Hi everyone! I’d like to introduce you to Edu, a nine year old boy who has been fighting childhood leukemia for almost half of his life.
Edu has had leukemia since he was five. He is unable to attend school due to his illness, but still enjoys many activities kids his age participate in, such as playing Fortnite and walking his dog, Oakley.
His parents have found an experimental treatment in Washington D.C., and could use any monetary support to help Edu keep fighting leukemia.
If you are unable to donate, we ask that you please keep Edu and his family in your prayers, as we are all praying to God that the experimental treatment will provide Edu with the strength to keep up his courageous battle. Thank you for for all of your support, both spiritual and monetary.
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“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action.”
This nearly mirrors the Little Flower’s famous saying, “We must do small things with great love.” When we put this into practice with our family members, it may well involve doing the petty, grievous things, such as getting a child a glass of water or bringing in the newspaper for our spouse. But these acts, when done with kindness and true charity, multiply so that the home is filled with harmony and love.
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A woman in Michigan spotted this car on the road. It says “Single dad of 3 needs Kidney, Type O, (586) 298-4234.”
Let’s pray and hope someone steps up to help this single parent in need. If so, we will setup a #GoFundMe to cover all travel expenses, time needed to recover, and most importantly as a way to say THANK YOU for helping this single parent!🙏💕
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
“Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.” -St. Vincent de Paul
“If we look forward to receiving God’s mercy, we can never fail to do good so long as we have the strength. For if we share with the poor, out of love for God, whatever he has given to us, we shall receive according to his promise a hundredfold in eternal happiness. What a fine profit, what a blessed reward! With outstretched arms he begs us to turn toward him, to weep for our sins, and to become the servants of love, first for ourselves, then for our neighbors. Just as water extinguishes a fire, so love wipes away sin.” -St. John of God
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Joszef Cardinal Mindszenty, the courageous defender of the Church during the Communist occupation of Hungary, had an exceptionally strong affection for motherhood. In his book, The Mother, he penned an eloquent tribute to all mothers, emphasizing their particular closeness to God: “The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral—a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation… What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this; to be a mother?”
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‼️Must Read‼️ I was speechless while reading this.
– “I have to admit, I always wondered what this part of Psalm 23 meant. I thought “He anoints my head with oil” was figurative language for God keeping the Psalmist healthy. I never knew this parallel.
Anoint my head with oil “Sheep can get their head caught in briers and die trying to get untangled. There are horrid little flies that like to torment sheep by laying eggs in their nostrils which turn into worms and drive the sheep to beat their head against a rock, sometimes to death. Their ears and eyes are also susceptible to tormenting insects. So the shepherd anoints their whole head with oil. Then there is peace. That oil forms a barrier of protection against the evil that tries to destroy the sheep. Do you have times of mental torment? Do the worrisome thoughts invade your mind over and over? Do you beat your head against a wall trying to stop them? Have you ever asked God to anoint your head with oil? He has an endless supply! His oil protects and makes it possible for you to fix your heart, mind, and eyes on Him today and always! There is peace in the valley! May our good good Father anoint your head with oil today so that your cup overflows with blessings! God is good and He is faithful!!”’
Via @vivyanhamo 🕊🇻🇦
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“As I sat with Andrew this morning, watching him sleeping while recovering from his surgery, I was overcome by a wide range of emotions. He was, for a few minutes, the two-year-old I took to the hospital for stitches on Christmas Day when he cut his forehead. Then he was my high school senior who split his chin during the championship match at a wrestling tournament and I had to take to the ER for stitches. Then he was my son, now a man, who with great courage and a lot of grace, came back from the edge of death and while still working so get back to 100%, contains the strength, hope, and love that have made me a proud father for the past 24 years. I am so very grateful for him and for all my children. I am blessed with a wonderful friend and lover who has been so strong through this journey. And I have been supported by the prayers of so many of you. If I never make another penny in this world, I will die a very rich man. Thank you everyone. May you be filled with the same joy I am feeling right now.”
—John Kevin Beaulieu
PLEASE KEEP THEM IN YOUR PRAYERS 🙏❤️
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In fine, “thy name, O Mother of God, is filled with divine graces and blessings,” as St. Methodius says. So much so, that St. Bonaventure declares, “that thy name, O Mary, cannot be pronounced without bringing some grace to him who does so devoutly.”. . grant, O Lady, that we may often remember to name thee with love and confidence; for this practice either shows the possession of divine grace, or else is a pledge that we shall soon recover it.
On the other hand, Thomas a Kempis affirms “that the devils fear the Queen of heaven to such a degree, that only on hearing her great name pronounced, they fly from him who does so as from a burning fire.” The Blessed Virgin herself revealed to St. Bridget “that there is not on earth a sinner, however devoid he may be of the love of God, from whom the devil is not obliged immediately to fly, if he invokes her holy name with a determination to repent.” On another occasion she repeated the same thing to the saint, saying, “that all the devils venerate and fear her name to such a degree, that on hearing it they immediately loosen the claws with which they hold the soul captive.” Our Blessed Lady also told St. Bridget, “that in the same way as the rebel angels fly from sinners who invoke the name of Mary, so also do the good angels approach nearer to just souls who pronounce her name with devotion.”
Via @edvizenor 🕊🇻🇦
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“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
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“First, I want to thank @tomasravaioli for agreeing to do these videos for me. On my last post, there were some skeptics. So, I asked Father Tomas to please send me something to put their minds at ease about him still being in Papua New Guinea, and for those who can and want to donate.
I am the one who asked him how we could donate to help these adorable children.
He and I are in different time zones. In PNG it is a little after 9:00 am on September 12th, and where I am it is after 6:00 pm and still September 11th!
Father had to leave PNG a few years back due to his own health reasons, but came back once well to continue his mission there.
Since I posted about this this morning, over $1200.00 more has been raised to help the people in PNG bringing the total to $1430.00. That is almost halfway to their goal!
There are 2 ways to donate, one is in my bio and the other is in my highlights from my stories. One is for medical, and the other is to go toward them purchasing a sawmill that will help them with their building needs.
If you can’t or don’t want to donate, then please just remember them in your prayers.
Thanks again @tomasravaioli for being so understanding and putting others minds at ease. ….and…. a BIG thank you to all of you for your prayers and donations. God bless 🙏🏻”
Via @catholicconvert 🕊🇻🇦
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We praise You for all Your gifts to us. In a special way, we thank You for Friar Roberto.
Bless him always in Your love. Bless us too, Holy Father, and this food with which we celebrate. Help us all to praise You and give You glory Through Jesus Christ our lord. Amen.
Praise God for the life of friar Roberto!🙌🎂
Via @aigrejacatolica 🕊🇻🇦
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