The Consecration of California to Our Blessed Mother! What a beautiful and meaningful experience, thank you @libuttiangelo for organizing everything! Thank you to the @kofc_official for leading the procession, to all the amazing speakers, and all the priests and laypeople that came out 😇🙏🕊❤️🇻🇦
“Let us live as the Blessed Virgin lived: loving God only, desiring God only, trying to please God only in all that we do.” -St. John Vianney
“…If we do what we have always done, what our fathers did before us, we cannot go wrong. Satan wants to destroy this prayer, but in this he will never succeed. The Rosary is the prayer of those who triumph over everything and everyone. It was Our Lady who taught us this prayer, just as it was Jesus who taught us the Our Father.” -St. Padre Pio
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Pray for the State of California, may this event bring upon them many graces. Through Mary to Jesus!
Hope to see you all there.
🗓This Saturday, (December 8)!
📍Saints Peter and Paul
515 W Opp St., Wilmington, CA 90744
🍕🌮 Free food for all!
🗣Famous Catholic Speakers
💒🙏 Great Bishops & Priests
Organizer: @libuttiangelo 📑
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4 days until the Consecration of California to Our Blessed Mother!
Join us for FREE and get to listen to some great Catholic speakers including:
Jesse Romero: Popular Catholic Author, Radio Host, Evangelist. Received his Master Degree in Catholic Theology from @franciscanuniversity.
@realpatrickcoffin: Top-rated Catholic radio show in America, @catholicanswers live, and has interviewed leaders from around the world including Cardinals, Presidents, Actors, Scientists, etc.
@rannahlynne: Founder of @stfrancisdeaf School for the Deaf which is a safe haven for Deaf students in the Nebbi Diocese (Northern Uganda).
Cailin Rose: Actress and Model, Founder of @catholic_teen_posts.
December 8, 2018 (Saturday)
Located at: Saints Peter and Paul in Wilmington CA.
10:00am – Teen Speakers
11:00am – Coffee break with cookies and donuts, then more speakers and music until 12:00pm,
12:00pm – Mass starts and will be ending at 1:30 pm,
1:30pm – Marian procession to the Waterfront Park (15 min walk),
1:45pm to 2:00pm – At this time the Priests will do a prayer for the Consecration of California and we will all walk to the St. Peter and Paul School (the closest place),
2:15pm – Food will be served
3:00pm to 6:00pm – Speakers along with food, coffee, and snacks will be available in these hours,
6:00pm – Concert for teens and adults.
This event has been fully financed by @libuttiangelo, please consider donating to this event. Our goal is to keep it free and open to all, your donation will make this possible for future years. 🙏❤️🕊🇻🇦
To Donate and For More Information Visit: www.ConsecrateCalifornia.com
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We Honor Our Blessed Mother🌹
“All generations will call me blessed”: “The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.” The Church rightly honors “the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title of ‘Mother of God,’ to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs… . This very special devotion … differs essentially from the adoration which is given to the incarnate Word and equally to the Father and the Holy Spirit, and greatly fosters this adoration."516 The liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and Marian prayer, such as the rosary, an "epitome of the whole Gospel,” express this devotion to the Virgin Mary.
The Most Blessed Virgin Mary, when the course of her earthly life was completed, was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven, where she already shares in the glory of her Son’s Resurrection, anticipating the resurrection of all members of his Body.
“Now, you heretic, you say (whoever you are who deny that God was born of the Virgin), that Mary, the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, cannot be called the Mother of God, but the Mother only of Christ and not of God—for no one, you say, gives birth to one older than herself. And concerning this utterly stupid argument … let us prove by divine testimonies both that Christ is God and that Mary is the Mother of God” (John Cassian, On the Incarnation of Christ Against Nestorius 2:2 [A.D. 429]).
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Christ … fulfills this prophetic office, not only by the hierarchy … but also by the laity. He accordingly both establishes them as witnesses and provides them with the sense of the faith [sensus fidei] and the grace of the word"
To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task of every preacher and of each believer.
Lay people also fulfill their prophetic mission by evangelization, “that is, the proclamation of Christ by word and the testimony of life.” For lay people, “this evangelization … acquires a specific property and peculiar efficacy because it is accomplished in the ordinary circumstances of the world.”
This witness of life, however, is not the sole element in the apostolate; the true apostle is on the lookout for occasions of announcing Christ by word, either to unbelievers … or to the faithful.
Lay people who are capable and trained may also collaborate in catechetical formation, in teaching the sacred sciences, and in use of the communications media.
“In accord with the knowledge, competence, and preeminence which they possess, [lay people] have the right and even at times a duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church, and they have a right to make their opinion known to the other Christian faithful, with due regard to the integrity of faith and morals and reverence toward their pastors, and with consideration for the common good and the dignity of persons.”
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“Let it be done to me according to your word…”
At the announcement that she would give birth to “the Son of the Most High” without knowing man, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary responded with the obedience of faith, certain that “with God nothing will be impossible”: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be [done] to me according to your word.” Thus, giving her consent to God’s word, Mary becomes the mother of Jesus. Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly, without a single sin to restrain her, she gave herself entirely to the person and to the work of her Son; she did so in order to serve the mystery of redemption with him and dependent on him, by God’s grace:
As St. Irenaeus says, “Being obedient she became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race.” Hence not a few of the early Fathers gladly assert…: “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by Mary’s obedience: what the virgin Eve bound through her disbelief, Mary loosened by her faith.” Comparing her with Eve, they call Mary “the Mother of the living” and frequently claim: “Death through Eve, life through Mary.”
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Who is The Holy Spirit? In brief…
“Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!”’ (Gal 4:6).
From the beginning to the end of time, whenever God sends his Son, he always sends his Spirit: their mission is conjoined and inseparable.
In the fullness of time the Holy Spirit completes in Mary all the preparations for Christ’s coming among the People of God. By the action of the Holy Spirit in her, the Father gives the world Emmanuel “God-with-us” (Mt 1:23).
The Son of God was consecrated as Christ (Messiah) by the anointing of the Holy Spirit at his Incarnation (cf. Ps 2:6-7).
By his Death and his Resurrection, Jesus is constituted in glory as Lord and Christ (cf. Acts 2:36). From his fullness, he poured out the Holy Spirit on the apostles and the Church.
The Holy Spirit, whom Christ the head pours out on his members, builds, animates, and sanctifies the Church. She is the sacrament of the Holy Trinity’s communion with men.
—Catechism of the Catholic Church 742-747
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“Christian optimism is not a sugary optimism, nor is it a mere human confidence that everything will turn out all right. It is an optimism that sinks its roots into an awareness of our freedom, and the sure knowledge of the power of grace. It is an optimism that leads us to make demands on ourselves, to struggle to respond at every moment to God’s call.”
—Saint Josemaria Escriva, Founder of @opusdei 🕊🇻🇦
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“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
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