Mary's Divine Motherhood
 Thursday Saints of this Day March 23 Décimo Kaléndas Aprílis  
Day 23 of 40 Days For Life

  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!)
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 MARCH
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
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.
 
   
 Thursday Saints of this Day March 23 Décimo Kaléndas Aprílis  
Day 23 of 40 Days For 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'

"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



Lenten Weekday


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 16
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, 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 MARCH
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 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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jeremiah 7:23-28 ;  23 But this command I gave them, `Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.' 24 But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and the stubbornness of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward. 25 From the day that your fathers came out of the land of Egypt to this day, I have persistently sent all my servants the prophets to them, day after day; 26 yet they did not listen to me, or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers. 27 "So you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you. You shall call to them, but they will not answer you. 28 And you shall say to them, `This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.

Psalms 95:1-2, 6-9
; 1 O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! 6 O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! 7 For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would hearken to his voice! 8 Harden not your hearts, as at Mer'ibah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness, 9 when your fathers tested me, and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.

Luke 11:14-23 ; 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was dumb; when the demon had gone out, the dumb man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, "He casts out demons by Be-el'zebul, the prince of demons"; 16 while others, to test him, sought from him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Be-el'zebul. 19 And if I cast out demons by Be-el'zebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace; 22 but when one stronger than he assails him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoil. 23 He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.
   
   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:            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.

       St Philetus dignitary at court of emperor Hadrian (117-138), a persecutor of Christians
 250 St. Nicon  and Companions Martyred distinguished Roman soldier monk
 361 St. Domitius Martyr with Aquila Esparchius Pelagia & Theodosia at Caesarea in Palestine
 460 Gwinear & Comp martyrs miracles contemporary Saint Patrick  Maidoc of Fiddown Abbot highly esteemed
 484 St. Victorian Carthage Martyr with 4 other miraculously bodies bore no sign of scars or bruises
 484 Liberat and Companions (RM)
       St. Fidelis Martyr of Africa, probably one of the 21-24 companions of St. Felix
5th v. St. Felix African martyr with twenty companions, believed to have been persecuted by Vandals
 550 St. Benedict of Campania hermit contemporary of St. Benedict of Nursia and Monte Cassino miraculously escaped burning
       St. Julian Martyr and confessor
       St. Theodulus A priest ftom Antioch, (in modern Turkey)
1000 Saint Felix of Montecassino Many miracles were recorded at his tomb OSB (AC)
1080 Aldemar the Wise, OSB, Abbot  popular because of the miracles (AC)
1088 Saint Nikon of the Kiev Caves 1st disciple/fellow-ascetic of St Anthony founder of the Kiev Caves monastery
1250-1350(?) Blessed Peter Ghisengi many miracles were reported at his tomb
1367 Blessed Sibyllina Biscossi blind (at 12) saw Saint Dominic in ecstasy worked MANY GOOD miracles anchorite for 67 years
1564 Lukas von Mytilene diese Beschneidung als Zeichen des Satans, das er nur durch das Martyrium löschen könne
1599 Righteous Basil of Mangazea incorrupt Many miracles
1606 St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo Bishop defender of the native Indians in Peru's rights
See Also April 27 HERE
1702 St. Joseph Oriol Apostle of Barcelona miracle worker healings & prophet faith, hope, and love of God and neighbor
1914 Blessed Rafqa (Rebecca) Shabaq al-Rayes  God's gift to the universal Church from the Maronites  revelations by voices, dreams, and visions many miracles V (AC)




On Death and Life
"Man Needs Eternity -- and Every Other Hope, for Him, Is All Too Brief"
Пресвятая Богородице спаси нас!    (Santíssima Mãe de Deus, salva-nos!)

              40 days for 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'

"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