Saturday, October 21, 2017

Who are Your Role Models? Married Celebrities vs. Married Saints



Who are Your Role Models? Married Celebrities vs. Married Saints

"Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert earned big headlines recently announcing their divorce, after only four years of marriage.  This followed hotly on the heels of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck who came out with their own divorce news a few weeks earlier.  I’ll just go ahead and admit it:  I was rooting for both couples, …

St. Ursula



(my Confirmation Saint)

St. Ursula

Maiden Martyr

"Several legends are circulated regarding the life, journeys, and death of St. Ursula and her companions. Ursula was the daughter of a Christian British king. The stories of her life are based primarily on the inscriptions by Clamatius, an early senator, which were carved into a stone document that hangs in the church …"

Catholicism, the World and a Warrior Angel



Catholicism, the World and a Warrior Angel - Crisis Magazine

"Until recently, the word snowflake enjoyed only one meaning: frozen rain in winter. But in the last year or so the word assumed a secondary meaning: students in elite college campuses who fall to pieces at the least offense or contrary opinion to their own. This new youthful brittleness makes perfect sense in the context …"

Thy Will

Be Mine

Friday, October 20, 2017

Scripture Speaks: What Belongs to God

 

 Scripture Speaks: What Belongs to God:

" Jesus’ enemies try to set a trap for Him.  A coin buys Him freedom from it. Gospel (Read Mt 22:15-21) For the last several weeks, our Gospel readings have shown us that Jesus used parables to help the religious elites of Jerusalem hear a call to believe in Him as their Messiah.  They fell on …"

St. Paul of the Cross



St. Paul of the Cross

"Passionate Preacher St. Paul of the Cross (Priest and Founder) was born in 1694 to a large middle-class family which was very devout. He was the second of their sixteen children and worked for a time to help support his younger brothers and sisters. He joined the army of Venice at age twenty. In 1720, …"

Christ, Loneliness, and Redemptive Suffering

Christ, Loneliness, and Redemptive Suffering

Christ, Loneliness, and Redemptive Suffering

"Christ's example teaches us not only how to cope with suffering but how to tap into redemptive suffering, by “offering up” our sufferings, joining them with Christ’s Passion, for the remission of sins and for spiritual benefits for ourselves and for others..."

Render unto Caesar?



Render unto Caesar?

"Jesus says that we need to give to God what is God’s.  This is the real punch line of the story.  For God has given us everything.  In fact, it is he who raises up kings and nations and through them provides for us..."

Thursday, October 19, 2017

"Our Father While Holding Hands?" - Fr. John Riccardo - Campfire Catechism

St. Isaac Jogues, St. John de Brébeuf, and Companions



St. Isaac Jogues, St. John de Brébeuf, and Companions

"North American Martyrs The French Jesuit priests St. Isaac Jogues (1607-1646), St. John de Brebeuf (1593-1649), and their companions St. John de Lalande, St. René Goupil, St. Anthony Daniel, St. Charles Garnier, St. Gabriel Lalemant, and St. Noel Chabanel were among the first missionaries to the North American Indians, and were the first martyrs of …"

The Secret of the Chosen Ones



The Secret of the Chosen Ones

"We can easily say that we trust in Jesus. But let us ask ourselves honestly, “Do I have complete trust in Jesus and in Him alone?”

True Charity

True Charity

True Charity

"How often is our intent to be as helpful and charitable as possible to everyone who needs us, so that others may have the peace and help from us that they require? And how often do we fail at providing this help? Sometimes we just ignore the call for help altogether. And sometimes we give …"

Why Catholicism? Because It Offers True Forgiveness

Why Catholicism? Because It Offers True Forgiveness

Why Catholicism? Because It Offers True Forgiveness

"The Church is not an evil force out to condemn the world. It’s a beacon of mercy, offering pardon and peace even to the worst failures among us. If that’s not good, I don’t know what is..."

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

6 Reasons to Take Your Family to Daily Mass As Often As Possible



6 Reasons to Take Your Family to Daily Mass As Often As Possible | ChurchPOP

(If this is not possible for you, I recommend watching EWTN Daily Mass on tv or online. I watch every morning and it is such a blessing, my day would not be complete without it.) 

EWTN


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

How to Know When Judgement is Near, by Mark Mallett


How to Know When Judgement is Near

"St. Paul reveals a progression of events that bears our stark resemblance to our times..."

by Mark Mallett

No Peace Apart from God

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"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing."
C S Lewis

The 100 Years War: The Church and Communism



The 100 Years War: The Church and Communism - Crisis Magazine:

" The past 100 years from 1917 to 2017 have been an encapsulation of the protoevangelium, when God told the serpent “I will put enmity between you and the woman.” This 100-years-war has signified a most pronounced phase in the enmity. It began in 1917 with both (what are the odds?) the revelation of Our Lady …"

12 Facts about the God-Bearer Who was God-Held (Ignatius of Antioch)

Have Confidence in God’s Tenderness

Have Confidence in God’s Tenderness

Have Confidence in God’s Tenderness

"It is true that in some things man resembles God, but not in all. So great is the distance that separates them that, instead of imagining that He thinks and acts as men do, we may be sure it is far otherwise. But people have an idea that it is so and insist that this …"

Monday, October 16, 2017

Changing Our Culture, by Mark Mallett



Changing Our Culture

"It was the last straw. And with that, I canceled my subscription..."

by Mark Mallett

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pray Always

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Love Alone

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"It is love alone that gives worth to all things."
~ St. Teresa of Avila

The Love & Humor of St. Teresa of Avila

Teresa of Avila

The Love & Humor of St. Teresa of Avila

"St. Teresa of Avila was a Sixteenth Century Spanish Carmelite nun. She is credited with the reform of the Carmelite order, and she and St. John of the Cross together established the Discalced (“shoeless”) Carmelites. I first encountered her when I was an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame. Each of the dorms at Notre …"

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Traditional Mass: A Remedy for Modern Man's Spiritual Ills



The Traditional Mass: A Remedy for Modern Man's Spiritual Ills - Crisis Magazine

"King Henri IV, after a long and bitter fight for the French Calvinist cause, finally sought to quell the fires of religious war by adopting his country’s traditional faith. “Paris is well worth a Mass,” he is rumored to have said, confirming the impression that he continued to reject Romanish ritual in his heart, even …"

Friday, October 13, 2017

Mary Visits Her Children: Our Lady of Fatima

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from "Women of Grace":

Mary Visits Her Children: Our Lady of Fatima


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Holy Mary Mother of God, Pray for us.

The Day the Sun Danced

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"The Day the Sun Danced"
 October 13, 1917
100th Anniversary of Fatima

 The Day the Sun Danced: Fatima 1917
From ChurchMilitant.com (2015)
The Day the Sun Danced: Fatima 1917

"Miracle of the Sun" 
from Catholic News Agency 
by Elise Harris

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Heaven and Earth Link

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Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 2) :: EWTN News



Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 2) :: EWTN News

Fr. Mitch Pacwa asks: Are you ready to answer Our Lady of Fatima? :: EWTN News



Fr. Mitch Pacwa asks: Are you ready to answer Our Lady of Fatima? :: EWTN News

Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 1) :: EWTN News



Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 1) :: EWTN News

Prayer of the Mind, by Mother Angelica



Prayer of the Mind

by Mother Angelica

"The first Christians soon learned that there were many ways of expressing themselves to God. There were times they spoke to God about His Beauty — or their needs — and that was conversational Prayer. They spoke to Him silently in their thoughts, and as they spoke to Him they realized He answered them. He …"

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

 LadyOur of Perpetual Help

"Q: What is the story behind the image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help? The icon (about 54 x 41.5 centimeters) depicts our Blessed Mother Mary under the title “Mother of God,” holding the Child Jesus. The Archangels Michael and Gabriel, hovering in the upper corners, hold the instruments of the Passion: St. Michael (in …"

Pope Leo XIII: The Pope of the Rosary



Pope Leo XIII: The Pope of the Rosary

"Pope Leo XIII is the longest lived pope in Church history, dying at 93. A brilliant writer, poet, and theologian, he established the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome in 1879 (now known as the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, or the Angelicum). He was passionate about hunting and viniculture, and was …"

On How to Pray, by Mark Mallett


On How to Pray

"The Our Father actually teaches us more how to pray, than what to say...."

by Mark Mallett

First Bearer of Divine Mercy

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Love this photo from Relevant Radio West!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Promises of Patience

The Promises of Patience

The Promises of Patience

“Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, making holiness perfect in the fear of God.” ~2 Corinthians 7:1 I’m on hold with another medical billing company who doesn’t yet have our new address – or current insurance policy, or correct phone number. It’s an incessant …"

Modern Day Proverbs



Modern Day Proverbs

"It’s amazing to think, as many scholars argue, that the Book of Proverbs originates from ordinary people, whose sayings were collected by scribes in Jerusalem and eventually became part of the Bible. Proverbs, both religious and secular, are sayings we humans live by, and which we formulate while living. W. H. Auden compiled a book …"

An Unexplainable Peace in a Chaotic World



An Unexplainable Peace in a Chaotic World

"Have you tried to understand the gruesome killing of concert attendees in Las Vegas? So many unanswerable questions: What was the motive for the taking innocent lives? Why didn’t someone notice something about the killer in time? How in the world did the killer get so many sophisticated guns and ammo into a hotel room …"

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Inspiring Mottos of 10 Religious Orders

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Me:  777  
fiat voluntas tua, 
sicut  in coelo et in terra.

 "On Earth As It Is In Heaven"
Let Heaven Come  \o/

Patti Maguire Armstrong: 100 Year Fatima Event October 13



Patti Maguire Armstrong: 100 Year Fatima Event October 13

"Hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, missiles…oh my!  What is God doing? Actually, a better question is what are we doing?  And more specifically ..."

St. Padre Pio on Mother Mary

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The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima



The 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

This Friday, October 13th....

"This spring will mark 100 years since the Fatima apparitions, and an opportunity to reflect deeply again upon their message.  The Angel of Peace appeared three times to the shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, beginning in the spring of 1916 in Fatima, Portugal.  These visitations prepared the way for the six apparitions of Our …"

The Mysterious Holy House of Loreto

The Mysterious Holy House of Loreto

The Mysterious Holy House of Loreto:

" In the Italian town of Loreto there stands a house. It has stood there for over seven centuries and may stand for another seven, yet. Each day it is visited by the many who come to gaze upon it. The house has attracted, and no doubt shall continue to attract the pious and the penitent, …"

20 Quick Tips to Start Praying the Rosary

20 Quick Tips to Start Praying the Rosary

20 Quick Tips to Start Praying the Rosary

"The month of October is the month of the most Holy Rosary. We would warmly encourage all to pray the most Holy Rosary.  This article presents the sayings of the saints—Jesus and Mary’s dearest friends. Then we will present twenty aids or helps to motivate you to take in your hands your spiritual slingshot so …"

Saul the Persecutor, Paul the Apostle

Saul the Persecutor, Paul the Apostle

Saul the Persecutor, Paul the Apostle

"Stephen died at the hands of a mob — men who were “enraged” (Acts 7:54) by his accusations. His murderers were many, but we know the name of just one of them: Saul. St. Luke tells us: “Saul was consenting to his death” (Acts 8:1). Members of the mob left their cloaks with him as they …"

Monday, October 9, 2017

Our Lady of Good What?



Our Lady of Good What?

"Mary has many names, or shall we call them titles?  The Litany of Loreto refers to many different titles of Mary, but not all of them.  Some of her titles refer to a city name corresponding to an apparition location, for example, Our Lady of Lourdes or Our Lady of Fatima. There are also devotional …"

Mother Mary and the Big Screen: An Interview with Director Leonardo Defilippis



Mother Mary and the Big Screen: An Interview with Director Leonardo Defilippis

"I recently had the pleasure of speaking with famed Catholic actor, producer, and film director Leonardo Defilippis. We discussed everything from the wonders of the Rosary to the remarkable works of Shakespeare to the scourge of Communism, not to mention Leonardo’s numerous ministerial projects over the years. One such project is his new series Queen …"

'Work Out Your Salvation with Fear and Trembling'

'Work Out Your Salvation with Fear and Trembling'

'Work Out Your Salvation with Fear and Trembling':

" In his letter to the Philippians, St. Paul tells us how to live out our salvation in terms that are sobering and startling: So then, my beloved, obedient as you have always been, not only when I am present but all the more now when I am absent, work out your salvation with fear and …"

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Holy is Your Name by David Haas (Orchestrated by Mark Haas)

Our Lady of the Rosary

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October 7- Memorial of Our Lady Of The Rosary. 

Our Lady of the Rosary, steer our lives towards Jesus your Son. By contemplating the gospel may we deepen our faith.