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|Saint Jerome visited by angels by Bartolomeo Cavarozzi|
Saint Jerome, Doctor of the Church, Father of the Church, (347 – 420) is best known for translating the Bible from Greek (the Septuagint) into Latin (the Vulgate).
"If, according to the Romans 8:26 Apostle Paul, we cannot pray as we feel, and speech does not express the thoughts of our own minds, how much more dangerous is it to judge of another man's heart, and to trace and explain the meaning of the particular words and expressions which he uses?" -St Jerome, Letter to Pammachius Against John of Jerusalem
|The Archangels, Raphael, Michael and Gabriel|
| Montgomery Clift as Fr. Michael William Logan,|
in Alfred Hitchcock's, I Confess (1953)
|St Lorenzo Ruiz|
by Lourdes Santos;
Appeared on 2009 National Book Store (Philippines)
Postcard dated 2009 (art created 1981)
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
V. No one lives for himself; no one dies for himself.
R. We live and die for our God and our Lord, to him belongs all that lives. (Rom. 14:7-8)
Let us pray:
God our loving Father, we praise you!
We thank you for crowning our Filipino brother, Lorenzo Ruiz with martyrdom.
Through his intercession, enable us by your Holy Spirit of Love, to live and die for you and your beloved people, hoping that we may be transformed day by day into the likeness of your Son, Jesus.
United with him around the table of his Eucharistic Sacrifice, inspire us to surrender ourselves to be taken by you, Father, to be blessed, broken, and shared with and for others in love and unity, so that our beloved country may attain that peace we long for.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.
Hail Mary (thrice)
V. Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary,
R. Help us to ponder and live by the Mysteries of the life of Jesus.
V. San Lorenzo Ruiz and Companions.
R. Pray for us that we may live and die for our faith. Amen.
An excerpt from a review.
"The beauty of Hausner’s film is that just when you think she’s going to take a sneering swipe at Lourdes, its tacky trinkets and deluded visitors, the film takes a much less easy – and more inquiring – turn. Like Haneke, Hausner is more comfortable opening a debate than closing it. Some things are clear, though. Her photography is exquisite, evoking religious icons, and her mastery of directing such a group of actors at this exceptional location allows the film to maintain a strong ensemble feel while never losing sight of the mysterious story at its core. There’s also a delicious streak of black humour that runs through the film and stops it from becoming too pious or maudlin. The result is a provocative and surprising pleasure that may persuade even the most hardened rationalists to reconsider what religion means as a sanctity to those who have few other choices in life. "
Author: Dave Calhoun 2010-03-23, Time Out London
|St Vincent de Paul|
"Since Christ willed to be born poor, he chose for himself disciples who were poor. He made himself the servant of the poor and shared their poverty. He went so far as to say that he would consider every deed which either helps or harms the poor as done for or against himself. Since God surely loves the poor, he also love whose who love the poor. For when on person holds another dear, he also includes in his affection anyone who loves or serves the one he loves. That is why we hope that God will love us for the sake of the poor. So when we visit the poor and needy, we try to be understanding where they are concerned. We sympathize with them so fully that we can echo Paul’s words: “I have become all things to all men.” Therefore, we must try to be stirred by our neighbors’ worries and distress. It is our duty to prefer the service of the poor to everything else and to offer such service as quickly as possible. Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity. With renewed devotion, then, we must serve the poor, especially outcasts and beggars. They have been given to us as our masters and patrons. - Saint Vincent de Paul
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|Chiara "Luce" Badano|
|Antonio CiseriThe Deposition of Christ (c. 1883)|
Alexander Hotel (behind the Davenport Hotel), Dublin 2Friday, September 24, 2010Time: 9:30am-1:00pmChair: Bishop Ken GoodAdmission free
9.30 Registration9.45 Welcome and introductory remarks10.00 The growing crackdown on religious freedom - Neil Addison10.50 Coffee break11.10 Freedom of conscience and religion: what it is and why we need it - Professor Roger Trigg12.00 Freedom of conscience and religion in Ireland - David Quinn12.40 - 13.00 Questions and closing remarks - Speakers and chairNeil Addison is a barrister who specialises in religious freedom cases in the UK. He was a Senior Crown Prosecutor for a number of years and previously worked with Housing Associations and in the commercial sector. He is now in private practice working in Civil, Criminal and Employment law.
Professor Roger Trigg is a Senior Research Fellow in the University of Oxford Faculty of Theology and a member the Faculty of Philosophy. His work has consistently opposed relativism in various fields, and has upheld the relevance of appeals to an objective reality, and to human nature. His most recent book, Religion in Public Life: Must Faith be Privatized? (OUP 2007), deals with religion in the public sphere and the issue of the public recognition of religion in a pluralist society.
David Quinn is a religious and social affairs commentator. His columns appear weekly in The Irish Independent and The Irish Catholic. He appears regularly on TV and radio and he is director of The Iona Institute.
Chair: The Right Reverend Ken Good is Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe. He was ordained in 1978 and became a Bishop in 2002. He has studied at Trinity College, Dublin; St John's College, Nottingham; and University College, Dublin.
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"According to the hagiographical material, the legion, entirely composed of Christians, had been called from Thebes in Egypt to Gaul to assist Maximian to defeat a revolt by the bagaudae. However, when Maximian ordered them to harass some local Christians, they refused and Maximian ordered the unit punished. Every tenth soldier was killed, a military punishment known as decimation. More orders followed, they still refused, partly because of Maurice's encouragement, and a second decimation was ordered. In response to their refusal to use violence against fellow Christians, Maximian ordered all the remaining members of the 6,666 unit executed. The place in Switzerland where this occurred, known as Agaunum, is now Saint Maurice-en-Valais, site of the Abbey of Saint Maurice-en-Valais." (Wikipedia)