31 Days of Prayer – St. Teresa of Avila

Today  is the memorial of St. Teresa of Avila. She is a great saint and was a reformer of the Carmelite Order. She was a prolific writer and spiritual guide in her day and sometime after her canonization she was declared a “doctor of the church.”

31 Days of Prayer - St. Teresa of Avila

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Although not a prayer, per se, I want to share the following counsel of St. Teresa. We can make this our prayer today and remind ourselves that “God alone suffices.”

Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid.
All things are passing. God alone never changes.
Patience gains all things. If you have God you will want for nothing.
God alone suffices.

St. Teresa

Saint Teresa is the patron saint of those who suffer from headaches and illness so let ask her intercession for our friends and loved ones who suffer from those ailments.

St Teresa, pray for us!


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Saints and Feasts in October 2015

I am actually ahead of the game this time! Woot! Hopefully, this will give you some time to print the list out and plan ahead for any saint days you may want to celebrate. There are two wonderful days at the very beginning of the month: St. Therese of the Child Jesus (Oct 1) and the Guardian Angels (Oct 2).

Without further ado, here are the saints and feasts:

Saints & Feasts in October 2015

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October 1St Therese of the Child Jesus, virgin & doctor of the church (obligatory memorial)

October 2: The Guardian Angels (obligatory memorial)

October 6: St. Bruno, priest (optional memorial)

October 6: St. Marie-Rose Durocher, virgin (optional memorial)

October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary (obligatory memorial)

October 9: St. Denis, Bishop & Companions (optional memorial)

October 9: St. John Leonardi, priest (optional memorial)

October 14: St. Callistus, pope and martyr (optional memorial)

October 15: St. Teresa of Jesus, virgin and doctor of the church (obligatory memorial)

October 16: St. Hedwig, religious (optional memorial)

October 16: St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, virgin (optional memorial)

October 17: St. Ignatius of Antioch, bishop & martyr (obligatory memorial)

October 19: St. John de Brebeuf & Isaac Jogues, Priests, and companions, martyrs (obligatory memorial)

October 20: St. Paul of the Cross, priest (optional memorial)

October 22: St. John Paul II, pope (optional memorial)

October 23: St. John of Capistrano, priest (optional memorial)

October 24: St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop (optional memorial)

October 28: Sts. Simon & Jude, apostles (feast)

Other Dates to Note

Every Saturday is traditionally dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

October is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Angels and the Holy Rosary.

October 12: Columbus day (USA)

October 12: Canadian Thanksgiving Day

October 31: Halloween (All Hallow’s Eve)



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