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 A rose will bloom in the desert

For the second time Frederick II was excommunicated; he retaliated by attacking the papal states, and this is where Rose of Viterbo came in. In 1240, Frederick II decided to occupy Viterbo! The Lord always with us, in time of need, sent into this world of hopelessness and helplessness, a baby! A few years before the frightening entry of Frederick II into the sweet, serene village of Viterbo, there was an entry that would inflame the populace with new courage and hope, a child was born! Little Rose, who was named when she was baptized, would let out a cry that would grow and grow until it awakened the people to a new consciousness that they could make a difference.

Her parents were not of noble birth, but had instead the gifts needed by a future Saint, holiness, virtue, piety, humility and charity. From her earliest years, Rose showed an alive, unending, overflowing love for the Church, for Jesus, the Blessed Mother, the Angels and the Saints. When she was just eight years old, she had a vision of the Blessed Mother in which Mother Mary told Rose she would be clothed in the habit of Saint Francis. She was not to become a cloistered Nun, but a tertiary, part of the third order, remaining at home, giving witness to her family and neighbors by word and action of Jesus in her life.

She later became ill. But the Lord having too much for her to do, she soon recovered and donned the habit of the lay penitents of Saint Francis. When she began, to contemplate Jesus’ suffering, and how wounded He was by the ingratitude of His children, Rose went to the people of Viterbo, preaching in the streets, knocking on doors, going from house to house, berating her neighbors for their complacency and apathy toward the freedom they had lost at the hands of Frederick II.

She told them they could be free; all they had to do was overthrow the Ghibelline garrison. She was all of age twelve! But her age did not deter the populace from listening, their hearts on fire! It had been so long since anyone had spoken of the beauty of Italy, of the promise the Lord made to His children not to leave them orphans. She told them they were not born to be slaves, but free! They listened! And miracles came about! Everywhere she went, she was greeted warmly; citizens having heard of her and the marvels surrounding her speechmaking, gathered to hear the Good News! Men who no longer had the will to get up in the morning were plowing their land, once more; after all, it was their land, little Rose had said so. And so, new life came into the ancient village of Viterbo.

Crowds began to gather; her father became nervous; soon, the authorities would hear of her and they would all be punished. What was wrong with her; after all, they had food on their table! He scolded; he pleaded; he berated her; he cajoled her; finally, she leaving him no recourse, he threatened to beat her if she did not stay home and cease her preaching. Rose replied, "If Jesus could be beaten for me, I can be beaten for Him. I do what He has told me to do, and I must not disobey Him."

Father and daughter seemed at loggerheads, when the local parish priest intervened; he urged her father to cease restraining Rose from doing her Divinely appointed duty. He withdrew his objections and Rose was free to preach; and preach she did, tirelessly rising early in the morning, retiring late at night, as if one driven, knowing time was short. This sounds like the urgency Jesus had with three short years to reach the children of God. This sounds like the time of Jesus; it sounds like today, with the few speaking out, the John Baptists of our day crying out in the desert, Repent and be saved! And the many.....?
 

 

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A Rose will bloom in the desert

A fiery teen-age Saint who fought almost single-handedly against family, friends and the government to defend the Church against Frederick Barbarossa in her little village outside of Rome.  Saint Rose imageCome to Viterbo, where the Saint worked, lived and died. 

She went among the villagers of Viterbo feeding their bodies and souls. She converted a heretic by walking through fire.

Her body is incorrupt.

Venerate her at her shrine. 

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Saint Stanislaus Kostka Traded in fame on Earth for everlasting peace and joy in Heaven - a role model for what mankind can be - for all ages and all times.
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Saint of Chastity - Read the heroic story of a young Christian Martyr of the early Church.
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Saint of Purity

Go to Corinaldo, Italy, where Saint Maria Goretti was born and lived her early years, and on to Nettuno, Italy, and the house where she died defending her virginity against her attacker.

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Born March 9, 1568 in the castle of Castiglione dell Stivieri in Lombardy.

From riches to rags, he answered the call to
  evangelize, going from Spain to Florence to Mantua where he served in the king's court to Casale Monferrato in northern Italy where he began to practice the ascetic life, to the Jesuit house of San Andrea to the Gesu, in Rome, where he is buried.

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I am a seminarian.  I am doing my final year in theological studies. 
Finally, I would also like to know more about Our Lady, Saint Aloysius and other Saints.  There is no doubt that they will be of help to me as far as the type of life I have chosen to live is concerned.  Thanks a lot for your availability to humanity.  May God bless and keep you.
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We trace his life from his birthplace in Riva, Italy. Scenes from his home and the Church where he prayed on the steps.

Come to Turin, Italy, to Don Bosco's Oratory where his most famous student, Dominic Savio, shone.

He formed the Company of the Immaculate Conception at the Oratory of Saint John Bosco in Turin.

Learn how he stood up for purity against all odds. See Dominic's home town in Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Riva and Chieri plus Colle Don Bosco, where he met Don Bosco.

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Greetings from Toronto, Canada:
Just  a little note to acknowledge how wonderful and inspiring your Super Saints series is.  I just saw the program on Blessed Margaret of Castello. 
It shows how God selects as his friends, the rejected and forgotten of this world, if they turn to Him, especially in His Eucharistic Presence.  Human notoriety can appeal to our vanity as the imitation of Christ warns.
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A fiery teen-age Saint who fought almost single-handedly against family, friends and the government to defend the Church against Frederick Barbarossa in her little village outside of Rome. 

Come to Viterbo, where the Saint worked, lived and died. 

She went among the villagers of Viterbo feeding their bodies and souls. She converted a heretic by walking through fire.

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But after sharing his story, I was drawn to find out more about the Passionist Order.  I eventually made contact with the Passionists here in Michigan and have attended two meetings of the Community of Passionist Partners (CPP)
I am convinced that without seeing your show on Saint Gabriel Possenti, I may never have found the Passionists.  Your work truly does touch others, even from a distance of thousands of miles.  Thank you and God bless you and your Ministry.
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Born in Assisi, he moved to Spoleto before a great Cholera epidemic broke out.

Come to Morrovalle, near the Adriatic Sea, where he spent most of his life as a brother, and then to Isola di Gran Sasso, high on a mountain, where he died.

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Saint Frances (Mother) Cabrini Pope Leo XIII told her. "Your mission will be in America to help the Italians and make your country loved." Mother Cabrini said, "Yes!"

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Saint Angela Merici I want to become a Saint, because I love Jesus. She had visions of Heaven, of Jesus, as well as the devil. She battled the Protestant Revolt with education.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton A faithful daughter - a loving wife and mother - an obedient Nun - a lover of the Eucharist and Mother Mary - a role model for today

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Saint of Purity and of Youth, and of the 20th century - Role model for chastity in our world today.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga Went into ecstasy. Trained to be a Knight, he chose the most physically and demeaning work.

Saint Margaret of Castello Patron of the Unwanted. Unloved and abandoned by her family, till today, miracles upon miracles come about through her intercession.

Saint Dominic Savio
Patron of Youth and Chastity - Student of Saint John Bosco - His motto, "Death but not sin."

Saint Gabriel Possenti Co-Patron of Italian Catholic Youth Like our youth today, struggling with temptations, he chose Jesus and Mary rather than the world.

Saint Rose of Viterbo Incorrupt body - She went among the villagers of Viterbo, feeding their bodies and souls.

Saint Stanislaus Kostka Traded in fame on Earth for everlasting peace and joy in Heaven - a role model for what mankind can be - for all ages and all times.

Saint Philomena
Saint of Chastity - Read the heroic story of a young Christian Martyr of the early Church.

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Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Along with Saint Francis de Sales she came up with a strict rule of life for herself - caring for her children - visiting the poor and the dying.

Saint Charles Borromeo Hero of the Counter-Reformation Saint of the People - Renounced his possessions - Founder of Seminaries - Archbishop of Milan - Instituted reforms.

Saint Teresa of Avila Doctor of the Church - Reformer of the Carmelites - Mystic - Transverberation of the heart - She turned the dire times of the 16th Century into a time of true reform.

Popes of the Counter-Reformation Saint Pius V - Leo X Hadrian VI - Clement VII - Paul III - Julius III - Marcellus II - Paul IV - Pius IV - Faced the dangers of the time and fought.

Saint Francis de Sales "The measure of love is to love without measure." - Founder of the Visitation Order Doctor of the Church - Patron of Journalists

Saint Vincent de Paul Apostle of Charity-sold into slavery suffered persecution-founded the Daughters of Charity.

Saint Philip Neri
Apostle of the Laity - Levitated while saying Mass - Our Lady saved his life - Gift of Prophecy - Bi-located - Liberated those possessed by devil.

Saint Robert Bellarmine
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Dear Bob and Penny:
Greetings from Toronto, Canada:  Just a little note to acknowledge how wonderful and inspiring your Super Saints series is. I just saw the program on Blessed Margaret of Castello.  It shows how God selects as his friends, the rejected and forgotten of this world, if they turn to Him, especially in His Eucharistic Presence. Human notoriety can appeal to our vanity as the imitation of Christ warns.In Christ and Saint Augustine  Fr. E. T. OSA Toronto, Canada

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