ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – July 30, 2010 – The Diocese of Rockville Centre has launched a daily blog entitled “Coffee with the Saints”. Each month a different twentieth century Saint is featured, aside from Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque who is featured in August to coincide with the hosting of her relic here next month.
The underlying motive of the blog is to be inspired by the Saints and to help include prayer into our daily lives. The style of the blog is to tell a story about the Saint, take a quote or a scripture reading and then apply it to present day situations.
By reading about their sacrifices, joys, fears and triumphs, and trying to incorporate their spirituality into lives on a daily basis it enables people to take small steps to become more ”Christ-like”
The blog allows people to learn about different saints and ultimately chose a saint they can relate with, whether it is through their style of prayer or perspective on a situation. It was created in keeping with the theme of the “Communion of Saints”.
The blog is updated daily as it is important to incorporate prayer in our lives every day.
To view the blog, visit http://www.drvc.org/blog/index.php
About The Catholic Church of Long Island
The Diocese of Rockville Centre (www.drvc.org) was formed in 1957 and covers 1,198 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The diocese serves approximately 1.5 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million). There are 133 parishes in 115 towns. Last year over 17,000 baptisms, 19,000 confirmations, 17,000 first communions and 3,000 marriages took place in the diocese. There are approximately 20,000 students in Catholic elementary schools; 13,000 in secondary schools and 3,500 in higher institutions. There are 69 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese. Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice. In 2008, Catholic Charities assisted more than 55,485 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island. (12/08).
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