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.
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.
Litanie a San Giuseppe.
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.
was so great When you were in this world,
(Repeat the following 3 times)
Saint Rocco, pray for us,
That we may be preserved From all diseases of body and soul.
source: Saint Rocco Society of Potenza N.Y http://www.stroccosociety.com/story1.htm.
Saints' Feast Day
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 of Saint Luke, Evangelist, (Patron Physicians and Surgeons)
October 22nd is the feast day of Blessed John Paul II:
November 2nd : All Souls’ Day
This is a month in which we commemorate
the faithful departed. This year, All Souls’ Day falls on Sunday. We will
celebrate the first day of the All
Souls Day novena on Sunday, November 2nd.
The Sunday Masses will commemorate the dead and we will have a chance to hear some of the traditional sacred music of the Roman Liturgy, including the most famous sequence, 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).
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.
V. May his/her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
il responsorio per i fedeli defunti
V. L'eterno riposo, dona loro, o
R. e splenda ad essi la Luce perpetua.
V. Riposino in pace.
V. La sua anima e le anime di tutti i fedeli defunti, per la misericordia di Dio, riposano in pace.
Saints' Feast Day
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.