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Posted: Jan 21 2010 at 3:51pm | IP Logged Quote DominaCaeli

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You know those miniature lives of the saints? There's a saint that ministered during a plague and then died and I can't remember his name.


Are you thinking of St. Charles Borromeo, Jenn? From Fr. Lord's Miniature Stories of the Saints: "In the end, a terrible sickness came to Milan, his city. Charles nursed the sick himself. He laid them on his own bed. He died of the sickness, a martyr of charity."

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Also, for Feed the Hungry--St. Wenceslaus? (My children have been singing that song over and over for weeks!)

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Posted: Jan 21 2010 at 4:00pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

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You know those miniature lives of the saints? There's a saint that ministered during a plague and then died and I can't remember his name.


Are you thinking of St. Charles Borromeo, Jenn? From Fr. Lord's Miniature Stories of the Saints: "In the end, a terrible sickness came to Milan, his city. Charles nursed the sick himself. He laid them on his own bed. He died of the sickness, a martyr of charity."


THAT'S THE ONE! Thanks, Celeste!

and love St Wenceslas. A favorite of ours.

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Posted: Jan 21 2010 at 5:00pm | IP Logged Quote MaryM

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i was thinking of st. John vianney and st. Thomas aquinas for bearing wrongs patiently....


oh, and St. Thomas More, too...

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Posted: Jan 21 2010 at 5:11pm | IP Logged Quote stellamaris

How about St. Angela Merici for instructing the ignorant?

And for a woman who cared for the sick, wasn't there one who ministered in Rome during a plague, constantly begging priests to come to anoint the dying? I seem to recall reading about her in the Office, but I can't remember her name. I thought it was St. Frances of Rome, but that doesn't look right.

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What about Mother Theresa? When I think of the Corporal Works of Mercy, she is the one I always think of first!



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Posted: Jan 21 2010 at 6:47pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

Comfort the sorrowful, St. John the Apostle

We're lacking ideas in Bury the Dead and Pray for the Living and Dead.

I thought of Tobias, but he's not a canonized saint.

Why is St. Catherine of Siena for burying the dead? You know, she would go great in "Counsel the Doubtful" because of the whole Avignon thing!

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Posted: Jan 21 2010 at 6:54pm | IP Logged Quote JennGM

Oh, and I was trying to remember earlier, St. Camillus of Lellis who founded the Congregation of the Servants of the Sick (the Camellians or Fathers of a Good Death).

Bury the Dead of course Joseph of Arimathea!



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We're lacking ideas in Bury the Dead and Pray for the Living and Dead.


St. Gertrude for Pray for the Dead? (I'm thinking of her love for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.)

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Bury the Dead? how about St Joseph of Arimathea and St Nicodemus

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Posted: Jan 22 2010 at 12:47am | IP Logged Quote MaryM

JennGM wrote:
You know those miniature lives of the saints? There's a saint that ministered during a plague and then died and I can't remember his name.


I'm wondering about this one, Jenn and Celeste. I realize the Fr. Lord's book says this. He definitely qualifies as a saint who minsitered to the sick but while St. Charles Borremeo did minister to the plague victims in Milan he did not die until 8 years later (and not from the plague), so that bio is a little off. The saint who I immediately thought of when you asked this was St. Aloysius Gonzaga who also ministered to vicitms during the plague in Rome - he contracted the disease and died shortly after. I think his story is very interesting because he IS connected with St. Charles Borremeo, who gave him his first communion and to St. Robert Bellermine gave him last rites.


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Is it too much of a longshot to put St. Jerome with Instruct the Ignorant?

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How about St. Martin of Tours and Dorcas (in Acts, I'm not sure she would be a "saint" officially) for clothing the naked?

As, maybe Maximilian Kolbe could fit under burying the dead, since prior to his own death, he lead each of his fellow prisoners through the gates of death. Surely, he said the prayers for the dead for each of them.

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How about St. Rocco for visit the sick?

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You know those miniature lives of the saints? There's a saint that ministered during a plague and then died and I can't remember his name.


I'm wondering about this one, Jenn and Celeste. I realize the Fr. Lord's book says this. He definitely qualifies as a saint who minsitered to the sick but while St. Charles Borremeo did minister to the plague victims in Milan he did not die until 8 years later (and not from the plague), so that bio is a little off. The saint who I immediately thought of when you asked this was St. Aloysius Gonzaga who also ministered to vicitms during the plague in Rome - he contracted the disease and died shortly after. I think his story is very interesting because he IS connected with St. Charles Borremeo, who gave him his first communion and to St. Robert Bellermine gave him last rites.


I don't have a copy of this miniature one anymore. I see the picture vividly. Do you have it, Mary?

Very interesting...
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Here's what we have so far... There are some that overlap categories, so I duplicated some, but not others. Perhaps we can narrow and weed out some that seem too long, and flesh out others. Since I'm a visual person, it helps me to see the list so far:

Corporal Works of Mercy

Feed the Hungry
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
St. Margaret of Scotland
St. Peter Claver
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Louise de Marillac
St. Lawrence and Stephen,

Give Drink to the Thirsty
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
St. Katherine Drexel
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Louise de Marillac

Clothe the Naked
Mother Teresa
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Louise de Marillac
St. Martin of Tours
Dorcas

Shelter the Homeless
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini,
St. Vincent de Paul
St. Louise de Marillac
St. Jerome Emiliani
St. Benedict Joseph Labre

Visit the Sick - Bl Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Damien of Molokai
St. Giuseppe (Joseph) Moscati.
St. Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac
Margaret of Cartona
St. Charles Borromeo
St. Camillus of Lellis
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
St. Rocco

Visit the Imprisoned - St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Damien of Molokai
St. Peter Claver, St. John Leonardi
Pope John Paul II
St. Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac

Bury the Dead
St. Catherine of Siena
Tobias
St. Joseph of Arimathea
St Nicodemus

Spiritual Works of Mercy

Instruct the Ignorant
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Angela Merici
St. John Vianney
St. John Bosco
St. Josemaria de Escriva
St. Padre Pio
St. Francis de Sales
St. Philip Neri
St. Jerome

Counsel the Doubtful
Mother Catherine McAuley
St. Catherine of Siena
St. John Vianney
St. John Bosco
St. Josemaria de Escriva
St. Padre Pio
St. Francis de Sales

Admonish the Sinner
St. Teresa of Avila
St. John Vianney
St. Padre Pio

Bear Wrongs Patiently
St. Mary Magdalene
St. John Vianney
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas More
St. Maximilian Kolbe
St. Francis of Assisi and St. Jeanne Jugan

Forgive Injuries
- St. Josephine Bakhita
St. Francis of Assisi and St. Jeanne Jugan
Pope John Paul II
St. Maria Goretti

Comfort the Sorrowful
St. Veronica
Our Lady of Sorrows
St. John the Apostle
St. Monica
St. Helena
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Damien of Molokai
St. Sebastian

Pray for the Living and the Dead
Mary, Mother of Mercy
St. Gertrude
St. Joseph
St. Maximilian Kolbe

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I thought that Maximilian Kolbe made sense for Pray for the Living and the Dead.

Also, I keep thinking of military chaplain stories, like that of the grunt padre, Servant of God Reverend Vincent Robert Capodanno for praying for the dead as well as burying the dead. I am not aware of any actual saints or blesseds who were active on battlefields, but surely there were?

Maybe Blessed Karl Josef might fit in there somewhere with his efforts to prevent/end the first world war, but I'm not sure where.

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There are plenty of Blesseds and Saints of the Holocaust that would fit in these categories -

CHC had an online write up on many of them, but some come to mind immediately esp. related to :

forgiving wrongs and admonishing the sinner(St. Titus Bradsma was used in medical experiments and one of those who participated in this was a nurse whom he instructed to pray - at least "forgive us sinners now and at the hour of death." She did begin to do so, at least after his death, and later testified in his beatification, I believe. St. Bradsma also clearly forgave her long before she turned from her ways even as he prayed for those torturing him horribly.

Many, many of those arrested, were, like St. Maximillian Kolbe, targeted because of publishing the truth (instructing the ignorant or counseling the doubtful - surely) This list and short description on CHC web included some lay folks as well.

Most of those listed for feeding the hungry, etc. because they established orphanages were also very involved in instructing the ignorant. The schools established were also designed to make sure the poor and children who had to work long hours during the early industrial period in the 1800 and early 1900 in immigrant communities in the US were not left ignorant of their faith. Mother Cabrini certainly focused on instructing the ignorant as well.

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St Padre Pio for:
1) bear wrongs patiently

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JennGM, thank you for compiling that helpful list! What a great resource; I'm marking this as a favorite.

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