“The weak you have not strengthened, and that which was sick you have not healed, that which was broken you have not bound up, and that which was driven away you have not brought again, neither have you sought that which was lost: but you ruled over them with rigour, and with a high hand.”
AVE MARIA, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
The Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas, located near Accra in the seaport of Tema, is well known for its vibrant & joyous services. “The expectation of the just is joy; but the hope of the wicked shall perish.” (Prov 10:28).
The “Stidda”, “Camorra”, “Cosa Nostra”, “Ndrangheta”, and “Sacra Corona Unita” are parasites. Their victims are the weak and vulnerable. There's nothing remotely glamorous about these Italian racketeers & extortioners.
“Wherefore we must obey the priests of the Church who have succession from the Apostles, as we have shown, who, together with succession in the episcopate, have received the certain mark of truth according to the will of the Father; all others, however, are to be suspected, who separated themselves from the principal succession.”
An excellent video on the current situation in Ireland. The scandalous use of the tragic death of mother-to-be Savita Halappanavar by the “pro-choice” lobby to bring legalised abortion to Ireland was just one more attempt to legitimise the killing of the unborn. The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin undertook a detailed study of 74,000 pregnancies between 1970 & 1979, and found that abortion would not have saved one life of the 21 maternal deaths recorded in that time period. No country … [More]
The flight path of this aircraft reminds me very much of the Air Midwest Flight 5481 air crash at Charlotte, NC. No matter the size of aircraft - weight & balance of cargo is critical to aircraft performance. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and friends of the aircrew.
Blessed Joseph, husband of Mary, be with us this day. You protected and cherished the Virgin; loving the Child Jesus as your Son, you rescued Him from the danger of death. Defend the Church, the household of God, purchased by the blood of Christ.
Guardian of the Holy Family, be with us in our trials. May your prayers obtain for us the strength to flee from error and wrestle with the powers of corruption so that in life we may grow in holiness and in death rejoice in the …[More]
Lord, You inflamed Saint Maximilian with love for the Immaculate Virgin and filled him with zeal for souls and love for neighbour. Through his prayers, grant that we may work strenuously for Your glory in the service of others and so be made conformable to Your Son until death. Amen.
“Let us love our enemies, bless those who curse us, pray for those who persecute us. For love will conquer and will endure for all eternity. And happy are they who live and die in God’s love”, Bl. Franz Jägerstätter
Thank you for uploading this wonderful film previously unknown to me. I greatly respect any man or woman who has left their land of birth to be a missionary in faraway lands. Whether we Catholics live at home or abroad, we are all called to be missionaries to others. May our nets be woven with strands of loving kindness.
“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”
“Let us not forget that hatred, envy and pride defile our lives. Being protectors, then, also means keeping watch over our emotions, over our hearts, because they are the seat of good and evil intentions: intentions that build up and tear down. We must not be afraid of goodness or even tenderness”, Pope Francis (Feast of St Joseph).
The Holy Father does speak English but has chosen to primarily communicate in Italian whilst settling into his new position as Bishop of Rome. He is fluent in Spanish and additionally speaks French and German (if required).