READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: http://www.oneyearbibleonline.com/may.asp?version=63&startmmdd=0101May 13, 2010 (Mat 16:2-3) But he answered and said to them: When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red. And in the morning: To day there will be a storm, for the sky is red and lowering. You know then how to discern the face of the sky: and can you not know the signs of the times?
Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday visited the Portuguese pilgrimage site of Fatima, where he thanked the Virgin Mary for saving his predecessor John Paul II from a murder attempt in 1981. The pope's visit to Fatima, marking the 93th anniversary of an alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children, was the highlight of his four-day trip to Portugal. The pope began his stay in Fatima by visiting the Chapel of the Apparitions, where he thanked the Virgin's "invisible hand" for saving John Paul II from an assassination attempt at Saint Peter's Square in 1981. It was "profoundly consoling" to see the statue of the Virgin wear a crown which contained the bullet fired by Turkish Mehmet Ali Agca on that day, the pope said. He left at the sanctuary a golden rose, a symbolic tribute by popes to special places. The pope then continued in the popemobile for vespers at the Church of Holy Trinity, where he was cheered by thousands of faithful.
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
I adore Thee profoundly.
I offer Thee the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity
of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world,
in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and
indifferences by which He is offended.
By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
and the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I beg the conversion of poor sinners.
Ladder of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 26- "On discernment of thoughts, passions, and virtues"38. It is difficult to overcome former bad habits; and those who keep on adding further new ones to them either fall into despair or get no benefit at all from obedience. But I know that to God all things are possible, and to Him nothing is impossible (Cf. Job 42:2, Luke 1:37).
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