October 10: Saint Francis Borgia: Patron Saint Against Earthquakes

class="alignrightSaint Francis Borgia, Patron Saint against Earthquakes (Feast Date: October 10)

Extract from St. Francis Borgia: “Francis was a young nobleman at the court of the King of Spain. He became a Duke when he was only thirty-three and lived a happy, peaceful life with his wife Eleanor and their eight children. But unlike so many other powerful nobles, Francis was a perfect Christian gentleman, a true man of God and his great joy was to receive Holy Communion often. This happy life ended when his beloved wife died. Francis did something that astonished all the nobles of Spain; he gave up his Dukedom to his son Charles and became a Jesuit priest. So many people came to his first Mass that they had to set up an altar outdoors, but his Superior tested him by treating him in exactly the opposite way he had been used to all his forty-one years of life. He who had once been a Duke had to help the cook, carrying wood for the fire and sweeping the kitchen. When he served food to the priests and brothers, he had to kneel down in front of them all and beg them to forgive him for being so clumsy! Still he never once complained or grumbled. The only time he became angry was when anyone treated him with respect as if he was still a Duke.”  See PICTURE of St. Francis Borgia. See also: Saint Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía (Multilingual), St. Francis Borgia (EN), SAN FRANCISCO DE BORJA S.J.(1510-1572) (SP) Francesco Borgia  (IT)Saint François Borgia (FR), Żywot świętego Franciszka Borgiasza,Wyznawcy (PO). VIDEO: Saint Francis Borgia Oct 10. PRAYER FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT FRANCIS BORGIA.

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

Earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand. (June 13, 2011) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: June 20 – July 3, 2011.

  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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