Category: Christianity

Ted Bundy was one of the worst serial killers …

Ted Bundy was one of the worst serial killers in history. On the night of January 15, 1978, at 3:00 am, Bundy murdered two girls in the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University – he entered a third room, but fled when he saw a girl clutching a rosary in her hands. Later the girl explained that she had promised her grandmother to pray the rosary every night when she went to bed, even if she fell asleep while praying. Years later, when Bundy was awaiting his execution, he asked for a priest. The priest, Fr. Esper, asked him what happened that night. Bundy said he intended to murder the girl, but “some mysterious power prevented him.”
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We know nothing about the inside of our neighb…

We know nothing about the inside of our neighbor’s heart, and hence, we refuse to forgive. Jesus knew the heart inside out, and because He did know, He forgave. Take any scene of action, let five people look upon it, and you will get five different stories of what happened. No one of them sees all sides. Our Lord does, and that is why He forgives. Why is it that we can find excuses for our anger against our neighbor, yet we refuse to admit the same excuses when our neighbor is angry with us? We say others would forgive us if they understood us perfectly, and that the only reason they are angry with us is because “they do not understand.” Why is not that ignorance reversible? Can we not be as ignorant of their motives, as we say they are ignorant of ours? Does not our refusal to find an excuse for their hatred tacitly mean that, under similar circumstances, we ourselves will be unfit to be forgiven? Ignorance of ourselves is another reason for forgiving others. Unfortunately it is ourselves we know least; our neighbor’s sins, weaknesses, and failures we know a thousand times better than our own. Criticism of others may be bad, but it is want of self-criticism which is worse.
–Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, Victory Over Vice
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“Let your religion be less of a theory and mor…

“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.” -G.K. Chesterton
Prayer To Be Sustained in Faith
Lord, sustain faith within us
and make us ever loyal to Christ.
Let your church be the sign of salvation
for all the nations of the world.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.
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#HolySaturday Teach us, we ask You, humility o…

Teach us, we ask You, humility of heart so we may be counted among the little ones of the Gospel, to whom the Father promised to reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Help us to pray without ceasing, certain that God knows what we need even before we ask Him. Obtain for us the eyes of faith that will be able to recognize right away in the poor and suffering the Face of Jesus.
Sustain us in the hour of the combat and of the trial and, if we fall, make us experience the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness. Grant us your tender devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage toward the blessed homeland, where we hope to arrive in order to contemplate forever the glory of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Concerning the Mass, Padre Pio said: “It would be easier for the world to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”
And Padre Pio the spiritual director advises us in this way: “The field of battle between God and Satan is the human soul. This is where it takes place every moment of our lives. The soul must give free access to our Lord and be completely fortified by Him with every kind of weapon. His light must illuminate it to fight the darkness of error. We must put on Jesus Christ, His truth and justice, the shield of faith, the word of God to overcome such powerful enemies. To put on Jesus Christ we must die to ourselves. Let us humble ourselves and confess that if God were not our armour and shield, we would be pierced by all kinds of sins. That is why we must live in God by persevering in our practices, and learn to serve Him at our own expense.”
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Cross walk New York City 🗽☦️✝️ What happened …

Cross walk New York City 🗽☦️✝️ What happened on the first Good Friday? Quite a number of things. During the night, Jesus had been arrested and taken before the high priests Annas and Caiaphas. It was during this time that Peter denied him.
According to the gospels, Jesus:
-Was taken before Pilate in the morning
-Sent to Herod
-Returned to Pilate
Was mocked and beaten
-Saw Barabbas released in his stead
-Was crowned with thorns
-Was condemned to death
-Carried the crushing burden of his cross
-Told the weeping women what would happen in the future
-Was crucified between two thieves
-Forgave those who crucified him
-Entrusted the Virgin Mary to the beloved disciple
-Assured the good thief of his salvation
-Said his famous seven last words
Cried out and died
In addition:
-There was darkness over the land
-There was an earthquake
-The veil of the temple was torn in two
-Many saints of the Old Testament period were raised
-A soldier pierced Christ’s side and blood and water flowed out
-Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body
-He was buried in Joseph’s own tomb
-A guard was set over the tomb
-All Jesus’ friends and family grieved at his death
If you’d like to read the gospel accounts themselves, get your Bible out and go to:
Matthew 27:1-66
Mark 15:1-47
Luke 23:1-56
John 18:28-19:42
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On this day we remember when Jesus dies on the…

On this day we remember when Jesus dies on the cross to save us from sin and give us eternal life. The priest reads the passion of Christ in the liturgy of the Adoration of the Cross. On this day Holy Mass is not celebrated. In the churches, the images are covered with a purple cloth like the crucifix and the tabernacle is open as a sign that Jesus is not there. The purple color in the liturgy of the Church means mourning. The image of the Virgin is dressed in black as a sign of mourning for the death of her Son. How can we live this day? This day the Church commands to keep fasting and abstinence. It is customary to pray the Way of the Cross and meditate on the Seven Words of Jesus on the cross. Participate in the Liturgy of Adoration of the Cross with much love, respect and devotion. It is about accompanying Jesus in his suffering. At three in the afternoon, we remember the crucifixion of Jesus praying the Creed.
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Holy Heart of Jesus, Sweet Sanctuary of rest, …

Holy Heart of Jesus, Sweet Sanctuary of rest,
bring peace to my soul and settle my spirit,
especially in the matter of_________________.
I vow to place all of my worries and fears
into the wound of your Sacred Heart,
there to be tended to in accordance with your perfect will,
which desires only the best and highest good.
Your love alone is enough, and I surrender to it;
clinging to the hope of a swift resolution
and trusting with confidence in all of your promises.
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St. John the Evangelist, “the disciple whom Je…

St. John the Evangelist, “the disciple whom Jesus loved”, also referred to as the Apostle of Charity, is the patron saint of love, loyalty, friendship, and authors. The “beloved disciple” was the only one of the twelve disciples who did not abandon his Master during the Passion, keeping vigil at the cross with Mary.
It is St. John who is thought to be the “Beloved Disciple”, the Apostle who is referred to as the one “whom Jesus loved” six times in the Gospel of St. John (John 13:23, 19:26, 20:2, 21:7, 21:20, 21:24).
What can we learn from this beloved disciple of Jesus? He is certainly a model of true friendship and devotion. From what is revealed in sacred Scripture we know that John was present at key events in Jesus’ life: many miracles, including the Transfiguration, the institution of the Eucharist, the Lord’s Crucifixion, and the discovery of the Resurrection. It is said that John was “reclined at the bosom of the Lord” during the Last Supper, and was the disciple who ultimately asked Christ who his betrayer would be.

Prayer to Saint John the Evangelist🙏🕊🇻🇦
O Glorious Saint John, you were so loved by Jesus that you merited to rest your head upon his breast, and to be left in his place as a son to Mary. Obtain for us an ardent love for Jesus and Mary. Let me be united with them now on earth and forever after in heaven. AMEN.
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Let us pray and wish a blessed #happybirthday …

Let us pray and wish a blessed #happybirthday to Father Baba Padre Saimon who turned 106 years young this week with 80 years of #priesthood. He is the oldest #priest in the Catholic church in #Tanzania. He is now living in the Mpanda Diocese in Tanzania resting and still doing some #ministry work from a #retirement home for the #religious and #priests.
80 years of faithful ministry in #Africa. A true faithful servant of Christ!
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He got into a boat and his disciples followed …

He got into a boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm.The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this, whom even the winds and the sea obey?” Matthew 8:23-27
Just like Jesus’s disciples, we are sometimes vulnerable to our human weakness. During life’s storms, we might find ourselves faltering and failing. We become afraid and we rely on earthly solutions instead of spiritual answers to fix our problems.
The miracle of Jesus calming the storm at sea reminds us to grow faith in God. As long as we believe in the power of God and his unwavering love for us, we can weather any storm and overcome upheavals that come our way.
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