The Blessed Virgin Became the Mother of God
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.
Joyful Mystery on Monday Saturday   Glorius Mystery on Sunday Wednesday
  
Sorrowful Mystery on Friday Tuesday   Luminous Mystery on Thursday Veterens of War
 Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
Artists. That artists of our time, through their ingenuity,
may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

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



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 .
 

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.

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

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
On the fourth day of the Afterfeast of the Dormition
  August 19, 2015

 August 19 – St John Eudes (d. 1680) – Fifth Apparition of Fatima:

The Announcement of the Great Miracle (Portugal)


  The Hodigitria (or "Directress") Icon of the Mother of God. According to Tradition, this icon in the Mela monastery near Trebizond was painted by the Evangelist Luke.

190 St. Julius Roman senator martyr Recorded by Sts. Eusebius and Pontian.
        Anágniæ sancti Magni, Epíscopi et Mártyris, qui in persecutióne Décii necátus est.
        At Anagni, St. Magnus, bishop and martyr, who was put to death in the persecution of Decius.
 300 St. Andrew Stratelates the Tribune lead converts in Roman army
304-306 Sts. Timothy, Thecla, & Agapius martyrs
            Romæ sancti Xysti Tértii, Papæ et Confessóris.
 440 St. Sixtus, III, Pope; confessor, restored Liberian basilica, now called St Mary Major.

  535 St. Donatus Hermit born in Orleans, France; a recluse on Mount Jura near Sisteron in Provence.
 535 St. Mochta Bishop of Ireland last disciple of St. Patrick
640 St. Bertulf Abbot famous for miracles
780 St. Credan Benedictine abbot Evesham, England, in reign of King Offa of Mercia.
1297 St Louis of Anjou, Bishop of Toulouse; “Jesus Christ is my kingdom. If I possess Him alone, I shall have all things if I have not Him, I lose all.”
1314 Blessed Emily Bicchieri frequent ecstasies visions miracles
1380 The Don Icon of the Mother of God painted by Theophanes the Greek
1622 Bl. Thomas Koyanangi Japanese martyr
1622 Bl. Bartholomew Monfiore native Martyr  of Japan

1670 St. John Eudes studied at Paris and Aubervilliers, ordained 1625; missionary;  shared with St. Mary Margaret Alacoque honor of initiating devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (composed Mass for the Sacred Heart in 1668)


Mother Angelica






Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome (Optional Memorial)
Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST
Artists. That artists of our time, through their ingenuity,
may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.


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

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Joshua 24:14-29 ; 14 "Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River, and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 And if you be unwilling to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." 16 Then the people answered, "Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods; 17 for it is the LORD our God who brought us and our fathers up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, and who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed; 18 and the LORD drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land; therefore we also will serve the LORD, for he is our God." 19 But Joshua said to the people, "You cannot serve the LORD; for he is a holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions or your sins. 20 If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then he will turn and do you harm, and consume you, after having done you good." 21 And the people said to Joshua, "Nay; but we will serve the LORD." 22 Then Joshua said to the people, "You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD, to serve him." And they said, "We are witnesses." 23 He said, "Then put away the foreign gods which are among you, and incline your heart to the LORD, the God of Israel." 24 And the people said to Joshua, "The LORD our God we will serve, and his voice we will obey." 25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and made statutes and ordinances for them at Shechem. 26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a great stone, and set it up there under the oak in the sanctuary of the LORD. 27 And Joshua said to all the people, "Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us; for it has heard all the words of the LORD which he spoke to us; therefore it shall be a witness against you, lest you deal falsely with your God." 28 So Joshua sent the people away, every man to his inheritance. 29 After these things Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being a hundred and ten years old.

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 19:13-15 ;  13 Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people; 14 but Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." 15 And he laid his hands on them and went away.