A testimony of Mother Angelica posted by @ncregister:
“My first exposure to Mother came during the late 1980s-early 1990s, when I served as the editor of the TV supplement of a large Massachusetts newspaper. We would receive press releases on programming from the Eternal Word Television Network, a fledgling Catholic network that was trying to make a go of it. I noticed that it was the only Catholic network amid a sea of Evangelical televangelist programs.
My second meeting with Mother Angelica came in the mid-1990s, when my wife and I were part of a group of families at our parish that undertook a successful petition to have EWTN added to our basic cable television system. We believed that EWTN should be allowed to counteract the poison of so much bad content on network and cable TV. We believed EWTN was good for families. And we were right.
My next encounter with Mother, and the most personal and profound, came after reading her biography by Raymond Arroyo. Dealing with a years-long, painful back condition, I read of her incredible suffering and her faith-filled response to it. And God, in his mercy, provided me with such comfort — and grace. This led me to a period of prayer that I don’t think I’ve since been able to match.
I always come back to Mother’s response to suffering when I encounter it in my own life. She taught me about pain and sacrifice, prayer and perseverance. She taught me what it was to be loyal to the God who inspired her and carried her. They are lessons I’ll never forget.
So my question to you is this: Have you had a “meeting moment” with Mother Angelica that changed you in some way? Please tell us in the comments below.”
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“So your strength is failing you? Why don’t you tell your mother about it?…Mother! Call her with a loud voice. She is listening to you; she sees you in danger, perhaps, and she–your holy mother Mary–offers you, along with the grace of her son, the refuge of her arms, the tenderness of her embrace…and you will find yourself with added strength for the new battle.”
—Saint Josemaria Escriva
The Consecration of California to Our Blessed Mother! What a beautiful and meaningful experience, thank you @libuttiangelo for organizing everything! Thank you to the @kofc_official for leading the procession, to all the amazing speakers, and all the priests and laypeople that came out 😇🙏🕊❤️🇻🇦
“Let us live as the Blessed Virgin lived: loving God only, desiring God only, trying to please God only in all that we do.” -St. John Vianney
“…If we do what we have always done, what our fathers did before us, we cannot go wrong. Satan wants to destroy this prayer, but in this he will never succeed. The Rosary is the prayer of those who triumph over everything and everyone. It was Our Lady who taught us this prayer, just as it was Jesus who taught us the Our Father.” -St. Padre Pio
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WE DID IT! 🙏❤
Because whoever has God in first place will never be disappointed and His promises will be fulfilled. In recent days we received the news that we have waited for so long: I already have an appointment for my operation! It’s soooo soon: JANUARY 28, 2019, and I have to travel with my parents to the Shriners Hospital for Children in the US (specifically in Shreveport, Louisiana); the costs of my treatment are covered but the stay, meals and air tickets are at our expense. Now more than ever I need many generous hearts to join my cause in order to achieve it. THE MIRACLE IS NEAR! (If you want to make a contribution click on the link of @unmilagroparaamaia)
Vía her mom: @natyleona 🙏❤️
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“The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most blessed virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.” -Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
To become the mother of the Savior, Mary “was enriched by God with gifts appropriate to such a role.” The angel Gabriel at the moment of the annunciation salutes her as “full of grace”. In fact, in order for Mary to be able to give the free assent of her faith to the announcement of her vocation, it was necessary that she be wholly borne by God’s grace.
Through the centuries the Church has become ever more aware that Mary, “full of grace” through God, was redeemed from the moment of her conception. That is what the dogma of the Immaculate Conception confesses, as Pope Pius IX proclaimed in 1854:
The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.
The “splendor of an entirely unique holiness” by which Mary is “enriched from the first instant of her conception” comes wholly from Christ: she is “redeemed, in a more exalted fashion, by reason of the merits of her Son”. The Father blessed Mary more than any other created person “in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places” and chose her “in Christ before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless before him in love”.
The Fathers of the Eastern tradition call the Mother of God “the All-Holy” (Panagia), and celebrate her as “free from any stain of sin, as though fashioned by the Holy Spirit and formed as a new creature”. By the grace of God Mary remained free of every personal sin her whole life long.
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The coming of God’s Son to earth is an event of such immensity that God willed to prepare for it over centuries. He makes everything converge on Christ: all the rituals and sacrifices, figures and symbols of the “First Covenant”. He announces him through the mouths of the prophets who succeeded one another in Israel. Moreover, he awakens in the hearts of the pagans a dim expectation of this coming.
St. John the Baptist is the Lord’s immediate precursor or forerunner, sent to prepare his way. “Prophet of the Most High”, John surpasses all the prophets, of whom he is the last. He inaugurates the Gospel, already from his mother’s womb welcomes the coming of Christ, and rejoices in being “the friend of the bridegroom”, whom he points out as “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world”. Going before Jesus “in the spirit and power of Elijah”, John bears witness to Christ in his preaching, by his Baptism of conversion, and through his martyrdom.
When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior’s first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming. By celebrating the precursor’s birth and martyrdom, the Church unites herself to his desire: “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
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Pray for the State of California, may this event bring upon them many graces. Through Mary to Jesus!
Hope to see you all there.
🗓This Saturday, (December 8)!
📍Saints Peter and Paul
515 W Opp St., Wilmington, CA 90744
🍕🌮 Free food for all!
🗣Famous Catholic Speakers
💒🙏 Great Bishops & Priests
Organizer: @libuttiangelo 📑
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Don’t leave us hanging 😂 Hope to see you all there! 😄🙌🇻🇦
“The Immaculate alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. She seeks souls that will consecrate themselves entirely to her, that will become in her hands forceful instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spread of God’s kingdom.”
—St. Maximilian Kolbe
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