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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Even in the most depraved executioner, a Marian fragment remains - A Moment with Mary



* May 31 - Visitation of the Virgin Mary  * Even in the most depraved executioner, a Marian fragment remains ----- A Moment with Mary --

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May 31 - Visitation of the Virgin Mary 

Even in the most depraved executioner, a Marian fragment remains



Q - Pope Francis said to the priests and religious of Naples on Saturday, March 21: "A priest, a monk, or a nun who does not love the Blessed Virgin, who does not pray the Holy Virgin—who does not pray the Rosary—if that person does not want the Mother, the Mother will not give him her Son." Can you explain this further?

R - It reminds me of the dialogue written by Bernanos in the Diary of a Country Priest. The old priest wants to share with his young colleague his mission of facilitating the work of grace in people’s hearts. “Do you pray to the Virgin Mary? Not mechanically, without thinking about it… Do you want to believe that in our old world crushed by sin, evil, and violence, there is a pure source, so clear and pure that it could not even see its own reflection, made for the sheer joy of the Father?”

... Even in the most depraved executioner, there is still a small immaculate and Marian fragment. It is our job to discover it, to bring it out of the mud, to the surface. The Rosary helps us view the world with the confidence of a God who inspired the faith of Mary. "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you ..."

Conversation with Father André Cabes, the future rector of the Shrine of Lourdes (beginning in October 2015)
March 31, 2015 (Zenit.org)

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

OUR LADY"S MESSAGE MAY 29, 2015


 

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May 30, 2015 A.D.

The following is the description of the apparition and Our Lady's message of May 29, 2015. A Friend of Medjugorje recorded a special audio, 7 hours before Our Lady's message was given. It is being transcribed through the weekend and will be released the first of the week. In light of Our Lady's message, it is remarkable and prophetic. Pray until its release. - Medjugorje.com


Tonight, the most important from the meeting together with Our Lady. Also tonight Our Lady came to us joyful and happy and at the beginning, as always, She greeted all of us with Her Motherly greeting, ‘Praised be Jesus, my dear children.’ Then, for awhile, with Her arms extended, Our Lady prayed here over all of you here and She prayed especially over you who are sick present here. Then Our Lady said:
“Dear children; also today I desire to call you to pray for my shepherds in the Church. Pray, dear children, that they may accept me, that they may accept my messages, and that they live my messages – that they be carriers of my messages in this tired world. Dear children, may they, strengthened by the Holy Spirit, fortified by faith, be carriers of the New Testament and evangelization in the family. Pray, dear children, for my shepherds, and be persevering in prayer. Thank you, also today, for having responded to my call.”

Then Our Lady blessed all of us with Her Motherly blessing, and She also blessed everything you brought to be blessed. Then I recommended all of you, all of your needs, your intentions, your families and in a special way the sick. After that Our Lady continued to pray for awhile over all of you here and left in that prayer, in an illuminated Sign of the Cross, with a greeting,
‘Go in peace my dear children.’ This would be what is the most important for tonight’s meeting. Thank you.
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Spiritual Gems-The Flames of Love Become A Roaring Fire of Divine Love-May 30, 2015

The Flames of Love Become A Roaring Fire of Divine Love

God gave Elizabeth Kindelmann a Signal Grace for all humanity (www.flameoflove.us), but in His Infinite Love and Mercy, he gave a similar (though different) Grace to St. Therese of Lisieux.  We can hear St. Therese in her own words describe her Joy: “Jesus will come for us, far off as we are…and transform us into a flame of love…O My Jesus! That I might be that happy victim, consume your holocaust through the fire of your Divine Love…it was as if an invisible hand had plunged me entirely into the fire.  Oh! What fire and what sweetness at the same time! I was on fire with love, and I thought that one moment, one second more, I would not have been able to bear it without dying….This is my prayer: I beg Jesus to draw me into the Flames of His Love; to unit me so closely that He may live and act in me.”


Sainte therese de lisieux 
From various works of St. Therese


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Two white hands “removed something from his eyes” - A Moment with Mary




The grotto of the marian apparition in Tre Fon...
The grotto of the marian apparition in Tre Fontane, Rome, Italy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



* May 30 – 4th apparition at Tre Fontane (Rome, Italy, 1947), approved  * Two white hands “removed something from his eyes” ----- A Moment with Mary --



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May 30 – 4th apparition at Tre Fontane (Rome, Italy, 1947), approved 

Two white hands “removed something from his eyes”



Bruno Cornacchiola was born on May 9, 1913 in a poor agnostic family of five children. He became a Christian in an Adventist church, which was hostile to the pope.

As a radical Protestant, he intended to kill Pope Pius XII, until the Virgin Mary appeared to him at Tre Fontane (Rome) on April 12, 1947. Tre Fontane is where Saint Paul (whose name was Saul before his conversion) was beheaded.

On April 12, 1947, Bruno had taken his three children to play ball on a field near Tre Fontane; the ball was lost, a search began. Then one of the children, Gianfranco, suddenly knelt at the entrance of a grotto, saying: "The beautiful lady!" The other children came and knelt too, repeating: "The beautiful lady!" Their father tried to pull them away but they had become extremely heavy and he could not move them.

Entering the grotto, Bruno Cornacchiola had the sensation that two white hands "removed something from his eyes," and after a moment of darkness, he saw her too ... The beautiful Lady said: "You are persecuting me, stop now! Return to the holy fold. Ask the people to pray, and to recite the Rosary daily for the conversion of sinners, the unbelievers, and for the unity of Christians."

Françoise Breynaert

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Why 5 Saturdays to honor Our Lady? - A Moment with Mary



* May 29 - Apparition of Mary to Sister Lucia of Fatima at the Convent of Tuy (1930)  * “Why 5 Saturdays to honor Our Lady?” ----- A Moment with Mary --

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May 29 - Apparition of Mary to Sister Lucia of Fatima at the Convent of Tuy (1930) 

“Why 5 Saturdays to honor Our Lady?”


Picture taken in Coimbra, Portugal, Sister Lucia's Memorial Museum
One day, Sister Lucia (one of the three visionaries of Fatima in Portugal) was at the Motherhouse of her convent in Tuy (Spain). She had to respond in writing to a number of questions from her confessor about the reparatory devotion of the five first Saturdays of the month requested by Mary.

One of the questions was "Why five Saturdays and not nine or seven in honor of Our Lady?" At night, in the chapel, the visionary was as usual doing a holy hour, from 11:00 pm to midnight, according to the requests of the Sacred Heart at Paray-le-Monial. A divine presence revealed to her that there are five kinds of offenses and blasphemies uttered against the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
  1. Blasphemies against her Immaculate Conception;
  2. Blasphemies against her perpetual virginity;
  3. Blasphemies against her divine and spiritual motherhood;
  4. Blasphemies from those who neglect to implant in the hearts of children a knowledge and love of our her;
  5. Offenses involving the rejection and dishonoring of her images.

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Statue of Jesus Christ stolen from Castro Valley church

Church isn't looking for retribution, just wants crucifix back
He also believes the suspects may have taken the statue because of its metallic value.
The church’s parochial administrator, Father Terry O’Malley, believes the suspects may have taken the statue because of its metallic value.
The following comes from a May 27 Castro Valley Patch article by Autumn Johnson:
A Castro Valley Catholic church is hoping the people responsible for taking a life-sized bronze statue of Jesus Christ from the church grounds last week will return it. The statue stood outside the Church of the Transfiguration, located at 400 E. Castro Valley Blvd., for nine years before it was taken sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the church’s parochial administrator Father Terry O’Malley.
Church officials noticed the figure was missing from the cross it was
After the vandalism
After the vandalism
bolted to after Wednesday morning mass. Church officials notified the Alameda county sheriff’s office that same day, according to spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson. Deputies are currently investigating the incident, Nelson said. O’Malley said he thinks two or three people may have been involved in the alleged burglary, since the statue was very heavy. He also believes the suspects may have taken the statue because of its metallic value. O’Malley said because the church is situated away from the main road, an incident like this is unusual.
“We have relatively been free from any vandalism for years,” O’Malley said. “This is the first time anything like this has happened.” The church is looking into putting up security cameras soon. Although the church is hoping to get the statue back, O’Malley said they are not looking for retribution. “That’s not our sentiment, we’re willing to forgive and forget,” he said.

From http://cal-catholic.com/

Mary TV Daily Reflection 5/29/2015



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Break through my deafness, dispel my blindness...

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May 29, 2015

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Also today I am with you and with joy I call all of you: pray and believe in the power of prayer. Open your hearts, little children, so that God may fill you with His love and you will be a joy to others. Your witness will be powerful and everything you do will be interwoven with God's tenderness. I am with you and I pray for you and your conversion until you put God in the first place. Thank you for having responded to my call." (May 25, 2015)

Yesterday we discussed what it means to open our hearts. It makes sense that being "open-hearted" has to do with honesty and being candid with the Lord. This is what the Lord is really looking for in us. He wants us to openly talk with Him in prayer, hiding nothing from His gaze and handing over everything that keeps us from Him in an honest exchange between us.

I discovered a reading in the Office for May 27 that demonstrate this very thing, opening of the heart to God. It is from St. Augustine's Confessions. And it blew me away!!

Let me share just a little of St. Augustine's very honest and candidly straightforward conversation with Jesus.

Where did I find you, that I came to know you? You were not within my memory before I learned of you. Where, then, did I find you before I came to know you, if not within yourself, far above me? We come to you and go from you, but no place is involved in this process. In every place, O Truth, you are present to those who seek your help, and at one and the same time you answer all, though they seek your counsel on different matters.

You respond clearly, but not everyone hears clearly. All ask what they wish, but do not always hear the answer they wish. Your best servant is he who is intent not so much on hearing his petition answered, as rather on willing whatever he hears from you.

Late have I loved you, O beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you they would not have been at all. You called, you shouted, and you broke through my deafness. You flashed, you shone, and you dispelled my blindness. You breathed your fragrance on me; I drew in breath and now I pant for you. I have tasted you; now I hunger and thirst for more. You touched me, and I burned for your peace.

St. Augustine was in total awe at the reality of the Lord, at His omnipotence, His limitless love, and His omnipresence, always there waiting for Augustine to reach out to Him. Just as the eyes and ears of the men in Rome were closed to Paul's words, so Augustine's eyes and ears were closed to the presence of God. But when Augustine finally realized how much he needed the Lord, it was time for God to break through to him.

Augustine became open-hearted! He realized his great need for God, and that was enough. His heart was ready. He opened up in honesty, and the Lord rushed in with His love.

God is waiting to do just the same for us, right now, in our need. If we can stop hiding from Him, stop closing off in our agony of soul, and reach out for help, the Lord will be there immediately. He will break through our deafness and dispel our blindness! We will not have to wait!

"Open your hearts, little children, so that God may fill you with His love and you will be a joy to others."

St. Augustine, pray for us!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Suffer for God's Sake

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Suffer for God's Sake

May 28, 2015 A.D.

 

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Our Lady in Medjugorje said on September 2, 2009:

“…You suffer injustice, betrayals and persecutions, but by that you are closer to and dearer to God…”

The Cross on Krizevac in Medjugorje
A lone pilgrim praying at the foot of the Cross, at sunset on Cross Mountain in Medjugorje, a reminder of Jesus’ suffering for us.

A Friend of Medjugorje spoke of the fruit of suffering and persecution, if offered for God and His plans for you.
“I can say the good times in my life, those moments when it went well for me, when everything went my way, when everything was perfect – that didn’t build my character – that didn’t help me. It made me slack. It made me lazy. Pain is of great value. It is what builds character. What I have in me as far as character came from pain, came from tribulation, came from suffering. It molds character. If you add God to it, you do something – it turns you into a new being. You are purified, undefiled. That is what Purgatory is about, that you can enter into the presence of God. If we can enter into Heaven without feeling the passage from this life to the next, so too can we go ahead and be purified in the time of invitation. To suffer, because everybody’s going to suffer, for your own sake leads to nothing. Many people who have problems today, suffer for their own sake. If you are going to suffer, then suffer for God’s sake. It is worth something. There is power in that. Scripture says that. If you are going to be persecuted, if you are going to suffer, suffer because of God not for evil doings.”
“Change Now or Miss the Boat”
A talk given by a Friend of Medjugorje, December 1998
 

From Mark Mallett: On Gay Marriage

On Gay Marriage

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THE HARD TRUTH – PART II
 

WHY? Why would the Catholic Church be against love?
That is the question many people ask when it comes to the Church’s prohibition against gay marriage. Two people want to get married because they love each other. Why not?
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The Lady of All Nations: May 31, 1955 Message


 

May 31, 1955 Message

Dear friends,
In light of the gravely troubling worldwide “Signs of the Times” right now, at the outset of 2013, I believe the admonitions and directions of Mary, the Lady of All Nations, as contained in her May 31, 1955 “Message to the Nations” is as important now, if not more so, than when she first revealed it to the Dutch visionary, Ida Peerdeman (Church approval, May 31, 2002).
In this historic, paramount message, the Lady tells us: “I have come to warn the nations: Satan is not yet banished.” Our Blessed Mother then warns and instructs us on a number of globally crucial events. Please take a moment and just read the following one or two headline excerpts from the main themes of this extraordinary supernatural message:
Nations, be warned against false prophets…”
The Lady of All Nations is now permitted to come in order to banish Satan. She comes to…
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The Lady of All Nations Confirms Fifth Marian Dogma

Pope Francis’ entrustment of the world to Our Lady of Fatima has rekindled interest among Catholics about Marian apparitions.  The Lady of Fatima apparition came to Portugal in the last stages of bloody World War I, while another, largely ignored Marian apparition occurred in another small European country, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in the last gasps of World War II.  While Fatima is well known for the Blessed Mother’s warnings and predictions of coming events in world politics, the apparitions in Amsterdam had even more to say about the future of the world and humanity.  And the apparitions in Amsterdam offered a new Marian dogma much as the Rue Du Bac, Paris apparitions to Saint Catherine Laboure in 1830 heralded the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.  The Amsterdam apparitions, moreover, offered humanity help should the Church proclaim a fifth and final Marian dogma.
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The Fifth Marian Dogma: The Church’s Unused Weapon

Pope Francis will be welcoming the Our Lady of Fatima statue from Portugal to the Vatican next month.  He plans to use the occasion to consecrate the world in to the Immaculate Heart of Mary—as Pope John Paul II had done in 1984 and 2000—just as the Blessed Mother had requested in her 1917 apparition to three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal in order to foster world peace.  Indeed, with the crises in Syria and Egypt boiling and threatening to spillover to neighboring states, the looming crisis over Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program, and Russia’s growing anti-western foreign policy stance and a more assertive role in the rapidly deteriorating Middle East, Pope Frances’ consecration to Our Lady of Fatima is urgently needed.
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Why the Time is Ripe for the Fifth Marian Dogma

This exceptional presentation by Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, on the solution to the great crises facing the Church and the world today: the need to re-Marianize the Church by recognizing the Blessed Mother’s universal mediation through the solemn definition of her roles as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces and Advocate, was given at the Mary, “Unique Cooperator in the Redemption” Symposium held at Fatima on May 3-7, 2005. – Ed.

I have chosen to entitle this final, concluding conference of our symposium, the “Cause of Mary, Advocate.” Etymologically, cause is a legal term. If its use to summarize our discussion of the mystery of Mary Immaculate and of her unique place in the divine counsels governing the economy of salvation retains a legal scent, that is quite intentional. For the cause of Mary in the economy of salvation, the place she…
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The “What” and “Why” of the Fifth Marian Dogma

In simple, yet poetic and profound language the third chapter of the Book of Genesis narrates the story of the fall of man. Three creatures play the major roles in this momentous drama: the serpent, the woman and the man. The serpent beguiles. The woman who was given to the man as his helpmate lets herself be beguiled and the man follows suit. The story seems deceptively simple, but it has monumental implications. The man, Adam, is the progenitor and head of the human family. The woman, Eve, is his companion. As partners they are equal, but they have different roles. He is the head of his wife and the head of the human family. “The whole human race is in Adam ‘as one body of one man.’ By this ‘unity of the human race’ all men are implicated in Adam’s sin” (1).
At the same time it…
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The Fifth Marian Dogma, the Commission: Theological Gaps

In this year of the Holy Spirit, as we approach Pentecost Sunday, I rejoice to discuss one most intimately united with the Spirit of all human beings. Vatican II calls Mary “the temple” (sacrarium) of the Holy Spirit, that which St. Paul says of all Christians (1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19). Saints and four Popes have sought to express this mysterious relationship between the Virgin Mary and the Holy Spirit by the word “Spouse,” and even this word scarcely expresses the amazing relationship between this unique creature and the divine Person.

We are dealing with an aspect of Our Lady’s life which concerns us beneficiaries of the Redemption achieved by her divine Son. I will note and discuss the opposition to a papal definition of Our Lady as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces, and Advocate, and I ask those so opposed to pause and reflect a little. These titles relate to…
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A Bishop’s Plea for the Fifth Marian Dogma

Every true Catholic has devotion to Our Lady. Our Lady is not only honored as Mother of God, admired as im­maculately conceived, appreciated as perpetual virgin and sought after as Queen assumed to heaven, but she is consid­ered as our own Spiritual Mother.

In India, Marian devotion is quite strong. Mary is the Chief Patron of India, especially since independence was granted to the country on the Feast of her Assumption on the Fifthteenth of August. Culturally in India, women are held in high esteem, although in practice there may be cases of ill treatments. Ac­cording to the Hindu mentality women are loved and revered. The Godhead is conceived as having a female counterpart. God Vishnu has Goddess Lakhmi and God Siva has Parvathi. The Hindus think that by placating these female deities, they…
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Novena for the Fifth Marian Dogma “Day of Dialogue” : March 25, 2010

On March 25, 2010, a “Day of Dialogue” will take place at the Vatican Forum on the issue of the appropriateness of a fifth Marian Dogma, the solemn papal definition of Our Lady as the Spiritual Mother of all humanity, the Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces and Advocate.  Bishops and theologians from different parts of the world have been invited by Inside the Vatican Magazine, moderator of the discussion, to partake in the Church dialogue, one which could have significant and even historic effects of the solemn definition of Our Lady’s spiritual motherhood and thereby on the entire Church and world.

The following Annunciation Novena has been adapted and initiated by members of the Christian faithful to pray for the success of this Roman Day of Dialogue and for the eventual definition on the Fifth Marian Dogma.  We are happy to forward…

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5th Dogma a Marian Antidote: Interview With Syro-Malabar Cardinal Vithayathil

KERALA, India, MAY 21, 2008 (Zenit.org)—An antidote to the challenges facing the Church and society today is the glorification of Mary through the proclamation of a fifth Marian dogma, says Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

Cardinal Vithayathil, major archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly, is one of the five cardinals who sent a letter in January inviting prelates worldwide to join them in petitioning Benedict XVI to declare a fifth Marian dogma they said would “proclaim the full Christian truth about Mary.”

The text includes the petition that asks the Pope to proclaim Mary as “the Spiritual Mother of All Humanity, the Co-redemptrix with Jesus the Redeemer, Mediatrix of all graces with Jesus the one Mediator, and Advocate with Jesus Christ on behalf of the human race.”

In…
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