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R. I. P. Jean Heimann
2021-02-24 18:43
Jean M. Heimann, Aug. 8, 1949-Feb. 21, 2021The founder of this blog, Jean M. Heimann, has gone on to her eternal reward. After suffering rapidly declining health following the death of her b… Read More
Catholic Fire Returns To Blogger
2019-06-01 04:42
Three years after Jean Heimann moved the Catholic Fire blog to her new author website, Catholic Fire returns to the Google Blogger platform. Jean, unfortunately, is no longer able to maintai… Read More
A Message About Jean Heimann
2019-05-24 18:46
To Jean’s readers: My name is Judy Phelps, and I am a friend of Jean’s. I am writing this to give you an update about the many things that have changed in Jean’s life recen… Read More
Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Angelic Doctor
2019-01-28 16:48
January 28 is the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a 13th century Dominican priest, philosopher, and theologian. As a Doctor of the Church, he has been given the title “Angelic Doctor&r&helli…Read More
Saint Vincent Of Saragossa
2019-01-23 16:54
Image: Saint Vincent of Saragossa The saint of the day for January 23 is Saint Vincent of Saragossa, deacon and martyr. Saint Vincent of Saragossa was one of the Church’s three most i… Read More
Saint Agnes Of Rome: Model Of Chastity
2019-01-21 17:40
January 21 is the feast of Saint Agnes, a virgin, who was martyred at the age of thirteen in 304. She is invoked as the patron of young girls and serves as a excellent model of chastity. Bo… Read More
US Bishops 9 Days For Life Novena Begins
2019-01-14 20:08
The US Bishops 9 Days for Life Novena begins today and continues through Tuesday, January 22, 2019. It is a multi-faceted novena for the respect and protection of every human life. Please j… Read More
The Feast Of The Baptism Of The Lord
2019-01-12 19:27
After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came fr… Read More
52 Weeks With Saint Faustina: Book Review
2019-01-02 20:16
I’m linking up with Carolyn Astfalk and Catholic Mom for #Open Book. This month I want to focus on one particular book that has captured both my mind and my heart. 52 Weeks with Saint… Read More
Solemnity Of Mary, The Holy Mother Of God
2019-01-01 21:15
Happy New Year to all and a blessed Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God! On this first day of the new year, eight days after the birth of Christ, we remember the Blessed Virgin Mary b… Read More
Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!
2018-12-26 21:41
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas season and a Happy New Year! This has been a difficult year for many of us. However, the important thing to keep in mind is that Jesus loves us and fil… Read More
Our Lady Of Guadalupe: Mother Of Hope
2018-12-11 22:27
Image: The Virgin of Guadalupe On December 12, we celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe — one of my favorites Marian feast days. Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, brings hop… Read More
Saint Andrew Christmas Novena
2018-11-30 02:20
Image: Adoration of the Child – Gerard van Honthorst During Advent, one Catholic tradition is to pray the St. Andrew Christmas novena. The feast of St. Andrew, which takes places on… Read More
Feast Of Saint Andrew The Apostle
2018-11-30 01:55
Image: St. Andrew On November 30, the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, who was the first of the twelve apostles to be called by Christ. He is the patron saint of: Sc… Read More
An Open Book: November 2018
2018-11-07 07:33
An Open Book: November 2018 I’m linking up with Carolyn Astfalk and Catholic Mom for An Open Book. This month I have been reading a wide variety of books, which were given to me for r… Read More
Seven Powerful Prayers For Healing Cancer
2018-10-29 05:07
Are you suffering from cancer? Do you know someone who is?  I believe in the power of prayer and in miracles. Here are seven powerful prayers for all who suffer from cancer. Prayer fo… Read More
2018-10-25 21:06
Synopsis of INDIVISIBLE INDIVISIBLE is based on the extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. With a strong, faith-filled marriage, the Turners are… Read More
Novena For The Souls In Purgatory Begins
2018-10-25 05:19
On All Souls’ Day, November 2, Roman Catholics commemorate and pray for the holy souls in Purgatory, undergoing purification of their sins before entering heaven. It is a great act of… Read More
Saint Teresa Of Avila: Doctor Of The Church
2018-10-15 03:59
October 15 is the feast of Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), also known as Saint Teresa of Jesus, a religious, mystic, and Doctor of the Church. She helped reform the Carmelite order and f… Read More
Saint Vincent De Paul: Apostle To The Poor
2018-09-27 06:20
September 26 is the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul, the 17th century French priest known for his apostolic work among the poor and marginalized. He was renowned for his charity, humility, a… Read More
Saint Matthew: Apostle And Evangelist
2018-09-21 04:24
September 21 is the feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. Brief Biography of Saint Matthew Saint Matthew was born at Capernaum. He was working as a tax collector when Jesus called… Read More
Saint John Chrysostom: Bishop And Doctor
2018-09-13 02:30
September 13 is the memorial of Saint John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407), one of the most famous Fathers, Doctors, and bishops of the Catholic Church. Known to be one of the most prominent speak… Read More
2018-09-05 05:31
I’m joining with Carolyn Astfalk at My Scribbler’s Heart Blog and Catholic Mom for An Open Book. Here’s what I’ve been reading: CATHOLIC WISDOM FOR A MOTHER’S… Read More
2018-08-30 06:40
Brief Introduction to Why Humanae Vitae is Still Right Janet Smith’s new book, Why Humanae Vitae is Still Right (Ignatius Press, 2018), delivers indisputable evidence that Humanae Vit… Read More
The Martyrdom Of Saint John The Baptist
2018-08-29 03:40
Image: Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist The Story of the Martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist August 29 is the memorial of the martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist, also known… Read More
Saint Augustine: Fourteen Favorite Quotes
2018-08-28 03:15
August 28th is the feast of Saint Augustine, a Western Father of the Church whose conversion to Christianity is well-known as one of the most important events in the history of the Church… Read More
Surrender To The Will Of God Novena
2018-08-26 22:01
Catholic holy card depicting the Sacred Heart of Jesus, ca. 1880. Auguste Martin collection, University of Dayton Libraries. (Credit: ‘Turgis’, via Wikimedia Commons) “Sur… Read More
Saint Bartholomew: Apostle And Martyr
2018-08-24 03:22
August 24 is the feast of Saint Bartholomew, one of the twelve apostles who is mentioned only a few times in the Synoptic Gospels.  While Matthew, Mark, and Luke all mention Bartholome… Read More
Clergy Abuse Crisis: The Role Of The Laity
2018-08-21 04:18
Shock, Anger, Sadness, and Shame are just a few of the emotions I have felt upon learning of the abuse scandal rocking the U.S. Church today. How could such a horrific event occur among our… Read More
Novena To Saint Monica Begins
2018-08-17 04:12
The novena to Saint Monica starts on August 18, and ends on August 26. Her feast day is August 27. Saint Monica is the patron of: alcoholics difficult marriages disappointing children falle… Read More
What Is The Dark Night Of The Senses?
2018-08-16 05:10
A reader recently asked, “What is the Dark Night of the Senses?” In this post, I will attempt to explain it as I understand it. There are three basic stages through which the so… Read More
Saint Maximilian Kolbe: How He Healed Me
2018-08-13 20:23
Image: Saint Maximilian Kolbe August 14 is the feast day of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, one of my favorite saints. A Conventual Franciscan, “Saint Max” graciously assisted me during… Read More
Saint Alphonsus Liguori: Eight Great Quotes
2018-08-01 06:20
Saint Alphonsus Liguori, the saint of the day for August 1, is a Doctor of the Church, known for his contribution to moral theology and his great kindness. He was born in Naples, Italy, in… Read More
Saint Ignatius Of Loyola: Knight For Christ
2018-07-31 04:41
July 31 is the feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, priest, theologian, and founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) and became its first superior. In his youth, his life revolved around… Read More
Novena To Saint Dominic De Guzman
2018-07-27 04:44
Image: Saint Dominic Receives the Rosary / Plautilla Nelli August 8 is the feast of Saint Dominic de Guzman, a bold and brilliant priest who is the patron saint of astronomer… Read More
Saint James The Greater: Son Of Thunder
2018-07-25 04:41
July 25 is the feast day of Saint James the Greater. Saint James is known as the Greater, in order to distinguish him from the other apostle James, our Lord’s cousin. Saint James the… Read More
Saint Anne Novena Begins July 17
2018-07-18 04:20
Saint Anne’s feast day is on July 26th, so the St. Anne Novena is traditionally started on July 17th; however, you can pray it anytime. St. Anne (Hebrew, Hannah, grace; also spelled A… Read More
The Feast Of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel
2018-07-16 06:04
July 16 is the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – which is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The Order of Carmelites takes its name from… Read More
Saint Barnabas: “Son Of Encouragement”
2018-06-11 18:33
Image: St. Paul with Saint Barnabas in Lystra June 11 is the memorial of Saint Barnabas, apostle and martyr. He is the patron against hailstorms and is invoked in peace-making. Saint Barnab… Read More
Blessed Anne Of St. Bartholomew, OCD
2018-06-07 05:21
Image: Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew Blessed Anne of Saint Bartholomew, OCD. (1549 -1626) is the saint of the day for June 7. She was a mystic and a Carmelite nun, who served as assista… Read More
Saint Boniface: Apostle To Germany
2018-06-05 04:04
Image: Saint Boniface as Church Builder by Alfred Rethel (1836) June 5 is the memorial of Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr.  Known as the apostle of the Germans, Saint Boniface w… Read More
Saint Anthony Of Padua Novena Begins
2018-06-04 05:18
Saint Anthony of Padua’s feast day is celebrated on June 13. He is the patron saint of: amputees, animals, barrenness, elderly people, faith in the Blessed Sacrament, harvests, lost a… Read More
Saint Joan Of Arc Novena Prayers
2018-05-23 03:58
The feast day of Saint Joan of Arc is celebrated on May 30th as it was the day that she was burned at the stake.  Saint Joan of Arc was a courageous hero and French national hero… Read More

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