversion experience and, on his knees, he made a pledge of sobriety; he lived another 41 [...]

Visitation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary-31 May 2017

This is a fairly late feast, going back only to the 13th or 14th century. It was established widely throughout the Church to pray for unity. The present date of celebration was set in 1969, in order to follow the Annunciation of the Lord and precede the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist.