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
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Christian Unity Week
Francis will travel to the Holy Land in May 2014 on a “pilgrimage of
prayer” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic meeting on
January 5 that took place between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch
Athenagoras. The Pontiff will meet in an ecumenical gathering with
representatives of all the Christian churches in Jerusalem, together
with Patriarch Bartolomaios of Constantinople, at the Holy Sepulchre.
This spirit of unity in diversity will be experienced worldwide as
Christians celebrate the Feast of Easter on the same date— Sunday, April
Most years, Christians celebrate Easter—Christ’s Passion, Death and
Resurrection and the most important mystery of the Christian Faith—on
different dates. The OneDate for Easter group believes that uniting the
date of Easter will be a significant step towards Christian Peace and
Throughout the year but especially during this Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity, January 18-25 in the Northern Hemisphere between the
feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul, the OneDate for Easter group appeals
to the laity to pray for full unity, which is Christ’s Will, and to sign
the OneDate for Easter Petition.
Clergy from different denominations have also endorsed the OneDate for Easter Petition, which can be viewed at http://www.onedate.org/endorsements.php.
While you can sign it only once, please encourage your family and
friends via Twitter and Facebook to sign the Petition online at: www.onedate.org/sign-the-petition.php. Help spread awareness of the Petition on Facebook by linking to this page or sharing it. Petition Kits
are also available for gathering signatures in church parishes and the
community. The signatures can then be added to the website at a later
date. Anyone requiring assistance in adding the paper signatures to the
website can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants have joined together in unity in diversity to gather 1 million signatures on the OneDate for Easter Petition at www.onedate.org to His Holiness Pope Francis, and to all leaders of the Christian churches.
“The laity derive the right and duty with respect to the apostolate from
their union with Christ their Head. Incorporated into Christ’s Mystical
Body through baptism and strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit
through confirmation, they are assigned to the apostolate by the Lord
himself.” (Paragraph 3, Apostolate of the Laity, Second Vatican Council)
“I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me
through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art
in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may
believe that thou hast sent me.” (Jn 17:20-21 RSV)
• Christians worldwide: over 2 billion
• Target of OneDate Petition: 1 million signatures
• OneDate site: gathered over 27,635 signatures
You are being asked to reach out to the over 2 billion Christians in the
world through your prayers, and by gathering signatures for the
celebration of Easter—on one common date—and to bring full unity to the
one Church that Jesus established 2,000 years ago, and heal the wounds
caused to Christ’s heart in a mystical way through this division.
“I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that
you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.” (1 Cor 1:10 RVS)