The Blessed Virgin Became the Mother of God
 Wednesday Saints of this Day March  29 Quarto Kaléndas Aprílis  
God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016

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!)
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.


ABORTION IS A MORAL OUTRAGE
Marian spirituality: all are invited.
 Wednesday Saints of this Day March  29 Quarto Kaléndas Aprílis  
God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016





God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016

Give as if every pasture in the mountains of Ireland belonged to you. --Saint Aidan

  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


Let us keep our eyes fixed on the New Jerusalem, where death will be no more.
It was such a pilgrimage to La Louvesc that St John Vianney, the Cure d' Ars, made in 1806:
he ascribed to St Francis Regis (June 16) the realization of his vocation to the priesthood.


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.”


"Man Needs Eternity -- and Every Other Hope, for Him, Is All Too Brief"
People to Pray for Daily: 
Listed here in the  Joyful Mystery on Mon Sat   Glorius Mystery on Sun Wed   Sorrowful Mystery on Fri Tues   Luminous Mystery on Thursday

Catholics who say the rosary in a group, or, individually before the Blessed Sacrament,
may gain a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions, which includes prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father.


"Pray for me, and never stop praying for me or having masses offered for me for the rest of your lives.
We never know, when we get into purgatory, whom we're going to meet, scolding us for having stopped praying for them!"
-- Father Benedict Groeschel CFR -- Requiescat In Pace

 
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 .
 
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

 455 St. Armogastes and Companions Martyrs of the Vandals 1195 St. Berthold Considered by some historians founder of the Carmelite Order
 625 Eustace of Luxeuil monk favorite disciple of Saint Columbanus; humility; continual prayer; fasting; miracles
1195 St. Berthold Considered by some historians founder of the Carmelite Order
1480 Saints moines Marc, Jona et Vassa qui ont fondé le monastère de Pskovo-Pechersk
1885 Blessed Ludovico of Casoria "led by Jesus" established Gray Brothers and Sisters & many institutes for the poor

Fourth Week of Lent
One Year Anniversary of Mother Angelica’s death


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 21
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, 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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Isaiah 49:8-15 ; 8 Thus says the LORD: "In a time of favor I have answered you, in a day of salvation I have helped you; I have kept you and given you as a covenant to the people, to establish the land, to apportion the desolate heritages; 9 saying to the prisoners, `Come forth,' to those who are in darkness, `Appear.' They shall feed along the ways, on all bare heights shall be their pasture; 10 they shall not hunger or thirst, neither scorching wind nor sun shall smite them, for he who has pity on them will lead them, and by springs of water will guide them. 11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be raised up. 12 Lo, these shall come from afar, and lo, these from the north and from the west, and these from the land of Syene." 13 Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the LORD has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his afflicted. 14 But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me, my Lord has forgotten me." 15 "Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.

Psalms 145:8-9, 13-14, 17-18
; 8 The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. 9 The LORD is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made. 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds. 14 The LORD upholds all who are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down. 17 The LORD is just in all his ways, and kind in all his doings. 18 The LORD is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth.

John 5:17-30 ; 17 But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working still, and I am working." 18 This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but also called God his Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself is doing; and greater works than these will he show him, that you may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. 22 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. 25 "Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself, 27 and has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment. 30 "I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

   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.
The Twenty-seventh Day of March  http://www.domcentral.org/life/martyr03.htm#0327

  119 St. Secundus Martyred Roman patrician (noble man) also serving Roman imperial army  Theben Legion
 311 St. Pastor Martyr with Victorinus and five companions at Nicomedia
 362 Cyril of Heliopolis deacon M & Mark BM (AC)
 362 St. Mark Martyred bishop of Arethusa on Mount Lebanon
4th v. & 1190 {2} Saint John the Anchorite numerous miracles occurred at the place of his ascetic deeds
 455 St. Armogastes and Companions Martyrs of the Vandals
5th v. St. Gladys wife of St. Gundleus and mother of St. Cadoc miracles that took place in the time of Saint Edward the Confessor (1013 died 1066) and William I
     St. Lasar (meaning 'Flame') nun under the care of SS. Finnian and Ciaran at Clonard
     St. Firminus noted for his patronage of monasticism and his charity
 500 St. Gwynllyw Husband of St. Gladys and father of St. Cadoc, a hermit of Wales.
 625 Eustace of Luxeuil monk favorite disciple of Saint Columbanus; humility; continual prayer; fasting; miracles
710 - 720 Rupert of Salzburg consecrated pagan temples to Christian
 711 Gery of Sens bishop uncle to Saint Ebbo
1130 Blessed Diemut a nun of Wessobrunn  OSB Hermit (AC)
1195 St. Berthold Considered by some historians founder of the Carmelite Order
1239 Blessed Hugh of Vaucelles monk  OSB Cist
1250 St. Ludolph Praemonstratensian bishop of Ratzeburg; imprisoned and exiled
1414 Blessed Jane Mary de Maillé, OFM Tert. V (AC)
1480 Saints moines Marc, Jona et Vassa qui ont fondé le monastère de Pskovo-Pechersk
1885 Blessed Ludovico of Casoria "led by Jesus" established Gray Brothers and Sisters & many institutes for the poor