Mary's Divine Motherhood
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!)

Second Week after Easter
April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016
 
Our Bartholomew Family Prayer List  Here
Joyful Mystery on Monday Saturday   Glorius Mystery on Sunday Wednesday
  
Sorrowful Mystery on Friday Tuesday   Luminous Mystery on Thursday

 
Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR APRIL
Young People. 
That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider
offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.


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!)

Second Week of Easter

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016

  
God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016
ewtnmissionaries.com  

"The answers to many of life's questions can be found by reading the Lives of the Saints. They teach us how to overcome obstacles
and difficulties, how to stand firm in our faith, and how to struggle against evil and emerge victorious." 

1913 Saint Barsanuphius of Optina


April 26 2016 MIRACLES authorised the Congregation to promulgate the following decrees:
March 09 2016 MIRACLES authorised the Congregation to promulgate the following decrees:
CAUSES OF SAINTS July 2015.
October 01, 2015 Vatican City, Pope Authorizes following Decrees
Sunday, November 23 2016 Six to Be Canonized on Feast of Christ the King.

  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.
 
   Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR APRIL
Young People. 
That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider
offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.


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!)

Second Sunday of Easter or Divine Mercy Sunday
April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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'

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

Give as if every pasture in the mountains of Ireland belonged to you. -- Saint Aidan
 
It Is a Mortal Sin When Children Don't Visit Their Elderly Parents.

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


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!)

St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Capuchin, Priest, Martyr (Feast)
April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month



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 APRIL
Young People. 
That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider
offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.


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!)

Second Week of Easter
April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

      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

Monday, April 24, 2017

Revelation 3:7-8, 10-12 ; 7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: `The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one shall shut, who shuts and no one opens. 8 "`I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut; I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 10 Because you have kept my word of patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial which is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth. 11 I am coming soon; hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown. 12 He who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God; never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name.

2 Timothy 2:8-13; 3:10-12 ;
28 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, as preached in my gospel, 9 the gospel for which I am suffering and wearing fetters like a criminal. But the word of God is not fettered. 10 Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain salvation in Christ Jesus with its eternal glory. 11 The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we shall also live with him; 12 if we endure, we shall also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us; 13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful -- for he cannot deny himself. 3 10 Now you have observed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, 11 my persecutions, my sufferings, what befell me at Antioch, at Ico'nium, and at Lystra, what persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. 12 Indeed all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,


Psalms 119:137-144
; 137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and right are thy judgments. 138 Thou hast appointed thy testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness. 139 My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget thy words. 140 Thy promise is well tried, and thy servant loves it. 141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget thy precepts. 142 Thy righteousness is righteous for ever, and thy law is true. 143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me, but thy commandments are my delight. 144 Thy testimonies are righteous for ever; give me understanding that I may live.

John 10:11-16  ; 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, 15 as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. So there shall be one flock, one shepherd.

   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".
 178 St. Alexander crucified Martyr  with 34 others companion of St. Epipodius
 272 St Sabas Roman martyr supposedly Gothic officer
 272 70 soldiers After witnessing torments of St Sava Stratelates they believe in Christ:  beheaded by the sword
 288 Martyrs Pasikrates and Valention from Durostorum, Silistria {Bulgaria) soldiers under governor Absolanus
 305 Martyrs Eusebius, Neon, Leontius, Longinus, and 40 Others present at sufferings of Great Martyr George
       In Anglia deposítio sancti Mellíti Epíscopi, qui, a sancto Gregório Papa in Angliam missus, orientáles Saxónes et ipsórum Regem ad Rhemis, in Gállia, sanctárum Vírginum Bovæ et Dodæ.    At Rheims in France, the holy virgins Bova and Doda.
       Andégavi, in Gállia, sanctæ Maríæ a sancta Euphrásia Pelletier, Vírginis, Institúti Sorórum a Bono Pastóre Fundatrícis
             
  Conversion_of_St_Augustine_Hippo
 430 Medioláni Convérsio sancti Augustíni Epíscopi, Confessóris et Ecclésiæ Doctóris
5th v St Dyfnan Founder at Anglesey, Wales
 525 St Deodatus Abbot near Blois Illíberi, in Hispánia, sancti Gregórii, Epíscopi et Confessóris.
6th v Saint Thomas the Fool-for-Christ was a monk in one of the monasteries in Caesarea of Cappadocia (Asia Minor) many healings
 586 St. Honorius of Brescia Bishop of Brescia, Italy, from circa 577, after living as a hermit nearby.
 624 St Mellitus of Canterbury missionary Archbishop of Canterbury from 619
Saint Elizabeth the Wonderworker from Constantinople chosen for the service of God at birth gift of healing physical and spiritual infirmities
 851 St Diarmaid Irish bishop of Armagh known for his learning
8th v St Egbert English monk of Lindisfarne persuading monks adopt roman usage over celebration of Easter
ST IVO, Bishop After the bones had been removed from the spot where they had lain hidden, a spring appeared at which many miracles were reported. William of Malmesbury tells us that he had been an eye-witness of the remarkable cure of a man suffering from dropsy.
1103 St William Firmatus Hermit pilgrim physician canon at  Saint-Venance close relationship with nature honored by wild animals
13th v Saint Sava of the Caves lived in the Near Caves of the Kiev Caves monastery a wonderworker
13th v Saint Alexius, Hermit of Caves, lived a life of asceticism in the Near Caves of the Kiev Caves monastery a wonderworker
1622  St Fidelis of Sigmaringen Franciscan Capuchin martyr defending poor Congregation head for Spreading of the Faith
1657 Saint Iorest the Confessor was born into a peasant family of Transylvania, and received name Elias in Baptism
1683 Saint Sava {Simeon in Baptism}was born into an old Serbian family from Hertzegovina defender of the faith against calvinists used Saints in Sermons for his flock
1711 Saint Joseph the confessor was born in the seventeenth century, and was consecrated as a bishop in Moldavia (northern Romania in 1690 by Metropolitan Dositheus.
1868 St Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, Virgin, Foundress Of The Institute Of Our Lady Of Charity Of The Good Shepherd