CHAPTER LXX: TWO HEARTS OF WIT & WISDOM
Our Daily Novena of Confidence to The Sacred Heart:
"I asked God for strength, that I might achieve . . .
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do great things . . .
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
I asked for riches, that I might be happy . . .
I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men . . .
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life . . .
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men, most richly blessed!"
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(Felix Just, S.J.), (http://catholic-resources.org/Dore.htm).
Used with permission.
Jesus may ask you:
"Did you ever think to become a Priest? Did you ever think to become a Sister, a Brother? . . ."
And--keep your eyes closed during all that time. Let the congregation sing, if they wish, let it be a musical back-ground to your silent wonderful Meditation. There is a time to sing--there is a time to meditate--! To speak to your God and God speaks to you. - - -
Don't forget the P.S.: REMEMBER to receive Holy Communion in the STATE OF GRACE! Our Blessed Mother is complaining about this matter of receiving in the state of mortal sin--in Her book: "Our Lady Speaks to Her Beloved Priests"--in The Marian Movement of Priests--.
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You may obtain copies of the book mentioned above at www.mmp-usa.net.
"VENI - SANCTE - SPIRITUS"
Today is the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Portugal. On this day, October 13, 1917, nearly 100,000 people gathered in the pouring rain and mud at the Cova at Fatima, waiting and drenched to the skin for the miraculous happenings foretold by Mary, the Mother of God, to the three seers, Lucia, age 10, Francisco, age 9 and Jacinta, age 7 years. There were many skeptics on hand from the capitol city, Lisbon, laughing at the large crowd: "nothing is going to happen," they said.
At 12 noon it all started, to the amazement of one and all. Finally it stopped raining. Lucia cried out: "Everybody, look at the sun!"
The sun started to spin in the sky, all colors of the rainbow covered the countryside, but all at once, all the people saw the same thing, after about 9 minutes of this phenomenon, the sun loosed itself from the sky and came plunging down, seemingly upon the earth.
You can imagine how the people felt, they thought it was the end of the world, they fell to their knees, asking God's forgiveness. It seemed in the last moment, the sun stopped and returned to its usual position. You can picture the relief and joy of the multitude. Of course, as the crowd fell on their knees into the mud and puddles of water (it had been raining since the night before) they all realized they were completely dry and clean from the mud! There were many cures and conversions that day, but not all, as Our Lady had foretold.
The pictures above are from the Front Page of the local Portugese Newspaper, as this incredible Miracle of the Sun was seen within a radius of some 15 miles from Fatima. The rest of the world did not see it! As a matter of fact, The New York Times simply reported that an unusual event occurred at Fatima, Portugal, on Page 27, seemingly not believing one ounce of it all!
At the end of all this, Our Lady appeared in the sky, with the Child Jesus and holding out the Brown Scapular as a Sign of our consecration to Her Immaculate Heart!
Many years ago, I read a book about Fatima and it changed my whole life in relation to God. It made me aware of what God wants of us in this life and how we are to live for His glory. I started to wear the Brown Scapular and offered my life to Jesus through Mary! I am certainly happy that I received this grace and I look forward to the day when I can be with God in Heaven forever!
the real bottom-line difficulty is evidently: THEY DO NOT ACCEPT THE BELIEF IN THE EXISTENCE OF GOD.
Their decisions obviously indicate (as far as the U.S. Supreme Court is concerned):
You may have also noticed to your surprise that the President of the U.S.A.:
Now the question arises: JUST WHO RUNS OUR COUNTRY? THE U.S. SUPREME COURT?
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Indeed no Catholic in his right mind would accept any interpretation except the one that Mary is the VIRGIN forever--as God the Father so pre-ordained it. As prophesized by Isaias (14/7).
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a VIRGIN shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel." (Which means God with us.)
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