It is contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer or die needlessly. It is likewise unworthy to spend money on them that should as a priority go to the relief of human misery. One can love animals; one should not direct to them the affection due only to persons.
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Please keep our little warrior Edu in your prayers! He is undergoing a transplant tomorrow to continue his battle agaisnt leukemia. 🙏❤️
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From Sinner to Saint!🙏
When St. Moses converted and began to live alone in his cell, his sinful youth haunted him and would not leave him in peace. The devil attacked him with lustful thoughts and sleepless nights. He spent years fighting the demons of his past. Adjusting to his new disciplined Christian life was the hardest battle this former gang leader ever undertook.
“It is easy to find truth, though it is hard to face it, and harder still to follow it.” -Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
That morning Juan Diego was headed to Mass. As he walked along Tepeyac Hill, he began to hear beautiful strains of music, and he saw a beautiful lady, who called his name: “Juanito, Juan Dieguito.” He approached, and she said, “Know for certain, least of my sons, that I am the perfect and perpetual Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, the true God, through whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near and far, the Master of Heaven and earth. It is my earnest wish that a temple be built here to my honor. Here I will demonstrate, I will manifest, I will give all my love, my compassion, my help and my protection to the people. I am your merciful mother, the merciful mother of all of you who live united in this land, and of all mankind, of all those who love me, of those who cry to me, of those who seek me, and of those who have confidence in me. Here I will hear their weeping, their sorrow, and will remedy and alleviate all their multiple sufferings, necessities, and misfortunes.”
Juan Diego asked our Blessed Mother her name. She responded in his native language of Nahuatl, “Tlecuatlecupe,” which means “the one who crushes the head of the serpent” (a clear reference to Genesis 3:15 and perhaps to the prominent symbol of the Aztec religion).
Juan Diego proceeded again to Bishop Zumarraga’s house. After waiting a while for an audience, he repeated the message to the bishop and opened his tilma to present the roses. The bishop saw not only the beautiful flowers but also the beautiful image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Bishop Zumarraga wept at the sight of the Blessed Mother and asked forgiveness for doubting.
Today, Juan Diego’s tilma is Mexico’s most popular religious symbol. Unlike any painting, it shows no sketching, or any sign of outline drawn to permit an artist to produce it. The very method to produce it is still not known. It can be seen today in a large basilica built to house up to 10,000 people.
only eight years after the apparition, almost nine million Indians had converted with the help of a small group of Franciscans.
“God intervenes by means of his own Mother…to allow every human being to become a participating part of [her Son].
A testimony of Mother Angelica posted by @ncregister:
“My first exposure to Mother came during the late 1980s-early 1990s, when I served as the editor of the TV supplement of a large Massachusetts newspaper. We would receive press releases on programming from the Eternal Word Television Network, a fledgling Catholic network that was trying to make a go of it. I noticed that it was the only Catholic network amid a sea of Evangelical televangelist programs.
My second meeting with Mother Angelica came in the mid-1990s, when my wife and I were part of a group of families at our parish that undertook a successful petition to have EWTN added to our basic cable television system. We believed that EWTN should be allowed to counteract the poison of so much bad content on network and cable TV. We believed EWTN was good for families. And we were right.
My next encounter with Mother, and the most personal and profound, came after reading her biography by Raymond Arroyo. Dealing with a years-long, painful back condition, I read of her incredible suffering and her faith-filled response to it. And God, in his mercy, provided me with such comfort — and grace. This led me to a period of prayer that I don’t think I’ve since been able to match.
I always come back to Mother’s response to suffering when I encounter it in my own life. She taught me about pain and sacrifice, prayer and perseverance. She taught me what it was to be loyal to the God who inspired her and carried her. They are lessons I’ll never forget.
So my question to you is this: Have you had a “meeting moment” with Mother Angelica that changed you in some way? Please tell us in the comments below.”
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“So your strength is failing you? Why don’t you tell your mother about it?…Mother! Call her with a loud voice. She is listening to you; she sees you in danger, perhaps, and she–your holy mother Mary–offers you, along with the grace of her son, the refuge of her arms, the tenderness of her embrace…and you will find yourself with added strength for the new battle.”
—Saint Josemaria Escriva