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, June 02, 2013
June 3rd, This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Blessed Pope John XXIII
June 2, 2013. (Romereports.com) 2013 marks 50 years
since the death of Pope John XXIII, who summoned the Second Vatican
Council. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was born in Sotto il Monte, a small
village in the province of Bergamo, northern Italy, in 1881.
At 22 he became a priest. The following year, in 1905, he was appointed secretary to his bishop.
1921 Benedict XV appointed him as the Italian president of the
Congregation of Propaganda Fide. He was also the apostolic delegate to
Bulgaria and a nuncio in Istanbul, Athens and Paris.
Pius XII made him a cardinal and appointed him Patriarch of Venice. He
lived there until 1958, when he was elected Pope at the age of 77.
his five year pontificate, he created cardinals for the first time in,
from countries like Tanzania, Venezuela and Mexico.
He was the first pope to receive an Anglican primate. He also excommunicated Fidel Castro in the 60's.
He wrote eight encyclicals and on October 11th, 1962, he opened the Second Vatican Council.
children, I hear your voices! Here the whole world is represented. One
could say that even the moon was rushed tonight, to look at this show.” He
presided over the Second Vatican Council, which he called an 'updating
of the Church', for just eight months. On June 3, 1963, he died of
His successor, Paul VI, began his beatification
process after Vatican II had ended. John Paul II beatified him in 2000,
37 years after his death.
At the time, cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins was Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
CARD. JOSÉ SARAIVA MARTINS Prefect emeritus, Congregation for the Causes of Saints July 15th, 2008 “I
admire John XXIII because in his life and spirituality I find a true
shepherd, a deeply human and communicative person. He made people long
for him: he was 'the good Pope.' A truly extraordinary figure: he
summoned the Second Vatican Council, something Pius XII had wanted to do
before him.” His feast is celebrated on October 11th, the
same day the Second Vatican Council began. To this day, it's recognized
as the most important work of his life.