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!)

January is the month of the Holy Name of Jesus since 1902;



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.


Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR  January 2017
Universal: Interreligious Dialogue;  That sincere dialogue among men and women
of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.

Evangelization: Christian Unity; That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity
and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.


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.”
     

40 Days for Life  11,000+ saved lives in 2015
We are the defenders of true freedom.
  May our witness unveil the deception of the "pro-choice" slogan.
40 days for Life 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'

"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


Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR  January 2017
Universal: Interreligious Dialogue;  That sincere dialogue among men and women
of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.

Evangelization: Christian Unity; That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity
and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.

   
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 .

 


January is the month of the Holy Name of Jesus since 1902;
He who trusts himself is lost. He who trusts in God can do all things. -- St Alphonsus Liguori
383 St. Blaesilla Widow of Rome; St. Blaesilla herself began to study Hebrew, and it was at her request that St. Jerome began his translation of the book of Ecclesiasts.
 680 Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad
1623 Saint Macarius of Zhabyn Wonderworker of Belev incorrupt relics appeared to the participants
1745 St. Francis Gil de Frederich Dominican martyr Tonkin, China, & Vietnam

1850 St. Vincent Pallotti Priest spent huge sums for the poor/underprivileged Founder of The Society of Catholic Apostolate the motto of founder St. Vincent Pallotti, “The Love of Christ urges us on!” St Vincent foresaw all Catholic Action, even its name, said Pius XI; and Cardinal Pellegrinetti added,
“He did all that he could; as for what he couldn’t do—well, he did that too.”

Everyday the Church offers us riches


Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR  January 2017
Universal:    
That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.

Evangelization: That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.

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

  The Second Vatican Council left us a very beautiful meditation on Mary Most Holy   
Let me
(Pope Francis) just recall the words referring to the mystery we celebrate today: “The immaculate Virgin preserved free from all stain of original sin, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, when her earthly life was over, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things” (no. 59).
Then towards the end, there is: “The Mother of Jesus in the glory which she possesses in body and soul in heaven is the image and the beginning of the Church as it is to be perfected in the world to come.
Likewise, she shines forth on earth, until the day of the Lord shall come” (no. 68).   Pope Francis


Your first task is to be dissatisfied with yourself, fight sin, and transform yourself into something better.
Your second task is to put up with the trials and temptations of this world that will be brought on
by the change in your life and to persevere to the very end in the midst of these things
. -- St. Augustine

God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016
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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, but are 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  January 2017
Universal: Interreligious Dialogue;  That sincere dialogue among men and women
of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.

Evangelization: Christian Unity; That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity
and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.


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

      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.
40 days for Life 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

   Baba Sheikh Farid Ji was a great Sufi saint  On the banks of the river Sutlej at a place called Pak Pattan,
  tamerlane horses suddenly stopped. The horsement whipped their animals. The stallions started bleeding but
  refused to move further voice came from somewhere and called, "Baba Farid, the King of Kings" More Here

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

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hebrews 9:2-3, 11-14 ;  2 For a tent was prepared, the outer one, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence; it is called the Holy Place.3 Behind the second curtain stood a tent called the Holy of Holies,11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation)12 he entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.13 For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies for the purification of the flesh,14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 ;  26 For consider your call, brethren; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth; 27 but God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong, 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness and sanctification and redemption; 31 therefore, as it is written, "Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord."
 

Psalms 47:2-3, 6-9
; 1 Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! 2 For the LORD, the Most High, is terrible, a great king over all the earth. 5 God has gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet. 6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! 7 For God is the king of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm! 8God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.

Psalms 23:1-6 ;  1The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want; 2 he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; 3 he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Mark 3:20-21 20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for people were saying, "He is beside himself."

Matthew 13:44-46 ;  44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
 


   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
The Silence Of St. Joseph In A World Full Of Noise
Nativity of the Lord
04 St. Vincent the Deacon martyr would not surrender the holy books
305 St. Vincent, Orontius, & Victor 3 martyrs of the Pyrenees
312 St. Paschasius  Bishop of Vienne, France
380 St. Vincent of Digne Bishop of Digne France from Africa
383 St. Blaesilla Widow of Rome;
St. Blaesilla herself began to study Hebrew, and it was at her request that St. Jerome began his translation of the book of Ecclesiasts.
      Monk Martyr Anastasius, Deacon of the Kiev Caves
      Holy martyrs of Christ one of 377 Christians captured in Thrace by Bulgars
410 Saint Gaudentius, Bishop of Brescia from 387 successor of the writer on heresies, St. Philastrius
 628 St. Anastasius XIV Martyr a Persian called Magundat monk in Jerusalem
 680 Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad
1031 St. Dominic of Sora Benedictine abbot founder
1045 St. Brithwald Benedictine bishop monk at Glastonbury visions a prophet
1592 Bl. William Patensona priest English martyr converted six other prisoners
1623 Saint Macarius of Zhabyn Wonderworker of Belev incorrupt relics appeared to the participants
1745 St. Francis Gil de Frederich Dominican martyr Tonkin, China, & Vietnam
1745 St. Matthew Alonso Leziniana Dominican martyr of Vietnam
1850 St. Vincent Pallotti Priest spent huge sums for the poor/underprivileged Founder of The Society of Catholic Apostolate the motto of founder St. Vincent Pallotti, “The Love of Christ urges us on!” St Vincent foresaw all Catholic Action, even its name, said Pius XI; and Cardinal Pellegrinetti added,
“He did all that he could; as for what he couldn’t do—well, he did that too.”


  

Monday, August 4 - St John Vianney, Curé of Ars (d. 1859)
Apparition of Our Lady to Natalino Scarpa (Pellestrina, Italy, 1716)
John Vianney, the Apostle of Trust in Mary

In the introduction to his book The Apostle of Trust in Mary (L'Apôtre de la confiance en Marie), published for the one hundredth anniversary of the saint in 1959, Fr Jacques Pagnoux (1) wrote:

“Among the imitable traits of the prodigious holiness of John Vianney, the most striking one is probably his devotion to Mary. (…) He left us the example of his life as a priest and pastor, dotted with Marian feasts, where we clearly see the resplendent and maternal hold of Mary on the soul of that saint, owing to the total consecration he made to her of his own person and work. Would it be exaggerated to see in that consecration the key to his personal holiness and apostolic fruitfulness?”
As if to confirm this opinion, the former auxiliary bishop of Malines, Mgr Suenens, wrote the following praise for the book, addressing himself directly to the author:
“In your beautiful book, you highlighted a lesser-known aspect of the incomparable fisher of men that was the Curé of Ars—his living union with Mary. (…) Without need to put it into learned formulations, the holy Curé of Ars lived by Mary's mediation, a mediation that opens the souls to the breath of the Spirit. He instinctively followed the royal road, the one that unmistakably and quickly leads to the journey's end, which is the blossoming of the life of Christ in souls... In one leap, he reached both the Mother and the Son; he arrived at the Son through the Mother.”