“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.” -Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church
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Rome, Italy (April 9, 2018): A message from the North American Territorial Director, Fr. John Connor, LC, to all Regnum Christi members from the first day of the Extraordinary General Assembly of Regnum Christi.
Regnum Christi (Latin for “Kingdom of Christ”) is one Movement (within the Catholic Church) comprised of four vocations: Legionaries of Christ (priestly congregation), Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi, Lay Consecrated Men of Regnum Christi and the Lay Members of Regnum Christi. Regnum Christi has a Christ-Centered spirituality that is lived together in communion with all members (all four vocations), in union with the whole Church, and through a mission to build the kingdom of Christ. Regnum Christi also includes diocesan priests and permanent deacons.
The whole Regnum Christi Movement is made up of 30,000 members throughout 38 countries world-wide working as Jesus did to: Reveal Christ’s love to people, form them as apostles and launch them in their God-given mission to build the Kingdom of Christ.
Regnum Christi tries to foster in its members a spirit of initiative and a deep love for the Church. It aims to remind them of their baptismal duty to make the faith a key part of all their relationships — in their families, parishes, workplaces and social circles.
If you want more information about Regnum Christi or its publications or activities, or if you want to know how you can serve the Church, contact them at email@example.com.
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This was the last post shared by @br.anthonyfreeman, he was about to be my first friend that I met before officially becoming a Priest. His ordination was supposed to be this Summer and I was so happy to go although God had different plans for you Brother. I’ll never forget our long conversations about life, your book and all the little edits we made, and the Church. Ohh how I’ll miss you.. You were always so happy and devoted to helping our Church, pray for us brother!🙏
Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Below was his last post shared:
“Christ is Risen Alleluia!
After an 8 day silent retreat I was blessed to meet Pope Francis today and serve the Easter mass!
This photo during the practice will have to suffice since the official Vatican photos aren’t out yet…
Thank you so much for your prayers during my retreat! Literally this past week of intense silence not to mention the past 48 hours have been very special moments with God and also with others. The joy and sadness and hope of life are sometimes condensed in small moments, this was one for me and spiritually this moment of the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord is what gives these moments its fullest meaning and expression!
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Teach us, we ask You, humility of heart so we may be counted among the little ones of the Gospel, to whom the Father promised to reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Help us to pray without ceasing, certain that God knows what we need even before we ask Him. Obtain for us the eyes of faith that will be able to recognize right away in the poor and suffering the Face of Jesus.
Sustain us in the hour of the combat and of the trial and, if we fall, make us experience the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness. Grant us your tender devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage toward the blessed homeland, where we hope to arrive in order to contemplate forever the glory of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Concerning the Mass, Padre Pio said: “It would be easier for the world to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”
And Padre Pio the spiritual director advises us in this way: “The field of battle between God and Satan is the human soul. This is where it takes place every moment of our lives. The soul must give free access to our Lord and be completely fortified by Him with every kind of weapon. His light must illuminate it to fight the darkness of error. We must put on Jesus Christ, His truth and justice, the shield of faith, the word of God to overcome such powerful enemies. To put on Jesus Christ we must die to ourselves. Let us humble ourselves and confess that if God were not our armour and shield, we would be pierced by all kinds of sins. That is why we must live in God by persevering in our practices, and learn to serve Him at our own expense.”
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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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Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, apostle (February 22).
The Gospel is from St. Mark 9:2-10. This vision of Christ glorified, given to these Apostles on Mount Thabor (the traditional site of Transfiguration) was surely a very special privilege, and it was one they did not forget. “We saw his glory,” St. John says in his gospel, written over sixty years later. In his epistles John also refers to this privilege (1 Jn. 1:1-4). St. Peter, writing from Rome to the churches in Asia Minor about thirty years later, mentions this outstanding experience: “For we were not following fictitious tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when from out the majestic glory a voice came down to him saying: ‘this is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.’ And this voice we ourselves heard borne from heaven when we were with him on the holy mountain” (2 Pt. 1:16-18). Yes, the three Apostles were privileged and we too are sharers in their privilege. The Transfiguration of Christ is but one among many of the incontrovertible proofs of the divine Sonship of Christ which we have in the gospel narratives and in the twenty centuries-long history of the Church which he founded. Were he not divine, that Church would long since have crumbled and fallen under the many vicious assaults from outside which it has undergone, as well as from the many human weaknesses which have beset it from within. But Christ is God and the Church has his divine protection and assistance. Therefore, it will go on to the end of time to continue his work of elevating and redeeming mankind.
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“And here the first word that I wish to say to you: joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but of having encountered a Person: Jesus, in our midst.” —Pope Francis
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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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“America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance — it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded.” –Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
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When the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945, it brought about utter destruction, except for one home, which was within a kilometer of ground zero. The eight Jesuit priests who lived there suffered no ill effects from the radiation that killed so many, and were thus, examined and interviewed multiple times. Fr. Schiffer, a survivor, remarked over 200 times, “we believe that we survived because we were living the message of Fatima. We lived and prayed the rosary daily in that home.”
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