June 25, October 30: Saint Dorothy of Montau, Patron Saint against the Death of Children

class="alignrightSaint Dorothy of Montau, Patron Saint against the Death of Children) (Memorials:  Oct. 30, June 25)

Extract from St. Dorothy of Montau. “Peasant, one of nine children. Married at age 17 a wealthy swordsmith named Adalbert or Albrecht of Prague (in modern Czech Republic). Bore nine children, only one of whom survived; the girl became a Benedictine nun. Difficult marriage; she suffered abuse from her husband, but she encouraged him in his trade and his faith. Went on a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy in 1389, fell ill, and was forced to stay for many weeks, during which time her husband died at home. Widow. Nun at Marienwerser. Great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament; the absorption of the Eucharist ‘agitated her like boiling water; had she been allowed, she would willingly have torn the host from the priest’s hands to bring it to her mouth….’ Lived in a 6×9 foot cell. Visionary. Miracle worker. . .See St. Dorothy of Montau, bł. Dorota z Mątowów and Santa Dorotea. See video:  Beata Dorotea de Montau, viuda y patrona de Prusia.

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

Lead poisoning in Nigeria   (Summer, 2010) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions – June 21-July 4, 2010.

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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