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Dismas Patron Saint of thieves, prisoners on condemned to death, of those engaged in dishonest business who would like to make restitution before they die but do not know how, of great sinners and prodigal sons, of those near despair because of irresolvable situations. St. Dismas also assists souls so that they do not die in final impenitence.
9/20/11 cblog A PRIEST FOUND 4000 PERSONS PRACTICING CATHOLIC FAITH in KOREA DESPITE HAVING NEVER SEEN A PRIEST; st p apost m:"In todays gospel jesus reveals universal love..not limited to specific group, but to those who accept the message & believe..no better example than the saints today..the korean martyrs ..great faith...church founded entirely by lay people..in kore, evangelism was difficult b/c korea had history of closing itself off to the world. But literature from jesuits was brought in.later chinese priest went to korea ..surprised 4000 people were already practicing the catholic faith even tho they had never seen a priest [actually, they had seen a priest...His name was Jesus Christ] ..continue liturgy..example of korean martyrs..respond boldly..rejoice in god's love..faith..to world . [also see saintoftheday.posterous.com/saint-of-the-day-september-20... ]
1 King Darius issued an order to the officials of West-of-Euphrates"Let the governor and the elders of the Jews continue the work on that house of God; they are to rebuild it on its former site. I also issue this decree concerning your dealing with these elders of the Jews in the rebuilding of that house of God: From the royal revenue, the taxes of West-of-Euphrates let these men be repaid for their expenses, in full and without delay. I, Darius, have issued this decree..."
R: let us go rejoicing to the house of the lord
The mother of Jesus and his brothers came to him but were unable to join him because of the crowd He was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside and they wish to see you." He said to them in reply, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it."
He is the patron saint of: lost items, lost souls, poor people, Portugal, pregnant women and many others. Among the many miracles attributed to St Anthony of Padua there is the one depicted on this outstanding medal. Shortly before his death, Anthony of Padua retired to Camposampiero to spend some time praying in the hermitage provided by his friend, count Tiso. One night, passing by the hermitage, Tiso noticed a powerful light shining through the door of Anthony’s cell. Fearing the worst, he quickly opened the door only to find St Anthony holding the Baby Jesus in his arms. (Chain not included)
St. John of Constantinople Being Inspired by St Paul