Sunday, December 9, 2018
At night, quiet your self and rest in God's presence for a few moments..
Thank God for the gifts of the day ...
Ask for the light from the Holy Spirit to remember the day well...
Review the events of the your day ..
Thank God again for the good memories and ask for forgiveness for the bad choices you made..
Rest in God's presence...
We cross our forehead so that the Word of God may be in our thoughts & purify our minds.
We cross our lips so that our speech may be holy and incline us to share the Gospel with others.
We cross our hearts to invite God to strengthen our love for Him and others.
This is so we may know, proclaim and love Jesus more.
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
In November, we honor the saints and also remember the souls in Purgatory. The Catholic Church reminds us to unite with all members through our prayers & sacrifices. All for the love of Jesus. We are to pray for our brothers & sisters in Purgatory who are waiting to be purified to reunite with Christ and one another here on earth.
This Diagram is found online and should help us understand the oneness of the Church.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
November starts with the Feast of All Saints. The feast of the Saints reminds us that God is holy and He constantly calls us to holiness. But, who are the Saint?
- They are special friends of God.
- They are very close to God.
- They were human like us.
- They may not be perfect like God, but they trusted in the mercy of God, loved Him dearly and constantly repent.
Some of the saints may received special gifts from God while still alive, such as:
· Raising people from the dead
· Delivering letters to others in special ways
· Miraculous cures
· Total fast from food for years - living off the Eucharist alone
· Incorrupt bodily remains after death for years
· Speaking in Tongues -The gift of being heard and understood by those of other languages.
· Receiving the Crown of Thorns of the Crucified Christ
· Miracles with dogs, birds & other animals. They listen & do what the saint commanded them.
· Levitation – flying/floating while praying
· Gift of understanding ancient biblical and foreign languages
· Prophecies of the future
· Mystical knowledge -The gift of reading into hearts
· A Voice from heaven -The miraculous voice of St. Cecilia still heard today
· Bilocation – being able to be in different places at the same time.
How does the Church officially announce someone a saint? Or Click the videos below:
Sunday, October 21, 2018
More than a century ago a proud university student boarded a train in France and sat nextto an older man who seemed to be a peasant of comfortable means. The brash student noticed that the older gentleman was slipping beads through his fingers. He was praying the rosary.
"Sir, do you still believe in such outdated things?" the student inquired.
"Yes, I do. Don't you?" the man responded. The student laughed and admitted, "I do not believe in such silly things. Take my advice. Throw the rosary out the window and learn what science has to say about it." "Science? I do not understand this science. Perhaps you can explain it to me," the man said humbly, tears welling in his eyes. The university student noticed that the man was deeply moved. To avoid hurting the older person's feelings, he said, "Please give me your address and I will send you some literature to explain the matter to you." The man fumbled in the inside pocket of his coat and pulled out his business card. On reading the card, the student lowered his head in shame and was speechless. The card read: "Louis Pasteur, Director of the Institute of Scientific Research, Paris." The deluded student had encountered his country's leading chemist and the man who would give the world the scientific process that would bear his name--pasturization.
photo & Story: internet