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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.

God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016
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 350 Saint Mark born in Athens desert monk moved mountain 2.5 km 
He related his life to Abba Serapion who, by the will of God, visited him before his death

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


  Chapel of Our Lady of Angels near Assisi
Saint Francis wanted everyone to have a great veneration for this special place.
 Today’s feast day is very important to the Order of Friars Minor of Saint Francis of Assisi. The saint cherished and loved this little chapel of Our Lady of Angels near Assisi… It was where the Lord had intended for him to start his Order—which is why he wanted to call that church Our Lady of the Portiuncula,
since it was destined to be the mother and head of a small flock of Friars Minor.
Saint Francis wanted everyone to have a great veneration for this special place. In January 1223, accompanied by Brother Francis Massé, he went to visit Pope Honorius III, who was then in Perugia, and obtained from him a plenary indulgence on this day each year for those who would come to the Church of Our Lady of the Angels from the sunset of the first day of August and stay until the sunset of the feast day, on the second day of that month,
on which day the church had been solemnly dedicated by seven bishops by order of the Pope.
Saint Bonaventure said that at the time of his death, Saint Francis had asked to be carried to the Church of Our Lady of the Angels,
so as to finish his temporal life in the special place where he had received the spiritual life and the life of grace.
 
Antoine-Martial Lefevre
Historical Calendar, chronological and moral of the Very Holy and Very Glorious Virgin Mary Mother of God…
Paris, Ed. Claude Hérissant Fils, 1749.

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


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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 ; 6 The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written, "He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever." 10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God;

1 John 5:1-5 ; 1 Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God, and every one who loves the parent loves the child. 2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. 3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. 4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Psalms 112:1-4, 9 ; 1 Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! 2 His descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches are in his house; and his righteousness endures for ever. 4 Light rises in the darkness for the upright; the LORD is gracious, merciful, and righteous. 9 He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn is exalted in honor.

Psalms 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 11 ; 1 Preserve me, O God, for in thee I take refuge. 2 I say to the LORD, "Thou art my Lord; I have no good apart from thee." 5 The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; thou holdest my lot. 7 I bless the LORD who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. 8 I keep the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 11 Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
; 1 "Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 "Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 5 "And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 16 "And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 22:34-40 ; 34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sad'ducees, they came together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. 36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" 37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."
 
   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"
   64 Saint Lazarus is the poor man at the gate of the rich man in Christ's parable related in Luke. (Luke 16:19-31) Bishop of Cyprus given cloak by Saint Mary Mother of God
   75 Saint Terence 1st century Bishop martyr the Tertius mentioned by St. Paul in his Letter to the Romans
1st v. Saint Rufinus and Martia Martyrs during the first persecutions of the Church in Syracuse, Sicily
 216 Saint Urciscenus Bishop of Pavia, Italy, from 183 he led his see during turbulent period of persecution and growth
 
290 Saint Julian of Tarsus The Holy Martyr son of a pagan senator, mother a martyred Christian; remained steadfast in his firm faith under torture; relics were transferred to Antioch
St John Chrysostom himself gave an eulogy for the holy martyr Julian: `A holy voice comes forth from the lips of the martyr, and with this voice is poured out a light brighter than the rays of the sun.' He said further: `Take whomsoever you will, be he a madman or one possessed, and lead him to the grave of this saint, to the martyr's relics, and you will see the demon immediately jump out and flee as from blazing fire.'
 350 Saint Martin 7th bishop of Tongres apostle of the Hesbaye district of Brabant B (RM)
 363 Saint Demetria sister of St. Bibiana daughter of Sts. Flavian and Dafrosa
 379 Saint Eusebius of Samosata staunch defender of orthodoxy during arianism close friends with both Saint Basil and Saint Gregory Nazianzen Eusebius returned to Samosata when Valens died in 378 BM (RM)
 400 St. AIban of Mainz preacher Martyr; traditionally known as a Greek or Albanian priest companion of St. Ursus; St. Ambrose sent them into France and Germany to convert the pagan tribes where they were martyred
5th v. Saints Julius the presbyter and Julian the Deacon, brothers by birth, natives of Myrmidonia holy brothers received permission for building churches; preaching to remote sections East and West within the Roman Empire, where pagan temples still existed and where offering of sacrifice to idols was still made converted pagans to Christianity, by word & numerous miracles.
Cyriacus and Apollinaris African martyrs who are registered in the early martyrologies (Benedictines) MM
6th v. St. Corbmac abbot and disciple of St. Columba, who made him the superior of Durrow Monastery. (AC)
 617 St. Méen of Brittany, Abbot founded monasterys cultus of Saint Méen spread throughout France and there were numerous pilgrimages to his shrine at the monastery (AC)
 738 St. Agofredus Holy Cross Benedictine monk, brother of St. Leutfrid known throughout Normandy, France, for his holiness
 738 St. Leutfridus Benedictine abbot-founder studied at Condat and studied at the monastery school of Sain Taurinus at Evreux, then at Chartres became a hermit
St. Maine Founder of Saint-Meon in Brittany, France; a disciple of St. Samson Maine
9th v.
Blessed Dominic of Comacchio Benedictine monk of Comacchio (near Venice) went to the Holy Land in 820 retrieved relics of Saint Mark from Alexandria and brought them to Venice where they reside in the duomo;
 739 St.
Engelmund of Vebsen educated in England became a Benedictine monk at an early age, then priest, and abbot. He migrated to Friesland, where he was a successful evangelist with Saint Willibrord, at Velsen near Haarlem
 744 Saint Archil II, King of Georgia The Holy Martyr belonged to the dynasty of the Chosroidoi, descendant of the holy emperor St Mirian (+ 342).
 866 St. Ralph Benedictine bishop known for his learning entrusted into the care of the monks of Solignac, France. Educated under Abbot Bertrand
 990 Blessed Wolfrid founded Hohenwiel Abbey c. 973 and became its first abbot; OSB Abbot (AC)
11th v. Saint Anastasia mother of St Sava of Serbia (January 12) daughter of Byzantine Emperor Romanus finished her life as a nun
1126 St. Raymond of Barbastro Augustinian appointed second bishop of Barbastro, Aragon, Spain
1591 St. Aloysius (Luigi, Louis) Gonzaga Benedict XIII declared him patron of young students Pius XI proclaimed him patron Christian youth. SJ (RM)
1600 St. John Rigby  Martyr of England, a lay­man executed at Southwak one of the Forty Martyrs of England adn Wales and was canonized in 1970 by Pope Paul VI
1622 Saint Luarsab II, Emperor of Georgia The Holy Martyr distinguished himself by his intellect and piety having from his youth kept strict fast and constantly at prayer, without hesitation refused the demands of the shah
1732 Nicetas of Nisyros New Martyr near Rhodes
1930 Eva von Tiele-Winkler Evangelische Kirche: 21. Juni  entwickelte sich ein großes diakonisches Arbeitsfeld bis hinein in die Chinamission.
1942  Departure of Pope Yoannis the Nineteenth, 113th Patriarch of Alexandria. PCoptic}
Aphrodysios The Holy Martyr was beheaded with sword at Cilicia (Asia Minor) for faith in Christ the Saviour.
Rufus The Holy Martyr accepted a martyr's death at Syracuse in Sicily.