My second son Ryan was diagnosed as severely autistic.I can’t tell you how many doctors we saw trying to figure out this diagnosis—it was very challenging.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. 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.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.
Do you think that’s a reason readers are drawn to your stories? I like the fact that when he’s writing, he never loses sight of the fact that he’s telling a story that’s meant to engage the readers. I would like to think I’m the kind of person who tends to be more romantic than not. I open doors, I send flowers, I don’t forget anniversaries, I remember things, Valentine’s Day… What assumptions do you think readers make about you that aren’t true? I do various aerobic work, I do a lot of weights, sparring, Taekwondo-type stuff. Oh, my next novel, the one I’m working on—and I very seldom tell anybody—but what I can say, look: It’s gonna be a love story, it’s gonna be set in North Carolina, and it’s gonna have some characters that I think you’re really gonna like, flawed and all.
She was a member of the Daju people and her uncle was a tribal chief. He was born in Florence on July 21, 1515 as one ... continue reading More Saint of the Day Yes, there is a St. Julia was captured and sold as a slave to a pagan merchant, but she did not complain or feel ...
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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 Josephine Margaret Bakhita was born around 1869 in the village of Olgossa in the Darfur region of Sudan. Philip Neri was a Christian missionary and founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, a community of Catholic priests and lay brothers. When she was still quite young, her city was conquered by barbarians.
For example, Francis of Assisi loved nature and so he is patron of ecologists.