Sunday, 8 June 2014

Three distinguished guests

They arrived on Saturday night.



And they are going to be with us for a few weeks.

Two Italian men and one French woman.

We take it as a great honour that they will be gracing our home with their presence...but who are they?

They are relics (contained in reliquaries) of three great saints:

St Therese de Lisieux - to whom we have a great devotion for many reasons but also because she shares the same birthdate as Mrs Linen.

Pope St Pius X - a Pope who held back the tide of modernism in the early part of the 20th century and who, no doubt, will do so again one day.

And Padre Pio - (thanks to a friend, my devotion to this wonderful saint has been re-ignited in recent months).

The relics have been loaned by our priest who is one of the great priests of our time.
May God bless him and spare him.

If I had been able to choose three saints, I think that I would have chosen The Little Flower, Pope St Pius X and St Pio - that's pretty fantastic don't you agree?

If you could choose three saints as house guests, whom would you select?

14 comments:

  1. Lovely. . .but I would add the great saint Teresa of Avila. To read her is to be close to her. But we also need living saints for todays changing world. .

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    1. Paul, the two Teresa's (Therese) are a must.

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  2. Please say a prayer in their presence for me. Great question by the way I think if I had the honour I would chose St. Maxamillion Kolbe for courage, St. John Fisher, for our clergy and St Michael.

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    1. Seaninn, prayers, of course. I also like those three.

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  3. And all I've got is something called "The Cowboy Church" down the road. Yeeeee, hawwwwwww.

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    1. Mack, is that the church dedicated to Blessed Roy Rogers and St Gene Autry?

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  4. St John Fisher, St John Vianney, St Peter.

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  5. St John Chrysostom, St Pius X, St Cyril

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  6. I'm going to be greedy! ;-)

    When I was a child I would have chosen St. Dominic Savio, St. Aloysuis Gonzaga and St. Bernadette.

    As an adult my three female choices would be: St. Therese de Lisieux, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) and St. Catherine of Siena.

    And the male saints? St. Joseph, St. John Vianney, St. Augustine.

    Kathleen (CP&S)

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    1. Kathleen, that's a positive smorgasbord of saints! Glad that the men got a look in, though.

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  7. I can't fault your guest list, Richard - exactly the three I would choose.

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  8. Would love to have St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Thomas More and St. Thomas Aquinas in my home. Therese and Aquinas have been taking care of me for years; I have reason to think Aquinas started taking care of me long before I had any particular devotion to him. St. Thomas More is my professional patron.

    I have actually had Bl. Margaret of Castello as a guest in my home. In her charity she overlooked the mess.

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