Category: priesthood

Thinking like God • “When it is all over you w…

Thinking like God

“When it is all over you will not regret having suffered; rather you will regret having suffered so little, and suffered that little so badly.” -St. Sebastian Valfre

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Founder of @kofc_official 🕊🇻🇦 The Catholic …

Founder of @kofc_official 🕊🇻🇦
The Catholic community was a minority in New Haven, Conn., where Fr. McGivney served as a parish priest. American Catholics at the time were building the social structures that would later cause them to become one of the most important Catholic communities in the world.
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“Waves of Irish immigrants swelled the Catholic population in northeastern cities like New Haven, and waves of anti-Catholic sentiment greeted them,” said Kevin Coyne, professor at the Columbia University School of Journalism, who is currently writing a book on the history of the Knights of Columbus.
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Fr. McGivney founded the Knight of Columbus in 1882. The organization saved numerous families from poverty and endured difficult times in the face of anti-Catholic discrimination. No wonder that the first Catholic candidate to the presidency of the United States, Al Smith, was a knight. And no wonder that the first Catholic president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was a knight as well.
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Fr. McGivney had expressed the wish to become a priest when he was 13, but it took him three years to convince his father. After having worked for three years in a factory, his father gave finally his consent. The young man joined a Jesuit seminary in Canada.
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One year later, his father died. McGivney’s family would not have been able to afford the expense for another year of seminary, except that his local bishop paid the rest of his education. The future priest moved from the Jesuit seminary to “a seminary where he would become the kind of parish priest the diocese needed,” recounted Coyne.
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“Father McGivney’s vision had prepared the Knights of Columbus to fully embrace the reinvigoration of the role of the laity in life of the Church in the Second Vatican Council and in the subsequent pontificates of St. John Paul II, and Popes Benedict XVI and Francis,” Anderson said.
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“Thanks to Joe and Katie, a happy couple and a…

“Thanks to Joe and Katie, a happy couple and a wonderful family of six kids. Encouraging all of you to invite a priest over for dinner. By the way, I requested hot dogs and hamburgers…my favorite!”
Via @frmichaelsliney 🙏🕊🇻🇦
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‘When Jesus takes me out of my comfort zone th…

‘When Jesus takes me out of my comfort zone that’s when good things happen’
Via @br.anthonyfreeman
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HELP US wish @fr_nathaniel_haslam_ a HAPPY BIR…

HELP US wish @fr_nathaniel_haslam_ a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!🎂🎊🎉🎉🎉 Leave him a comment😄🙏🇻🇦
🙏🕊Gracious and loving God, we thank you for the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.
Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.
Set their souls on fire with love for your people.
Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.
Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.
Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.
Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.
Amen.
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We become like that which we love. If we love …

We become like that which we love. If we love what is base, we become base; but if we love what is noble, we become noble. // Blessed Fulton J. Sheen // there is something truly heroic to living an authentic life and vocation that does not conform to society, but instead conforms society to God // heroism can be found in the most simple places – we just have to be willing to be find little comfort in this life



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A Papal blessing directly from Rome on the 10 …

A Papal blessing directly from Rome on the 10 year anniversary of @padreandersonlopes priestly ministry. God bless you! 🇧🇷🇻🇦
Let’s pray for @padreandersonlopes and all the priests in our Universal Catholic Church.
O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priests. Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of their priestly life.
In their loneliness, comfort them. In their sorrows, strengthen them. In their frustrations, point out to them that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show them that they are needed by the Church; they are needed by souls; they are needed for the work of redemption.
Amen.
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“It is our choices… that show what we t…

“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -J. K. Rowling
Navy chaplain Luis Padilla gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela. Braving the streets amid sniper fire, to offer last rites to the dying, the priest encountered a wounded soldier, who pulled himself up by clinging to the priest’s cassock, as bullets chewed up the concrete around them.
The photographer Hector Rondón Lovera, who had to lie flat to avoid getting shot, later said that he was unsure how he managed to take this picture: “I found myself in solid lead for forty-five minutes … I was flattened against the wall while bullets were flying, when the priest appeared. The truth is, I don’t know how I took those pictures, lying on the ground. Rondon shot the government soldier crawling his way up Navy chaplain Luis Padilla’s robe as Padilla looks in the direction of the rebel sniper fire. Government forces quickly took control of the town and over two days pounded the remaining rebels, that had taken cover in the Solano Castle, into submission. A handful that weren’t captured or killed were able to escape into the jungle”.
The photo was taken on June 4 (1962) by Hector Rondón Lovera, photographer of Caracas, for the Venezuelan newspaper “La Republica”. It won the World Press Photo of the Year and the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for Photography. The original title of work is “Aid From The Padre”.
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“It is our choices… that show what we t…

“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -J. K. Rowling
Navy chaplain Luis Padilla gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela. Braving the streets amid sniper fire, to offer last rites to the dying, the priest encountered a wounded soldier, who pulled himself up by clinging to the priest’s cassock, as bullets chewed up the concrete around them.
The photographer Hector Rondón Lovera, who had to lie flat to avoid getting shot, later said that he was unsure how he managed to take this picture: “I found myself in solid lead for forty-five minutes … I was flattened against the wall while bullets were flying, when the priest appeared. The truth is, I don’t know how I took those pictures, lying on the ground. Rondon shot the government soldier crawling his way up Navy chaplain Luis Padilla’s robe as Padilla looks in the direction of the rebel sniper fire. Government forces quickly took control of the town and over two days pounded the remaining rebels, that had taken cover in the Solano Castle, into submission. A handful that weren’t captured or killed were able to escape into the jungle”.
The photo was taken on June 4 (1962) by Hector Rondón Lovera, photographer of Caracas, for the Venezuelan newspaper “La Republica”. It won the World Press Photo of the Year and the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for Photography. The original title of work is “Aid From The Padre”.
#CatholicConnect #Priest #Priesthood #JesusChrist #Jesus #Catholic #Catholicism #CatholicChurch #RIP (at Venezuela)

“It is our choices… that show what we t…

“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -J. K. Rowling
Navy chaplain Luis Padilla gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela. Braving the streets amid sniper fire, to offer last rites to the dying, the priest encountered a wounded soldier, who pulled himself up by clinging to the priest’s cassock, as bullets chewed up the concrete around them.
The photographer Hector Rondón Lovera, who had to lie flat to avoid getting shot, later said that he was unsure how he managed to take this picture: “I found myself in solid lead for forty-five minutes … I was flattened against the wall while bullets were flying, when the priest appeared. The truth is, I don’t know how I took those pictures, lying on the ground. Rondon shot the government soldier crawling his way up Navy chaplain Luis Padilla’s robe as Padilla looks in the direction of the rebel sniper fire. Government forces quickly took control of the town and over two days pounded the remaining rebels, that had taken cover in the Solano Castle, into submission. A handful that weren’t captured or killed were able to escape into the jungle”.
The photo was taken on June 4 (1962) by Hector Rondón Lovera, photographer of Caracas, for the Venezuelan newspaper “La Republica”. It won the World Press Photo of the Year and the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for Photography. The original title of work is “Aid From The Padre”.
#CatholicConnect #Priest #Priesthood #JesusChrist #Jesus #Catholic #Catholicism #CatholicChurch #RIP (at Venezuela)