~ Saint Magick – Saint Raymond Nonnatus ~

FEAST DAY: August 31 DAY OF THE WEEK: Tuesday CANDLE COLOR: Red LEGEND: Spanish nobility. Well educated, his father planned a career for Raymond in the royal court in Aragon. When Raymond felt drawn to religious life, his father ordered him to manage one of the family farms. However, Raymond spent his time with the…

~ Saint Magick – Saint Barbara Africana/Our Lady of Czestochowa ~

FEAST DAY: August 26 DAY OF THE WEEK: Friday CANDLE COLOR: Blue and Green LEGEND: Also known as Our Lady of Czestochowa and one of the many Black Madonnas that have sprung up over the world. Saint Barbara Africana is a painting of the Madonna and Christ Child which legend states was painted by St.…

~ Saint Magick – Saint Bartholomew ~

FEAST DAY: August 24 DAY OF THE WEEK: Tuesday CANDLE COLOR: Red LEGEND: One of the Twelves Apostles. Probably a close friend of Saint Philip; his name is always mentioned in the Gospels in connection with him, and it was Philip who brought Bartholomew to Jesus. May have written a gospel, now lost; it is…

~ Saint Magick – Saint Pius the Tenth ~

FEAST DAY: August 21 DAY OF THE WEEK: Sunday CANDLE COLOR: White LEGEND: Son of Giambattista Sarto, a village cobbler, and Margherita Sanson. Lived an impoverished childhood as one of eight children. Baptized on 3 June 1835. Confirmed on 1 September 1848. Felt a calling to the priesthood from his youth. Studied at the seminary…

~ Saint Magick – Saint Helen of Jerusalem ~

FEAST DAY: August 18 DAY OF THE WEEK: Friday CANDLE COLOR: Red or Pink LEGEND: Converted to Christianity late in life. Married Constantius Chlorus, co-regent of the western Roman empire. Mother of Constantine the Great. Her husband put her aside for a second marriage with better political connections. On his death, her son ascended to…

~ Saint Magick – Saint Claire of Assasi ~

FEAST DAY: August 11 DAY OF THE WEEK: Monday CANDLE COLOR: White LEGEND: Daughter of a count and countess. Her father died young. After hearing Saint Francis of Assisi preach in the streets, she confided to him her desire to live for God, the two became close friends. On Palm Sunday 1212 the bishop presented…