Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Voris, Maynooth and Ledwidth

I am not a fan of "The Vortex", but since this video concerns the Church in Ireland, here it is.

Priesthood and the Forgiveness of Sins

Here is a an excerpt from Pope Benedict XVI's homily, on the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul, the 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination.

“No longer servants, but friends”: at that moment I knew deep down that these words were no mere formality, nor were they simply a quotation from Scripture. I knew that, at that moment, the Lord himself was speaking to me in a very personal way. In baptism and confirmation he had already drawn us close to him, he had already received us into God’s family. But what was taking place now was something greater still. He calls me his friend. He welcomes me into the circle of those he had spoken to in the Upper Room, into the circle of those whom he knows in a very special way, and who thereby come to know him in a very special way. He grants me the almost frightening faculty to do what only he, the Son of God, can legitimately say and do: I forgive you your sins. He wants me – with his authority – to be able to speak, in his name (“I” forgive), words that are not merely words, but an action, changing something at the deepest level of being. I know that behind these words lies his suffering for us and on account of us. I know that forgiveness comes at a price: in his Passion he went deep down into the sordid darkness of our sins. He went down into the night of our guilt, for only thus can it be transformed. And by giving me authority to forgive sins, he lets me look down into the abyss of man, into the immensity of his suffering for us men, and this enables me to sense the immensity of his love.

Now that's what I call FISHING!

I can remember fishing trips with my uncle, at Lifford bridge in Donegal, when I was a child. It was a very tame affair. My eldest son often talks about "going fishing", but so far we have not obliged. I never thought that fishing could be exciting, that was, until I saw this video.




Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We have a "tweeting" Pope!

Pope Benedict XVI's first tweet

Pope Benedict XVI has sent his first "tweet". I really must "get with it", as the Holy Father is putting me to shame. I still have not got my head around Facebook! He took to Twitter to launch the new online Vatican news service. www.news.va/ is now live, and looking good.

Monday, June 27, 2011

St Genesius Film Club: Of Gods and Men



St Genesius Film Club, Dublin

"Of Gods and Men"

7pm Tuesday 28th June,

Knights of Colombanus,
Ely Place, Dublin 2.

Film on third Tuesday of each month, come along and bring a friend.



Tomorrow night, the St Genesius Film Society in Dublin will be showing "Of Gods and Men". This is a must see film, that has won many awards. Eight French Christian monks live in harmony with their Muslim brothers in a monastery perched in the mountains of North Africa in the 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group, fear sweeps though the region. The army offers them protection, but the monks refuse. Should they leave? This film is loosely based on the life of the Cistercian monks of Tibhirine in Algeria, from 1993 until their kidnapping in 1996. It explores the last few months in the life of this small community of Christian monks in a "Muslim land."

Save us, Lord, whilst we watch!
Keep us, Lord, whilst we sleep!
And we shall watch with Christ
And we shall rest in peace…

Eucharistic Congress Knock

Thousands of pilgrims to attended National Eucharistic Congress celebration at the Marian Shrine in Knock over the weekend. Check out the photographs on their Facebook page.




If you are in Dublin, St. Saviours Church on Lower Dominick Street would like to invite you to their 'Weekly Holy Hour' in preparation for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in June 2012. It will be held every Friday until the Congress. The Holy Hour starts at 8pm and includes the Rosary, quiet prayer and concludes with Benediction. Night Prayer of the Church commences at 9pm

Saturday, June 25, 2011

National Collection for the Eucharistic Congress.

The 2011 National Collection to raise funds for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 will be held in all parishes on the 26th of June 2011.

Corpus Christi Processions in Ireland


Dundalk
Corpus Christi Procession, Sunday 26th June 2011
7.00pm from St Patrick's Church. All Welcome!

The Procession will be led this year by the Archbishop of Armagh, Cardinal Sean Brady. This will be a wonderful opportunity to take part in a Eucharistic ceremony in advance of the Eucharistic Congress next year.

TULLAMORE
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION Procession on Saturday 25th after 7.30pm Mass.
Route: Store St, Harbour St, William St, Church St, Henry St, Harbour St followed by Benediction in Church grounds.

Celbridge and Straffan Parish
On Saturday 25th June the Corpus Christi procession will begin from St. Patrick's Church ending with Benediction at St Raphael's followed by some light refreshments.The Eucharistic Adoration will continue throughout Sunday night and end with the Monday morning 10am Mass.


Diocese of Limerick Corpus Christi Procession.
Sunday June 26th .
Prayer in St. Patrick’s Church at 7pm, leaving at 7.30pm for St. John’s Cathedral. Benediction at 7.45pm.
Especially welcome all city parishioners, children who have received their First Holy Communion or Confirmation and their parents.

Longford
The Feast of Corpus Christi takes place on Sunday next 26th June. The Corpus Christi procession will begin at 5.00 pm. from the junction of the Battery Road and Lisbrack Road.
Longford NIGHT VIGIL FOR CORPUS CHRISTI - A night vigil will take place in St Mel’s College Chapel from 8.00 pm on Friday 24th of June to 8.00 am on Saturday 25th of June in preparation for the feast of Corpus Christi.

Dun Laoghaire
The Dun Laoghaire Parish Corpus Christi Procession will take place after the 1 p.m. Mass on June 26th and the First Communion Children from St. Joseph’s Tivoli Road, Dominican Convent, St. Anne’s and St. Nicholas Schools will take part in the Procession.

Carrigaline
Monday 27th June at 7.30pm - Corpus Christi Procession in Carrigaline. Gather at 7pm at Church of Our Lady and St. John for procession through Carrigaline at 7.30pm. Benediction at 8pm on return to Church. First Communion and Confirmation children and families and all parishioners invited to come along and participate!
Cork City
The 85th Annual Corpus Christi Procession will take place on this Sunday, 26th June. Bishop Buckley will carry the Blessed Sacrament through the streets of our City. The sermon at Daunt Square will be give by Bishop Bill Murphy, Bishop of Kerry

Naas, Sallins and Two-Mile-House
A Eucharistic Procession will take place next Saturday evening (25th June), after the 6.30pm Mass in Our Lady and St. David’s on the Sallins Rd. The procession will go from Our Lady and St. David’s to the Convent Primary School. All are invited to come along. We would particularly welcome all our altar servers and all those children and their families who received their First Holy Communion this year. We invite them to wear their First Holy Communion outfits.


Tralee
Corpus Christi Procession, this year the Procession will take place after 12.30pm Mass from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church to Gallowsfield Housing Estate. Date: 26/06/2011


Clonmel Corpus Christi Procession

On next Saturday, June 25th we will have our Corpus Christi Procession after the 6.15 vigil Mass. The route of our procession will be Mary’s Place / Albert Street / Cantwell Street / Irishtown / Church. Our First Communion children will be present.

Wicklow/Rathnew
Annual Corpus Christi Procession
This year`s procession marks the beginning of the Parish`s preparation for the Eucharistic congress. Sunday June 26th 2011. Begins @ 4.00pm. Procession begins at St. Joseph’s Church, Rathnew & Proceeds around the Village and finishes back at the church). Everyone is welcome to take part: Groups, Clubs and Societies are also welcome to participate.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday


The Crucifixion , by Vouet, 1622
 Prayer for the Church in Ireland


God of our fathers,
renew us in the faith which is our life and salvation,
the hope which promises forgiveness and interior renewal,
the charity which purifies and opens our hearts
to love you, and in you, each of our brothers and sisters.

Lord Jesus Christ,
may the Church in Ireland renew her age-old commitment
to the education of our young people in the way of truth and goodness, holiness and generous service to society.

Holy Spirit, comforter, advocate and guide,
inspire a new springtime of holiness and apostolic zeal
for the Church in Ireland.

May our sorrow and our tears,
our sincere effort to redress past wrongs,
and our firm purpose of amendment
bear an abundant harvest of grace
for the deepening of the faith
in our families, parishes, schools and communities,
for the spiritual progress of Irish society,
and the growth of charity, justice, joy and peace
within the whole human family.

To you, Triune God,
confident in the loving protection of Mary,
Queen of Ireland, our Mother,
and of Saint Patrick, Saint Brigid and all the saints,
do we entrust ourselves, our children,
and the needs of the Church in Ireland.

Amen.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What a difference a week makes........

Next Thursday will be day one of the school holidays. Horray! So I only have a few days left to prepare for 9 weeks without school. At the moment  I try to map out the summer, and  I am already thinking, another few weeks would be nice.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Medjugorje 30 Years on

"Thirty years after the first apparition of the Virgin Mary in Medjugorje there is still no clear judgment about its authenticity. It's something that the 17 experts on apparitions from this commission are investigating, but for now they prefer not to comment."



Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us

The Vocation of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga,
by Guercino

Prayer of Self-Commendation to Mary


O Holy Mary, my Lady, into your blessed trust and safe keeping and into the depths of your mercy, I commend my soul and body this day, every day of my life, and at the hour of my death. To you I entrust all my hopes and consolations, all my trials and miseries, my life and the end of my life. By your most holy intercession and by your merits, may all my actions be directed and disposed according to your will and the Will of your divine Son. Amen.
by Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Monday, June 20, 2011

Announcement: St Genesius Film Club

St Genesius Film Club, Dublin

Postponed until next week

"Of Gods and Men",  will now be shown at
7pm Tue 28th June, Knights of Colombanus,
Ely Place, Dublin 2.


Film on third Tuesday of each month, come along and bring a friend.

All roads lead to Knock





Knock Shrine in Mayo is the place to be this weekend. It will be hosting a National Eucharistic Congress, a Summer Youth Festival, the annual pilgrimage of the St. Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society, and the National Franciscan Pilgrimage to Knock. It should be quite an eventful weekend.

The National Eucharistic Congress is part of the preparation for the "big event" next year. On Saturday 25th June, pilgrims will hopefully travel from every corner of Ireland, arriving in time for a celebration of Morning Prayer in Knock at 11am. This will be followed later in the morning by four workshops on themes related to Communion and Eucharist. These workshops will be repeated on Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning. Space will be limited and people will be invited to register on line in advance for these workshops, which will be presented by Fr. Kieron O’Mahony OSA, Prof. Robert Enright, Rosemary Swords and Fr. Tom Norris.  The workshop that caught my eye was "Helping children to pray with the Blessed Sacrament" workshop which is being facilitated by Rosemary Swords.  That would be worth making the trip for, mind you I don't think my children would be welcome at a workshop!
 
Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica at 3pm.

I was saddened though by some of  workshops on offer at the Youth Festival, the mention of dancing, pottery and environmentalism made by heart sink. Well at least the workshops are optional!






Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Prayer for Fr John Corapi



Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

I turned on my computer this evening and was saddened to read the news about Fr John Corapi. I was further dismayed by the reactions that I read on the blogs of some very respected Catholic bloggers. They seemed to lack charity. I ask all my readers to pray for Fr Corapi at this difficult time.

Fr Z has blogged about the news. His entry is worth reading. Here is a quote,

"I will keep Fr. Corapi on my prayer list, and will remember him in a special way, hoping that through the help of the Holy Spirit, who bends the rigid and heals the broken and consoles those who are in pain, he will have some peace whether he is able to return to active ministry or not, whether he wants to or not. He is a priest forever and he is my brother in that indelible mark received from Christ the High priest. And because he is a priest forever, the devil will not relent in attacking him until he dies. Nor will the devil relent in attacking anyone who has authority over him. "(Click to read in full)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Remember your Friday Prayer and Penance for helaing in the Irish Church



Prayer for the Church in Ireland

God of our fathers,
renew us in the faith which is our life and salvation,
the hope which promises forgiveness and interior renewal,
the charity which purifies and opens our hearts
to love you, and in you, each of our brothers and sisters.

Lord Jesus Christ,
may the Church in Ireland renew her age-old commitment
to the education of our young people in the way of truth and goodness, holiness and generous service to society.

Holy Spirit, comforter, advocate and guide,
inspire a new springtime of holiness and apostolic zeal
for the Church in Ireland.

May our sorrow and our tears,
our sincere effort to redress past wrongs,
and our firm purpose of amendment
bear an abundant harvest of grace
for the deepening of the faith
in our families, parishes, schools and communities,
for the spiritual progress of Irish society,
and the growth of charity, justice, joy and peace
within the whole human family.

To you, Triune God,
confident in the loving protection of Mary,
Queen of Ireland, our Mother,
and of Saint Patrick, Saint Brigid and all the saints,
do we entrust ourselves, our children,
and the needs of the Church in Ireland.

Amen.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nonsense claim of €1000 cost for First Holy Communion.



Ulster Bank are claiming in their latest survey that parents are spending an average of €1000 on First Holy Communion. Now, I don't know who they were talking to but it was not me, or anyone I know.

Now before we go anywhere First Holy Communion is a religious occasion, and not a social or fashion event, but I know people like to look their best, and that does cost money. So far two of our children (boys) have made their First Holy Communion, and it did not cost cost us anywhere near €1000.
Approximate McCamley First Communion spending

First Communicant 
Marks and Spenser's suit €45,
shirt and tie €12,
shoes €12.

new dress for sisters €15 X2
new shirt for brother €8 Penny's
(no new cardigans, trousers or shoes etc as they do not need them!)

For me, dress skirt and jacket from TKmax €50
I think my husband got a suit dry cleaned €12
Grand total of €169 to dress a family of 6 for the day, and I think we looked very well.

For the people who will say, "but girls are more expensive". I say, go to Debenhams, Heatons, M&S etc. as they all do beautiful reasonably priced dresses (€60 - €100), and they also have affordable accessories. If you pay anything more, especially when you do not have the money, in my opinion you are stupid, yes stupid!


this dress €75.00 - €81.00
Debenhams

After Mass we went home to celebrate. We had a "bouncy castle" which cost €50. The food was bought in a supermarket and prepared by me, we did not have caterers! The children wanted "Domino's" pizza, so I obliged as it was a very special occasion, and the first communicant payed for it! I do not know how much I spent on food, but it was not very much. I also saved money by not buying large quantities of alcohol, as I believe that celebrations involving children should have a minimum of alcohol.

It is also strange that people spend all this money, and then fail to buy the child anything religious, like a missal, a prayer book, a medal, a bible etc. I know quite a few children who received no religious gifts to mark their first Holy Communion. How very sad.

The many stories in recent days in our newspapers, will be a cause of worry for parents, especially in these difficult economic times. Believe me, First Holy Communion does not have to cost €1000.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Some questions about today's funeral

Brian Lenihan 1959 - 2011

Today the funeral of the former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan was held in in Dublin. May he rest in peace.

I have some questions.

Why were the Archbishop of Dublin and 23 (celebrant + 22) other priests at his funeral? Why? Why? Why?

What about the separation of Church and State that our politicians and media continually harp on about?

And finally, who ever decided that giving a round of applause to chief mourners at a funeral was a good idea?

G.K. Chesterton

On this day in 1936 died G.K. Chesterton, writer and journalist.




"Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car."
— G.K. Chesterton

Monday, June 13, 2011

St Anthony of Padua, pray for us

St Anthony of Padua and the child Jesus

Prayer for Grace
Let us therefore pray to our Lord Jesus Christ that he give us the grace to seek his Kingdom and to build within ourselves a moral Jerusalem. By doing this, we will be able to merit our place in the heavenly Jerusalem to sing Alleluia in its streets with all the saints and angels. But the One whose Kingdom is eternal for all ages must help us to do so. (St Anthony)


 

Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit


Act of Consecration to the Holy Spirit

On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself soul and body to Thee, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Thy purity, the unerring keenness of Thy justice, and the might of Thy love. Thou art the Strength and Light of my soul. In Thee I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve Thee by unfaithfulness to grace, and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against Thee. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Thy light and listen to Thy voice and follow Thy gracious inspirations. I cling to Thee and give myself to Thee and ask Thee by Thy compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore Thee Adorable Spirit, helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Thy grace that I may never sin against Thee. Give me grace O Holy Spirit, Spirit of the Father and the Son, to say to Thee always and everywhere, Speak Lord, for Thy servant heareth. Amen.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI meeting with Travellers

Today Gypsy communities drawn from all over Europe will be centre stage in the Vatican for a special audience with Pope Benedict XVI. The meeting, - expressly desired by the Holy Father – will see testimonies from four representatives of different Gypsy communities, an address by Pope Benedict and a performance of traditional dance by Gypsy children.

Members of the Roma, Sinti, Manouches, Kale, Yenish and Travellers communities from 20 European are taking part in a pilgrimage to Rome to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of their patron, Blessed Zefferino Gimenez. I hope that some Irish Travellers will be in attendance.




Patron Saint of the Gypsies

Blessed Zefferino Gimenez Malla


Blessed Zefferino Giménez Malla (1861-1936), known as "El Pelé", was born of a Catholic gypsy family. He lived like a nomad for forty years and then settled in Barbastro (Spain). He married but had no children. Although he was illiterate, he taught the gypsy and non-gypsy children the first elements of Christianity, using the Bible above all, and he trained them to pray daily.

He made peace among the Kalòs (Spanish nomads) and resolved their disputes with others. He was honest in his work as an animal trader. In 1926 he became a member of the Franciscan Third Order. He belonged to Conference of St. Vincent De Paul. In 1931 he began participating in "Night Adoration".
During the religious persecution, he defended a priest who was being brought to jail. He too was arrested and then killed in Barbastro together with many priests, brothers and lay persons. He died shouting, "Long live Christ the King!", holding a rosary in his hands. His body was thrown into a common grave and never found again. In 1997 John Paul II proclaimed him Blessed. (Source)

Pope John Paul II said of Giménez Malla: "His life shows how Christ is present in the various peoples and races, and that all are called to holiness which is attained by keeping his commandments and remaining in his love (John 15:11)"

Blessed Zefferino Gimenez Malla, pray for us.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Remember your Friday Prayer and Penance for the Church in Ireland

Prayer for the Church in Ireland

God of our fathers,
renew us in the faith which is our life and salvation,
the hope which promises forgiveness and interior renewal,
the charity which purifies and opens our hearts
to love you, and in you, each of our brothers and sisters.

Lord Jesus Christ,
may the Church in Ireland renew her age-old commitment
to the education of our young people in the way of truth and goodness, holiness and generous service to society.

Holy Spirit, comforter, advocate and guide,
inspire a new springtime of holiness and apostolic zeal
for the Church in Ireland.

May our sorrow and our tears,
our sincere effort to redress past wrongs,
and our firm purpose of amendment
bear an abundant harvest of grace
for the deepening of the faith
in our families, parishes, schools and communities,
for the spiritual progress of Irish society,
and the growth of charity, justice, joy and peace
within the whole human family.

To you, Triune God,
confident in the loving protection of Mary,
Queen of Ireland, our Mother,
and of Saint Patrick, Saint Brigid and all the saints,
do we entrust ourselves, our children,
and the needs of the Church in Ireland.

Amen.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Womenhurt.ie

I recently came across http://www.womenhurt.ie/ , a new website on which Irish women share their stories about abortion. They share the pain and trauma that abortion brought to their lives, and thankfully we also hear about their subsequent journeys towards recovery and healing, through various abortion recovery programmes. I salute these women for sharing their very personal stories, (these are stories that are generally not told, many women would be afraid to share their secret), but these brave women are providing an invaluable witness, and I am sure that their stories will help many others who are suffering. Their stories remind us that abortion is not a solution to a crisis pregnancy, it is simply another problem!

As I read through some of the stories, I was moved by the hurt, pain and the regret of these women. I was though struck by a common issue running through their stories. Around these women, at a very crucial moment in their lives, there was a definite absence of a pro-life voice. There was a lack of people who told them, “this is a baby”, “life is precious”, "you can do this", "you can be a mother". Unfortunately, the voices proclaiming "abortion is your only solution”, “it is only a bunch of cells”, seemed to be much louder. This is sad.

If we are really a people of life we must express this in our daily lives, and I am not just speaking about pro-life marches or praying outside clinics. We need to be pro-life from our core. We must be happy and cheerful parents. In Ireland at the moment we loudly offer congratulations to “planned” first and second pregnancies, but with subsequent pregnancies things can be very different. When someone announces that they are pregnant, we must be positive. You may never know how much a pregnant woman needs to hear a reassuring word, or maybe it it the woman beside her that needs the reassurance. A child that is already conceived, is a gift from God, and should be welcomed with joy, regardless. I myself have on occasion been reluctant to announce "I'm pregnant", as I did not want to hear other people’s negative reactions, and I have never had a crisis pregnancy! We need to express in our daily living that life is good, that children are blessings, and that motherhood is manageable. How are people to know, if we do not say these things out loud?









Monday, June 6, 2011

Catholic Youth Conference, June 11-12


The speakers will include :-


Most Rev Patrick O'Donoghue, Bishop Emeritus of Lancaster.

Dr. Andrew O'Connell, Columnist and Communications Director for Presentation Brothers.

Carole Browne, John Paul II Scholar.

Fr. Terence Crotty OP, Scripture Scholar

Saturday, June 4, 2011

St Charles Lwanga and Companions, Holy Martyrs of Uganda, pray for us

I know that the blog has been quiet of late, life has simply got in the way. Today the Church recalls the martyrdom of St Charles Lwanga and his companions. St Charles has his companions have brought a steady number of new many visitors to my blog over the last year. I do not have time to do a new entry so I will re post last years entry. Read their story, it is impressive. (Well it impressed me, which is easier said than done!) I pray that St Charles and his companions may intercede for Christians throughout the world who are enduring persecution.

We have put many people to death,' they said, 'but never such as these. On other occasions the victims did nothing but moan and weep, but the Christians were wonderful. There was not a sigh, not even an angry word. All that was heard was the soft murmur on their lips. They prayed until they died.'


Today is the feast of Saint Charles Lwanga and his companions. They were martyred between 1885 and 1887. Uganda Martyrs' Day Celebrations are held every 3rd June at the Uganda Martyrs' Shrine, Namugongo, Kampala-Uganda. In Uganda, this day is a public holiday, and millions of people will travel to the shrine.

St Charles Lwanga was a Ugandan catechist who was martyred for his faith. Charles worked as a page in the court of king Mwanga. After a massacre of Anglicans in 1885 the court's Catholic priest, Joseph Mukasa, reproached the king. The king had Mukasa beheaded and arrested all of his followers. Charles Lwanga and 11 other Catholics were burnt alive on June 3 for refusing to renounce their faith. "One of the reported reasons the ire of the king was particularly inflamed against the Christians was because they refused to accede to demands to participate in homosexual acts with him. Charles Lwanga, in particular, protected the pages from King Mwanga's sexual advances." (Wikipedia)

Charles was the first to be executed, on Ascension Thursday. He was burnt slowly over a pyre. Taunted by the executioner, Charles replied: "You are burning me, but it is as if you are pouring water over my body." He then remained quietly praying. Just before the end, he cried out in a loud voice "Katonda,"--"My God." The rest of the group were executed together in a large pyre. "The pyre was lit towards noon. The executioners themselves admitted later that they had never seen the like. 'We have put many people to death,' they said, 'but never such as these. On other occasions the victims did nothing but moan and weep, but the Christians were wonderful. There was not a sigh, not even an angry word. All that was heard was the soft murmur on their lips. They prayed until they died.' "(source)




Read the Homily of Pope John Paul II from the Ugandan martyrs shrine in 1993


 
Prayer
O Jesus, our Lord and Redeemer,
through your passion and death,
we adore and thank Thee.
Holy Mary, Mother and Queen of Martyrs,
Obtain for us sanctification through our sufferings.
Holy Martyrs, followers of the suffering Christ,
obtain for us the grace to imitate Him.
Amen

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dangerous Curbs

I received this in an email from a friend. The last paragraph is my favourite.

He's Back...


Hear ye! Hear ye! My husband over at Catholicus has resumed blogging. He says I have to do a post on this momentous news, as he has no visitors. Boo hoo ! So, go go on, drop by and make the man smile.

Disclaimer
I am in no way responsible for anything that my husband puts on his blog.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June: The month of the Sacred Heart


If I cannot see the brilliance of your Face
Or hear your sweet voice,
O my God, I can live by your grace,
I can rest on your Sacred Heart!

(From the poem
"To the Sacred Heart of Jesus",
by St. Therese of Lisieux)


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