March 4 – Saint Casimir: Patron Saint of Poland

Saint Casimir, Patron Saint of Poland (Feast Date: March 4)

Extract from SAINT CASIMIR King of Poland (1458-1483):  “Casimir, the second son of Casimir III, King of Poland, was born in 1458. From the custody of a very virtuous mother, Elizabeth of Austria, he passed to the guardianship of a devoted master, the learned and pious John Dugloss. His innocence and piety soon ripened into the practice of heroic virtue. The young prince fasted, wore a hair shirt, slept upon the bare earth, prayed by night, and watched for the opening of the church doors at dawn. He became so tenderly devoted to the Passion of Our Lord that at Mass he seemed quite rapt out of himself; his charity to the poor and afflicted knew no bounds. His love for our Lady he expressed in a beautiful hymn, familiar to us in English as “Daily, Daily, Sing to Mary”. At the age of 25, sick with a long illness, he foretold the hour of his death, and chose to die a virgin rather than accept the life which the physicians held out to him in the married state. The miracles wrought by his body after death  fill an entire volume. The blind saw, the lame walked, the sick were healed, and a dead girl was raised to life. At one time the Saint in glory, seen in the air by his army, led his Catholic countrymen to battle and delivered them by a wondrous victory from the schismatic Russian hosts.”  See Prayer of St. Casimir and ŚWIĘTY KAZIMIERZ PATRON POLSKI  I LITWY.

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Casimir on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Flash Floods in Poland (May, 2010) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions:  May 24 – June 6, 2010.

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Articles and Websites:

Multilingual:

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:  Saint Casimir
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:  Saint Casimir’s Day

English:

15min.lt:  Lithuanian patron saint Casimir renounced Hungarian throne for life of devotion
A Year of Prayer, 365 Rosaries:  Saint Casimir the Peacemaker
American Catholic:  St. Casimir
CatholicCulture.org:  Lent March 4, Optional Memorial of St. Casimir of Poland, Confessor
Catholic Encyclopedia:  St. Casimir
Catholic Information Network:  St. Casimir, Prince of Poland
Catholic News Agency:  Polish and Lithuanian patron St. Casimir remembered March 4
Catholic News Agency:  St. Casimir of Poland
Catholic Online:  St. Casimir
Catholic Online:  St. Casimir of Poland
Catholic-Saints.Info:  Saint Casimir
Catholic Tide:  Polish and Lithuanian patron St. Casimir remembered March 4
Cool Dictionary, from Wikipedia:  Saint Casimir
Editions Magnificat:  Saint Casimir
Eternal World Television Network:  St. Casimir
Everything Explained:  Saint Casimir Explained
HolyPersons.org:  Saint Casimir of Poland
HubPages:  Saint Casimir of Poland
Lithuanian Customs and Traditions:  Saint Casimir’s Day
Oye:  Saint Casimir
Polka Stella:  Saint Casimir – Patron Saint of Poland
Saints.SQPN.com:  Saint Casimir of Poland
Saints and Witnesses of Faith:  St. Casimir
Spirituality for Today:  Saint of the Month – Saint Casimir
Tradition in Action:  The Saint of the Day, St. Casimir, March 4th
Women for Faith and Family:  Saint Casimir

Videos:

Gloria.TV, The More Catholic The Better:  Saint Casimir, March 4
Children:

Domistic-Church.com:  Saint Casimir, Pray for Us!
Holy Spirit Interactive Kids Zone:  St. Casimir

Monuments and Pilgrimages:

Pilgrim Route of John Paul II, Lithuania:  Saint Casimir

Art:

Idle Speculations:  Saint Casimir, Patron Saint of Lithuania and Poland
Mitra Images:  Saint Casimir
WikiPaintings, Encyclopedia of Painting:  Saint Casimir

Prayers:

CatholicCulture.org:  Prayer of Saint Casimir

The Liturgy Archive:  Readings for the Feast of St. Casimir

Commercial:

Aquinas and More Catholic Goods:  St. Casimir of Poland
RosettaGrams:  Sterling Silver Saint Casimir of Poland Medals
The Catholic Gift Shop:  St. Casimir of Poland

Videos and Books:

Amazon.com:  Saint Casimir

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That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,

make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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