Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Sunday, March 10, 2013
From Opus Bono Sacerdotii: Father Damien Laetare Sunday
Opus Bono Sacerdotii
Work for the Good of the Priesthood
Father Damien is a priest who is living in a poor section of the midwest in a small home. He is only permitted to celebrate Mass privately, due to an accusation against him from long ago. He prays the Liturgy of the Hours everyday without fail. His pension barley covers his mortgage, and medical co-pays, prescriptions and winter heating bills have depleted the little savings he had. He is unable to work, and he has no Social Security income because he opted out as a young priest many years ago.
Father Damien must now rely on whatever financial help we can give him to survive.
As we celebrate Laetare Sunday today, we wait in anxious anticipation of the joy of the Resurrection, and God willing, a new Supreme Pontiff. But this day also reminds us that Lent will soon be over. Therefore, I ask you to consider in your Lenten alms giving, a donation for the care of priests like Father Damien and the many other Catholic priests who have contacted us for assistance.
The need is so urgent at this time because we cannot help Father Damien on the limited funds we have without your immediate financial support.
On a personal note, Lent above all reminds me of God's Divine Mercy, and by contributing to the aid of priests in need during Lent, you are participating actively with us in carrying out this vital Corporal Work of Mercy for poor priests.