Post by: @andeduguecri
“About two years ago at St John’s I saw someone I hadn’t seen at mass before and thought I’d introduce myself. Upon getting closer and adjusting my glasses to the absolute Vision from God before me, I completely forgot how to use the English language and proceeded to try and convey that Jesus was the best and stuff. Thereby producing the most awkward conversation I had ever had in my life… She still remembers that conversation… and I’m still dumbfounded by her and how Great our God is. Psalms 66:19-20”
#CatholicConnect #TheDatingProject #Dating #RelationshipGoals #Relationship #Catholic #Catholicism #Mass (at St. John Catholic Student Center at Oklahoma State)
I caught my cute little boys playing #Mass #Catholicism #Boys #CorpusChristi 🙏❤️🕊🇻🇦
“Christian marriage, like the other sacraments, whose purpose is to sanctify people, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God,” is in itself a liturgical action glorifying God in Jesus Christ and in the Church.” -St. Pope John Paul II
Via @patricknovecosky 🕊🇻🇦
Letter to father Agostino, of (March 12, 1913)
“… my father, listen to our sweet Jesus’ complaints: “My love for men is repaid with so much ingratitude! Those people would have offended me less if I had loved them less. My father doesn’t want to tolerate them anymore. I would like to stop loving them, but… (And here Jesus kept silent and, afterward taken aback) but my heart is made for loving! The tired men don’t try to overcome the temptations. Rather these men enjoy their iniquities. The souls I love more than the other’s when they suffer a temptation, when they don’t succeed in withstanding. The weak souls are dismayed and desperate. The strong souls trust Jesus. They leave me alone at night and in the morning in Church. They don’t take care of the sacrament of the altar; they don’t speak of this sacrament of love anymore; also, the people who do speak of the sacrament do it with so much indifference and coldness. My Heart has been forgotten; nobody cares for my love; I am always saddened. My house has become a theatre of plays for a lot of people; even my priests that I have always protected carefully, that I have loved as the apple of my eye; they should comfort my sorrowful heart; they should help me in the redemption of the souls, instead…. Who would believe it? I receive ingratitude from them. I see, my Son, a lot of them that… (Here he stopped, sobs tightened his throat, he wept) that under false semblance they betray me with sacrilegious communions, stamping on the light and the strength that I continually give them… “.
-Epistolary I (1910-1922) PADRE PIO DA PIETRELCINA: a cura di Melchiorre da Pobladura e Alessandro da Ripabottoni – Edizioni “Padre Pio da Pietrelcina” Convento S.Maria delle Grazie San Giovanni Rotondo – FG
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One night Padre Pio was sitting alone absorbed in prayer in a room at the convent when an old man entered and sat next to him: “I looked at him but never thought of how he managed to get in the friary at that hour. I asked him, ‘Who are you? What do you want?’ The man answered, ‘Padre Pio, I am Pietro di Mauro, nicknamed Precoco. I died in this friary [in a fire] on September 18, 1908, in room number 4. I am still in Purgatory, and I need a Mass to free my soul from it. God has given me permission to come to you and ask for your prayers.’ After I had listened to his story, I said, ‘You can rest assured that I will celebrate Mass tomorrow for your liberation.’ ” Padre Pio reported: “I was agitated. I told the superior Father Paolino da Casacalenda what had happened and asked to celebrate the Mass for Pietro.” Father Paolino gave the permission and later went to consult the registry at City Hall. In that date, a fire had killed a man with that name.
Via @franciscanmissionaries 🕊🇻🇦
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TO KNEEL OR NOT TO KNEEL?
What the newest little saints of the Catholic Church teach us about respect for the Eucharist:
1 Corinthians 11:27-29
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself.
1 Cor. 11:27-30 – thus, if we partake of the Eucharist unworthily, we are guilty of literally murdering the body of Christ, and risking physical consequences to our bodies. This is overwhelming evidence for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. These are unjust penalties if the Eucharist is just a symbol.
Luke 22:19, 1 Cor. 11:24-25 – Jesus commands the apostles to “do this,” that is, offer the Eucharistic sacrifice, in remembrance of Him.
Luke 14:15 – blessed is he who eats this bread in the kingdom of God, on Earth and in Heaven.
Filmed at exact location of apparition! Via @instahomilay
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Go to Mass EVERY SUNDAY. Strive to meet more than the minimum requirements.
If a man loves his wife he would try and be with her as often as possible and vice versa, not just twice a month. If we say we love God but don’t try to be with Him at least 2 hours out of 168 a week is that really love?
Out of 720 hours a month let’s try and be with God at least 8 hours a month and start getting involved in your local parish activities. The catholic church needs you! Wishing everyone a very blessed 2018!! Praying for all of you!🙏💒🕊🇻🇦
“On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body. Family needs or important social service can legitimately excuse from the obligation of Sunday rest. The faithful should see to it that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health.” —Catechism 2185
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“I see all my children who come to the altar, as if in a mirror. I tell Mary: Here are the children of your Son.” -St. Padre Pio
“All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; but the Mass is the sacrifice of God for man.” -St. John Vianney, Cure d’Ars
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A lot of misinformed people think that the priest is “re-sacrificing” Christ on the altar at each Mass. But, in fact, the same Last Supper is being “re-PRESENTED” to us, through time and space, at the altar. It’s like the sun coming up each morning. The sun which we see each dawn is not a new sun; rather, it is the same sun that has been there all along, but has been hidden to us, due to the curvature of the earth. It is, however, re-presented to us each day, just like the Eucharist is re-presented to us each day, as our daily bread from heaven. It’s a wonderful thing to be present at the same Last Supper that the apostles were at! This is the whole meaning of the Greek term “anamnesis” that Jesus used at the Last Supper – “Do THIS in remembrance (anamnesis) of me.” Anamnesis means to make a past sacrifice present today. This is EXACTLY how the Jews view their Passover meal – “WE are being freed from slavery TONIGHT!” It’s important to know that the word “remember” in the Bible doesn’t mean to just think about a past event. “REMEMBER TO KEEP HOLY THE LORD’S DAY” doesn’t mean to roll over on Sunday and remember, “Oh yeah, it’s the Lord’s Day,” and then do nothing else. “REMEMBER TO KEEP HOLY THE LORD’S DAY” means to go and be present with the Lord in His Church! When the good thief on the cross told Jesus to “Remember me in your Kingdom,” he didn’t mean for Jesus to get to heaven and say, “I remember that thief on the cross. Too bad about him!” No, “Remember me in your Kingdom” is a statement that meant that the good thief was to be present with the Lord in Heaven. And when someone says to “remember your wife on her birthday,” one had better do more than just remember her birthday mentally and do nothing else. No, you better celebrate and do something physically with her!
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People 👏 need 👏 to 👏 stop 👏 clapping 👏during 👏 Mass 👏
Does this happen in your parish?