Category: love

Today’s #DigitalBibleStudy from Psalm 56…

Today’s #DigitalBibleStudy from Psalm 56:2-13 by Sister O’Maria reminds: “In God I Trust, I Shall Not Fear!” Pray to the Holy Spirit for the gift of fortitude to stand up for what is right and true regardless of who revolts. Why? Because God is Love. #LoveSavesLives. THIS is #WhyWeMarch this Friday, January 19 with @MarchforLife and friends in #WashingtonDC. You coming?

Read Psalm 56 yourself today • visit our previous post here at @OMariaMedia on the day’s #MassReadings.

God bless @SacredPrint for this lovely “Holy Spirit” pin – love love love it. LOVE saves lives

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From @onehailmaryatatime: “It is time for #fridayintroductions…

From @onehailmaryatatime:
“It is time for #fridayintroductions 🥁Pictured above are my greatest teachers… I have two brothers with #downsyndrome
Growing up people stared 👀a lot. So I have an idea of what it is like to feel different. My mother suffered the most, because she always had to explain why they were worthy of life.
Life is so much more than the mind or physical ability. It is about connection and living with heart. And they showed me how to put light in the hearts of other people. 💫”
P.S. The nicest and most loving person I have ever met is a person with down syndrome!
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“Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger or higher…

“Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger or higher or wider; nothing is more pleasant, nothing fuller, and nothing better in heaven or on earth, for love is born of God and cannot rest except in God, Who is above all created things.”
-Imitation of Christ
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When Jim McIngvale woke up on Sunday morning, his home was…

When Jim McIngvale woke up on Sunday morning, his home was filled with about two to three feet of floodwater. Once he was able to get out, the popular furniture store owner — better known as “Mattress Mack” — headed to work and saw the devastating damage and impact that Hurricane Harvey already had on Houston.

McIngvale said the community has always supported him in the toughest of times. In 2009, someone lit his warehouse on fire that resulted in millions of dollars’ worth of damage.

He said supporting Houstonians during this tragic time is his way of giving back. Currently, there are hundreds of adults and children at two of his stores.

McIngvale said he is providing free breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the evacuees.

“I was raised as a Catholic. I continued my Catholic faith throughout my life, trying to do the right thing and hopefully, you do the right thing and help people along the way,” McIngvale said. “Sitting in a perfectly normal house one day and then, 10 minutes later you’ve got three feet of water in it. So, it’s very stressful and we’re trying to help them out because they’ve done so much for us over the years,” McIngvale said.

He’s also, largely known for his philanthropy. He’s given to numerous charities. For more than 20 years, he’s donated rooms full of furniture to families in need for Christmas.

McIngvale has provided shelter to people once before. He helped hundreds of evacuees who fled New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina.

Currently there is a petition to make August 26 “Mattress Mack Day” in Houston which already has more than 100,000 signatures! After reaching its goal of 150,000 signatures the petition will be passed along to the City of Houston.

#CatholicConnect #GalleryFurniture #MattressMackDay #TexasStrong #HurricaneHarvey #Love (at Houston, Texas)

-The ONLY Christian church in existence for the first 1,000…

-The ONLY Christian church in existence for the first 1,000 years of Christian history was the Roman Catholic Church. All other Christian churches which exist today can trace their linage back to the Roman Catholic Church. Most non-Catholic churches which exist today are less than a century or two old by comparison.
-The Catholic Church consists of more than just the Roman Catholic Church. There are 22 Eastern Rites that are in full communion with Rome and although they go by different names, they are every bit as much a part of the Catholic Church.
-The Catholic Church is entirely responsible for the composition of the Bible, which books are included, as well as the breakup of the chapters and verses. Protestants have removed some books of the Bible because some of the verses were inconsistent with their theology. Martin Luther was a prime offender in this regard, removing Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach and Baruch. He also made an effort to remove James and Revelations, but this was rejected by his followers and those two books were kept. Catholics are often accused of “adding” the books, but despite this common belief, it is false. Older, pre-Protestant, Catholic translations of the Bible include them.
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Earlier this week @cbsnews shared a story about Iceland…

Earlier this week @cbsnews shared a story about Iceland completely ‘eradicating’ people with #downsyndrome from their population. According to the article, 100% of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome in Iceland are aborted. ????
The fact remains- expectant parents are being misled and misinformed about what life is like with Down Syndrome.
People with DS are not suffering. It is not a burden. These individuals are true GIFTS to our society.
One of our little friends would like to give you a glimpse ?
Via @21_connect ?
#CatholicConnect #dsawareness #downsyndromelove #downsyndromecutie #downsyndromerocks #downsyndromeawareness #inclusion #love

Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish priest who died as prisoner 16770…

Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish priest who died as prisoner 16770 in Auschwitz, on August 14, 1941. When a prisoner escaped from the camp, the Nazis selected 10 others to be killed by starvation in reprisal for the escape. One of the 10 selected to die, Franciszek Gajowniczek, began to cry: My wife! My children! I will never see them again! At this Maximilian Kolbe stepped forward and asked to die in his place. His request was granted…
The heroism of Father Kolbe went echoing through Auschwitz. In that desert of hatred he had sown love. A survivor Jozef Stemler later recalled: ‘In the midst of a brutalization of thought, feeling and words such as had never before been known, man indeed became a ravening wolf in his relations with other men. And into this state of affairs came the heroic self-sacrifice of Father Kolbe.’ Another survivor Jerzy Bielecki declared that Father Kolbe’s death was ‘a shock filled with hope, bringing new life and strength … It was like a powerful shaft of light in the darkness of the camp.’
The cell where Father Kolbe died is now a shrine. Maximilian Kolbe was beatified as Confessor by Paul VI in 1970, and canonized as Martyr by Pope John Paul II in 1981.
But what happened to Gajowniczek – the man Father Kolbe saved?
He died on March 13, 1995, at Brzeg in Poland, 95 years old – and 53 years after Kolbe had saved him. But he was never to forget the ragged monk. After his release from Auschwitz, Gajowniczek made his way back to his hometown, with the dream of seeing his family again. He found his wife but his two sons had been killed during the war.
Every year on August 14 he went back to Auschwitz. He spent the next five decades paying homage to Father Kolbe, honoring the man who died on his behalf.
Father Kolbe’s incredible deed is an inspiration for all mankind. His life serves as eulogy to the millions who perished in World War II. He did not leave his legacy as an ode to the past – rather as a beacon of hope to the future.
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“Do not forget that true love sets no conditions. It does not…

“Do not forget that true love sets no conditions. It does not calculate or complain, but simply loves.” -St. John Paul II
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