A question to St. Josemaría Escrivá:
“Father, what is your advice to a newlywed couple seeking holiness?”
“First, love each other very much, in accordance with God’s law. Second, don’t be afraid of life; love each other’s defects as long as they don’t offend God; and, for the wife: don’t neglect the way you look, because you’re no longer your own! You’ve been told, and you know it’s true, that you belong to your husband, and he belongs to you. Don’t let anyone steal him from you!
He is a soul who should go to Heaven with you, and what’s more, who should give real Christian quality, and human quality, to the children God sends you. Pray together. Not a lot, but a little every day. When you forget, he can remind you, and when he forgets, you remind him. Don’t scold him when he does something wrong, and don’t nag.”
-St. Josemaría, Colegio Tabancura, Chile, July 1974
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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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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
-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:
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Please help us pray for Fr. Armando Brédice, he was an altar boy of Saint Padre Pio! #RIP 🙏❤️🕊
As a young priest, Father Armando wanted to carry out his mission in Africa although God had different plans for him. He was sent to Brazil and shortly before his death he acclaimed, “living here for all these years only makes me feel love in my heart for everything I’ve done. Everything passes, except love, "the priest said in an interview with the newspaper Correio Braziliense.
"I will be in this work until God wills, because I gave my life to Christ and, until my last moment and breathing, I will dedicate myself to Him,” he added.
Fr. Armando Brédice has passed away yesterday, at 100 years old. He is one of the two centenarian fathers in the Archdiocese of Brasília, Brazil. The other one is Father Guibaldo Orestes. They both are Italian but have been in Brazil for a very long time.
Father Armando Brédice, the Brazilian community loved and continues to love you! Thank you for giving your life to Christ, may He welcome you into His kingdom! 🕊
Eternal rest grant unto Fr. Armando Brédice, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
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This is the schenkenberger family. This is Lori, her husband Steve, and their 5 sons. Last year on a normal day, their lives were forever changed when Steve was hit while riding his bike. ✨
Lori and i met about 7 years ago, right when we both were pregnant. And we were pregnant a few more times together. They lived in our hood for a bit, and our kids were always playing together. Always. ✨
Today, we lift up Lori in prayer. We pray for her continued strength as she cares for her husband and their five sons. While she manages a household on her own. We pray for the boys. We pray for Steve. We ask God for a miracle. We ask you to please pray for them. Please consider helping financially, in addition to your prayers.
Link: http://steveschenkenberger.com/steves-story/ ✨
Please pray. Please comment. Please donate. Please repost.
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Padre Pio told Fra Alberto of another apparition of a soul from Purgatory which also occurred around the same time. He said:
One evening, when I was absorbed in prayer in the choir of the little church I was shaken and disturbed by the sound of footsteps, and candles and flower vases being moved on the main altar. Thinking that someone must be there, I called out, “Who is it?”
No one answered. Returning to prayer, I was again disturbed by the same noises. In fact, this time I had the impression that one of the candles, which was in front of the statue of Our Lady of Grace, had fallen. Wanting to see what was happening on the altar, I stood up, went close to the grate and saw, in the shadow of the light of the Tabernacle lamp, a young confrere doing some cleaning. I yelled out, “What are you doing in the dark?” The little friar answered, “I am cleaning.”
“You clean in the dark?” I asked. “Who are you?”
The little friar said, ‘I am a Capuchin novice, who spends his time of Purgatory here. I am in need of prayers.’ and then he disappeared,“
Padre Pio stated that he immediately began praying for him as requested, and it is not known if he had any further dealings with this particular soul. However, in regards souls in Purgatory it is very interesting to note that later in life Padre Pio once said that ‘As many souls of the dead come up this road [to the monastery] as that of the souls of the living.” Without a doubt, many souls from Purgatory visited Padre Pio seeking his prayers, sacrifices and sufferings to obtain their release.
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“I don’t understand how you can call yourself a Christian and lead such an idle, useless life. Have you forgotten Christ’s life of toil? May your behavior and your conversation be such that everyone who sees or hears you can say: This man reads the life of Jesus Christ” –St. Josemaría Escrivá, The Way
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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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Jesus does not enter the water to be sanctified. No, the Holy One enters the water to sanctify. He empowers the water to become no longer just an outward sign, but a vehicle of the Holy Spirit bringing inner cleansing, rebirth, and transformation. Here Jesus institutes the sacrament of Christian baptism, something essentially different and greater than the baptism of John, which foreshadowed it.
Immediately after coming out of the water, the Spirit descends upon him in the form of a dove. Now another sacrament is instituted by Christ, the sacrament of confirmation or, as the Eastern churches call it, chrismation.
After Confirmation, we receive our mission and the power to carry it out. For being a “Christian” is not about just “getting saved.” It’s about sharing in Christ’s anointing to transform the world. The mission is an essential part of the package, not an option. That’s why we are called “Christians” or anointed ones. It is not just priests and religious who are supposed to make it happen. Every single one of us is called and anointed. And that’s why confirmation is one of the essential sacraments of initiation. Without it, one is not fully incorporated into the Church, which is a missionary community.
(Baptism of an infant in the Syro-Malabar Rite of the Catholic Church)
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