The Blessed Virgin Became the Mother of God
Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
Пресвятая Богородице спаси нас! Santíssima Mãe de Deus, salva-nos!
  RDeo grátias. R.  Thanks be to God.
Sixth Week of Easter

May, the month of Mary, is the oldest
and most well-known Marian month, officially since 1724;

God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016

Joyful Mystery on Monday Saturday   Glorius Mystery on Sunday Wednesday
  
Sorrowful Mystery on Friday Tuesday   Luminous Mystery on Thursday Veterens of War
Pope Francis   PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR MAY
Christians in Africa.

That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, 
may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.
 
ABORTION IS A MORAL OUTRAGE
Marian spirituality: all are invited.




God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016

Give as if every pasture in the mountains of Ireland belonged to you. --Saint Aidan

  True charity consists in putting up with all one's neighbor's faults, never being surprised by his weakness,
and being inspired by the least of his virtues. -- St Therese of Lisieux


Let us keep our eyes fixed on the New Jerusalem, where death will be no more.
It was such a pilgrimage to La Louvesc that St John Vianney, the Cure d' Ars, made in 1806:
he ascribed to St Francis Regis (June 16) the realization of his vocation to the priesthood.


Narrative: The Holy Virgin gestures to her Divine Son, directing our attention and adoration to Him. This classic pose of the Mother of God is known as the Hodigitria, that is the “Guide” or “Indicator of the way.” The icon combines a dignified and restrained realism with the traditional symbolism of iconography, reminiscent of the Moscow school of iconography in the nineteenth century.
The three stars on the Virgin’s mantle represent her virginity before, during and after the birth of Jesus. Although a child, Jesus is dressed as an adult, holds a scroll and blesses the beholder. The Greek letters “IC XC” are the abbreviation for “Jesus Christ”and “MP ØY” are the abbreviation for “Mother of God.”

"Man Needs Eternity -- and Every Other Hope, for Him, Is All Too Brief"
People to Pray for Daily: 
Listed here in the  Joyful Mystery on Mon Sat   Glorius Mystery on Sun Wed   Sorrowful Mystery on Fri Tues   Luminous Mystery on Thursday

Catholics who say the rosary in a group, or, individually before the Blessed Sacrament,
may gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions, which includes prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father.


"Pray for me, and never stop praying for me or having masses offered for me for the rest of your lives.
We never know, when we get into purgatory, whom we're going to meet, scolding us for having stopped praying for them!"
-- Father Benedict Groeschel CFR -- Requiescat In Pace

 
It makes no sense Not To Believe In GOD
 

Every Christian must be a living book wherein one can read the teaching of the gospel .
 
Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
Пресвятая Богородице спаси нас! Santíssima Mãe de Deus, salva-nos!
  RDeo grátias. R.  Thanks be to God.
Sixth Week of Easter

Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi (Feast)

May 24 - Mary Auxiliatrix, Help of Christians (1815)
 
Mary is the one who did everything
 May 24th is an important day for the Salesian family, because it is the feast of Mary Auxiliatrix, Help of Christians. Indeed, Mary held a very special place in the life of Don John Bosco.

“One should not pay attention to dreams,” countered his grandmother to John who told her about a dream he had had the previous night. John was only nine years old. In that dream, Mary, shepherding a flock, asked him to lead her lost children. It was only a dream...And yet, this episode would reoccur during the life of John Bosco (…)
     Mary showed him the place of his mission three times (…). Finally, John lets himself be jostled into obeying her.
He would help his young charges discover the Virgin Mary and invite them to trust her, since their individual concerns were close to her heart. (…)

John Bosco was eager to show them that the Virgin Mary (…) accompanied the development of each one of them, letting the “little ones”—those who were pushed away to the side—find their rightful place.

This is how the Company of the Immaculate Conception, to which Dominic Savio belonged, was started. (…)
At the end of his life, John Bosco said of Our Lady: “She is the one who did everything.”
 don-bosco.net
 
50 St. Joanna Jennifer wife of Chuza steward of King Herod Antipas one of the women who helped provide for Jesus and Apostles and 1 of 3  women discovered empty tomb of Jesus on first Easter morning
1st v. St. Manaen Courtier of King Hero

 The Fiat of the Ascension
Everything that happened on the day of the Ascension, Mary kept in her heart. She was educated by her Son's example, so Mary understood the Father's will for her. "Thy will be done" - the Fiat of the Annunciation and the Fiat of the Cross took Mary to the Fiat of the Ascension.

Jesus disappeared before her eyes of flesh. She was forced to accept this mystery of separation, which made her detachment purer and more perfect than all those that she had experienced up to that point.
Marie Benoite Angot  See: www.mariedenazareth.com/index.php?id=367&L=1

May, the month of Mary, is the oldest
and most well-known Marian month, officially since 1724

Mary is as terrible to the devil as an army in battle array 
Mary must become as terrible as an army in battle array to the devil and his followers, especially in these latter times.
For Satan, knowing that he has little time—even less now than ever—to destroy souls, intensifies his efforts and his onslaughts every day.
He will not hesitate to stir up savage persecutions and set treacherous snares for Mary's faithful servants and children
 whom he finds more difficult to overcome than others.
Saint Louis de Montfort In Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, §50


Peace is simplicity of heart, serenity of mind, tranquility of soul, the bond of love. Peace means order, harmony in our whole being;
it means continual contentment springing from the knowledge of a good conscience; it is the holy joy of a heart in which God reigns.
Peace is the way to perfection, indeed in peace is perfection to be found.
The devil, who is well aware of all this, makes every effort to have us lose our peace.
-- Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

One Year Anniversary of Mother Angelica’s death

The Commemoration of the Honored Archangel Michael commemoration
are held and alms offered in his name on the twelfth day of each Coptic month.

It Makes No Sense Not To Believe In GOD 
    Every Christian must be a living book wherein one can read the teaching of the gospel

If we want to grow in the love of Jesus
In every Catholic home, even the poorest, you can find a Rosary.
In moments of joy or sadness, when believers turn to God, they pray the Rosary...
In Lourdes, the Immaculate prayed on her Rosary beads and encouraged Bernadette to recite it with her.
If we want to grow in the love of Jesus, we must meditate the mysteries of the Rosary with Mary,
constantly repeating and whispering the Ave Maria.
Nobody in the world, even among the angels, has loved and loves the Lord Jesus as much as the Mother of God.  --Saint Maximilian Kolbe


What is the Respect Life Program?
NEW materials are produced each year to help Catholics understand, value, and become engaged with supporting the dignity of the human person, and therefore the gift of every person's life. Materials are developed for use in parishes, schools, and faith-based ministries, also suitable for individual use. The program begins anew each October
(Respect Life Month) and continues through the following September.


It Makes No Sense Not To Believe In GOD 
Every Christian must be a living book wherein one can read the teaching of the gospel


Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR MAY
Christians in Africa.
That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus,
may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.


ABORTION IS A MORAL OUTRAGE
Marian spirituality: all are invited.

Et álibi aliórum plurimórum sanctórum Mártyrum et Confessórum, atque sanctárum Vírginum.
And elsewhere in divers places, many other holy martyrs, confessors, and holy virgins.
Пресвятая Богородице спаси нас! Santíssima Mãe de Deus, salva-nos!
  RDeo grátias. R.  Thanks be to God.
Sixth Week of Easter

May, the month of Mary, is the oldest
and most well-known Marian month, officially since 1724;

      Mother Angelica
God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016
                                                                          

      Because of prayers during the campaign 2016 that just ended, 872 babies were spared from abortion
when their mothers chose life at the last possible moment.
They were scheduled to be aborted ... but they are alive today --
and often it was the sight of faithful people praying outside the abortion center that made all the difference in the world.

Since 40 Days for Life started as a coordinated effort in 2007,
we are aware of 12,668 children whose mothers had a change of heart and said "yes" to life.


  We are the defenders of true freedom.
  May our witness unveil the deception of the "pro-choice" slogan.
Campaign saves lives Shawn Carney Campaign Director www.40daysforlife.com
Please help save the unborn they are the future for the world

It is a great poverty that a child must die so that you may live as you wish
-- Mother Teresa

 Saving babies, healing moms and dads; 'The Gospel of Life'
Pray that when those representing Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups
see volunteers for 40 Days for Life, they see ambassadors of Christ,
and may each volunteer be consciously aware at all times we represent Him.


"Man Needs Eternity -- and Every Other Hope, for Him, Is All Too Brief"

It Makes No Sense Not To Believe In GOD
 
Every Christian must be a living book wherein one can read the teaching of the gospel

Jesus brings us many Blessings
Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life.
Therefore the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits. -- St. Philip Neri

"Time is not our own and we must give a strict accounting of it."
1606 St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo Bishop defender of the native Indians in Peru's rights

SCRIPTURE
My power is made perfect in weakness. -- 2 Corinthians 12:9
Holy Week: A Liturgical Explanation for the Days of Holy Week

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Revelation 21:1-5 ;  1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; 3 and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; 4 he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away." 5 And he who sat upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new." Also he said, "Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true."

Psalms 95:1-7 ; 1 O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! 3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. 5 The sea is his, for he made it; for his hands formed the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! 7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would hearken to his voice!

John 10:22-30
; 22 It was the feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem; 23 it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered round him and said to him, "How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly." 25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness to me; 26 but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; 28 and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one."

   Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance.

Please pray for those who have no one to pray for them.

Now there is a great difference between believing in Christ, and in believing that Jesus is the Christ.
For that he was the Christ even the devils believed;
but he believes in Christ who both loves Christ, and hopes in Christ.  -- St. Augustine


8 Martyrs Move Closer to Sainthood 8 July, 2016

The Virgin Mary of Nazareth
The First Moment of Christian Tradition Began in Mary's Heart (III)
Today her intercession has proved to be amazingly powerful...
 
When faith is strong it works wonders ( Mk 16:17 ).
 
Mary's heart is not a document, it's a source. "She stored up all these things in her heart"
(Lk 2:19 & 51), and that was the Word of God.
Excerpt from "Follow the Lamb" (Suivre l'Agneau)  Father Marie-Dominique Philippe Saint Paul Ed. 2005


THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS
THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

Nativity of the Lord
"Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits,
to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness"
1st century St. Robustian An early Milanese martyr put to death perhaps in MilanSt. Zoellus + Matyyr with Servilius, Felix, Silvanus, and Diodes
2nd v. Susanna, Marciana, Palladia, & Companions wives of soldiers in the military unit commanded by SaintMeletiusMM (RM)
2nd v. St. Meletius Martyr with 252 companions army general who led the group suffer­ing for the faith St. Vincent of Porto slain in an unknown year at disappeared Porto Romano near Rome
177 Alexander companion of Saint Epipodius martyred with 34 others in Lyons, France MM (RM)
 272 Saint Sabas Christian officer of Gothic descent, was martyred with 70 companions in Rome  MM (RM)
 299 St. Donatian & Rogatian received baptism and began evangelizing others with zeal refusing to worship the gods
 304 St. Afra Martyr of Brescia, Italy traditionally associated with Sts. Faustinus and Jovita.
 305 Eusebius, Neon, Leontius, Longinus & Comp 8 bystanders became Christians witnessing martyrdom of Saint George MM (RM)
 400 Saint Gregory of Elvira champions of the faith against Arianism Bishop B (RM)
5th v. Dyfnan One of the many saintly sons of the Welsh chieftain Brychan Saint Dyfnan founded a church at Anglesey Benedictines (AC)
 445 Saint Vincent of Lérins fled service of world to serve Christ (RM)
 469 St. Patrick Fourth bishop of Bayeux, France probably successor of St. Lupus
 525 Deodatus of Blois hermit or an abbot referenced by Saint Gregory the Great, her contemporary Abbot (AC)
 586 Honorius of Brescia  hermit to bishop B (RM)
 596 Saint Simeon the Stylite during his childhood the Lord Jesus Christ appeared several times Holy Spirit to descend upon him toiled as stylite 68 years
6th v. Musa of Rome favored with visions and other mystical experiences referenced by Saint Gregory the Great, her contemporary V (AC)
6th v. Saint David of Gareji Syrian by birth. The future ascetic became disciple of St. John of Zedazeni journeyed with  him to Georgia. St. David and his spiritual son Lucian settled on a mountain above Tbilisi, the capital of Kartli.
 624 Mellitus of Canterbury Roman abbot 1 of 2nd band of monks sent by Pope Saint Gregory the Great to England in 601 in the wake of Saint Augustine OSB B (RM)
7th v. Ivo of Huntingdonshire Persian bishop Hermit B a holy well sprung up, at which many miracles were performed as recorded by Ramsey's third abbot (AC)
7th v. Authaire of La Ferté courtier at the palace of King Dagobert I of France; father of Saint Ouen of Rouen (AC)
 680 Bova (Beuve, Bona) & Doda devote herself to the service of God abbess OSB VV (RM)
709 Aldhelm Er wurde im Kloster Malmesbury und in Canterbury {erzogen-- well-educated} Einer seiner Lehrer war der Benediktinermönch Adrian, der mit Theodor nach England gekommen war seiner Werke "De laude virginitatis" Blessed Corona of Elche Benedictine nun  Valencia, Spain OSB V (AC)
729 Egbert of Rathemigisi Northumbrian monk of Lindisfarne induced monks to adopt Roman liturgical practices OSB (RM)

1089 Blessed