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
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
From Opus Bono Sacerdotii: Unless the Grain of Wheat dies!
At the Last Supper, Jesus Christ the High
Priest instituted the Holy Catholic priesthood. This Holy
Thursday through Easter Sunday, the Church will remember the suffering,
death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the High Priest. These high holy
days celebrate the Paschal Mystery—God’s plan for all humankind.
English: The Last Supper of Jesus Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In his life, death and resurrection, Jesus Christ the High Priest
proclaims the reign of God – the powerful presence of God’s love in
human history. He still invites us to live God’s plan of love in our own
lives. This week’s memorial of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection
challenges us to take up our crosses each day as we serve our Catholic
priests — sacrificing ourselves in love especially for our priests who
are the most trouble, discouraged and suffering. The mystery is that if
we die to ourselves and give ourselves in service to others, especially
our Catholic priests, we will find true freedom and life everlasting. As
Jesus proclaimed: “Unless the grain of wheat dies, it remains just a
grain of wheat, but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit” (Jn 12:24).
The need is so desperately urgent now, in this most Holy of weeks!
Every day our work touches the lives of many Catholic priests. Pope
Francis keeps asking all of us to live the Gospel, especially by
reaching out to those priests who are experiencing serious difficulties
and caring for them in their most dire circumstances. We started living
the Gospel years ago by caring for just one priest in 2002. Today our
loving response to priests in trouble cares for hundreds of Catholic
priest each month through our facilitation services in its multiple
forms – providing spiritual directors, moral support, psychological
counseling, vocation crisis intervention, civil and canonical legal
defense, grants for food, clothing and housing, arbitration between
priests and their superiors, and so forth.
Help us to continue our vital mission to the Church and her bishops and
religious superiors in finding solutions to the proper care and
treatment of their priests. Your tax-deductible contribution to our
ministry is literally saving the lives of countless Catholic priests who
depend on our support daily. You are already a Partner in Mission and a
cherished member of the Opus Bono family! That is why I appeal to you.
Please help us with your prayers and your most generous Easter
contribution in thanksgiving for the institution of the Holy Catholic
Along with the thousands of priests who will be offering their prayers,
sufferings and Holy Masses for you this Holy Week, I pray that you will
be truly blessed with an increase in the virtues of faith, hope and
love. May the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ the High
Priest strengthen you, and grace our broken priests with peace.
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