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!)

January is the month of the Holy Name of Jesus since 1902;



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.


Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR  January 2017
Universal: Interreligious Dialogue;  That sincere dialogue among men and women
of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.

Evangelization: Christian Unity; That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity
and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.


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.”
     

40 Days for Life  11,000+ saved lives in 2015
We are the defenders of true freedom.
  May our witness unveil the deception of the "pro-choice" slogan.
40 days for Life 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"
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


Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR  January 2017
Universal: Interreligious Dialogue;  That sincere dialogue among men and women
of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.

Evangelization: Christian Unity; That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity
and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.

   
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 .

 
 Monday  Saints of Jan 16 Décimo séptimo Kaléndas Februárii.  

January is the month of the Holy Name of Jesus since 1902;

St. Berard, OFM, Priest and Companions, Protomartyrs (Memorial)
42 Veneration of the Honorable Chains of Holy All-Praised Apostle Peter
Eudokia, wife of the emperor Theodosius the Younger,  She transferred them from Jerusalem to Constantinople in either the year 437 or 439.
98 ST PRISCILLA, MATRON the mother of the senator St Pudens, and through him, the ancestress of SS. Praxedis and Pudentiana. St Peter, the apostle, is believed to have used a villa belonging to St Priscilla on the Via Salaria, beneath which the catacomb was afterwards excav­ated, as the seat of his activities in Rome
309 Marcellus I, Pope M (RM) reorganized Church in Rome 
648 St. Fursey Irish monastic founder brother of Sts. Foillan and Ulan  THERE are few of the early Irish saints whose lives are better  known to us than that of St Fursey (Fursa). 
1127 St. Henry of Cocket Danish hermit gifts of prophecy telekinesis read souls
Everyday the Church offers us riches


Pope Francis  PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR  January 2017
Universal:    
That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.

Evangelization: That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.

Please pray for those who have no one to pray for them.

  The Second Vatican Council left us a very beautiful meditation on Mary Most Holy   
Let me
(Pope Francis) just recall the words referring to the mystery we celebrate today: “The immaculate Virgin preserved free from all stain of original sin, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, when her earthly life was over, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things” (no. 59).
Then towards the end, there is: “The Mother of Jesus in the glory which she possesses in body and soul in heaven is the image and the beginning of the Church as it is to be perfected in the world to come.
Likewise, she shines forth on earth, until the day of the Lord shall come” (no. 68).   Pope Francis


Your first task is to be dissatisfied with yourself, fight sin, and transform yourself into something better.
Your second task is to put up with the trials and temptations of this world that will be brought on
by the change in your life and to persevere to the very end in the midst of these things
. -- St. Augustine

God Bless Mother Angelica 1923-2016
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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, but are 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  January 2017
Universal: Interreligious Dialogue;  That sincere dialogue among men and women
of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.

Evangelization: Christian Unity; That by means of dialogue and fraternal charity
and with the grace of the Holy Spirit, Christians may overcome divisions.


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

      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.
40 days for Life 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

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hebrews 5:1-10 ; 1For every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.2 He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. 3 Because of this he is bound to offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. 4 And one does not take the honor upon himself, but he is called by God, just as Aaron was. 5 So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"; 6 as he says also in another place, "Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchiz'edek." 7 In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard for his godly fear.8 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered;9 and being made perfect he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,10 being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchiz'edek.

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 ; 9 For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. 11 To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are ill-clad and buffeted and homeless, 12 and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; 13 when slandered, we try to conciliate; we have become, and are now, as the refuse of the world, the offscouring of all things.


Psalms 110:1-4
; 1The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool." 2 The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your foes! 3 Your people will offer themselves freely on the day you lead your host upon the holy mountains. From the womb of the morning like dew your youth will come to you. 4 The LORD has sworn and will not change his mind, "You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchiz'edek."
 
Psalms 126:1-6 ;  1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." 3 The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad. 4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like the watercourses in the Negeb! 5 May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy! 6 He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

1 Corinthians 1:1-3 ;  1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sos'thenes, 2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours: 3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mark 2:18-22 ; 18 Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" 19 And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in that day. 21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; if he does, the patch tears away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but new wine is for fresh skins."

Matthew 10:16-22 ;  16"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, and flog you in their synagogues, 18and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles. 19When they deliver you up, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour; 20for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; 22and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.


   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
Nativity of the Lord
42 The Veneration of the Honorable Chains of the Holy and All-Praised Apostle Peter
98 ST PRISCILLA, MATRON the mother of the senator St Pudens, and through him, the ancestress of SS. Praxedis and Pudentiana. St Peter, the apostle, is believed to have used a villa belonging to St Priscilla on the Via Salaria, beneath which the catacomb was afterwards excav­ated, as the seat of his activities in Rome
309 Marcellus I, Pope M (RM) reorganized Church in Rome 
 Romæ sanctæ Priscíllæ, quæ se súaque pio Mártyrum obséquio mancipávit.
       At Rome, St. Priscilla, who devoted herself and her goods to the service of the martyrs.
385 St. Melas Bishop of Rhinocolura, near the boundary between Egypt and Palestine on the Mediterranean Sea.  He was cruelly abused and imprisoned by the Arian heretics.
429 James of Tarentaise B (AC)
429 Honoratus of Arles archbishop blessedly joyful B (RM)
5th v. St. Liberata Virgin sister of St. Honorata and St. Epiphanius of Pavia, Italy.
453 St. Valerius Hermit bishop reputation for goodness and wisdom 
550 St. Triverius Hermit native of Neustria Gaul
 
6th v. St. Honoratus of Fondi abbot-founder (RM)
 
633 St. Fulgentius Bishop in Spain brother of Sts'. Isidore St. Leander and St. Florentina
 
648 St. Fursey Irish monastic founder brother of Sts. Foillan and Ulan intense ecstasies
 
650 St. Titian Bishop 30 yrs in outlying regions near Venice  
670 St. Ferreolus bishop of Grenoble BM
           Karantoc same as Saint Carantog (Carantoc) (Benedictines).
988 St. Dunchaid O'Braoin Abbot on Clanmocnoise 
1105 Blessed Jane of Bagno Camaldolese lay-sister OSB Cam. V (AC)
 
1127 St. Henry of Cocket Danish hermit gifts of prophecy telekinesis read souls

1145 Blessed Conrad martyred abbot of Mondsee
1220 ST HENRY OF COCKET THE Danes were indebted in part for the light of faith, under God, to the example and labours of English missionaries. Henry was born in that country, and from his youth gave himself to the divine service with his whole heart.

1220 Berard, Peter, Otto, first martyrs of Franciscan order 
1259 Blessed Gundisalvus of Amarante miracles appears 40 yrs after death  

  

Monday, August 4 - St John Vianney, Curé of Ars (d. 1859)
Apparition of Our Lady to Natalino Scarpa (Pellestrina, Italy, 1716)
John Vianney, the Apostle of Trust in Mary

In the introduction to his book The Apostle of Trust in Mary (L'Apôtre de la confiance en Marie), published for the one hundredth anniversary of the saint in 1959, Fr Jacques Pagnoux (1) wrote:

“Among the imitable traits of the prodigious holiness of John Vianney, the most striking one is probably his devotion to Mary. (…) He left us the example of his life as a priest and pastor, dotted with Marian feasts, where we clearly see the resplendent and maternal hold of Mary on the soul of that saint, owing to the total consecration he made to her of his own person and work. Would it be exaggerated to see in that consecration the key to his personal holiness and apostolic fruitfulness?”
As if to confirm this opinion, the former auxiliary bishop of Malines, Mgr Suenens, wrote the following praise for the book, addressing himself directly to the author:
“In your beautiful book, you highlighted a lesser-known aspect of the incomparable fisher of men that was the Curé of Ars—his living union with Mary. (…) Without need to put it into learned formulations, the holy Curé of Ars lived by Mary's mediation, a mediation that opens the souls to the breath of the Spirit. He instinctively followed the royal road, the one that unmistakably and quickly leads to the journey's end, which is the blossoming of the life of Christ in souls... In one leap, he reached both the Mother and the Son; he arrived at the Son through the Mother.”