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Abbot Peter Anthony: This page was set up by Prior Paul Andre, JSC - a few years ago - and I'm leaving it just as it is: though our co-founder is now transitioned and "become eternal" - some of his past writings may be of spiritual and temporal benefit to many .... read on .....
Dec 1 1st week of Advent. Well thankfully De went to the Doctor and it was pneumonia (Was right) and is now on inhalers and antibiotics. That girl worries me to death. Sad new this morning as one of my favorite new people is moving to another facility which has assisted living! She is a delight I shall miss her The total income for the Extravaganza came close to $800 with the custom orders and such
Nov 25 Weds. The day before Thanksgiving. And I have so much to be Thankful for this year. The success of Des Trinketthouse for 1 and yesterday they got the lab done for Cosset to start a med we hope will help if not eliminate her Destructive Behavior. That would be truly the Greatest Blessing for her and De!!!! And me I still worry about the toll that all this is taking on De. But God and St Joseph and Andre have done a remarkable Job so far and we count on their continued intercessions
Nov 24 Tues I have a monthly tune up with the Chiropractor this morning. It has to be the season Effective Disorder which is causing me to be so tired. I have to have some store hours between now and Christmas for last minute gift shoppers for the trinketthouse.com
Nov 22 Sun We had mass last evening with a repeat record of 26. The two newest people are Catholics and they are the first new ones in many months. It was the feast of Christ the King and Fr did a marvelous Job of creating a wonder aura for the celebration. This past week we had the long awaited Extravaganza where we did better then any of the other Jewelers. De is now ramping up for her own show in Maine Dec 12
Nov 17 Tues How the time does fly as we get ready for the Sale on Thursday for the trinketthouse.com. Father has fixed it so you can now type either the A fore mentioned Address or the new one trinketreehouse.com. I have been working on the on line store every day. Stocking it with new items and labeling every thing now in there. I have started putting the pics to the items as well. I may continue on with that for the rest of the week
Nov 8th Sunday I see I have been absent again for a few days. But I have tired of obsessing about it. Getting ready for the show here in a couple of weeks and De getting ready for her show in a month. That means she has to make at least three of everything and we are getting her the things she needs for her own show. I did buy her a really nice jelery travel case with wheels and 12 trays so that should take care of transportation. Fr order her a banner I have a table cloth and will send her boxes and bags.
Nov 3 Today I disassembled all of the Jewelry in the Salon to take it to Richmond Verena for a show tomorrow. I polished every item and reorganized the earring trees to group similar items together and am trying out the new traveling jewelry trays. So far so good. I did receive a note from the YMCA director at York town stating that there was no room for me at their Dec Showing. I hsve written a terser note to the YCCC secretary and will follow it up with another either phone call or missive
Nov 2 All Souls Day. I spent a bit more time today praying for the Poor Souls especially for those who have no one to pray for them. Also I contacted the Verena in Richmond to confirm our show there on Weds. Come to find out they are in a counfuffal as they just announced that that facility had been sold. There had been rumors of its sale in months past but that the deal fell through. So I am not sure how this is going to affect the people wanting to buy anything..but St Joseph and St Andre must want us to go so we will. If nothing else to lend moral support to the people there
NOV 1 All Saints Day We had mass yesterday Evening and it really was quite a Joy filled one. Father Gave a fire side Chat at the End of Mass that was totally spontaneous and it really was quite up lifting. I finished inventorying the new items we received and delivered the ordered items. We are preparing for our show iat Verena Richmond Weds and then a large show here in two weeks
Oct 31 Sat All Hallows Eve. Last night they had a party for the Verena Residence and a very good showing. The costumes were delightful and it was fun Fr Went as Bing Crosby with his habit and a Straw hat (GOING MY WAY Fame)
Oct 27 Tues. Well yesterday started off on very unpleasant note with one of the residents having a break and me having to subdue her and get her inside.. And the rest of the day continued on a downward spiral. today will be better!
Oct 26th Well where have we been I can make all kinds of excuses but to be honest I just havent been motivated to write. The Christmas season is fast approaching and I have been busy praying and working ont eh Trinket Tree House Stock and software. I think I have completed approximately 89% of the package. In the mean time we did take a trip to Western Va for a couple of days....And that was a pleasant break! Next week we have a jewelry showing in Richmond at the Verena and then Nov 16th here and Dec 16th in York. DFi has been invited to show at St Johns in Brunswick which is really quite a honor and it would really help to get her name out locally.
Oct 3rd Last week we were involved with the Papal Visit to the USA this week we were involved with the Hurricane visiting the USA. Thank God it was diverted out to sea as it was a Major Hurricane with wind 144 mph. Father and i Restocked and re arranged all the rooms in the trinketthouse.com DE has so many new items that it would take a web site the size of the Vatican to display everything. I have procured new lights for the case downstairs these are rechargeable batteries as it was getting costly doing the others. We will see how they do
Sept 28th I continue to work on the Pics for the web site Photo-shopping them and sorting them for the web site store. We need to redo the web site soon
Sept 27th Sun This week has been spent following Pope Francis on his tour of the USA from Cuba to Philadelphia! All you can say is a Saint walks among us! Our first Public showing was cancelled due to a Nor Easter and It did blow and rain all day. So I have again put the outcomes into St Joseph and Andres hands. After all if they had wanted it to happen it would have. I am trying not to worry and let God do that.
Sept 17 Thurs Today would have been Frs Dingas mothers 90th Birthday. and she has been gone now 30 years. My mom 35 years. That is one thing about living here you are faced with the reality of Death every day. And of Illness as well. Some times this bothers me but them I think what a blessing to be reminded of the present and how precious it is
Sept 16 Weds
Sept 15 Tues Again took Communion to one of the confined People in the community. Ordered more Gems for De and bird seed for the birds. Man those guys are eating up a storm and I noticed returning Goldfinches, Purple Finchs, Cardinals Mourning Doves Chickadees and some unidentified flying objects as well
Sept 14 Mon
Sept 13 Sunday Well once again I lost a few days. I now see why some people discontinue their daily missives But Yesterday I had an hour in the Salon for a pre-Christmas Shopper which was quite a good sale. Then at 3 PM father conducted a renewal of wedding vows for our elder Italian Couple 69 yrs married. A g
Sept 9 Weds Holy Mother of God it was hot today 92 way into the evening hours. The poor Garden plants are not able to take this heat as they are about at the end of their productivity. I am expecting a shipment of Jewelry from Maine tomorrow and still have to complete the soft ware for the trinktthouse.
Sept 8 Tues
Sept 7 Mon and Labor Day.. This Holiday is always one for reminiscing not only because it was the last big camping weekend for the Lake Francis crowd but also because school stated the next day (how cruel is that?) Fr finally got the Windows 10 in or should I say my old computer transferred over to windows 10 in another computer. This is the first real thing I have done on the new one. So far so good
Sept 6 Sun A soft day. I did some more work on the Veranda thinning out things that had gone bye. I have one morning glory the first of the season and it is stunning. We went to long horn for dinner and I had french onion Soup and bread what a wonderful Autumn meal
Sept 5 Sat Well I see that I have been remiss in entering our diary! AI'm not sure what happened those days. But lets assume I was frightfully busy. Sat however was a very busy day the morning I did some fall clean up of the Veranda Garden the Cucumber met its demise and gave me number 26 cucumber. But what is of greater interest Ellen Novy dropped by for a couple of hours on her way back from FL and NC. Its just like we had seen each other yesterday and its going on -6 yrs. That was fun
Sept 4 Fri
Sept 3 Thu
Sept 2 Wed
Sept 1 Tues I could not figure out how to get into this package as the trinketthouse site uses the same format and I couldn't remember the ID. Well I've written it down now so we are all set. I have been taking communion to Dr G as he still has his foot in a splint. We have put in many hours in the on line store. I have applied for a table at the York Town Fest we should hear back soon.
Aug 30 Sun Even though it was Sunday Fr and I put in several hours stocking the shelves of the on line store. He then retook the pics of the Fire Opal set and they are STUNNING TO SAY THE LEAST. That truly is the premiere piece in the Trinket Tree House Jewelry Line.
Aug 29 Sat
Aug 28 Fri Today I photo shopped pics and took some photos of the new items. I will continue to do that tomorrow as well. I have made preliminary arrangements for a show in Yorktown for Dee's Jewelry.
Aug 27 Thurs Took Communion to Dr Gusaldi today his DVT is much improved probably because of Fathers hands on. I finished checking in the new items from De. 24 separate items in all. The Earring trees look good and I like the appearance of them .
Aug 26 Wed Well the Jewelry arrived and so did the earring tree. We did deliver the necklace to Sals Receptionist yesterday and I did make 3 sales yesterday also. We took Communion to Dr Guisaldi yesterday as well.
Aug 25 Tues Another busy day with a visit to the Acupressure guy (who now has a broken foot) I finally received the earring trees that I had been waiting for and the lights have been attached to the shelves in the cabinet so we will be re displaying the Jewelry in June Salon.
Aug 24 Mon Today Surie is 15 years old. OMG I remember that day well. Her poor mom was hospitalized almost 2 weeks with pre eclampsia and required a C Section. And all those blonde curls she truly was an angel. Well like all lives alot of water has gone under the bridge. That how life works.
Aug 23 Sun. Well to my surprise we went to my favorite Restaurant in York Town to celebrate the success De had last week.
Aug 22 Sat our turn at mass
Aug 21 Fri Well this day was most fortuatist for De. She got approval for SS for Cosette with approx 700 $ a month income. She also got the name of some one promoting Maine Artists and is meeting with a Jelery person in Booth Bay. She is also starting Cossette on a new med we pray this is the Silver Bullet
Aug 20 Thur A very hot day today and the humidity was formidible as well. I spent the whole day doing something but I cant remember what I did :-) It must have been fruitful as all my activities are purposeful. The heat lightning was spectacular last evening and I did what it for a few on the veranda. Today I am going to peruse the gem website looking for special creations for the Holiday season.
Aug 19 Weds Well we are back in the Saddle for the most part. The Garden has been watered and fertilized the hummingbirds have new nectar and the bird feeders down stairs have been filled. Yesterday I started on the software package and sorta reintroduced myself to the Verena Community
Aug 18 Tues We returned home yesterday after a really nice vacation in NYS. We stayed at Bills Aunts home and it was really fun. Casper (the Car) performed perfectly and I love the AC seats. We are back now and putting our hands to the plow so to speak.
Aug 8 Sat. Our weekend for Mass. Spent the day getting ready for the show tomorrow afternoon. We want to get the Christmas Things out so people can see them and giver De a head start for Christmas
Aug 7 Fri Where does the time go? Spent the day continuing to work on the Software package and it is making sense. I now have three humminging birds and two bird feeders they haven used the new one yet
Aug 6 Thurs Again another busy day with the trinketthouse and collected 47.00 for a cross that De made the second of 2 this one much smaller then the first. We continue with the software. We did however have a nice dinner at the Bone Fish Resturant.
Aug 5 Weds Yesterday was again very hot. I have made more progress with the Jewlery Soft Ware. This may be of some assista
Aug 4 Tues A very hot day today. Well of course the Salon is now in accessable to me as they put a lock on the door and decided I didnt need a key. So I am praying to St Joseph to fix that problem and he will. I continue to work on the Jewelry soft ware and have made some progress. I find that I am so weary when I am done since it requires many numbers and I am dyslexic with them so I have to really concentrate. But hopefully I will only have to do it once
Aug 3 Mon Errands early morning and then a TERRIBLE LUNCH all Mexican Food. ich. Then working on the Cost Produution spread sheet. I did sell two pair of earring so far this week. only 3 more to go. Thank you St Joseph and Andre !
Aug 2 Sun Albeit the Sabbath I worked most of the day of finishing up the parts lists for the Trinketthouse. Almost 180 different items are used in De Creations. I got all the Customers in and now its to figure out how to put the pics of the items in the program. I will just pary to St Joseph and Andre if they want it done they will help
Aug 1Another busy day dealing with the trinkethouse data. I think I am down to entering one last order sheet. And then it will be on to several other fields in this package. A Work in progress.
Jul;y 31 Fri . Where oh where did July go? Spent the day working on trinketthouse thingss again. I did take the Christmas Trees down to the social and sluck would have it the sun was shinining perfectly in the dining room when I brought them out. It was like fireworks ooo and ahhs. I did get three orders for 5 items. The day before I got 5 orders also. Thank you Sts Joseph and Andre for shepherding the Trinketthouse so well
July 30 Thurs Well again today was involved with the trinketthouse and delivering purchases and I did get 3 orders and sold 2 items from stock. I cant wait to see the Autumn collection she is working on
July 29 Weds The order arrived frfom Maine so it was all after noon cataloging, photographing, inspecting, pricing and packaging the Jewelry. I continue to work on the new soft ware but not in the afternoon
July 28 Tues. Most of the afternoon was spent inputing data into the new Jewlery package which is whats on the agenda tomorrow! Father got the Car waxed as Casper had developed fungus on his hood. Strange. We visited the Web Site and changed some of the pics and such .
July 27 Mon Well today after we finished restocking the shelves at the the trinketthouse.com I started to input the data into the new soft ware package and so far so good. But their are a lot of fdata to populate all the fields in this thing. Our resident Jim left for Chicago today. His daughter is taking him back with her and he is going to be in a high rise retirement center right in down town Chicago
July 26 Sunday ] Well we finally got started on up dating the website for trinketthouse.com. It was a slow start since Fr hadnt used the program for some time but we worked on it for several hours. Tomorrow we will finish. De is sending me orders and new items this week that will probably take up most of the week. Checking the things in Photos pricing deliverying etc. I did start on the new soft ware program and albeit its going to be VERY TEDIOUS TO INSTITUTE it should be easy to maintain
July 25 Sat Our Weekend for mass and another busy day I started the tutorials for the new Jewelry Spread Sheet and albeit it is going to be a pain in the butt to populate once it is done it should be easy maintence. Last night we saw a doe with two young fawns and I also saw a rabbit the first Ive seen in years And 30 Geese on the hill. Place is like a
July 24 Fri Again the day weas taken up with photoshopping photos of De's Mostly Tear Drop Creations. I will expand on the user of the program once we get some breathing room. 4 orders yesterday...Thank you St Joseph and Andre. I must admit I love selling these beautiful items. And like giving her suggestions for other designs
July 23 Thurs. The morning got off to an early start for a followup visit to the Opthomologist which took 2 hours. I had planned on stocking the shelves in the web site but Fr decided to Reconcile the order we have had so far. That took all after noon. However hee did show me how to photoshop the photos so that take some of that off his plate. I havee had two custom orders so far this week and an over the counter potential one.
July 22 Weds
July 21 Tues I inherited Fathers old new computer and spent two days trying to figure it out. I had Vista and this puppy is Windows 7. Just enough to change every thing and how it acts. Thus the absence of a note yesterday. We are up and running today at about 90% capacity as I continue to look for Icons since there immages have changed as well
July 19 Sun A really hot hot hot day today.
we continued to collect for the items we had received from De with only two left for monday. De has started on some Christmas Things and I have had 3 orders for the Gem Place. She is getting some interest from the facebook account so that's looking up. We have initiated another new line the Tuxedo Collection (Black/Silver Black Gold Black/Black Black/Svorovski. New Years Eve and night out on the town. She has 5 products in the Summer Breeze Collection
July 18 Sat No grass grew under my feet today. It takes longer to set up now we have become for sophisticated and much more product. The People came to claim their orders and to see some of the new products. We had only pics to show of the Christmas Line so far. However we did get 4 orders as well and considering this is the second show this month that wasnt bad. We did get a lady from out side the facility also so that is good. Father has a new computer high high tech. And OMG it was hot a humid i got to sit on the Verenda watching the rain that is such an asthetic experience
July 17 Fri The order finally arrrived after being delivered to the wrong address for the second time. It was a flurey to get the orders all checked in. Prices with tax mad. We had a number of new items to price and tag and pics of the Christmas Items to display
July 16 Thurs Yesterday I ordered a large number of Beads, Crystals and Pearls for De autumn and Christmas line. Tomorrow he customized items should arrive. I hgave to get permission for another showing to show people the vast number of different ideas she can come up with.
July 15 Weds Today was a trip to Michaels to see if I could find Colored Pearls for the mothers day ring with the 4 stones. I did come up with some shipping those tomorrow to De.
July 14 Tues. This morning I had 4 cucumbers large enough to harvest. The mis-shapped one i cut up and put into to my vieneger, brine sugar solution. The tomatoes however continue to suffer blossum end rot. I have increased the amount of CA++ I have given the plant so hopefully the newly formed Blossems will be free of tha. I also added for egg shells to the pot.
July 13 Mon Today the major activity was a trip to the Jeep Dealers. To find out why this GPS was limitd to 3 street address numbers. Well After some time and discussion. The GPS isnt limited to 3 numbers but that the stree address in the Area only went to 3 numbers. The Street even though it said it was part of Richmond was indeed Henrico CO and once we put the address in there it had up to 6 digits to accomodate the street numbers.
July 12 Sun I should have known when Fr says I have a surprise for you...We were takin gCasper for a Run and trying out his GPS. Well from the get go it started badly. we were 30 mins just getting out of town. To make a long storye short the GPS only takes 3 street address numbers the one we had was 5. And it just went down hill from there. We finally made it to the Abbey at about2:30 and on our way home the road we had taken before was closed with no detour. This placed us 20 miles North of Richmond on the way back. Then I suggested York Town for Dinner a 10 mile back up. Thus we got onto an alternative RD making it York town fine. But then a waitress that made your teeth hurt. Aonly to get back home and one of our friends hit the floor with her head so I went and did a house call. NEXT TIME THE PRIEST SAYS I HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOU RUN RUN RUN
July 11 Sat Our turn at mass again three weeks in a row. Other wise a non eventfull day.
July 10 Fri Spent quite a bit of time on the verenda tending the plants this heat really causes alot of stress to them. SI find I water some twice a day and every one gets a qt of water I did go with Mr Rush to pick out a stain for the refurbished St Francis that he is doing for me. And spent some time on facebook with De looking at Christmas Designs along with autumn colors for her own line.
July 9 Thurs The warmest Day forecast for the week 95 at 5 PM. But no thunder showers which has been the pattern. I got the third light for the display case in Junes Salon and I order a couple of high intensity stick up lights also. They may give a better overall light then the goose necks. I really like the goose necks but changing the batteries is a real PAIN. Long horn steak house for dinner.
July 8 Wed. Another very warm day. my tomatoes continue to have flowere spot rot inspite of spraying them with Ca and Mag. I though i had that covered when I planted them. Well next time I will be right on it. The cucumbers continue to grow. De finished the most beautiful of her creations a black and white necklace and earrings. Truly beautiful. simple but elegant. St francis is being rejuvenated by the Rushes and is looking good for 50
July 7 Tues Man a hot one today I did make it to Michaels and wonder of wonders I found the beads that Di wanted she had gotten a set of eight figures but I got 6 stings of 8. Actually all they had. It was truly a lucky find as she had purchaed ers in Scarboro and I got them in Williamsburg
July 6 Monday Back to the grind I think I spend some time every day on Des Business. I did get an order for a wring today.Spent quite a bit of time on messagng with her about Christmas designs.
July 5 Sunday The 4th was really quite splendid. We had steak , corn on the cob, potatoe cakes and blueberry cherry pie with ice cream or whipped cream. And not only that but it was tasty. Fr and I watched the fireworks from DC and New York and then glory of glories we saw the finalie on the Verenda from Williamsburg. It was a humid night so we had the comfort of AC and the fireworks !
July 4 Sat Happy Fourth of July ! God Bless America and me on my offical birthday
Yesterday about 20 of us went to Sals Resturant to celebrate my birthday and the 4th of July. Williamsburg needless to say is hopping with tourists. and this is a good thing. The tourist business has suffered greatly from the recession. I have my second tomato ripening albeit its a midget but at least I am getting some. Today is our day for mass so that takes up most of the afternoon getting ready for it. For some reason this does seem like a holiday even though there's nothing special happening except the fireworks tonight in HDTV
July 3 Fri As you can see we lost a couple of days partly because My daughter was here and partly because we have a new format website thingy. So there has been a learning curve. Today is my 70th Birthday... I find that incomprehensible like how did this happen. Last night we went to the River Walk in Yorktown that is my new favorite resturante Water View and ambiance. It was pricy because we bought a bottle of wine but I split the bill with Fr. Today we are going to Sals with some people from the Home here:-)
June 30 Tues Not quite as hectic today. Di and Cosette came over about 1PM for a second showing at 1:30. Not as busy however there was one sale and some lookers. Elliot and Carena went to Norfolk to the USS Wisconsin and the Air and Space Museum. We went to Michaels and bead shopped. tHEN dinner at Roccas which again went well. Then out to the Pottery Barn to just look as Cossete wanted to go back the the Yellow B (Best Western Hotel) She is quite the entertainer. And I will give her credit she was really very good on this trip . They are home tomorrw
June 29 Mon What a busy day. Di arrived at 12:40 and was on display at 1:30. She was busy until 2:45 meeting people and talking about new items and new orders. YThen they went to their hotel and about 4:30 we went to dinner at Sals Italian and then to the Visitors Center at Williamsburg and then walked downtown Williamsburg. I dont know about them but I was tired.
June 28 Sun Spent the day working on Trinket Tree house stuff. De arrives tomorrow
June 27 Sat Our turn for mass. the groups is down from the 25 regulars to about 20-22. At least 3 deaths account for that losss. We have not had any new folks for quite a while. And so many of the new people are quite limited in their mobility and mental acuity. Harvested 3 cucumbers and one tiny tomatoe.
June 26 Fri Well had an emergecy call that sent the lady to the hospital with either a dislocated hip or a fracture. The Social Hour which was a small group but very pleasnt time. I have another order pending for a necklace.
June 25 Thurs Spent the day working on the treehouse ads and then it was evening. I did get some Calcium and sprayed the tomatoes for slossen end rot. Lost two tomatoes to that already. I harvested one cucmber.
June 24 Weds We spend most of the day running errands which was from one end of town to the other. Then I was asked to water the up stairs neighbors plants and spent the evening hunting down a key for the guest suit for my down stairs neighbor.
June 23 Tues This was the barn burner the temps were in the high 90s and even a hundred with the heat index 112. Needless to say I did not venture out. The plants on the Verenda have faired quite well with additonal watering in the moring and late afternoon. I have the first cucmber abouit ready to be picked.
June 22 Mon A very hot day again. I made sure to water everyone on the Verenda. You know its hot when at 9 pm you cant stand to be on the verenda. Due to the dew point. Tomorrow its supppose to hit 103 F I will be monotoring the plants during the day. I have a cuke aboready to harvets and a number of tiny green tomatoes. We went out to the Bone Fish resturant and it was not a great success either for the food or the service. I had a lobster roll and It was awful. Lobster is lost with alot of strong flavors and I couldnt even taste it.
June 21 Sun Fathers Day. And a hot one. We continue to tweak the trinkettree house website and other materials
June 20 Sat My goodness another very hot humid day. Today was family day at the Reserve and many family membes showed up. I just realized thatsd why so many of the people live here its because their children live here. That makes Fr and I the only ones who are living here because we chose too. HMMMMMMMMM Well the tomatoes continue to bloosem and I have 8 small green guys on the vines. The roses died and thats it for roses for me. We did go for a short drive in Casper last evening and went to the Aberdeen Steak House. It was good but nothing spectacular.
June 19 Fri Another very hot and humid day. Todfay we had the memorial for Diane Capone with approx 60 in attendance. Fr really did a wonderful job with music and handouts Etc. I did get to drive Casper for aabout a mile and he handels very well. I have approx 7 small tomatoes on the erenda and we will see how the crop comes in!
June 18 Thurs Well the money has started coming in from the orders. And today we launched the website with our first customer and accepted a credit card payment too. Then the former head of Activitiers is now back as the Executive Directr and much joy in mudville. The final surprise is we have a new vehicle a white Jeep. Zacy was 11 years old and the salt of the Maine winters was taking a tole of the underside. The new guy is named Casper. We went for a very brief ride in the evening.
June 17 Weds The itemsd arrived and at first I thought there were 4 mistakes out of 8 orders but it turned out only 2 were in error, but I was able to use the stock supply to correct them.
We continue to work towards a grand opening on Sun June 21 first day of summer and fathers day
June 16 Tues Again another barn burner. The peeps from here say this is unusually hot weather for June. And the Humidity is exceptional. Fr continues to tweak the web site. And I like the new opening picture of a forest. (I picked it out) Tomorrow a shipment of items is due from Maine. I am toying with the idea of another show here this Sat as its the day before fathers day. And tomorrow I have the last Lasik Surgery done.
June 15 Mon Holy Mother of God it was hot hot hot today the heat indesis was 112. We continue to refine the web site. Every day Fr works for several hours on it. I am expecting a shipment of finshed articles tomorrow so that will take up most of my day. We are going to photograph them as they come in saving their pics for the future web site upgrade.
June 14 Sun tODAY WAS AN INCREDIBLY HOT SUMMER DAY. We continue to work on the business website. As we launche it for the Beta Test with the offical opening next Sunday Fathers Day.
June 13 Sat Shopping done in the morning and again another hot one. We bought a Hummingham bird feeder. No taker yet. The Web site was beta launched.
June 12 Fri We continue on with establishing the business. Another meeting with Kelly at the Bank and secured a Debit Card for Deanna as this is her money. We researched the auditor and Fr has that email now. OMG IT WAS HOT (95while we were out and about.
June 11 Thurs And as forcast it was a HOT DAy in the 90's. i kept a watchful eye on the garden as things are really comming into flower and I dont want then to wilt as it affects the taste of the produce. This morning I retook most of the pictuyres for the newly renovated and upgraded web sit for Des Jewelry. It is now housed in Junes hair salon. It will be a great day when we received the first order on line. However this week I have received 4 orders with a promise of at least one more today. I am like Bro St Andre (the shop is dedicaterd to SDt Joseph ) so if he wantsd it to succeed then he will find us the customers. I did meet the lady from next door and invited her to see the chapel and the Verenda Garden, and invite her to meet the 6 PM gathering and they were splendid to her. I was called to see a fellow and his BP was very low and I encouraghed his son (hrough an intermediatalry that he really needed to be seen. Not so much for the BP but the potential in falling and getting really hurt. (OH AND I PROCESSED MY RENEWAL OF MY RN LICENSE ON LINE NO LESS )
June 10 Weds Well today was the long awaited fire drill and I had the second floor to my self until one of the activity people took the far end. I had three people who would have needed assitence from the fire department, however one left another feel that morning and the third did evacuate. The Jewlery is now in its new home downstairs in the beautfy shop and Fr has almost finished the on line shopping soft ware sshopping cart feature. Oh and it looks like De will be here June 29 th 30 and July 1 for a brief visit.
June 9 Tues What a really nice overnite at Virginia Beach. We left about 9:00 to stop in Norfolk at Christ the King Church Fathers First assignment after being ordained. The School was having their final mass of the school year and so we got there for the final hymn a hand clapping affair that Fr enjoyed. He talked with the priest a Uganda National.. And as I was waiting for them to finish a truck and car drove up with threee older people. And this lil voice said in my head I bet Fr knows them AND SURE ENOUGH THEY REMEMBERED HIM FROM 40 YEARS AGO. So not really wanting to get back here for a while I talked him into going to York Town for dinner at a really lovely resturant. After words we had to get a business license and that was just up the hill from the river walk so after an rather ROUGH beginning with one guy we ended up with the real person and all went well. However we lacked a State Tax number which fr was able to obtain on his cell phone. So I think we have everyh thing we need.
June 8 Mon our 1 day vacation to Virginia Beach the Hampton on the beach
June 6 Sun We werent suppose to work on Sunday but Fr continued working on the Internet shopping list for trinket t house and I priced ome new items and bought some different display mats. He have one customer who needs to be dealt with tomorrow as her earrings were to heavy. Oh well dealing with people can be a challenge. Monday we are going for an over night to Virginia Beach our vacation :-)
June 5th Sat Well the new order arrived and so that took up most of the afternoon sorting, packaging and delivering. eVERY ONE WAS PLEASED BUT WHAT WAS NICE WAS i WAS ABLE TO SWAP OUT DIFFERNET COLORS FROM MY SAMPLES
so everyone won. De received her new supply of Swarvosski crystals in colors she had not been able to find. So she is a happy camper. Man I have lifted 3 people in the last week and my back is acting up. I was so careful too. Oh well. Today I have to price the extra things Di sent along and set up our display in the beauty shop
June 5th Fri A very busy day. This morning we finally had the class that had been posponed three times it was on Balance in the Elderl. I taught it with Dr Gusialdi and although we had three signed up there were 20. The class went well. Then after we went to the bank to form the Co and get the accounts we need. This turned into a 3 hour wait. Talk about being fatigues. So now the real work begins.
June 4th Thu
Moms Birthday and a very busy day for me. Meeting for the hall moniters, Cardiology appointment (this went very well) Funeral for one of the residents and finally a womans meeting for 2 hours where Fr and I displayed De Jewlry. We did sell three rrings and had numerous inquiries about the web site. I think it was a success
June 3 Weds Had the lasik Surgery done on the L eye. Other then a very boring wait all went well
June 2 Tues Well today I spend most of the day reworking the display for the show Thursday.
We have prayed to St Joseph and Andre that we have good sales as this will be the first showing to the public. We are moving right along with the business end of this. Fr has upgraded the Web site to accept Pay Pal and Friday we meet with the bank to get the accounts started. We plan on the offical Launching on June 21st
June 1 Mon Well today was the meeting with the Tax Man and he discussed the ins ands outs of the Business World especially the taxes. Luckly I am not dependedant on this business to support me :-) Fr has been indispensible in pulling together all the papaer work necessary and I now have an EIN and we are registered as an LLC. Yesterday I made an order to the new Bead supplier for Di. It appears that that will make a huge difference in what she can make as far as color and quality
May 31 Sun Although we werent suppose to work today we both did and of course it was Trinket Tree house. I was adding the LL C to the trifolds, business cards. And Fr was retaking all the pictures for the online catalog and web site. Then we had a friend stop by and made a couple of sales and then off to the Red Lobster for shrimp. All in All a Good day/
Tomorrow we meet with the Tax Advisor and should be getting the final work done to incoorperate.
Dec 1 St Eligen 590-660 Born near Limoges he was a gifted metal worker and became the chief one for the king. He also became the Kings trusted con-seller. He became ordained and was consecrated Bishop
NOV 25 Weds St Catherine of Alexandria -? Catherine was 14 when she converted to Christianity and was beheaded at age 18. She originally was placed on a spiked wheel but the wheel broke and she was beheaded. She is the Patron of wheel wrights, Maidens and young female students
Nov 24 Tues St Andrew Dung Lac -1820-1852 One of 117 Maryters between the years 182-=1862 many Dominicans and Priest of the Foreign Missions and Laity. During the Viet Nam Persecutions between 100,000 and 300,000 thousand were marytered.
Nov 22 Sun Christ the King and St Cecilia St Cecilia was born in Rome and was married to a young man who honored her vow of Virginity. He and his Brother converted to Christianity and spent their lives burying the Slain Christians . They too we beheaded and Cecilia was to suffocated in the Baths from the extreme heat however she did not succumb. She was beheaded with three blows that failed to kill her. She died three days later from her wounds
Nov 17 ST Elizabeth of Hungry. Born a Princess she married a King and through her influence she had a hospital built for the poor below her Castle. He husband died and she sold everything and went to work to support her children. Her Great Niece is St Elizabeth of Spain
Nov 16 St Gertrude. A German Benedictine Nun who also wrote on Philosophy and was Brilliant. Nov 15 St Albert the Great a Brilliant Dominican Theologian and Dr of the Church his teachings are the foundation of all Theology taught in the Seminary. He was great friends of Thomas Aquinas
Nov 10 St Leo the Great 400-461 Born in Tuscany he originally was an adviser to two of his predecessors . He was named Pope while he was on a Diplomatic mission and while he was still a Deacon. Leo was a brilliant writer and A strong believer in the Primacy of Rome and he protected the City of Rome Against the Attack of Atilia the Hun. He also fought numerous Hersey and reigned in the Patriarch of Constantinople. Nov 9 St Benegnius Irish -467 Born to a Chieftain Father Beneginus was baptized by St Patrick and became his disciple and eventually his successor as Primate of Ireland Archbishop of Armaugh
Nov 4 St Charles Borromeo -1584 Born in Italy to a noble family (His mother being a Medici and Niece of the Pope) He received the tonsure at age 12 and was educated by the Benedictines. He was in the forefront of the Counter reformation. He was named Cardinal Archbishop of Milan and was an advocate of the Council of Trent and its reforms. He established Seminaries and the Curriculum reforming his clerics.
Nov 3 St Martin De Poores 1579-1639 Born in Lima Peru to an Spanish Noble and a Black Free woman Martin apprenticed early to a Barber Surgeon where he learned Medicine. Blacks and Indians were not permitted to enter religious orders. But Martin Became a volunteer at the Friary and was allowed to wear the habit and live there. After many years the Prior overturned the ban and allowed Martin to become a lay brother. He nursed the sick both human and animal. He died of a fever and many miracles took place at his tomb.
Nov 2 ALL SOULS DAY
Nov 1 All Saints Day
OCT 31ST HALLOWEEN AND sT wOLFGANG 934-991
Born in Germany to a Noble Family early on he received his education at the Bendictine Monastery of Einsiedli. HE eventually ENTERED THERE AND WAS ORDAINED IN 971. He was chosen to miss-ionize the Hungarian Magdars and then returned to Bavaria to become Bishop and Almoner for the Emperor. He reformed his diocese and several convents and Monasteries
Oct 27th St Frumentuis -380 Born in Tyre he and his brother were on a ship to go to Ethopia when it was captured in port the crew was killed the boyes sold into slavery. They became pets of the king and were assigned positions in the Royal household. Upon the Kings death they were freed and began to tech Christianity. Frumentius went to Alexandria to ask for missionaries and a bishop. He was made bishop
Oct 26th St Bean-1063? Irish or Scotish. He was named the First Bishop of Aberdeen Scotland and that was around 1062 AD
Oct 3 St Ewald the Dark and Ewald the Fair -695 Born in England and Educated in Ireland they were Benedictines who went to The Netherlands to convert the Pagans there they were marytered.
Oct 2 The Guardian Angels
Oct 1 St Terese Of Liseaux
Sept 29 Sts Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. The Arch Angels. Michael is the defender, Gabriel the messenger and Raphael the healer.
Sept 27 St Vincent DePaul 1590-1660 Born in Gascony to a poor family he was educated by the Franciscans and then gained a job as a tutor to a Counts Children. He was ordained at the age of 18. His numerous acts of Charity are beyond mention. He founded two Religious order the Vincentians and the Daughter of Charity
Sept 18 St Joseph Cupertino 1603-1663 Born In Naples his early life was one of hostility and loneliness. He was admitted to the Capuchin Franciscans but let go after 8 months as he was terribly forgetful and clumsy. He was eventually admitted to the OFM Conv as a stable hand and eventually admitted to that community and was ordained. as he grew older his states of Ecstasy became more numerous and disruptive. He was confined to his cell.
Sept 16 Pope Saint Cornelius Elected after Pope Fabian after a 14 month delay due to the persecutions. His fame was with fighting Hersey and Schism He was exile and marytered during the Persecution of the Church in the 3 Century
Sept 15 Our Lady of Sorrows
Sept 14 St Notgurgia 1265-1313 Born in Tyrol (Germany) A peasant she became house keeper to the Count. When she was caught feeding the poor she was dismissed and went to work for a Farmer. When the Count started having misfortune he reinstated her immediate. She continued in this position until her death.
Sept 10 St Selvius of Albi -584 Born in Albi a great friend of Pope Saint Gregory the Great. He was once a lawyer then entered the Monastery becoming the Abbot. He was then named as Bishop of Albi from 574-584 Dying there
Sept 8 St Adrian -306 An Officer in the Imperial Court in Nicomedia he was in charge of torturing a group of Christians when he was converted by their courage. He was immediately imprisoned and suffer terrible torture before death. His wife was able to retrieve one of his severed hands. He was the second most famous soldier Saint after Saint George
Sept 7 St Cloud 522-560 one of three sons of the king his uncle assassinated his two brothers he fled to Paris and then became a hermit. He Taught the peasants in his local area
Sept 6 St Eleutherus -540 Abbot in Rome
Sept 3 Pope Saint Gregory the Great 540-604 Born in Rome to a noble family early on he became Chief Magistrate of Rome. After his Fathers Death he sold all his possessions and founded 6 Benedictine Monasteries the 7th he entered. He was the first Monk appointed Pope. He had himself missionized England but he Sent Saint Augustine there . He sent missionaries to England, France and Spain. He is noted for having collected many PLAIN CHANTS (known now as Gregorian Chants
Aug 31 St Raymond Nonnatus 1204-1240. Born in Catalonia Spain by C section after his mother died. Thus the Nonanatus (not born) part of his name. He joined the order of our Lady of Mercy (founded to ransom the captives after the Crusades). He himself was captured and imprisoned. However he was not killed as his ransom was a hefty price. He returned to Spain but died en route to Rome. His name became famous in 2012 when a British TV Series featured the Nonnatus House a public health institution run by Anglican Sisters
Aug 30 Sun
Aug 29 St Sabina -125 Born in Rome and the widow of a Senator her slave converted to Christianity and was marytered. Sabina reclaimed her body and had it interned in the Family Tomb, She then converted to Christianity and was in turn beheaded. The site of her house was and is a Basilica dedicated to her
Aug 28 St Augustine of Hippo 354-430 Born in Algeria the son of St Monica he lived a wanton life for almost 30 years. His Mother prayed for his conversion and after 17 years he mended his ways become a priest and Bishop. A Brilliant scholar ansd theologian he is considered to have been one of the most intellect men to live. He wrote extensively on the Church and founded the Augustinian Friars. He is considered the leading Doctor of the Church
Aug 27 St Monica 331-387 Born in present day Algeria She was married to a Pagan husband who although generous had a violent temper. She had three Children 2 sons and a daughter. The one Son and his sister entered religious life leaving Augustine to be prayer-ed for which Monica did for 17 years finally converting him. She died in Africa but her body is in Rome
Aug 26 St Teresa of Jesus Jonet Ibar -1897 Born in Catalonia Spain. She became a Teacher and then wanted to enter religious life. Refused admission \to the convent she started her on Congregation which became the Little Sister of the Poor.
Aug 25 Tues St Louis of France 1214-1270 Born in Poissy France The son of Louis the VIII and Blanche he became king at a young age with his mother. He went on two crusades the final one was the sire of his death from dysentery. While he ruled he was known for his justice and kindness.
as Regent Aug 24 Monday St Bartholomew -? One of the Twelve Apostles. He is believed to also be Nathaniel. After the Accession he is believed to have missionized in India and being marytered in Armenia
Aug 22 Saturday St Andrew the Scot-? Born in Ireland he accompanied St Donnitus to Italy where Donnatitus was made a bishop. Andre was made Arch deacon and served his bishop for 47yrs dying shortly after Donnitus. His Sister St Bridget the Younger was supposidly transported from Ireland to Italy to be with her brother on his death
Aug 21 Friday St Pope Pius X 1835-1914 Born near Venice he was one of 11 Children born to a poor family. Ealry on his family encouraged dchool and he walked 6 KM a day to a from school. He was elelcted after the death of Leo XIII as if by devine providence as he was in the tail end and then due to the veto of the Emperior there was another vote and he gained speed. He is considered a Modern Pope and fought the Modernism Secularisem Heresey
Aug 20 Thurs St Bernard of Clairvauz 1090-1153 Born to a Noble Family in Burgandy Dijon France. Bernard attended College at a young age studying Thoeology and biblical Studies. He was attracted to a new Refomed Benedictine Order the Cistercians and after three years in formation was sent to Clairvaux to found another house. He did and remained the Abbott for 38 years founding numerous daughter houses through out Europe. He was adviser to the Popes and fought Hereseys and preached to second Crusade. He did at Clairvaux and was buried there until the French Revolution and the Suppression of Claivaux. He was then buried at the Cathedral of Tours
Aug 19 Weds St John Eudes 1601-1580 Born in Normandy France he entered the Order of the Oratorians and was ordained. He cared for the Plague Victims in Lyon and other areas of France. He founded an order of nuns weho care for wwoman of ill repute and then left the Oratorians to found his own community the Eudists. That order continues till today in the usa in Cal and AZ
Aug 18 Tues St Helena of the Cross -330AD Born in Italy Helena was made Emporess. She converted to Christianity as did her son the Emperor Constantine. Helen made a pilgrimage to the HOly Land returning many relics to Rome
Aug 9 St Edith Stein 1891-1942 Born in Breslau Poland the youngest of a large Jewish Family. She was a brilliant student and earned a Doctorate. She Taught in the University until the Jewish were forbidden to teach. She Entered Carmal along with her Sister Rosa after converting. She was sent to Holland however when the Nazi conquered Holland she was sent to a concentration camp dying in the gas chambers
Aug 8 St Dominic 1170-1221 Born in Spain and Educated at zPalencia (and ordained there also. He became Prior superior to the local canons. He was a elequant speaker and spend his life fighting the Albigenises Hersery. It is said he was personal friends with St Francis
Aug 7 St Cajetan 1480-1547 Born in Italy He was concerned about the uneducated and immoral priests of that time. Unlike Martin Luther he wished to reform the church from with in and along with some companions formed the Thestines and order of priests and Brothers who worked to reform the church within
Aug 6 St Hormisdas 450-523 Born in Rome he was the Father of the Pope St Silverius. He was widowed before he was ordained. His great success was reunited the Eastern and Western Church after a Schism. He also established the See of St Peter as the head of the Church
Aug 5 St Adda-180 Born in Turkey he went to Jeruselam and hearing St John the Baptist he was Baptised. He was then introduced to Jesus and was one of the 70 Disciples that Jesus sent out to evangilive the ancient world. He Settled in Turkey again and having performed a mirecle cure on the local king wad bade to stay and live there
Aug 4 St John Mary Vianny- 1786-1859 France. John started schooling late in life t the age of 20. Twice being drafted into the French Army he missed serving in the Army. Instead he was taken to a remote village where he taught the children. When Amnesty was granted he resumed his studies and was ordained. Three years late here was appointed pastor of a remote village. Ars became famous as he attracted thousands of devotees who came ot confess and talk to him. He died at age 71
Aug 3 St Lydia 1st Century. She was living in Asia minor in the city that produ eed Purple Dye. She was the first convert of St Paul.
St Eusebius 283-371 Born in Sardinia he was ordained a lector and then made bishop at the behest of the people. He and St Anesthesius defended the Chruch against Arianism (the belief that Jesus was not God).He was exiled twice and went to live in Palestine with the only other Catholic in Town. Needless to say he was persecuted. Emperior Julian then reinstated him to his dicease
Aug 1 St Alphonsus Liguori 1696-1707 Born near Naples the eldest of 7 Children, he was educated by priests early on and obtained his Doctorate in Law at age of 16.
He was ordained later on joining a group of home missionaries. He later formed the Redemporists Fathers a quasiy Religious order. He was made Bishop of St Agatha Italy and retained that post until about 5 years before his death at 91. He was a prolific writer and was named Doctor of the Church
July 31 St Ignatius Loyola Born to a noble family in Spain he was educated and trained for the militay. He was injured in a battle requiring a long period of convalesce. He received his calling to the priesthood during that time and was ordained at age 43. He and 6 companions went on to form the Society of Jesus. He died at age 65. Currently there are 30,000 members of his order world wide. There are 38 Blessed and 38 Saints and only one Jesuit pope
July 30 St Peter Chrysologus 380-450 Born in Italy and made a Deacon and Then Bishop. He went on to be known as the Golden Word as his sermons were down to earth and listen to by the people. His writtings are saved. He was Made Doctor of the Church
July 29 St Martha of Bethany -? Martha, Mary (maybe the Magdelen and Lazerus were sibling living in Bethany and were frequesntly visited by Jesus and his Aposotoles. When Laserus died Martha sent Mary to fetch Jesus and he dutifully arrived and raised Lazerus for the Dead. Legend has it that after Jesus Death She, Mary Lazerus and the Body of St Anne sailed or drifted to the South of France settling in Avignon .
July 28 Pope St Innocent I Son of his Predecessor Pope St Anastasis -417 The only record of a Father and Son both being Popes. Innocent became pope in 401 succeeded his father. He was the one who finally succeded in establishing Rome as the Head of the Church (S
Augustine remarking "Rome has spoken")
July 27 St Pantaleon 275-303 Born near the Bl;lack Sea. He sdtudied to become and Medical Doctor and became very skilled and very famous. He became Physican to the Emperior Diocletian who when he found out his was a Christian had Pantalean marytered
July 26 St Joachim and Ann -? Known only from Traditon and Legend as the Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There is great devotion to Ann world wide. One legenad is that St Annes body was put into the bboar with Mary Mgdalen Martha and Lazerus and sent to sea with no oars landing in the South of France. He offical relics are in Duran
July 25 St James the Greater Apostole -44AD James and his Brother John became Apostol;es on the same day being called by Jesus as they mended their fishing nets. James and John alon gwith Peter were present aon several occassions as the only Apostoles allowed to view the Transfiguartion and the raising of the Dead Daughter of an offical. James was the first maryter and weas beheaded in Jeruselum in 44 Ad by King Aggrippia himself. His relics somehow (any legions) in Spain and their remains a vast Pilgrimage still to his relics
July 24 St John Bostie 1544-1596 Born in Dufton Westmoreland England, he studied at Oxford becoming a fellow there. He convertyed to Catholocism, going to Reims to become a priest. After ordination he returned to England as a Missionary During the English reformation. He was hunted down, placed on the rack, later hanged drawn and Quartered. He is one of the 40 Maryters on Durham
July 22 St Mary Magdalene Know as one of the Apostol There is much discussion about exactly ewhich Mary she is in the Gospel. Wether she is the Sister of Martha or another woman. Legand has it that she and Martha, Lazerus and the body of St Ann were put into a boat with now oars and set adrift they porported to have landed in the South of France. She died there at the age of 72
July 20 St Margaret of Antioch
-? Her story is mostly Legand sidfly she was born to a Pagan Priest Father and when she converted to Chritianity she was forced to leave home becoming a Shepherd. The prefect of the area was smitten by her beauty however she refused his advances and he had her imprisoned and finally beheaded
July 19 St Arsenius 354-450 Born in Rome he ventured to the Nile area of Egypt. He became the tutor to the emperiors children. He was ordained a Deacon and returned to Alexandria where he became a hermit. He died in Troe
July 18 St Camillus de Lilus -1607 Born in Bocchaenico Italy he joined the Capuchin however due to a war wound he was not permitted to take vows. He was however ordained with the permission of St John Neri and went on to found his own nursing order the Camillians founding Holy Ghost Hospital in Rome. His order set up the first medical units in the militay.
July 17 Carmalite Nuns of Compregne -1794 At the beginning of the French Revolution there were 20 Carmalites living at their clositer in Compregne Fr. The Convent was surpressed and they were disbanded. However they sought out refuge in the Visitation Convent where they resumed their life as contemplative which was against the law. The 16 remaining were taken to Paris and There Gualoteened as they Sang the Salve Regina
July 16 St Carmen (Our Lady of Mt Carmel. 1251) Our Lady appeared to St Simeon Stock in 1251 with the Scapular. Under this title the Virgin Mary is the Patroness of the Carmalite Oder
July 15 St Bonaventure 1221-1274 Born in Tuscany he entered the Franciscans and quickly became renouned for his intellect and piety. He Became the Superior General of the Franciscan Order being compared to a Second St Francis. He received the attention of the Pope and was asked to become Cardinal Arch Bishop of Albino Italy. He resigned as Superior General of the order. He went on to write numerous works on Theology and Church Law. His writing included bio of St Francis. He worked to reunited the Eastern and Western Churchs dying in Lyon France at one of these councils
July 14 St Kateire Tekakwietha 1656-1680
Born in Auresville NYS to a Christian Huron Mother and a Pagan Irogouis Father. At a young age she vowed herself to virginity and after suffer a bout of small pox that left her scarred and partially blind she was orphaned. She walked 200 miles by herself to reside in a Christian Indian Village near Monteral Ca. She is the first native American Saint
July 13 St Henry 972-11024 Born to the Duke of Bavaria and his mother the Royal family of Burgandy. Henry received a good Education from his uncle the Abbot . in 995 he became duke of Bavaria and then upon the death of his cousin the Holy Roman Emperior. He wished to become a monk but the Abbott of Verdun convinced him he could do more good as Emperior. He reigned with great charity and wisdom.
July 12 Sunday
July 11 St Benedict of Nursia 480-547 Born in Nursia Italy he went to Rome to study but became distressed over the immorality there. He went to Mt Subiaco and became a hermit. Not long after he attracted followers and founded a monastery. He was recruited as abbot for a near by monastery but was disliked because of his strict reforms. He then went to Monte Cassino where he lived out his days. His twin sister Scholastica founded a nunnery near him. He wrote his famous rule based on common sense, ascetacism Prayer study work and community life . He is considered the founder of monasticism in the West.
July 10 Bl Emmanual Ruiz-1860 one of a community of 8 Franciscans and 3 M
Marionites killed by the Islamic terriorist during the civil war in Lebanon
July 9 St Veronica Giuliam 1660-1727 Born near Milan she entered the Capuchin Nuns at age 17 remaining in that convent until death she was novice mistress for 34 years then gainin abbess in 1716 until her death in 1727. She received the stigmata in 1697 as is considered one of the great mystics of that time
July 8 St Bernadette -1879 Born in Lourdes to impovorished parents Bernadette was a sickly child . After having seen the Virgin Mary she was almost prevented from entering religious life. She did however but due to Asthma and Tb she died at age of 32
Technical difficulties with the saint of the day website has precluded the last two saints bios
July 7 St Pantasenus
July 6 St Maria Garetti
July 5 St Anthony Mary Zaccarino 1502-1539 Co founder of the Barnabites (founded in St Barnabas Monestery) He was born in Italy and was the cofounder of his community.
July 4 St Elizabeth of Portugal 1271-1336 Born in Spain she was wed to King Denis of Portugal at the age of 12. The marriage soon became difficult as Denis had a roving eye and was unfaithful to Elizabeth (Her Aunt was St Elizabeth of Hungry) She attended mass daily and when Denis became sick the first time she nurses him back to health and he converted. She has many miricles attributed to her
July 3 Fri St Thomas the Apostole. Known as the doubting Thomas as he was not present when Jesus first appeared to the 11 after his Resurrection. He was presnet the second time and Jesus had him put his fingers into the nail wounds and his hand into the spear wound. This actr has made him famous. There is noting recorded of him after Pentecost, but it is said he missioned Southern India where this has and is stong Christian
July 1 Bl Junipero Serra 1713-1784 Born in Majoria he entered the Franciscans in 1930 studying theology and Philosphy. He was ordained and taught at Pdua University. He arrived in Mexico in 1750 and took over ht eJesuit Missions in California in 1768. He founded 21 missons.
June 30 First Maryters of Rome -64 The Protomaryters of Rome were persecuted as Nero blamed them for the burning of Rome in 64 AD. They died before SS Peter and Paul
June 28 St Irenaeus 125-202 Born in Asia mino he was sent along with many Asian Priest to Missionize Gaul. He was sent to Lyon to remissionize after the persecutions there. He fought heresy and wrote 5 books comparing the current hereseys with the true teachings of the church and this stopped the hereseys and pretty much distroyed them
June 27 St Cyril of Alexandria Born in Alexandria he was nephew to the Patriarch of that city. He was ordained by his uncle and became his assistant. Upon the Uncles Death Cyril was appointed Patriacrch of Alexandria and fought hereseys started by the Patriarch of Constantiople. He wrote extensively on Church Dogma and fought heresey He is a Doctor of the Church
June 26 St Anthelm 1107-1178 Born ion Poties he entered the Cathusians at age 30 becoming the Abbot of the Grand Chartruse in 2 years. He was later named bishop of Belley. He resigned that positon after his excommunication of the local Count was over turned by Rome. He returned to Porties dying there
June 25 St William of Vercelli 1085-1142 Born in Vercelli Italy he became a hermit but attracted so many followers he built a monestery following the Benedictine Rule but with greater Austerity. He eventually was expelled from his monestery and was taken in by King Roger II who built him another monestery and he founded several other houses before his death
June 24 St John the Baptist -32 Born near Jeruselem to Zacary and Elizabeth he was a cousin to Jesus. John was a hermit in the desert until Agre 30 when he preached along the river Jordan. He Baptised Jesus knowing that Jesus was the Messiah. He was behaded by Herod who would have lost face John is considered the last of the Prophets.
June 22 St Joseph Confasso. 1833-1860 Born in Peidmont region of Italy he was ordained a priest in 1833. He was born wit a hunch back but this did not prevent him from becoming a brillant techer and recotr of his seminary. He befriended Don Bosco and helped him establish his schools and homes for orphaned boyes
June 21 St Aloysuis Gonzaga -1591 Born in Castiglione Italy his father was in the military undr Phillip II of Spain. Aloysisus was destined to join the miitary also however he developed kidney diseas. The family returned to Italy and Aloysisus joined the Jesuits at age 18. He died at the age of 23 not yet ordained.
June 20 St Vincent Kuan -1626 Born in Korea but taken as a POW to Japan in 1591 he converted to Christianity and entered the Jesuits he was a Catechist for 30 years before being captured and bured alive in Nagasaki
Jume 19 St Romuald 950-1027 Born in Ravena Italy. He became a Benedictine and then Abbott of his Monestary. e went on to found several other houses and finally started his on community of Benedictines the Camoldese. The order continues today.
June 18 St Gregory Barbago 1625-1697 Born to an old Venitian Family He first studied under his father gaining a positon as a diplomate withhe Ventiain King. He later went on to be ordained, becoming the first bishop of Bergano and then late Cardinal and Bishoph of Pauda
June 17 St Emily de Vialac 1797-1856 The Eldest and only daughter to a Baron and his wife a Baroness in her own right. Born in Languedoc Region of France. At 15 she became the traveling companion to her father a widower. However she refused all offers of marriage and joine 12 other womenin founding a congregation the the Sister of St Joseph of the Apparation. They cared for the sick, Dying and Educated Girls. She died of complications of hernias.
June 16 St John Francis SJ -1597-1640 Born in Langueles to a nobel family he was devote at an early age. He eventually joined the Jesuits and was ordained. He spen his liefe caring for the poor prostitutes and the other misfortunates. He performed numerous miricles during his life. He died of pneumonia at the age of 43. Regis University is named after him
June 15 St Germaine Cousin 1579-1601 If this took place today the Step mother would have the rest of her life in Prison for severe child abuse. Let that be said and the father should be tright there withhis new wife.
June 14 St Methodius -847 Patriacrch of Constntanople Born in Syracuse Scily he ended up in Constataonple assistant to the Patriacrch. That was during the time of the Iconoclasts. He was elevated to Patriacrh and fought the destruction of the Icons
June 13 St Anthony of Padua 1195-1231 Born in portugal he entered the Canon Reg of St Augustine. Upon seeing the protomaryters of Morocco (Franciscan Friars) he wanted to become a maryter for the faith also. However he was kept in Italy where he became a GREAT Preacher and he died quite early. He was canonized 1 year after his death and was declared Doctor of the Chhurh in 1946
June 12 St John of Sahagun 1419-1479 Born in Leon Spain at an rearly age he received a canory from tghe bishop of Burgos and wasd ordained in 1445. He later went on to join the Augistian Friars and became a famous preacher and performed many miricles. It is said that he was poisened by the mistress of a man whom he converted
June 11 St Barnabas-61 Born in Cyprus a Jew he converted early on and became the companion of St Paul. He defended Paul to the Early Christians. He missionized with Mark and Paul ending up in Syria where he was marytered. He is considered one of the Apostoles along with Paul .
June 10 St Getulius-120 Born in Tiboli Italy a Roman Shoilder who converted to Christianity and retired to his estates in Tiboli, Italy. Two Centurians were sent to imprision him but both converted and they along with him and 4 others were first burned but that failed so they were cclubbed to death and beheaded
June 8 St William of York -1154 Born in England to a Count who was treasurer to Henry I
William was ordained and became a canon. He was later made Archbishop of York however he was opposed by the Cistercians and upon the election of a Cistercian as Pope he was Deposed and went to live in a Monesterypracticing great penance. Upon the death of the Cistercian Pope he was renamed as Archbishop, dying a year after his restitution. (some say he was poisened
June 7th St Willibald. 700-786 Born in Wessex England he was widely traveled boing to Rome and then to the Holy Land where he was detained by the Saracen on charges of spying. He was released and continued on to the Holy Land. Upon Return to Italy he stayed 10 years at Monet Cassino. Traveling to Rome he met Pope Gregory who sent him to Germnay toassit his Cousin St Boniface. He was ordained and made Bishop where he served for 40 years.
June 6 St Norbert 1080-1134 Born in the Rhineland to a noble family Norbert early on enjoyed the pleasure of being born into wealth and priviledge. Not unlike S tPaul he ws knocked to the ground by a bolt of lightining and upon arising he had been converted. He had been a canon to the Bishop but went on to found his own riligious order a combined active, contemplative order which continues today. His remains were finally secured and are in Prague
June 5 St Boniface 675-734 Born in Anglo Wessex England he was a Benedictine Monk ho first went to France to missionizre and then later to Germany where he became know as the apostole to Germany. He was named the first Arch bishop of Mainz. He forge a relationship between Rome and the Frankish Kings that was to last for Centuries
June 4 th Mother B Day
June 3 St Charles Luwanga and companions 1860-1886 Born in Africa he became a Christian and was head of the Pages at the kings court in Uganda. The king was theratened by this new religion and began a persecution of All Christians he had Charles and 26 companions arrested and marchd 32 miles to their place of exucution by buring them alive. ,
June 2 St Marcellinus and Peter -304 Not much is know of these two maryters other then Marcellinus was a priest and Peter and excocist. They were beheaded 3 mi from Rome and Secretely buried however two women by divine revelation found their bodies and had them reburied in what was to become the catacombs of Marcellinues and Peter
June 1 St Justin Maryter 100-165 Born in Neopolis he convert in the year 130 and became a Father and Apologist of the early church. He was beheaded for his beliefs and teachings.