Friday, September 25, 2009

Women Saints

For a couple of weeks, I was too busy packing stuffs that I am sending in the Philippines before we go home. As I was digging and looking for other things, I found this booklet that has women saints. It has their history and how they became and called saints.
This is the meaning of Saints...
St.John wrote, "This is love, not that we have loved God, but that He has first loved us, and sent His Son to atone for our sins."
Jesus told us to love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. "Whatsoever you do to the least of these, you do to Me."
St. Therese of Lisieux often quoted, "Love is repaid by love alone."
So, Saints are people who passionately love the God who first loved them. They serve others, especially the poor; are kind to those who are difficult to love; keep trying when they feel discouraged; and listen before they speak.
Jesus calls all of us to be His hands, His feet, and His heart, bringing His peace, His hope and His joy to our world.
This is how we love Jesus; this is what it means to be a Saint.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The first place dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary was mount Carmel. Even before her Assumption into heaven, a chapel was built there to honor her. That's were the order of nuns called the Carmelites got its name.
July 16, the day of the patronal feast of the Carmelites, is also the feast of the "Scapular of Mount Carmel." That's when the Blessed Virgin appeared to Saint Simon Stock.
Simon was the General of the Carmelites in Cambridge, England. The Blessed Virgin showed him the scapular. She promised to give special favors and protection to everyone in his order who would wear her scapular. She extended her promise to include all people everywhere who would wear the scapular.
Anyone who is a good Christian and wants to receive Our Lady of Mount Carmel's special favors and protection can wear the Carmelite scapular.

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