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unday, July-15, 1951 THE OBSERVER EDITION OF OUR SUNDAY VISITOR News Section--Page 7A i" :!.. iJ . ~.:: ft. 4 4:- Weekly Calendar O[ Feast Days (N.C.W.C. News Service) Sunday, July 15.--St. IIenry II, Emperor. A descemtant of Charle- magne, he was born in Bavaria in 972 and was known as tIenry the Good. tie was educated by St. Wolfgang of Ratisbon. tie became emperor in 1002 and with his em- press, St. Cunegundis, did much for religion during troublous times. He was particularly partial to the Benedictines and tried to become a member of that Order. For this reason he was named by Pope Plus X as the patron of the Benedictine Oblates. He died in 1024 and was canonized in 1146. MONDAY, July 16.--Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This feast commemorates the Carmelite tradition that the Blessed Mother straitened circumstances. A few words from a Capuchin friar led to his conversion. He entered relig- ious life, was ordained and founded the community of the Servants of the Sick, which was confirmed in 1586 by the Pope. lie died in 1614. THURSDAY, July 19.--St. Vin- cent de Paul, Confessor. Ile wa! born in 1576 and devoted his life to the care of the poor and in- struction of the rich in ways of charity. Soon after his ordination he was captured by the Corsairs and taken to Barbary, where he converted his renegade master and with him escaped to France. He Aged Englishman Kneels At Prayer Two Hours A Day Roman senator. He fled from the luxury of his father's home on his wedding day and in order to serve God in humility, disguised himself as a beggar. Later he returned and lived in his own home, unrecog- nized, as a beggar. Only after his death was his identity revealed. WEDNESDAY, July 18.~ St. Camillus of Lellis, Confessor. At the age of 19, he entered the mili- tary service under his father, an Italian nobleman. After four years of campaigning, he found himself through his violent tem- per, reckless habits and passion for gambling,~a discharged soldier in London-- (NC)--Brit sin's old- est Catholic, James Punton, aged 101, of St. Joseph's parish, North Shields, Northumberland, still says his morning prayers kneeling -- and he spends 45 minutes saying them. lie kneels for another half- hour of prayer at midday and for 45 minutes again at night. His one concession to his age is founded the Congregation of Vin- centian Fathers and the Sisters of that he says his daily Rosary in Charity. He died at Paris on Sep- tember 27, 1660, and was canonized in 1737. FRIDAY, July 20.--St. Jerome Aemilian, Confessor. A Venetian appeared to St. Simon Stock, a he was miraculously set fl'ee after Carmelite friar, and gave him the praying to the Blessed Mother af- Brown Scapular to which all pri- ter being taken *'prisoner while vileges were attached. St. Simon: serving in the army. Later he took Stock became the Prior General of tloly Orders and devoted himself the Order. He died at Bordeaux in lto charitable works. He founded a 1256. congregation of clerks regular, TUESDAY, July 17.--St. Alex- called the Somaschi for the little ius, Confessor. He lived in the town of Somasca in Lombardy fifth century and was the son of a where it was started dedicated to STOP - LOOK CHROME KITCHEN and DINETTE SETS Genuine Formica Tops and Duran Upholstered Chairs $59.95 FURNITURE the care of orphans. He died in 1537, aged 75, of an illness con- tracted while tending the sick. He was canonized in 1767 and in 1928 was declared the patron of orphans and abandoned children. SATURDAY, Jury 21.--St. Pra- xedes, Virgin. She was the daugh- ter of a Roman senator, Prudens, and a sister of st. Prudentiana. She rendered great service to relig- ion in the first and second centur- ies, using her wealth to relieve the poor. An ancient church in Rome perpetuates her memory. Fishermen Say Rescue Due To Prayers New Orleans -- (NC) -- The Catholic Maritime Club was host last week to five Cuban fishermen brought here after they were res- cued from their disabled fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico. They told the Rev. Thomas A. McDonough, S.SS.R., chaplain of the club, that they set out from Havana for o l 0-day trip and that off the coast of Mexico the boat's engine failed and the eight ton boat began to leak. Helplessly adrift, they prayed almost constant- ly, they said, and finally were sighted by the S. S. Niantlc Vic- tory, rescued and brought here. Two hours after the rescue the fishing boat sank~ The Cuban Consul here has mode arrangements for their trans- portation back to Havana. Fatima Pilgrimage At Marmion July 13 Aurora ~ The monthly pilgrim- age to the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima on the Marmion campus will be held Friday, July 13, 1951, at 2"00 p.m. A sermon and Beneo diction will follow the Pilgrimage and Rosary. The special intention for this month's Pilgrimage will be the cessation of hostilities in Korea and return of all American boys safely to their homes. All are most cordially invited to attend. the evening sitting in his arm chair. He recites it always at 6:30 p.m. because it is at that time that a close friend of his, the Rev. Thomas Laidler, is preparing to say Mass in Aus- tralia. Mr. Punton, who became a Catholic when he was 27, has lived in the pontificates of six Popes. He claims to have worn out three books of devotion to St. Nicholas of Tolentino, Saint of the Holy Souls, who is his fa- vorite. Fine Furniture and Carpets Modern and Traditional Styles to Correctly Dec- orate Your Home At Real Savings. House of Lindber Broadway & 8th St. Rockford, III. Main & Galena Freeport. III. Enjoy WHEN IN NEED OF LUGGAGE or LEATHER GOODS THINK OF US The Luggage ,Shop 113 W. State ROCKFORD MFG. CO. Orville Gallagher, Mgr. 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