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Happy Feast Day of St. John Paul II! O God, Yo…

Happy Feast Day of St. John Paul II!
O God, You are our Creator.
You are good and Your mercy knows no bounds.
To You arises the praise of every creature.
O God, You have given us an inner law by which we must live.
To do Your will is our task.
To follow Your ways is to know peace of heart.
To You we offer our homage.
Guide us on all the paths we travel upon this earth.
Free us from all the evil tendencies which lead our hearts away from Your will.
Never allow us to stray from You.
O God, judge of all humankind, help us to be included among Your chosen ones on the last day.
O God, Author of peace and justice, give us true joy and authentic love, and a lasting solidarity among peoples.
Give us Your everlasting gifts. Amen!

May the God of mercy, the God of love, the God of peace bless each of you and all the members of your families!”
—St. John Paul II, 1992
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Sincerity in speech. Via @frmichaelsliney 🕊🇻…

Sincerity in speech.
Via @frmichaelsliney 🕊🇻🇦
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“I’m a day behind and playing catch-up, but I …

“I’m a day behind and playing catch-up, but I wanted to ask you – how can I pray for you as I pray the Saint Jude Novena? He is known to be the Saint to call upon during what we see as impossible situations. If you are feeling like you are in need of prayer, or if you feel as if you are about to give up hope, or if you have – I want to pray for you during these next nine days through his intercession. Let me know how I can! 🌿”
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“I made a spontaneous decision to pack a bag a…

“I made a spontaneous decision to pack a bag and hop on a bus headed towards Washington D.C. for the #marchforlife. What better way to celebrate life than to embrace adventure and do something a little crazy? Every time I come to the march, I am moved by the passion and love the people participating exude. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, couldn’t have said it better, “the people at the #marchforlife radiate joy because it is truth and love they are marching for.” I am proud to be apart of the pro-life generation, and although I love the witness of the march, I pray that one day I will no longer have to march for the unborn, the poor, all the forgotten, because our world comes to recognize their worth and dignity.”
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The next @marchforlife will be on January 18, 2019! Plan your trip. ❤️
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Pray for all the poor souls in purgatory who r…

Pray for all the poor souls in purgatory who rely on our prayers and sufferings united with Christ.
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“Let us help and commemorate them. If Job’s sons were purified by their father’s sacrifice [Job 1:5], why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them “ -John Chrysostom
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“No human tongue can enumerate the favors that…

“No human tongue can enumerate the favors that trace back to the Sacrifice of the Mass. The sinner is reconciled with God; the just man becomes more upright; sins are wiped away; vices are uprooted; virtue and merit increases; and the devil’s schemes are frustrated.”
—St. Lawrence Justinian
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“If a man finds it very hard to forgive injuri…

“If a man finds it very hard to forgive injuries, let him look at a crucifix, and think that Christ has shed all His Blood for him, and not only forgave his enemies, but prayed the Eternal Father to forgive them also. Let him remember also that when he says the Pater Noster every day, instead of asking pardon for his sins, he is calling down vengeance upon them.” -St. Philip Neri
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The just of the Old Testament, though cleansed…

The just of the Old Testament, though cleansed of original sin and actual sin by the coming Messiah, could not enter into the vision of God until Christ died and descended. As the Catechism explains, “In his human soul united to his divine person, the dead Christ went down to the realm of the dead. He opened heaven’s gates for the just who had gone before him” (CCC 637).
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You may have heard priests or devout Catholics…

You may have heard priests or devout Catholics say something like, “If only people knew what was happening at Mass, they’d be more willing to go.” That may be true, but in this video, Fr. Mike also gets to the more practical—and painfully direct—heart of the matter. He points out that the heart of worship is sacrifice, and ultimately it’s not about how engaged or entertained we are. Mass isn’t about us; it’s about God and what he asks of us.
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Watch “Jesus Our Eucharistic Love” – Motivation to Go to Catholic Mass by @fathermikeschmitz & @ascensionpress (LINK IN BIO).
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📷: @thecatholicrose
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“Recognize in this bread what hung on th…

“Recognize in this bread what hung on the cross, and in this chalice what flowed from His side… whatever was in many and varied ways announced beforehand in the sacrifices of the Old Testament pertains to this one sacrifice which is revealed in the New Testament.”
—from the writings of St. Augustine, Sermon 3, 2; circa A.D. 410 {original translation}
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