Michael’s Communion Session 🙏🏼 @beautybymariam // @ashleythomasphotography
The Church teaches that the communion we enter into with the Lord Jesus is not meant to last only as long as it takes our body to digest the sacred host; rather, our communion is supposed to continue in all our actions throughout the day. In short, the reception of the Lord Jesus in the Eucharist is meant to lead to a truly Eucharistic Life, one in which Jesus in the Eucharist becomes the source, summit, root and center of a person’s existence.
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Reckless Love – Cory Asbury (singing with @emilydolan_ 💕🎸🎤) 🎥 @laurencostabile // @eguino13 || @theboscobeats ||
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Join us in praying for @carlyrosewalker ❤️🙏 || Below is the message she wrote:
“Thank you all so much for your prayers and for all of the wonderful support you have given us. Unfortunately, we have received more hard news and need your prayers even more. At the follow-up appointment with our neurosurgeon, we were told that the tumor is worse than originally thought and that I have brain cancer that will need further treatment.
I will be starting radiation and chemotherapy at MD Anderson in July, and the treatment will last between 6-12 months. At this time, there is no cure for this cancer and the statistics of reoccurrence are unfavorable. But nobody knows what the future holds. For all of us, each day is a gift and our Lord is able to do all things.
There is much hope in the research and advancements that are being done at MD Anderson. The goal is to cure cancer. While this calling is critically important and life changing, literally life saving, it isn’t our ultimate hope.
This world is not our home. Suffering exists here because we are made for heaven. We are all broken in some way. Our hope is in Jesus.
I’m so grateful for my life with Kaleb. I want to be here for my girls. I want to watch them grow. I want to teach them to know Jesus and to know their identity of being a beloved daughter of God. I want them to know their worth, the inherent worth of each person and the deep and unwavering love of Jesus. But above all, I want to do God’s will.
Thank you for all of our family, friends, community members and doctors. I know I am not alone. Above all, I want to be a saint. Our mother Mary loves us and intercedes for us. She takes our prayers to her son, Jesus, who loves us so much.
If you know of any blessed saints that are waiting on a miracle for canonization, we would love to know about them and have them intercede on our behalf.
Please pray for our family as we travel the path laid before us. We will fight, we will hope and we will trust in Jesus.
I love each of you.”
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Another person once remarked : “Some years ago, I had a heart attack. The doctors recommended I undergo surgery to improve my condition. I entered the hospital at once. It was in June 1991. During the surgery, the doctors did a quadruple bypass. When I awoke from the anesthesia, my leg and right arm were paralyzed. I was really discouraged. After awhile, my faith returned and I began to pray to Padre Pio for help. I pleaded with him for three days. On the third day, as I was finishing my prayer, despite being surrounded by other patients, I noticed something significant. I caught a whiff of an overwhelming aroma of flowers. When the perfumed aroma faded, I felt a sensation in my right leg. I knew at once my prayers had been answered.”
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“You must know that when you ‘hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many—on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!” -Saint Bernardine of Siena
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“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.” -Pope Saint Pius X
🎁📿 Remember that Father’s Day is June 17! When was the last time you got your dad/husband a Rosary, if ever? Order now and have it on time!😍🙏
Via @thecatholicwoodworker 🕊🇻🇦
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“Many, many people hereabouts are not becoming Christians for one reason only: there is nobody to make them Christians.” -St. Francis Xavier
@bishopbarron was recently invited to speak at the Google headquarters (aka the Googleplex) in Mountain View, CA. He addressed a room full of Google and YouTube employees on how religion doesn’t shut down the questing intellect, but in fact opens up our minds, causing us to seek the fulfillment of our deepest longings.
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“The Gospel calls us to be close to the poor and forgotten, and to give them real hope.” -Pope Francis
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Bartolo Longo, born in Naples in 1841, drifted so far away from God and his religious upbringing that he eventually became a satanic priest. When satanic forces were tormenting him, his family, who had never stopped praying for him, convinced him to make a good confession. He did and was helped by a priest who encouraged him to become devoted to the rosary. In 1870, he became a third order Dominican and chose to live a life of penance in reparation for all the sins he committed as a satanic priest. One day, nearing succumbing to despair for all the sins he had committed, he was inspired to remember Mary’s promise to help all those who encouraged others to pray the rosary. So began a mission to promote the rosary and to restore the ruined chapel of Pompeii. Many conversions and miraculous cures took place as people became devoted to the rosary and pledged to build a new shrine in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary. In 1980, Pope John Paul II beatified Bartolo Longo calling him “the man of the Madonna” and the “Apostle of the Rosary.”
Bartolo Longo, despite your sinful past you changed your ways and embraced our almighty God, pray for us miserable sinners that we may follow your example. Turn us from our wicked ways and through your intercession let us embrace the One, Holy, and Apostolic Catholic Church so that we may once again be reunited as a family in Heaven. Bartolo Longo, pray for us!
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Remembered by some as harsh, some as kind, some as compassionate, and some as staunch, Padre Pio was a strong-minded priest who didn’t tolerate sin at all, be it even in thoughts, words, or one’s attire. He took confessions day and night, and immediately caught hold of those that didn’t confess all their sins. Even if it was something as small as going to a disco, or gossiping, or wearing short-length clothes!
Among the many other divinely gifts, Padre Pio also had the gift of mysticism. In 1947, he took the confession of a young Polish priest named Karol Józef Wojtyła and told him that one day he would ascend to “the highest post in the Church though further confirmation is needed.” That priest later became known to the world as Pope John Paul II.
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