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.



  “'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 June
National Leaders.
That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade,
which victimizes so many innocent people.

Christians in Africa. 


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.

151 St. Novatus Confessor; son of St. Pudens and Claudia; Rufina brother of Sts. Pudentiana and Praxedes paternal grandfather Quintus Cornelius Pudensm Roman senator with his wife Priscilla among St. Peter's earliest converts in Rome in whose house the Apostle dwelt while in that city
 303 St Alban, a Roman soldier The first martyr to die for the Faith;  he arrested and then was converted by a priest who he allowed to escape; Alban refused to renounce his new faith
 431 St. Paulinus of Nola austerity charity giving away their Spanish property correspondent /friend of Augustine, Jerome, Melania, Martin, Gregory and Ambrose last years saddened by Huns invasion
 537 Silverius Pope son of Pope Saint Hormisdas died a martyr's death after less than two years in office
 710 St. Bagne Benedictine monk Bishop missionary disciple of St. Wandrille
 750 St. Helena Benedictine abbess of Ohren Abbey in Trier Germany

1139 John of Matera Benedictine monastery reputation for austerity; wisdom, miracles prophetical gifts
1626 Bl. Michael Tozo native Martyr of Japan. He became a catechist aide to Blessed Balthasar Torres.
1678-1680 THE ENGLlSH MARTYRS OF THE OATES PLOT
1774 Gleb of Vladimir Holy Prince grew up with a deep faith, from twelve he led a solitary spiritual life; incorrupt relics preserved and glorified by miracles

Mother Angelica


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 June
National Leaders.
That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade,
which victimizes so many innocent people.

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.


      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, June 20, 2017
2 Corinthians 8:1-9 ; 1 We want you to know, brethren, about the grace of God which has been shown in the churches of Macedo'nia, 2 for in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of liberality on their part. 3 For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own free will, 4 begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints -- 5 and this, not as we expected, but first they gave themselves to the Lord and to us by the will of God. 6Accordingly we have urged Titus that as he had already made a beginning, he should also complete among you this gracious work. 7 Now as you excel in everything -- in faith, in utterance, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in your love for us -- see that you excel in this gracious work also. 8 I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. 9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.

PPsalms 146:2, 5-9 ; 1 Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD, O my soul! 4 When his breath departs he returns to his earth; on that very day his plans perish. 5 Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, 6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps faith for ever; 7 who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free; 8 the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.

Matthew 5:43-48
; 43"You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
 
 

   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

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

"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"
 151 St. Novatus Confessor son of St. Pudens and Claudia Rufina brother of Sts. Pudentiana and Praxedes paternal grandfather Quintus Cornelius Pudens Roman senator with his wife Priscilla among St. Peter's earliest converts in Rome in whose house the Apostle dwelt while in that city
 303 St Alban, a Roman soldier The first martyr to die for the Faith;  he arrested and then was converted by a priest who he allowed to escape; Alban refused to renounce his new faith
 312 Methodius Bishop of Patara (Lycia in Asia Minor), The Hieromartyr,  distinguished for his genuine monastic humility defended Orthodoxy against Origen
 350 Bishop Macarius of Petra opposed the Arians at the Council of Sardica B (RM)
 431 St. Paulinus of Nola austerity charity giving away their Spanish property correspondent /friend of Augustine, Jerome, Melania, Martin, Gregory and Ambrose last years saddened by Huns invasion
        St. Paul and Cyriacus 2 Benedictines martyrs martyred in Lower Moesia at Tomis in Pontus Black Sea
 537 Silverius Pope son of Pope Saint Hormisdas died a martyr's death after less than two years in office M (RM)
 670 St. Govan Hermit  missionary to evangelize East Anglia
 636 Saint Florentina Spanish abbess sister of Saints Leander, Isidore, and Fulgentius
7th v. Edburga of Caistor sisters were saints but father Christ-hating pagan OSB V (AC)
 710 St. Bagne Benedictine monk Bishop missionary disciple of St. Wandrille
 750 St. Helena Benedictine abbess of Ohren Abbey in Trier Germany
 981 St. Adalbert of Magdeburg Apostle of the Slavs archbishop German Benedictine monk
1139 John of Matera Benedictine monastery reputation for austerity;
honoured by all for his wisdom, his miracles and his prophetical gifts popular preacher at Bari OSB Abbot (AC)
13th. v. St. Benignus Cistercian martyr of Breslau, in Silesia, Poland
1356 Blessed Michelina Metelli Franciscan tertiary OFM Tert. Widow (AC)
1505 BD OSANNA OF MANTUA, VIRGIN Professor R. W. Chambers described as "that beloved and saintly scholar ... Edmund Gardner", to quote somewhat at length from a privately printed essay of his entitled: "A Mystic of the Renaissance: Osanna Andreasi of Mantua". Speaking of the vision vouchsafed to her in her childhood, Professor Gardner tells how, in her own words, "she feared greatly because of the vision she had had, knowing herself not to be a true and perfect lover of God as she needs must be", and how her aspirations after this perfect state took articulate form in her simple prayer for divine guidance along the way of love.
1626  Bl. John Kinsako
1626 Bl. Michael Tozo native Martyr of Japan. He became a catechist and aide to Blessed Balthasar Torres.
1626 Bl. John Baptist Zola Martyred Jesuit of Japan
1606-14 Born in Brescia, Italy sent to India in 1602
1626 Bl. Francis Pacheco Macao Jesuit martyr in Japan Fireworkster returning native of Ponte da Lima, Portugual
1626  Bl. John Kinsako Martyr of Japan, a novice of the Jesuits
1626 Bl. Paul Shinsuki Japanese martyr. Born in Japan, he became a Christian and entered the Jesuits. Among his
        notable students was Blessed Paul Navarro.

1626 Bl. Balthasar de Torres martyr of Japan. A Jesuit, he was born in Grenada, Spain, and entered the Society in
         1579.
He worked in India, at Goa, and Macao and went to Japan in 1606.
1626  Bl. Peter Rinshei native Japanese martyr entered the Jesuit college at Arima, Japan
1679 Bl. Anthony Turner Martyr of England Jesuits son of a Protestant minister
1626 St. Vincent Kaun Martyr of Japan. A native of Korea, he was brought to Japan in 1591 as a prisoner of war and was subsequently converted to Christianity. Entering the Jesuits, he studied at the Jesuit seminary of Arima and worked for three decades as a catechist in both Japan and China.
1679 Bl. Thomas Whitbread English Jesuit and martyr native of Essex England alias Thomas Harcourt served as
        provincial of the Jesuit mission
1679 Bl. Anthony Turner Martyr of England Jesuits son of a Protestant minister
1679 Bl. William Harcourt Jesuit martyr of England also called William Barrows Catholic mission more than 30 years
1679 Bl. John Fenwick & John Gavan Jesuit Martyrs of England Titus Qates Plot hysteria, falsely charged
1678-1680 THE ENGLlSH MARTYRS OF THE OATES PLOT
1774 Gleb of Vladimir Holy Prince grew up with a deep faith, from twelve he led a solitary spiritual life; incorrupt relics preserved and glorified by miracles