Mary's Divine Motherhood
  Monday Saints of this Day February  26 Quarto Kaléndas Mártii  
  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.
February MONTH of the PASSION of OUR LORD

Day 13   THROUGH MARCH 25
14,000  Lives Saved Since 2007





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Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR  February 2018
Say "No" to Corruption
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption
ABORTION IS A MORAL OUTRAGE
Marian spirituality: all are invited.

  
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God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016
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"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


8 Martyrs Move Closer to Sainthood
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. 


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

 
Théodor Ratisbonne published a biography of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, A Life of St. Bernard, in 1841. During a visit to Rome the following year, this work drew the admiration of Pope Gregory XVI, for which the Pope made him a Knight of the Order of St. Sylvester in recognition of his contribution to the Catholic faith. Ratisbonne was still very conscious of his Jewish roots and how his heritage was the basis for his faith as a Catholic. He wanted to work to help other Jews who would embrace Christianity. After his own sudden conversion, Alphonse had proposed to his brother the founding of schools for providing a Christian education to Jewish children. The Pope gave his blessing and authorization for this mission.

The first concrete step was accomplished with his founding of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion in 1847, the first members being two Jewish sisters who converted to Catholicism and committed themselves to the education of Jewish children in a Christian setting. Not long after Alphonse's ordination in 1850 as a Jesuit priest, he left his Order to join his brother in their shared vision. In 1852 Theodore and Alphonse led the small community of men who had gathered to share in the work to form a new congregation, the male branch of the Congregation of Our Lady of Sion.

The Ratisbonne brothers obtained permission to work as missionaries in Jerusalem. There Alphonse went to establish a convent for the Sisters to carry out their mission in the heart of the Jewish homeland. The Sisters arrived in Jerusalem in 1856, while he sought to purchase the ruined Church of Ecce Homo to serve as their home. The Sisters then devoted their lives to hastening the "fulfilment of the promises concerning the Jews and the Gentiles" while avoiding all proselytism through the education of girls regardless of creed. Ratisbonne's directive was: "Remain firm in your own faith without attempting to impose it on others."

The esteem Ratisbonne received from Pope Gregory was shared by his successors. He was honored repeatedly by Pope Pius IX and was named a Protonotary Apostolic by Pope Leo XIII.


  Sunday Saints of this Day February  25 Quinto Kaléndas Mártii.  
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.
February MONTH of the PASSION of OUR LORD

Day 12   THROUGH MARCH 25
14,000  Lives Saved Since 2007

Do not grieve over the temptations you suffer. When the Lord intends to bestow a particular virtue on us, He often permits us first to be tempted by the opposite vice. Therefore, look upon every temptation as an invitation to grow in a particular virtue and a promise by God that you will be successful, if only you stand fast. -- St. Philip Neri
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


Commemorate the "Triumph of Orthodoxy," restoration of the holy icons Triumph_of_Orthodoxy

1st v. St. Ananias II Missionary martyr patron of St. Paul
369 St. Caesarius of Nazianzus Brother of St. Gregory Nazianzus son of St. Gregory the Elder
616 Ethelbert of Kent, King Not since conversions of Constantine and Clovis had Christendom known an event so  momentous
779 St. Walburga Abbess of the double monastery at Heidenheim
1481 Bl. Constantius a boy of extraordinary goodness gift of prophecy or second sight miracles
1624 Bl. Didacus Carvalho martyr of Japan 
1828 Bl. Dominic Lentini 
called the Son and Servant of the Cross




Mother Angelica

1846, May 10, 1847 Our Lady of America Immaculate Conception Patroness US.
1854 December 8: Pope Pius IX defines dogma Immaculate Conception" Apostolic Constitution, Ineffabilis Deus.
1858 March 25, Our Lady would confirm that dogma by identifying herself to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France, as “I am the Immaculate Conception,” that singular privilege flows from her Divine Maternity announced by Angel Gabriel.