Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Palm Sunday is a beautiful day , I have wonderful mermoires with my family on this great day and we will spend it going to a concert with some dear friends..
May You find the Peace of Heaven on Earth in your soul and your heart..
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Who didst please that at the message of an Angel
Thy Word should take flesh in the womb
of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
grant unto Thy suppliants,
that we who believe her to be
truly the mother of God
may be aided by her intercession before Thee
Through the same Christ our Lord.
Benedictine Monastic Diurnal
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Here are the rules:
1.Submit a First Communion story about you or your children by 3/31/10.
2.Story must be true and a GOOD memory.
3.You must own copyright on any photos you use in your story.
4.Voting on stories will run through 4/30/10.
5.Voters may vote for more than one story but please only vote for a story once.
6.The winners will be announced on 5/03/10.
7.The first prize winner will receive a First Communion dress or a $100 gift certificate at Aquinas and More Catholic Goods!
8.Two runner-up prizes for $25 gift cards to Aquinas and More Catholic Goods will be awarded as well.
9.First Communion dress must be chosen from the selection available on the Aquinas and More website.
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Monday, March 22, 2010
This was the best that I read today that say exactly what I was thinking..
"Remember what happened last night. Remember how you feel right now.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Fr.Paul Marx: The Warehouse Priest, page 296.
Friday, March 19, 2010
O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.
O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, patron of departing souls, pray for me.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
"Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy."
Jesus to St. Faustina
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Monday, March 15, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
In the year 1604, in a city in Belgium, there were two young students who gave themselves up to a life of debauchery instead of following their studies.
One night they were at the house of an evil woman; but one of the two, who was named Richard, stayed only a short time and then returned home. While he was preparing to retire, he remembered that he had not yet said the few Hail Marys that were his daily practice.
He was very tired and half inclined to omit them; nevertheless, he forced himself through the routine, saying the words half asleep and with no particular devotion. Then he lay down and fell asleep.
Suddenly he was wakened by a violent knocking at the door. The door was closed, but the figure of a young man, hideously deformed, passed through it and stood before him.
"Who are you?" Richard cried. "You do not know me?" asked the other. "Ah yes, now I do," said Richard; "but how changed, with all the appearance of a devil!"
"Alas, unhappy creature that I am," said his companion, "I am damned! When I was leaving that house of sin, a devil came and strangled me. My body lies in the street; my soul is in Hell.
"And know this — the same fate awaited you, except that the Blessed Virgin spared you for that little act of homage of the Hail Marys. If you are not a fool, profit by this warning which the Mother of God has sent." He then opened his mantle, showing the flames and serpents by which he was tormented, and disappeared.
Breaking into a flood of sobs and tears, Richard went down on his knees to give thanks to Mary his protectress. Then as he pondered how to change his life he heard the bell of the Franciscan monastery ringing for matins. "It is there," he said, "that God calls me to do penance."
He went immediately to the monastery and begged the Fathers to admit him. Since they knew his wicked life, they were hardly willing to do so. But sobbing bitterly, he told them all that had happened. And when two Fathers had been sent to the street and had found the strangled body, which was charred and blackened, they admitted him.
From that time on he led an exemplary life and at length went to preach the Gospel in India, and thence to Japan. There he had the happiness of giving his life for Jesus Christ, being burnt alive for the faith at Nagasaki on September 10, 1622.
*Taken from The Glories of Mary by St. Alphonsus de Liguori.