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    From rich@1:15/0 to All on Fri Aug 25 10:04:16 2017
    From: rich <richarra@gmail.com>

    August 26th =E2=80=93 St. Victor of Caesarea, Martyr, Prophet
    (Also known as Vitores)

    Died c. 950. Victor's 15th-century passio reports that he was a
    Spanish priest martyred by the Moors. Older documents from the 11th
    century, found in Silos Abbey in Spain, say that he was martyred at
    Caesarea in Mauretania (now called Cherchel, Algeria), North Africa,
    in a 10th-century persecution. This document tells us that Victor came
    to Caesarea to preach to the Moors. He was endowed with the gift of
    prophecy and of reading hearts.

    The tale continues that Victor hoped to suffer martyrdom in imitation
    of his Master. One day Victor met with two officials returning from
    the frontier. One was evil; the other honest. Victor predicted that
    the first would soon be imprisoned and the second promoted. Then he
    told them that when they saw the governor, they were to tell him that
    if he sentenced Victor to be crucified, he would be cured of the gout.
    It all came to pass.

    Without delay the governor promoted one, demoted the other, and
    condemned Victor. Immediately his gout was cured. Victor was crucified
    on a Sunday in the midst of a carnival atmosphere. When the
    executioner bent the nail he was driving into Victor's foot, the saint
    told him to take it out and use another. The passio is full of details
    of the crowd's derisive comments and miracles worked by the victor (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

    Saint Quote:
    A man who fails to love the Mass fails to love Christ. We must make an
    effort to "live" the Mass with calm and serenity, with devotion and
    affection. And this is why I have always suspected that those who want
    the Mass to be over with quickly show, with this insensitive attitude,
    that they have not yet realized what the sacrifice of the altar means.
    --St. Josemar=C3=ADa Escriva de Balaguer

    Bible Quote:
    And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was
    hungry. 3. And the tempter coming said to him: If thou be the Son of
    God, command that these stones be made bread. 4. Who answered and
    said: It is written, Not in bread alone doth man live, but in every
    word that proceedeth from the mouth of God. (Matt 4:2=E2=80=934) DRB

    Catholic Mother's Daily Prayer for the Children

    O Mary, Immaculate Virgin and Sorrowful Mother,
    commend our beloved children to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Who
    refuses nothing to His Mother.

    Holy Guardian Angels,
    Pray for them.
    St, Joseph, powerful patron,
    Pray for them.
    St. John, beloved disciple of the Heart of Jesus,
    Pray for them.
    St. Augustine,
    Pray for them.
    St. Anthony,
    Pray for them.
    St. Anne, mother of Mary,
    Pray for them.
    St. Monica
    Pray for them.

    Mary, please help me to be a good mother today and always.
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