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;

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

  “'Be holy as I am holy,' says the Lord. As Christians we are all called to holiness because we are His children.
Every Christian
should be a saint. Indeed, for a Christian to live in a state of sin is a monstrous contradiction”.
--Curé d'Ars.


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.

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'

     
                                                                                
     
  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'
Apparitions of the Virgin in Zeitoun from April 2 to June 15, 1968 (Egypt)
God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016
ewtnmissionaries.com
 
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

1st v.St.  Epitacius and Basileus body thrown into sea found by Elpidiphorus through angel revelation Martyrs both bishops
303 Martyrs of Cappadocia A group of Christians put to death
307 Martyrs of Mesopotamia under Maximian Galerius
6th v. Eutychius and Florentius 2 monks Saint Gregory the Great praised their virtues and miracles (RM)
650 St. Desiderius reforming bishop of Vienne murdered by three followers of King Theodoric He is invoked against fever

787 Saint Syagrius (Siacre) of Nice kinsman of Blessed Charlemagne monk of Lérins founder abbot bishop of Nice OSB B (AC)
1073 Saint Leonitus of Rostov Bishop and wonderworker of Rostov BM (RM)
1238 Right-Believing Prince Basil of Rostov belonged in lineage to the Suzdal Monomashichi, famed in Russian history (Vasilko): Monomashichi (Monomakhovichi), the name of a 12th-and 13th-century line of Russian princes descended from the grand prince of Kiev, Vladimir Vsevolodovich Monomakh.
1330 Blessed Bartholomew Pucci-Franceschi Franciscan friar wealthy citizen of Montepulciano,  OFM
1587 St. Felix of Cantalice the first Franciscan Capuchin ever canonized developed the habit of praying while he worked model of simplicity and charity
1764 John Baptist de Rossi combined enfleshment of social Gospel with cure of souls catechized teamsters farmers cattlemen from the country sought help homeless women girls living in streets beggars prostitutes (RM)
1951 Army Chaplain Capt Emil J Kapaun  Servant of God

 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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Acts 16:22-34 ;  22 The crowd joined in attacking them; and the magistrates tore the garments off them and gave orders to beat them with rods. 23 And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely. 24 Having received this charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. 25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and every one's fetters were unfastened. 27 When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, "Do not harm yourself, for we are all here." 29 And he called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas, 30and brought them out and said, "Men, what must I do to be saved?" 31 And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all that were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their wounds, and he was baptized at once, with all his family. 34 Then he brought them up into his house, and set food before them; and he rejoiced with all his household that he had believed in God.

Psalms 138:1-3, 7-8 ; 1 I give thee thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing thy praise; 2 I bow down toward thy holy temple and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness; for thou hast exalted above everything thy name and thy word. 3 On the day I called, thou didst answer me, my strength of soul thou didst increase. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou dost preserve my life; thou dost stretch out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies, and thy right hand delivers me. 8 The LORD will fulfil his purpose for me; thy steadfast love, O LORD, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of thy hands.

John 16:5-11
; 5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of you asks me, `Where are you going?' 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts. 7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

   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 v.St.  Epitacius and Basileus body thrown into sea found by Elpidiphorus through angel revelation Martyrs both bishops
Icon_You_are_vineyard_Theotokos
303 Martyrs of Cappadocia A group of Christians put to death
        Saint Euphebius bishop of Naples B (RM)
307 Martyrs of Mesopotamia under Maximian Galerius
406 Merculialis of Forli first bishop of Forli, central Italy zealous opponent of paganism and Arianism(RM)
407 St. Desiderius Bishop martyr attempt to convince warriors not to massacre his flock
430 St. Quintian Leader of a group of 19 martyrs in Africa including Julian and Lucius
       Dodo of the St David-Gareji Monastery, Georgia Venerable
6th v. Eutychius and Florentius 2 monks Saint Gregory the Great praised their virtues and miracles (RM)
650 St. Desiderius reforming bishop of Vienne murdered by three followers of King Theodoric He is invoked against fever
670 St. Goban Abbot
builder skills Benedictine monk disciple of Saint Fursey
787 Saint Syagrius (Siacre) of Nice kinsman of Blessed Charlemagne monk of Lérins founder abbot bishop of Nice OSB B (AC)
820 St. Michael of Synnada Bishop disciple of St. Tarasius of Constantinople enemy of Iconoclast heretics in the Byzantine Empire
962 Guibert (Guibertus) of Gembloux abandoned his military career for the religious life active in missionary work among the Hungarian and Slav soldiers OSB Abbot (AC)
1073 Saint Leonitus of Rostov Bishop and wonderworker of Rostov BM (RM)
1077 St. Leontius Bishop missionary in Russia born Greek monk at the Caves of Kiev, Russia
1116 St. Ivo of Chartres One of the most notable bishops of France at the time of the Investiture struggles and the most important canonist before Gratian in the Occident
1164 St Leontius Bishop and Wonderworker of Rostov Uncovering of the relics

1173 Euphrosyne of Polotsk only East Slav virgin saint Euphrosyne earned $ copying books distributed to the poor
1201 St. William of Rochester miracles occurred at grave experienced conversion as a young man devoted himself to the care of the poor and orphans
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1238 Right-Believing Prince Basil of Rostov belonged in lineage to the Suzdal Monomashichi, famed in Russian history (Vasilko):
1245 BD GERARD OF VILLAMAGNA led a very austere life, absorbed for the most part in contemplation, but also giving direction at times to many struggling souls who came to consult him: received the cord of the third order from St Francis himself, and that he died some twenty years later famous for his miracles and prophecies
1288 St Ignatius Wonderworker of Murom Bishop of Rostov,
and shepherded his flock for twenty-six years miracles took place at his grave

1330 Blessed Bartholomew Pucci-Franceschi Franciscan friar wealthy citizen of Montepulciano,  OFM
St Theodore the Wonderworker of Murom

1394 St Theodore the Wonderworker of Murom journeyed to Constantinople several times on church matters for the Russian Metropolitan iconographer
1550  St Adrian the Wonderworker of Poshekhonye Many miracles occurred at the grave
1587 St. Felix of Cantalice the first Franciscan Capuchin ever canonized developed the habit of praying while he worked model of simplicity and charity
1750 St. Crispin of Viterbo Franciscan lay brother, noted for miracles, prophecies, and holiness
1764 John Baptist de Rossi combined enfleshment of social Gospel with cure of souls catechized teamsters farmers cattlemen from the country sought help homeless women girls living in streets beggars prostitutes (RM)

1951 Army Chaplain Capt Emil J Kapaun  Servant of God
Synaxis of the Rostov and Yaroslav Saints
The celebration of the Synaxis of the Rostov and Yaroslav Saints on May 23 was established by resolution of His Holiness Patriarch Alexis I (+ 1970) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, on March 10, 1964.  Archimandrite Abraham the wonderworker (October 29, 1073-1077) Prince Basil (+ 1238) Metropolitan Demetrius (+ October 28, 1709 and September 21) Bishop Ignatius (+ May 28, 1288) Monk Irenarchus the Hermit (+ 1616) Bishop Isaiah, wonderworker (+ May 15, 1090) Blessed Isidore, Fool-for-Christ (+ 1474) Bishop James (+ November 27, 1391) Blessed John of the Hair-Shirt (the Merciful), Fool-for-Christ (+ 1580) Bishop Leontius (+ May 23, 1073) Peter, Tsarevich of Ordynsk (+ 1290) Archbishop Theodore (+ November 28, 1394)
Yaroslav Wonderworkers: Princes Basil (+ 1249), Constantine (+ 1257), Theodore (+ 1299) and his sons David (+ 1321) and Constantine (XIV)
Pereslavl Wonderworkers: Prince Alexander Nevsky (+ 1263) Prince Andrew of Smolensk (15th c.) Monk Daniel the Archimandrite (+ 1540) Monk Nikita the Stylite (+ 1186) Uglich Wonderworkers: Monk Cassian (+ 1504) Tsarevich Demetrius (+ 1591) Monk Ignatius of Lomsk (+ 1591) Monk Paisius (+ 1504) Prince Roman (+ 1285)
                                Poshekhonsk Wonderworkers: Hieromartyr Adrian + 1550 Monk Gennadius of Liubimograd & Kostroma (+ 1565) Monk Sebastian (+ 1542) Monk Sylvester of Obnora + 1379



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