Patron saints (Santi Patroni)

Are chosen as special protectors or guardians over areas of life. These areas can include occupations, illnesses, churches, countries, causes -- anything that is important to us. The earliest records show that people and churches were named after apostles and martyrs as early as the fourth century.

Recently, the popes have named patron saints but patrons can be chosen by other individuals or groups as well. Patron saints are often chosen today because an interest, talent, or event in their lives overlaps with the special area. Angels can also be named as patron saints. A patron saint can help us when we follow the example of that saint's life and when we ask for that saint's intercessory prayers to God.

For example,
Francis of Assisi loved nature and so he is patron of ecologists. Francis de Sales was a writer and so he is patron of journalists and writers. Clare of Assisi was named patron of television because one Christmas when she was too ill to leave her bed she saw and heard Christmas Mass. -- even though it was taking place miles away. Saint Rita ; patron of those in desperate situations, parenthood, and against infertility,also known as the patron saint of desperate causes, particularly matrimonial difficulties.

source: www.catholic.org/saints/patron

Sono scelti come protettori speciali o tutori oltre gli ambiti della vita. Queste aree possono includere occupazioni, le malattie, le chiese, i paesi, cause - tutto ciò che è importante per noi. Le prime registrazioni mostrano che le persone e le chiese sono stati nominati dopo apostoli e dei martiri fin dal IV secolo.

Recentemente, i papi hanno chiamato santi patroni patroni, ma può essere scelto da altri individui o gruppi. Santi patroni sono spesso scelti oggi perché un interesse, talento, o evento nella loro vita si sovrappone con l'area speciale. Gli angeli possono anche essere denominati come santi patroni. Un santo patrono ci può aiutare quando seguiamo l'esempio di vita di quel santo e quando chiediamo preghiere di intercessione che del santo a Dio.

Per esempio,
Francesco d'Assisi amava la natura e così egli è patrono degli ecologisti. Francesco di Sales è stato uno scrittore e così egli è patrono dei giornalisti e scrittori. Chiara d'Assisi è stato nominato patrono della televisione, perché un Natale quando era troppo malata per lasciare il letto ha visto e sentito la Messa di Natale -. Anche se era in corso miglia di distanza. Santa Rita; patrono di coloro che in situazioni disperate, genitorialità, e contro la sterilità, noto anche come il santo patrono delle cause disperate, in particolare le difficoltà matrimoniali.


Father's Day in Italy:
March is the time when Italians celebrate St. Joseph's Day or their Father's Day. While the Americans celebrate their Father's Day in the month of June, the Italians honor their dads on the 19th of March, known as St. Joseph's Day, to commemorate San Guiseppe - a fatherly symbol of love, compassion, kindness, generosity and acceptance. The Italian name for Father's Day is 'Festa del Papa'. San Guiseppe or Saint Joseph, father of Jesus Christ is honored on this day. This day is celebrated mainly in the Roman Catholic countries. In Italy, it is usually celebrated with grand feast and fanfare. Households prepare traditional spreads of special Italian breads and cookies. This is the day when families show their gratitude to their fathers with favors and gifts. Read on to know more about Father's Day in Italy."
http://www.loveyoufather.com/around-the-world/italy.html


Silence is golden… St. Joseph, the model of humility, and one of the world's greatest saints, is often mentioned as being silent. This silence speaks volumes. In it, the Church realizes his faithfulness, his love and his acceptance of the Holy Will of God. St. Joseph was not a man of many words: he was a man of action. We have only one direct statement about his personality: in Matthew's Gospel, he is described as "a righteous man" (Matthew 1:19). His actions alone reveal everything else we know about him. He brings Mary and the Child she bears into his home when, in the sight of the world, he would be justified in divorcing her. He leads the expectant Mary into Bethlehem, and flees with her and her Child into Egypt. When it is safe, he returns with the two into Galilee. He does all of this, because God asks it of him. He never hesitates. Each time we read that the angel spoke to Joseph, the following sentence begins with the action St. Joseph took. "Joseph awoke," "Joseph rose," "He went." Each time he received a summons, his reaction was to follow the call immediately. Never once did he hesitate. Read more about the poignant silence of Joseph. . . .


Novena to St. Joseph Novena a SAN GIUSEPPE lavoratore
Saint Joesph (San Giuseppe):
Preghiera a San Giuseppe.
Novena a San Giuseppe.
La grande promessa di San Giuseppe
Sette suppliche a San Giuseppe.
A San Giuseppe lavoratotìre.
Invocazioni a San Giuseppe.
Sacro Manto in onore di San Giuseppe.
  (NOVENA A SAN GIUSEPPE: nove giorni)
Rosary-Novena-for-Life-and-Liberty-
"How To Reciete The Holy Rosary"
acrobat pdf file.
(il rosario, completo)
"The Prayers And Novena To Saint Peregrine (Pellegrino)" acrobat pdf file. Santo Peregrine (Pellegrino) Laziosi (Latiosi) 
"Prayers of Saint Francis" acrobat pdf file (SAN FRANCESCO)
"The Prayers And Novena To Saint Rita Of Cascia" acrobat pdf file

(Santa Rita da Cascia, Della festa:,
     Il 22 maggio Patrono dei casi impossibili .)

Novena To Our Lady of Mount Carmel (NOVENA a nostra Signora del Monte Carmelo).
A Novena in Honor of St. Augustine (La Novena in onore di Sant'Agostino).
The Stations Of The Cross:
  [English-Italian & latin]-acrobat pdf file
   Information on the Way of the Cross
    -acrobat pdf file
(Le stazioni della Via Crucis)
(La Via Crucis-San Leonardo DePorto Maurizio
    --acrobat pdf--)
(GESU-Nello Splendore Del Tuo Volto
    --acrobat pdf--)
  For more Novenas and Prayers ... view the Prayers page and the Prayer Groups page

Saint Rocco

This year we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Saint Rocco's Feast. St. Rocco was born of noble parentage about 1340 A.D. in Montpellier, France.


Saint Rocco is greatly venerated in Southern Italy and Sicily. In fact, no other country in the world honors Saint Rocco as extensively as Italy, most particularty in the South. Numerous cholera epidemics ravaged Southern Italy from shortly after Saint Rocco's death and the Southern Italian people turned to St. Rocco for his protection against this plague, other sickness and for his help in all circumstances of life.

Saint Rocco is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as the protector against the plague and all contagious diseases. The statue of Saint Rocco is considered unique among theologians because of his pose. It is most unusual because it depicts him with his left hand pointing to an open sore on his left leg. Few images of saints expose any afflictions or handicaps. His body is enclosed in a glass tomb in the church of St. Rocco in Venice, Italy. St. Rocco is remembered on August 16th of each year.


Atthe turn of the Century, millions of Southern Italian immigrants brought their devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Saints, including St. Rocco to the United States.
After his death it is said that Rocco continued to perform many miracles of healing. He is known as the patron saint of the sick



Saint Rocco Society of Potenza N.Y http://www.stroccosociety.com/story1.htm.


Prayer to Saint Rocco
Preghiera a San Rocco

O Great St. Rocco, deliver us, we beseech you, from contagious diseases, and the contagion of sin. Obtain, for us, a purity of heart which will assist us to make good use of health, and to bear sufferings with patience. Teach us to follow your example in the practice of penance and charity, so that we may, one day enjoy the happiness of being with Christ, Our Savior, in Heaven.
Amen

.

 


O grande San Rocco, preservate con la vostra intercessione i nostri corpi dai pericoli dell' epidemia, ma ancor piu' liberate le anime nostre dal contagio dei vizi. Otteneteci la purezza del cuore. Aiutateci a far buon uso della sanita', a sopportare la malattie con pazienza, a cercare la guarigione dei languori spirituali, a vivere come voi negli esercizi della penitenza e della carita', per godere un giorno con voi le glorie del paradiso.
Amen.


Novena to Saint Rocco
9 day novena prayer from Catholic Doors, I invite all of you to pray it.
O Great Saint Rocco, deliver us, we beseech you, from contagious diseases, and the contagion of sin. Obtain, for us, a purity of heart which will assist us to make good use of health, and to bear sufferings with patience. Teach us to follow your example in the practice of penance and charity, so that we may, one day enjoy the happiness of being with Christ, Our Savior, in Heaven.
O Blessed Saint Rocco,
Patron of the sick, Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.

Your power was so great When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross, Many were healed of their diseases.

Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek
Through Christ our Lord
.

(Repeat the following 3 times)
Saint Rocco, pray for us,
That we may be preserved From all diseases of body and soul.

Amen.
Novenas and Novenas-pdf file-
All Souls' Day Novena (COMMEMORAZIONE Di TUTTI i FEDELI DEFUNTI)
Prayer For The Souls In Purgatory (PREGHIERE IN SUFFRAGIO PER LE ANIME DEL PURGATORIO)
"How To Reciete The Holy Rosary" acrobat pdf file. (il rosario, completo)
The Stations Of The Cross:
[English-Italian & latin]-acrobat pdf file
Information on the Way of the Cross acrobat pdf file
(Le stazioni della Via Crucis)
   
 (La Via Crucis-San Leonardo DePorto Maurizio -acrobat pdf-)

     (GESU-Nello Splendore Del Tuo Volto -acrobat pdf-)

November 2nd, All Souls’ Day This is a month in which we commemorate the faithful departed. All Souls’ Day ...celebrate the All Souls Day novena.

The Masses will commemorate the dead hear some of the traditional sacred music of the Roman Liturgy, the Dies Irae, which speaks about the drama of death and judgments, sin and grace and ends, where all prayer ends: in confidence in the mercy of God embodied by our Savior, Jesus – Pie Jesu, Domine, dona eis requiem (O good Jesus, Lord, grant them rest/peace).
Also,
please remember to practice the responsory for the faithful departed, especially with your children, so they will know how to pray this prayer at wakes and funerals:

V. Eternal rest, grant unto him/her O Lord
R. and let perpetual light shine upon him/her.

V. May s/he rest in peace.
R. Amen.

V. May his/her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.



il responsorio per i fedeli defunti

 

V. L'eterno riposo, dona loro, o Signore,
R. e splenda ad essi la Luce perpetua.

V. Riposino in pace.
R. Amen.

V. La sua anima e le anime di tutti i fedeli defunti, per la misericordia di Dio, riposano in pace.
R. Amen.


  For more Novenas and Prayers ... view the Prayers page and the Prayer Groups page

Feast Days:

February 21: St. Peter Damian
Did you know St. Peter Damian was the most prolific writer of the eleventh century? Check out what Pope Benedict XVI said about him. . . on his feast day in 2007- the one-thousandth anniversary of his birth.


March 3: St. Katharine Drexel
St. Katharine Drexel, belle of the ball and heiress of millions, asked the Pope for more missionaries… and he told her to become one! She left her life of privilege and founded a religious order, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. She dedicated her life to becoming a servant of the poor and establishing schools for Native and African American children. Learn more about her order here. . . .

March 7: Sts. Perpetua and Felicity
One of the proofs of a really close friendship is when you can't say one person's name without thinking of the other. This shows up in history, with names like Lewis and Clark. It's in story books, with names like Hansel and Gretel, or Jack and Jill. When it comes to saints, there are many examples, but one of the most prominent duos is Perpetua and Felicity. Perpetua was a young Christian noblewoman and Felicity was a young Christian slave. The two were arrested for their belief in Christ, during the persecution of Emperor Septimius Severus: at this time, Perpetua was a new mother, and Felicity was eight months pregnant. Together, the two women helped each other through the heat, darkness and brutality of the guards in the prison. Two days before their scheduled death, Felicity gave birth to her daughter in the prison, and the child was adopted by a Christian woman. Perpetua and Felicity were sent out to face the arena together, and after being exposed to the beasts, were killed by having their throats cut. These last days of the women were recorded by Perpetua, whose diary became one of the most famous accounts in the early church of the suffering of the martyrs.

March 9: St. Dominic Savio
When his cause first came up for canonization, people complained that this saint was too young to be a saint. Thankfully, Pope Pius X wisely announced that no one is too young to be a saint. St. Dominic Savio was only fifteen-years-old when he died, but those short fifteen years were enough to inspire all those who knew him. Born in 1842 in Riva, Italy, Dominic became a student of St. John Bosco when he was 12-years-old. As a child, he founded a group called the Company of the Immaculate Conception, devoted to prayer and to helping the mission of St. John: All of the members of this group, save Dominic, would later become priests. His health kept him from big endeavors, and because of this, he often said, "I can't do big things. But I want all I do, even the smallest thing, to be for the greater glory of God." He died on March 9, 1857, with the words, "What beautiful things I see!" He is the patron saint of boys, children's choirs and falsely-accused people. Read more about St. Dominic Savio here. . . .

March 17: St. Patrick
St. Patrick, the apostle to Ireland, once wrote: "Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me." He was captured and sold into slavery in Ireland as a teenager. He escaped, but he dreamed Ireland's children were calling to him, and returned to Ireland as a missionary. As Patrick once did, Pope John Paul II. . . challenged the youth of Ireland.

March 19: Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Silence is golden… St. Joseph, the model of humility, and one of the world's greatest saints, is often mentioned as being silent. This silence speaks volumes. In it, the Church realizes his faithfulness, his love and his acceptance of the Holy Will of God. St. Joseph was not a man of many words: he was a man of action. We have only one direct statement about his personality: in Matthew's Gospel, he is described as "a righteous man" (Matthew 1:19). His actions alone reveal everything else we know about him. He brings Mary and the Child she bears into his home when, in the sight of the world, he would be justified in divorcing her. He leads the expectant Mary into Bethlehem, and flees with her and her Child into Egypt. When it is safe, he returns with the two into Galilee. He does all of this, because God asks it of him. He never hesitates. Each time we read that the angel spoke to Joseph, the following sentence begins with the action St. Joseph took. "Joseph awoke," "Joseph rose," "He went." Each time he received a summons, his reaction was to follow the call immediately. Never once did he hesitate. Read more about the poignant silence of Joseph. . . .

March 25: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

"Enriched from the first instant of her conception with the splendor of an entirely unique holiness, the virgin of Nazareth is hailed by the heralding angel, by divine command, as 'full of grace' (cf. Luke 1:28). To the heavenly messenger she replies: 'Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word' (Luke 1:38).

Thus the daughter of Adam, Mary, consenting to the word of God, became the Mother of Jesus. Committing herself wholeheartedly and impeded by no sin to God's saving will, she devoted herself totally, as a handmaid of the Lord, to the person and work of her Son, under and with him, serving the mystery of redemption, by the grace of Almighty God" (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church/ LG, 56).


July 12th La Madonna Degli Infermi

July 14'th, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Is the first Native American to be declared Saint

July 16th, 17th, and July 19th Mass. Triduum for La Madonna della Scala


Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

The Transfiguration of the Lord, Thursday, August 6, 2015
Transfiguration of Our Lord, what Pope Saint Leo the Great called, “Law through Moses, Grace and Truth through Jesus Christ.” The Transfiguration is the fourth Luminous Mystery, or Mystery of Light (See also the Miracle at the Wedding in Cana, The Baptism of Jesus, the Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, and the Institution of the Holy Eucharist). Explaining the Transfiguration, Pope John Paul II wrote,

"The mystery of light par excellence is the Transfiguration, traditionally believed to have taken place on Mount Tabor. The glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the astonished Apostles to 'listen to him' (cf. Luke 9:35 and parallels) and to prepare to experience with him the agony of the Passion, so as to come with him to the joy of the Resurrection and a life transfigured by the Holy Spirit.”
(read more...)


August 15, 2015 -
Solemnity Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary:

On November 1, 1950, Pius XII defined the Assumption of Mary to be a dogma of faith: “

We pronounce, declare and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma that the immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul to heavenly glory.”

The pope proclaimed this dogma only after a broad consultation of bishops, theologians and laity. There were few dissenting voices. What the pope solemnly declared was already a common belief in the Catholic Church. ...read more

 

August 28, 2015 St. Augustine Feast Day.

St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
A Christian at 33, a priest at 36, a bishop at 41: Many people are familiar with the biographical sketch of Augustine of Hippo, sinner turned saint. But really to get to know the man is a rewarding experience. There quickly surfaces the intensity with which he lived his life, whether his path led away from or toward God. The tears of his mother (August 27), the instructions of Ambrose (December 7) and, most of all, God himself speaking to him in the Scriptures redirected Augustine’s love of life to a life of love. Having been so deeply immersed in creature-pride of life in his early days and having drunk deeply of its bitter dregs, it is not surprising that Augustine should have turned, with a holy fierceness, against the many demon-thrusts rampant in his day. His times were truly decadent—politically, socially, morally. He was both feared and loved, like the Master. The perennial criticism leveled against him: a fundamental rigorism. In his day, he providentially fulfilled the office of prophet. Like Jeremiah and other greats, he was hard-pressed but could not keep quiet.

“I say to myself, I will not mention him,/I will speak in his name no more./But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart,/imprisoned in my bones;/I grow weary holding it in,/I cannot endure it” (Jeremiah 20:9).

October 14'th Saint Callistus , (Patron of Cemetery workers)
October 15'th Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church.
        (patron of Catholic writers)
October 17'th Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr,
        patron of Churches in the eastern Mediterranean. Meanings, definition and origins

October 18'th, feast day of Saint Luke:

Luke wrote one of the major portions of the New Testament, a two-volume work comprising the third Gospel and Acts of the Apostles. In the two books he shows the parallel between the life of Christ and that of the Church. He is the only Gentile Christian among the Gospel writers. Tradition holds him to be a native of Antioch, and Paul calls him "our beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14). His Gospel was probably written between A.D. 70 and 85.

Luke appears in Acts during Paul’s second journey, remains at Philippi for several years until Paul returns from his third journey, accompanies Paul to Jerusalem and remains near him when he is imprisoned in Caesarea. During these two years, Luke had time to seek information and interview persons who had known Jesus. He accompanied Paul on the dangerous journey to Rome where he was a faithful companion. "Only Luke is with me," Paul writes (2 Timothy 4:11).
Saint Luke, Evangelist, (Patron Physicians and Surgeons)

October 22nd, the feast day of Blessed John Paul II:


November 2nd : All Souls’ Day

This is a month in which we commemorate the faithful departed. All Souls’ Day ...celebrate the All Souls Day novena.

The Masses will commemorate the dead hear some of the traditional sacred music of the Roman Liturgy, the Dies Irae, which speaks about the drama of death and judgments, sin and grace and ends, where all prayer ends: in confidence in the mercy of God embodied by our Savior, Jesus – Pie Jesu, Domine, dona eis requiem (O good Jesus, Lord, grant them rest/peace).
Also,
please remember to practice the responsory for the faithful departed, especially with your children, so they will know how to pray this prayer at wakes and funerals:

V. Eternal rest, grant unto him/her O Lord
R. and let perpetual light shine upon him/her.

V. May s/he rest in peace.
R. Amen.

V. May his/her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.


il responsorio per i fedeli defunti

 

V. L'eterno riposo, dona loro, o Signore,
R. e splenda ad essi la Luce perpetua.

V. Riposino in pace.
R. Amen.

V. La sua anima e le anime di tutti i fedeli defunti, per la misericordia di Dio, riposano in pace.
R. Amen.


November 10'th Saint Leo The Great Pope between 440 and 461
November 11'th Saint Martin Of Tours Patron of Soldiers
November 13'th Saint Frances Xavier patron of all foreign missions by Pope Pius X. F. D
November 15'th Saint Albert The Great :

He was known as the "teacher of everything there is to know," was a scientist long before the age of science, was considered a wizard and magician in his own lifetime, and became the teacher and mentor of that other remarkable mind of his time, St. Thomas Aquinas.

All Saints Day Nov. 1'st

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
(All Souls) Mass:


Gospel JN 6:37-40
Jesus said to the crowds: “Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and I will not reject anyone who comes to me, because I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me. And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him on the last day