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Offline Stephen Francis

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« on: September 04, 2013, 02:54:30 PM »
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  • I found a small statuette at a thrift store.

    Sorry, I haven't taken a picture or purchased it yet.

    A female saint, brown habit with a black veil.

    Wearing a Rosary at her waist and a knotted rope belt, so I'm guessing a Franciscan.

    She's wearing a Crucifix around her neck and is pointing to it with her left hand.

    In her right hand is a scroll or piece of paper. It is meant to have writing on it but it is not legible.

    No other symbols or markings.

    Who is she?
    This evil of heresy spreads itself. The doctrines of godliness are overturned; the rules of the Church are in confusion; the ambition of the unprincipled seizes upon places of authority; and the chief seat [the Papacy] is now openly proposed as a rewar

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    « Reply #1 on: September 04, 2013, 02:57:45 PM »
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  • edit: never mind
    Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux! Ne Draco Sit Mihi Dux!


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    « Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 03:21:40 PM »
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  • I believe it is

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    « Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 03:49:00 PM »
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  • I can't see the picture you posted.
    This evil of heresy spreads itself. The doctrines of godliness are overturned; the rules of the Church are in confusion; the ambition of the unprincipled seizes upon places of authority; and the chief seat [the Papacy] is now openly proposed as a rewar

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    « Reply #4 on: September 04, 2013, 05:37:13 PM »
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  • St  Colette


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    « Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 05:44:05 PM »
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  • What a beautiful story of one of the miracles attributed to her while she was alive.

    After the Pope had authorized Colette to establish a regimen of strict poverty in the Poor Clare monasteries of France, she started with that of Besançon. The local populace was suspicious of her reform, with its total reliance on them for the sustenance of the monastery. One incident helped turn this around.

    According to legend, a local peasant woman gave birth to a stillborn child. In desperation, out of fear for the child's soul, the father took the baby to the local parish priest for baptism. Seeing that the child was already dead, the priest refused to baptize the body. When the man became insistent, out of frustration, the priest told him to go to the nuns, which he did immediately. When he arrived at the monastery, Mother Colette was made aware of his situation by the portress. Her response was to take off the veil given to her by the Pope, when he gave her the habit of the Second Order, and told the portress to have the father wrap the child's body in it and for him to return to the priest. By the time he arrived at the parish church with his small bundle, the child was conscious and crying. The priest immediately baptized the baby.

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    Matthew 5:37

    But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

    My Avatar is Fr. Hector Bolduc. He was a faithful parish priest in De Pere, WI,

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    « Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 09:09:56 PM »
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  • Here's the catch... I've seen the picture of St. Colette that was posted. She's pointing to the paper in her hand.

    The statuette I've seen has the nun pointing to the Crucifix that she is wearing. The scroll is in her right hand. Her left hand is laid on her torso and her left hand is pointing at the Crucifix.

    I know I'm splitting hairs maybe, but I'm SO curious to find out who this little statue represents. If I can positively identify the nun, I'll very likely bring the statue home to add to my prayer room that I'm renovating.

    Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!

    Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.
    This evil of heresy spreads itself. The doctrines of godliness are overturned; the rules of the Church are in confusion; the ambition of the unprincipled seizes upon places of authority; and the chief seat [the Papacy] is now openly proposed as a rewar

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    « Reply #7 on: September 05, 2013, 12:21:24 AM »
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  • Another interesting fact about Saint Collette.

    "Nicollete Boilet was born at Corbie, Picardy, in France and was named in honor of St. Nicholas of Myra. Her loving parents, who were almost sixty years old when she was born, nicknamed her Colette from the time she was a baby."  :smile:
    Matthew 5:37

    But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

    My Avatar is Fr. Hector Bolduc. He was a faithful parish priest in De Pere, WI,


     

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