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, January 19, 2014
CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 1/19/14
“Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you should be in agreement and that
there should be no divisions among you, but that you should be united in
the same mind and the same purpose.” -1 Corinthians 1:10
January 19, 2014
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Church Unity Octave
Every year we celebrate a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from
January 18-25. While there has been much progress in understanding
relationships among Christians, and among people of all religious
traditions, much remains to be done.
St. Peter Faber, a Jesuit priest recently declared a saint by Pope
Francis, expressed the attitude needed if we are to grow in unity. Back
in the 16th century he wrote, “Remember, if we want to be of help to
them (Non-Catholics) we must be careful to regard them with love, to
love them in deed and in truth… We have to win their good will so that
they will love us and readily confide in us.”
May that attitude of love be more present in our lives, so that we
can unite and labor together with men and women of different traditions
in addressing the many concerns and needs of our world.
Heavenly Father, look upon our community of faith which is the Church of
Your Son, Jesus Christ. Help us to witness to His love by loving all
our fellow creatures without exception. Under the leadership of the Holy
Father and the Bishops keep us faithful to Christ’s mission of calling
all men and women to Your service so that there may be “one fold and one
shepherd.” We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors