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Falsely accused.
« on: January 11, 2018, 08:10:00 PM »
I would like to ask for names of Saints and their stories of being falsely accused/persecuted. Of course our Lord. And mighty St. John Vianney. Others?
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 08:39:26 PM »
Joan of arc-accused of witchcraft, Thomas More accused of disloyalty to the king,  Padre Pio-accused of improper relationships with women,  St Athanasius-accused of heresy,
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 01:39:10 AM »
Thomas Aquinas was, after death, persecuted for his writings.

Pretty much any Reformation-era Saint was drug before the Inquisition, it seems like.
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 02:50:28 AM »
dragged

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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 07:24:14 AM »
St. Gerard Majella, Patron of Falsely Accused People.
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 06:36:56 PM »
St. Gerard Majella, Patron of Falsely Accused People.

Was he under St. Alphonsus Liguori?
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 06:53:13 PM »
St. Gerard Majella, Patron of Falsely Accused People.

Was he under St. Alphonsus Liguori?

Yes.
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2018, 10:30:56 PM »
St. John Bosco was accused of being insane.
 
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2018, 11:32:32 PM »
All falsely accused are in good company.
Children say that people are hung sometimes for speaking the truth.

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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 11:44:35 PM »
St. John Bosco was accused of being insane.

Yes, that was a funny story.

Two men came in a secured carriage to take Don Bosco to the lunatic asylum. Don Bosco was almost preternaturally strong and agile, as was demonstrated in many of the stories of his life. When they tried to lock him in the carriage, he instead succeeded in locking the two men inside.

Then he told the driver, "You have two dangerous lunatics in your carriage. Drive like the wind and don't let them out or listen to any of their screaming until you have them safely inside the asylum."

Something of the sort had already been intimated to the driver, so he readily did what he was told, not realizing that the passengers were not the originally-intended target.
 
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2018, 11:25:47 AM »
St. John Bosco was accused of being insane.

Yes, that was a funny story.

Two men came in a secured carriage to take Don Bosco to the lunatic asylum. Don Bosco was almost preternaturally strong and agile, as was demonstrated in many of the stories of his life. When they tried to lock him in the carriage, he instead succeeded in locking the two men inside.

Then he told the driver, "You have two dangerous lunatics in your carriage. Drive like the wind and don't let them out or listen to any of their screaming until you have them safely inside the asylum."

Something of the sort had already been intimated to the driver, so he readily did what he was told, not realizing that the passengers were not the originally-intended target.

St. Louis de Montfort was known to go into taverns and "compel" the men to go to his sermons as well.  When priests were men...
 
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 07:15:31 PM »
I am NO saint, let's be clear here. Don't know why I feel compelled to share this Heinrich, but here you go.

As a teenager, yep a long time ago, just after the ice age.....I was working at a Kentucky Fried Chicken. I worked in the back, happily packing boxes, filling containers, making potatoes, listening to music and being a teenager (17). Then boss tells me to get out in front, I am being moved to cashier. I was shaking in my boots. I didn't even want to collect milk money in my catholic grade school. I was terrible with money. So.....I did as told. Worked cashier for a week. Next Monday I'm called into the bosses office. Could not fathom what I may have done. To my utter surprise and humiliation, I was accused of STEALING from the till. I about fell down. About threw up! I found my tongue, it was on the floor. I said in NO way did I steal money from the till. Boss said every night the previous week, only my shift, there was a 10-20 dollar discrepancy.  "No one... no one loses that much money at the till." There were no words for me to say, I had no explanation. So I cried...   :'(  No sympathy, just a terrible stare.....so I just took off my apron and put it on his desk. Then he asked what time I wanted him to pick me up for our Friday night date. He was my boyfriend.  :-\
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 08:30:42 PM »
St. John Bosco was accused of being insane.

I'm not sure if he actually was mentally ill but st st jogb of god was committed and back then these places were full of abuse... He was beaten up every day etc
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2018, 11:02:31 AM »
St. Louis de Montfort was known to go into taverns and "compel" the men to go to his sermons as well.  When priests were men...

Random and not quite on-topic, but in Louisville, KY, at the turn of the century, when the Dominican Fathers held their missions, they were able to get each tavern in the parish to close up for the duration of the mission talks.

This led to a standing-room only church for the missions. 
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Re: Falsely accused.
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2018, 12:08:47 PM »
Catherine of Siena had to flee from the convent because the other sisters said "oh, you are salacious and just want the attention of men here." So she became third order.

Thomas More and treason, of course.
 
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