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!)
Joyful Mystery on Monday Saturday   Glorius Mystery on Sunday Wednesday
Sorrowful Mystery on Friday Tuesday   Luminous Mystery on Thursday
Support for Persecuted Christians.
That persecuted Christians may be supported
by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

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 .
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

Fourth Week of Lent
One Year Anniversary of Mother Angelica’s death

In Judea, St. Joseph, spouse of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Confessor and Patron of the Universal Church. 
Pope Pius IX, yielding to the desires and prayers of the whole Catholic world, declared him Patron of the Universal Church.
St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Solemnity)
Novena to Saint Joseph Day 22
A novena is a prayer that is said for nine consecutive days.
The purpose is to obtain a special favor from heaven by imploring a particular saint, in this case -Saint Joseph - celebrated in the Catholic Church on March 19th.
O glorious Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, to you do we raise our hearts and hands to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the benign Heart of Jesus all the helps and graces necessary for our spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special favor we now implore (..state your petition..).  O Guardian of the Word Incarnate, we have confidence that your prayers on our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. Amen.

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

Support for Persecuted Christians.
That persecuted Christians may be supported
by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

      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
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

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Exodus 32:7-14 ; 7 And the LORD said to Moses, "Go down; for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves; 8 they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them; they have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, `These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!'" 9 And the LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people; 10 now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; but of you I will make a great nation." 11 But Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, "O LORD, why does thy wrath burn hot against thy people, whom thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12 Why should the Egyptians say, `With evil intent did he bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou didst swear by thine own self, and didst say to them, `I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it for ever.'" 14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do to his people.

Psalms 106:19-23
; 19 They made a calf in Horeb and worshiped a molten image. 20 They exchanged the glory of God for the image of an ox that eats grass. 21 They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, 22 wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red Sea. 23 Therefore he said he would destroy them -- had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them.

John 5:31-47 ; 31 If I bear witness to myself, my testimony is not true; 32 there is another who bears witness to me, and I know that the testimony which he bears to me is true. 33 You sent to John, and he has borne witness to the truth. 34 Not that the testimony which I receive is from man; but I say this that you may be saved. 35 He was a burning and shining lamp, and you were willing to rejoice for a while in his light. 36 But the testimony which I have is greater than that of John; for the works which the Father has granted me to accomplish, these very works which I am doing, bear me witness that the Father has sent me. 37 And the Father who sent me has himself borne witness to me. His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen; 38 and you do not have his word abiding in you, for you do not believe him whom he has sent. 39 You search the scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness to me; 40 yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life. 41 I do not receive glory from men. 42 But I know that you have not the love of God within you. 43 I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive. 44 How can you believe, who receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? 45 Do not think that I shall accuse you to the Father; it is Moses who accuses you, on whom you set your hope. 46 If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote of me. 47 But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"

   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 Silence Of St. Joseph In A World Full Of Noise:            March is the month of Saint Joseph since 1855;
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").

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

Holy Apostles Sosthenes, Apollos, Cephas, Caesar and Epaphroditus of the Seventy Paul converted him to Christianity
 117 St. Quirinus Roman tribune martyr jailer of Pope St. Alexander I
 130 SAINT RIEUL EVEQUE D'ARLES ET DE SENLIS conversion des infidèles et l'établissement de la religion
        cht'élirnne avec plusieurs excellents rnissionnaie'es pour aller en Espagne
 260 St. Regulus 1st bishop of Civitas Silvanectium Gaul companion of St. Denis
 304 St. Domninus Martyr with Victor, Achaicus, Palatinus, and Philocalus
 303 Saint Euboula, Mother of  Martyr Panteleimon (July 27) died peacefully before the martyrdom of her son.
       Constantinópoli commemorátio sanctórum plurimórum Mártyrum cathólicæ communiónis,
 462 St. Mamertinus monk abbot Bishop convert of St. Germanus
At Altino, in the neighbourhood of Venice, St. Theonestus, bishop and martyr, who was slain by the Arians.
5th v St. Clinius 5th v Benedictine abbot of Monte Cassino
4th or 6th century Regulus of Scotland Abbot (AC)
 550 St. Pastor Bishop of Orleans, France
 558 Saint John the Silent Bishop of the city of Colonia
6th v. St. Fergus Bishop of Downpatrick Ireland
 649 St. John Climacus Sinai Abbot his book The Climax or Ladder of Perfection; God bestowed upon St John an
       extraordinary grace of healing the spiritual disorders of souls.
 660 St. Zosimus  vision of Santa Lucia simple wise man monk abbot bishop of Syracuse famous for care of poor and
        his educational programs
 733 St. Tola Irish bishop in Meath aided the expansion of scholarly studies
 788 Patto of Werden abbot many miracles have been attributed OSB B (AC)
 863 SAINT VERON et sa soeur SAINTE VERONE existe toujours sous le nom de "puits saint Véron"
1016 1018 St. Osburga many miracles reported at Her shrine
1202 Blessed Joachim of Fiore Cistercian visionary prophet adopted ascetic early in life great piety and simplicity
1231 Blessed Dodo of Asch Hermit amazing austerities He possessed the gift of healing, and many sick persons
        recovered health at his hands (PC)
1236 Blessed Moricus order of the Cruciferi 5th recruit to join Francis (AC)
1456 St. Peter Regulatus noble family Franciscan reformer severe asceticism levitate ecstasies  SEE ALSO MAY 13
1472 Bl. Amadeus IX of Savoy victim of epilepsy known for his charity concern for the poor
1684 Saint Zacharie, évêque de Corinthe, Néomartyr grec
18th v. Saint Sophronius, Bishop of Irkutsk and Wonderworker of all Siberia
1890 St. Leonard Muraildo Priest Founder Congregation of St. Joseph. He was born in Turin, Italy, and was a leader
        in Catholic social work for social justice like Saints John Bosco Joseph Cafasso Joseph Cottolengo
1943 Blessed Maria Restituta Kafka devotion to socially poor; avid Nazis opponent sentenced to death by Borman
Commemoration of the Archangel Gabriel the Announcer
Commemoration of Samson, One of the Judges of Israel
Commemoration of the Transfer of the Relics of St. James, known as the Mangled