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Accountants Actors
  • St. Genesius
Addicts Advertising African-Americans AIDS patients Air travelers Alcoholics Altar servers
  • St. John Berchmans
Americas Anesthetists
  • St. Rene Goupil
Animals Archaeologists
  • St. Helen
Architects Argentina
  • Our Lady of Lujan
Art Artists Astronauts Astronomers Athletes Attorneys Australia
  • Our Lady Help of Christians
Authors Babies Bakers Bankers Baptism
  • St. John the Baptist
Barbers Bee keepers Beggars Belgium Blacksmiths
  • St. Dunstan
Blind Bodily ills Bohemia Bookkeepers Booksellers Boy Scouts Boys Brazil Breast disease, against Brewers Bricklayers Brides Broadcasters Builders Businessmen
  • St. Homobonus
Businesswomen
  • St. Margaret Clitherow
Butchers Cab drivers
  • St. Fiacre
Canada Cancer patients Carpenters Catechists Catechumens Catholic schools Catholic youth Charities Childbirth
  • St. Gerard Majella
  • St. Raymond Nonnatus
Children Chile China Choirboys Church Civil servants Clergy Colleges Colombia Comedians
  • St. Vitus
Communication workers Computers Construction workers Cooks Court clerks Dairy workers Dancers
  • St. Vitus
Deacons Deafness Death Denmark Dentists Desperate causes Difficult marriages Disabled Disasters
  • St. Genevieve
Doctors Dogs
  • St. Roch
Dominican Republic Drivers
  • St. Fiacre
Drug addiction Earaches Earthquakes Ecology Editors Engineers England Epilepsy
  • St. Vitus
  • St. Dymphna
  • St. Willibrord
Europe Eye disorders Falsely accused
  • St. Raymond Nonnatus
Farmers Fathers Firefighters Fishermen Florists Foundry workers France Funeral directors Gambling, compulsive behavior Gardeners
  • St. Fiacre
  • St. Adelard
Germany Girls Grandparents Gravediggers
  • St. Anthony the Abbot
Greece Greetings Grocers Grooms Gypsies Hairdressers Happy death Headaches Heart patients Homeless Horses Hospital administrators Hospitals Hotel keepers
  • St. Amand
Housewives Hungary Hunters
  • St. Hubert
  • St. Eustachius
Immigrants Impossible causes India
  • Our Lady of the Assumption
Infertility Insanity
  • St. Dymphna
Internet Invalids
  • St. Roch
Ireland Italy Japan Jewelers
  • St. Eligius
Jordan
  • St. John the Baptist
Journalists Judges Juvenile delinquents Kidney disease Knee problems
  • St. Roch
Laborers Latin America Lawyers Learning Librarians Lithuania Longevity Loss of parents Lost items Lovers Maids, domestic workers Married women Medical technicians Mentally ill
  • St. Dymphna
Merchants Messengers Metal workers
  • St. Eligius
Mexico Midwives
  • St. Raymond Nonnatus
Military members Miscarriage, prevention of
  • St. Catherine of Sweden
Missionaries Monks
  • St. John the Baptist
Mothers Motorists Musicians Mystics Netherlands
  • St. Willibrord
Neurological diseases
  • St. Dymphna
New Zealand
  • Our Lady Help of Christians
Nicaragua Nigeria North Africa North America
  • St. Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brébeuf and Companions
Norway
  • St. Olaf
Notaries Nuns Nurses Obstetricians
  • St. Raymond Nonnatus
Oceania Orators Orphans, abandoned children Painters Paraguay
  • Our Lady of the Assumption
Paralysis
  • St. Osmund
Parenthood Parish priests Pawnbrokers Penitents Perfumers Peru Pharmacists Philippines Philosophers Physicians Pilots Poets Poisoning Poland Police officers Politicians, public servants Poor Popes Portugal Postal workers Preachers Pregnant women Priests Printers Prisoners Prussia Public relations Race relations Radio Radiologists Reconciliation Retreats Rheumatism Robbers, danger from
  • St. Leonard of Noblac
Rome Russia Sailors Savings Scholars Schoolchildren Schools Scientists Scotland Sculptors
  • St. Claude
Secretaries
  • St. Genesius
Seminarians Serbia
  • St. Sava
Servants Shepherds Sick Skin diseases Slavic peoples Sobriety Social justice Social workers Soldiers South Africa
  • Our Lady of the Assumption
South America Spain Speakers Stomach disorders Students Surgeons Sweden
  • St. Bridget of Sweden
Switzerland
  • St. Nicholas von Flue
Tailors
  • St. Homobonus
Tax collectors Taxi drivers
  • St. Fiacre
Teachers Teenagers Telecommunications Television Theatrical performers
  • St. Genesius
Theologians Throat ailments Toothache Travelers Turkey Undertakers United States Universal Church Universities Uruguay Venereal disease
  • St. Fiacre
Venezuela
  • Our Lady of Coromoto
Veterinarians
  • St. Eligius
Vietnam Vintners
  • St. Amand
Vocations Waiters, waitresses Wales Weavers West Indies Widows Wine trade
  • St. Amand
  • St. Vincent of Zaragossa
Women in labor Workers Writers


Anthony Grassi: Anthony’s father died when his son was only 10 years old, but the young lad inherited his father’s devotion to Our Lady of Loreto. As a schoolboy he frequented the local church of the Oratorian Fathers, joining the religious order when he was 17.
<p>Already a fine student, he soon gained a reputation in his religious community as a "walking dictionary" who quickly grasped Scripture and theology. For some time he was tormented by scruples, but they reportedly left him at the very hour he celebrated his first Mass. From that day, serenity penetrated his very being.
</p><p>In 1621, at age 29, Anthony was struck by lightning while praying in the church of the Holy House at Loreto. He was carried paralyzed from the church, expecting to die. When he recovered in a few days he realized that he had been cured of acute indigestion. His scorched clothes were donated to the Loreto church as an offering of thanks for his new gift of life.
</p><p>More important, Anthony now felt that his life belonged entirely to God. Each year thereafter he made a pilgrimage to Loreto to express his thanks.
</p><p>He also began hearing confessions, and came to be regarded as an outstanding confessor. Simple and direct, he listened carefully to penitents, said a few words and gave a penance and absolution, frequently drawing on his gift of reading consciences.
</p><p>In 1635 he was elected superior of the Fermo Oratory. He was so well regarded that he was reelected every three years until his death. He was a quiet person and a gentle superior who did not know how to be severe. At the same time he kept the Oratorian constitutions literally, encouraging the community to do likewise.
</p><p>He refused social or civic commitments and instead would go out day or night to visit the sick or dying or anyone else needing his services. As he grew older, he had a God-given awareness of the future, a gift which he frequently used to warn or to console.
</p><p>But age brought its challenges as well. He suffered the humility of having to give up his physical faculties one by one. First was his preaching, necessitated after he lost his teeth. Then he could no longer hear confessions. Finally, after a fall, he was confined to his room. The archbishop himself came each day to give him holy Communion. One of Anthony’s final acts was to reconcile two fiercely quarreling brothers.</p> American Catholic Blog God of love, as I come to the end of this Advent season, my heart is ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus. I join with Mary in saying, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Nothing is impossible with you, O God.

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